Purple and Lime








I’ve been on holiday for the past couple of weeks and so I haven’t posted for a wee while.  To kick things off again now I am back home, here is a bright, colourful look.  For this look, I combined purples with a ‘pop’ of lime green in the inner corners to add a flash of contrasting colour.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.


Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original (clear)
Crease: MAC Indian Ink eyeshadow (dark matte cool-toned purple)
Lid: Urban Decay Flash eyeshadow (medium shimmery bright purple)
Blend Out Crease: MAC Haux eyeshadow (medium matte neutral rose-brown)
Inner Corner: MAC Lucky Green eyeshadow (medium shimmery yellow-lime green)
Middle-Outer Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Flash eyeshadow (as above)
Inner Lower Lashline: MAC Lucky Green eyeshadow (as above)
Highlight: MAC Brule eyeshadow (light matte beige)

1. Apply Primer Potion all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).

2. Apply Indian Ink eyeshadow in the crease of the eye with a crease/blender brush using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

3. Pat Flash onto the lid, using a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239).

4. Take Haux onto a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and use this to blend out the edges of the crease colour.

5. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) or a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 228; MAC 239) and apply a little of Lucky Green to the inner corner of the eye.

6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Brule on to the browbone to highlight.

7. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) or an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Flash eyeshadow along the outer-middle lashline.

8. Take the same brush used in Stage 7 and apply Lucky Green to the inner part of the lashline.

9. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Here’s one more picture of the finished look:


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