After Sunset


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This look was inspired by the shades I saw in the sky after the sun had set recently.  The colours of muted orange, red and faded blue-grey looked so pretty together and I thought it would be fun to re-create the effect on my eyes.

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)
Lid: MAC Mythology eyeshadow (medium sparkly copper with pink hints)
Crease: MAC Parisian Skies eyeshadow (satin medium bluish-grey)
Outer lid: MAC Hot Hot Hot eyeshadow (medium matte bright coral red)
Highlight: MAC Shroom eyeshadow (light satin beige)
Lower Lashline: MAC Mythology eyeshadow + MAC Parisian Skies eyeshadow (as above)


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 the primer.

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

3.  Apply Parisian Skies in the crease of the eye with a crease/blender brush using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239; MAC 272) and apply Hot Hot Hot to the outer part of the lid.  Applying a coral-red eyeshadow to this section helps to tie together the lid and crease colours.

5.  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.

6. Take an angled eye liner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Mythology along the lower lashline.  Take the same brush and apply a little of Parisian Skies to the outer part of the lower lashline.  This step mirrors the application on the upper lid and helps to further shape the eye.

7. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

One more picture of the finished look:

Pic 2


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