Purple Smoky Holiday Makeup Tutorial With Boots No7 [SPONSORED] #MyBestSkin

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We’re basically on the cusp of December, so from here on out it’s all holidays, all the time, and that definitely means more holiday makeup.

This purple smoky eye might look more complicated than it really is, but you can totally handle it. If you can blend even just a wee bit, you can follow along with this tutorial, which shows how to do the eyes, complexion makeup and cheeks. And there are also four different ideas for lip combos.

purple smoky holiday makeup tutorial

purple smoky holiday makeup tutorial

If you like your makeup on the affordable side, you’ll definitely want to press play, since almost all of the makeup I used in this video is from Boots No7. Many of the items are less than $10 each.

Oh, and if you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter the Boots No7 anti-aging serum giveaway.

purple smoky holiday makeup tutorial

Products mentioned in the video

I hope you like this tutorial, and if you end up trying the look, please tag me on Instagram (my handle is @karenmbb), or send me a pic, because I’d loooooove to see you work it! ๐Ÿ™‚

As always, thank you for watching.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Erin says:

    You had me at purple! Love the look!
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  2. Alison M says:

    Soooo sparklaayyyyyy!!! Very holiday indeed! And that dance break? Calling my name!
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  3. hanna says:

    I love the purple on you!
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  4. Jen says:

    I love the shimmery purple eye. Looks sooo pretty on you!

  5. Lancy says:

    The purple eye makeup looks stunning you on, Karen!
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  6. Katalin says:

    This color looks beautiful on you! Btw, I just saw this pic and thought of you: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/306667055848553513/ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. That looks awesome. I love purple eyeshadow.
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  8. I personally prefer a little more contrast – it’s very purple – but as always you look lovely of course! Loved the little dance segment by the way, you are too cute, haha.
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  9. Agata says:

    It looks absolutely gorgeous!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      Thank you! How did Thanksgiving with your BF’s family?

      • Agata says:

        It went really well, thank you for asking. We had one meal at his parents house, then in the evening we went over his grandpa’s house for another gathering. His nieces and nephew really liked me ๐Ÿ™‚ But his family def made me feel like I was part of their family!

        Btw, I had a dream last night that it was my birthday and you came over with a giant folder filled with cute cat pictures for me ๐Ÿ™‚ It was really cute!
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        • Karen says:

          HAHA! What a funny dream. The thing is that is something I would totally do. It would be, like, the version of a baby book for Tabs. Your dreams are better than mine. Did I ever tell you that being pregnant makes you have all sorts of weird dreams? Mine are more like nightmares. ๐Ÿ™ I wake up at least a few times a week from them.

          Aww, I’m glad that you got along with his family. That’s always a HUGE plus!

  10. Kelly B. says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I don’t usually wear purple eyeshadow but I really, really like this look, you did a fantastic job!
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  11. Kim says:

    Purple (and blue) always look SO nice on you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your week is off to a good start and that you had a great Thanksgiving and weekend. I’m off to catch up, now!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Kim! How was T-day at your house? Did everything go smoothly?

      • Kim says:

        It was nice, thanks for asking! My mom got a fresh turkey from a local farmer this year and, when she picked it up, it was 31.6 lbs. We barely got it in the oven! There were only 7 of us so, we’re still eating turkey, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Jessica says:

    Wow that’s a lot of No.7! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I love purple.

    My eyes today are dark blue and icy blue.
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  13. Holly says:

    Love those purples! I’ve been wanting to try Boots products for years but I have a tendency (which I am overcoming!) to steer clear of makeup brands I’m unfamiliar with because I’m afraid of wating money on a item I don’t like. I’ve heard that Walgreens will be carrying the Boots line & I know they have a great return policy.

  14. Allison C says:

    OMG, those purples are everything! gorgeous
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  15. Rachel R. says:

    Beautiful look! I love purple eyeshadow. I’ve never tried anything by Boots.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Rachel! I know you love wearing color so I think you might enjoy the New Romance Palette featured here. The creamy sparkly purple shadow (the one I’m wearing in the center of the lids) is also fun and colorful too. Next time you’re at Target check ’em out. And if you need any other recs from Boots let me know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Kerre Cloyes says:

    I love your videos……you have such an uplifting personality!

  17. Junomacguff says:

    You are glowing!! And love all teh purple! My mother in-law uses Boots and loves it.

  18. Polarbelle says:

    Oh Karen, that’s such a beautiful look!!! I hope you’re doing well. Purples can sometimes come out so muddy but I love how this is puuuuurrrrple. I’m going to get the Boots to duplicate it. Say hi to Tabs!
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  19. Iris says:

    Love this look on you!

  20. Y. says:

    Oh karen I’d love to try this..so pretty! But I’m afraid the purples are a bit *too sparkly* for me:/

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