For this look, I paired together emerald green and navy eyeshadows to create a ‘jewelled’ effect on the eyes. Flicking out the crease colour elongates the eye and adds an exotic twist.
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+Outer Corners: Urban Decay Heroine eyeshadow (dark matte navy)
Blend Crease: Urban Decay Brokedown eyeshadow (deep satin brown)
Lid: Urban Decay Dragon eyeshadow (shimmery medium bright jewel green)
Highlight: Urban Decay Truth eyeshadow (pale matte pink nude)
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Dragon eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
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. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and apply Heroine eyeshadow in the crease of the eye. Use a windshield wiper motion to help blend the eyeshadow. Flick the eyeshadow out slightly at the outer corners to create an elongated, cat eye effect. I used a crease/blender brush for this step as I wanted a softer effect. You can use a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) if you want a very crisp, defined effect in the outer corner.
3. Sweep Brokedown into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217). The idea here is to soften and blend out the edges from the eyeshadows in stage 2.
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Dragon on to the eyelid.
5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Truth on to the browbone to highlight.
6. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Dragon along the lower lashline.
7. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here’s one more picture of the finished look: