For this look, I used shades from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette to create a warm, plummy effect on the 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)
Crease: Urban Decay Nooner eyeshadow (medium matte pink-brown)
Outer v: Urban Decay Darkside eyeshadow (dark satin taupe-mauve)
Lid: Urban Decay Bordello eyeshadow (light shimmery mauve) + Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray
Highlight: Urban Decay Strange eyeshadow (pale matte neutral cream)
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Bordello + Urban Decay Darkside (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 paint pot.
2. Apply Nooner in the crease of the eye with a crease/blender brush using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).
3. Take a pencil brush (e.g. pointed end of Bare Minerals Precision Eye Brush; MAC 219) and apply Darkside to the outer v of the eye.
4. Apply some Bordello to a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239). Spritz the brush with All-Nighter Setting Spray and apply onto one eyelid. Repeat this stage (eyeshadow, spritz with spray, pat on lid) for the other eye. Applying the eyeshadow with a spritz of setting spray (or water, if you prefer this option) makes the eyeshadow look more intense and shimmery on the eye. Be careful not to get water on to the eyeshadow itself, as this may cause the product to harden.
5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Strange 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 Purple Haze along the lower lashline.
7. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
One more picture of the finished look: