As pretty as purple eyeshadow is, if you apply it improperly you can end up looking like you have a black eye. Thankfully, we just learned that Kylie Jenner has perfected a makeup technique that avoids this very mishap, and she’s sharing her secret with the world.
In a new video on her Kylie Cosmetics YouTube channel, the 20-year-old reality star revealed her tips and tricks for a killer purple smoky eye. The tutorial began with Jenner sitting in pretty in a chair as her famous family’s longtime makeup artist, Ariel, walked viewers through the E! personality’s go-to purple smoky eye routine.
Using the Kylie Cosmetics mogul’s yet-to-be-released Purple Palette (which drops at 3 p.m. PST on October 6, FYI), Ariel started by dusting the palette’s “Periwinkle” shade on Jenner’s brow bone. Here’s where the trick came in: Instead of immediately transitioning to the palette’s deeper purples, Ariel opted for the palette’s “Stone” shade and brushed that on her crease. With the soft taupe color as the base, Ariel was able to later blend the palette’s bolder violets without the look appearing too dramatic—hence, avoiding Jenner looking like she had a black eye.
For the final product, Ariel used seven out of nine of the Purple Palette’s fall colors, which range from Kylie-named hues like “Wine and Dine” to “Blueberry.” Take a closer look at how Jenner did her purple smoky eye with her tutorial, below.