"That wasn't the look Christina wore in the video!"
Mmhmm, it's not. This Purple + Chocolate look was inspired by Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years", which was also the soundtrack for Breaking Dawn.
I'm pretty sure it's the love song of 2011. After all, it was the most requested song!
Who's in the mood for love?
More on the inspiration, up-close pictures and listing of products used...
A few things inspired me but mostly it was the itch to use purple. For some very odd reason, I wanted to do a purple look. And then I thought about Alice Cullen (From the Breaking Dawn movie though I didn't watch it. Read the book) and how she'd wear a look like this. Colorful like her personality but still dark and sultry. The initial idea was to pair the dark chocolate and purple eyes with a red lip but it didn't really go so I went for stained red lips instead, which balanced out the look better, I think.
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencil in Delinquent
Ben Nye Lumiere Eyeshadow in Amethyst
MAC Eyeshadow in Give Me Liberty of London (very sheer pink)
I Nuovi D27 Eyeshadow in Techno
MAC Eyeshadow in Spiced Chocolate
Scott Barnes Illumineye Eyeshadow in Night (soft black)
MAC Eyeshadow in Tete-a-Tint (soft peach to blend)
MAC Eyeshadow in Ricepaper (highlight)
MAC Pigment in Gold Dusk (highlight under brow)
Maybelline Hypersharp Liquid Eyeliner Pen
I Nuovi Pencil Eyeliner in Noir (tightline)
Red Cherry Faux Lashes in #523
Maybelline Cat Eyes Mascara
Maybelline Extreme Stiletto Mascara
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown
Shu Uemura Nobara Stick Foundation
Origins Brighter by Nature Powder in 05
Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder
Chanel Rouge Coco in #26 Venise