I decided to give it another try today, and I think I have found the trick to make the eyeshadows look less intense: after applying and blending the purple shades, I dusted a little of the shimmery brow bone shade in the middle of the lid - it softens the overall look and adds a pop of radiance.
OLAY Regenerist Eye Touch of Concealer Eye Regenerating Cream *
Marcelle Concealer Palette - Universal Beige
Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer
Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation SPF 15 - Bisque *
Annabelle Rippled Sand Bronzer - Bali Bronze
mark Good Glowing Custom Pick Powder Blush - After Glo*