My last look on the site (Kansas City Chiefs post on Sunday) was uber-bright, colourful and not for the faint-hearted. I thought it would be fun to do the complete opposite and create a very natural, soft look.
I used the Urban Decay Smoky Palette (and the brush which comes with it) to create this look. This combination shows that even when a palette is catered towards smoky looks, you can still create more wearable combinations when you use the lighter shades.
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
Crease: Urban Decay Combust eyeshadow (light matte pink-taupe) + Whisky eyeshadow (deep matte rich chocolate brown)
Lid: Urban Decay High eyeshadow (light shimmery cream-gold)
Highlight: Urban Decay Combust eyeshadow (as above) + Urban Decay Thirteen eyeshadow (light matte white-beige)
1. Apply Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the lid as a base.
2. Take the fluffy crease end of the brush (or a crease/blender brush) and sweep Combust into the crease of the eye. Use a windshield wiper motion to blend the colour evenly. This step helps to soften the eyeshadow applied in the next step.
3. Apply Whisky in the crease of the eye with the fluffy crease end of the brush (or a crease/blender brush). Use a windshield wiper motion to blend the colour evenly. This shade is really buttery and soft, making it lovely for blending.
4. Use the fluffy crease end of the brush (or a flat shader brush) and pat High on to the lid.
5. Using the fluffy end of the brush (or a crease/blender brush), sweep Thirteen on to the browbone to highlight. Take this down into the inner corner as well to brighten the eye.
6. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here’s one more picture of the finished look: