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This episode of Vivrant Thing teaches you how to create the Purple Sunset Smoky Eye.

Bring together some of the most beautiful shades of orange and purple to produce a colorful yet sultry smoky eye. Destiny Lashae gives us an in-depth tutorial on how to create this look. Just a little hint: It’s all about blending. You’ll learn how to seamlessly combine eye shadows and sculpt your face by highlighting and contouring.

Watch the video above for a step-by-step makeup tutorial. And make sure to watch Vivrant Thing every week to learn a new beauty lesson.

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