This look shows how combining a coloured eyeliner with neutral eyeshadows can add a fun ‘pop’ of definition to the eyes. You could use any shade of eyeliner with this look (blue, plum and bronze would look lovely too) to create a different effect on the eyes.
Tip: For this look, I patted a bottlegreen eyeshadow over a teal-green eyeliner, changing the liner to a forest green shade. You can easily transform an eyeliner shade by patting any eyeshadow from your existing make-up kit over the lines you have drawn. This is a great way of creating new looks without having to purchase new products.
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)
Upper+Lower Lashlines: Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Vacancy (bright teal-green)
Upper and Lower Lashline: MAC Bottlegreen eyeshadow (dark matte bottlegreen)
Crease: MAC Texture eyeshadow (medium matte orange-brown)
Lid: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (light shimmery cream-gold)
Highlight: MAC Shroom eyeshadow (light satin beige)
1. Apply Primer Potion over the lid as a base. You can use your fingers or a synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242) for applying your eyeshadow base.
2. Use Vacancy eyeliner to line your upper and lower lashlines. The lines do not have to be perfect as we will be applying eyeshadow over the lines in the next step.
3. Using an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266), press Bottlegreen over the eyeliner you applied (along upper and lower lashlines) in step 2. This step turns the teal-green eyeliner into a deep forest green. Using an eyeshadow over an eyeliner also helps to ‘set’ the lines you have drawn and tidy up any uneven edges. If you want to create a smudgier effect, you can use a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) instead of an angled eyeliner brush.
4. Apply Texture in the crease of the eye with a crease/blender brush using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).
5. Pat Ricepaper onto the lid, using a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239).
6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Shroom on to the browbone to highlight. Take this down into the inner corner as well to brighten the eye.
7. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here is one more picture of the finished look: