This combination is the third look in my series of ‘American Football Teams’ inspired looks. The San Diego Chargers’ colours are blue, yellow and white. On the day when I saw the team playing on TV, they all had pink towels as part of their strips in support of breast cancer charities. I thought the pink looked so pretty alongside the blue, white and yellow tones and decided to incorporate it into the look.
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)
Outer Lid: MAC Lala eyeshadow (medium satin hot pink)
Crease: MAC Deep Truth eyeshadow (shimmery deep jewel navy blue)
Lid: MAC White Frost eyeshadow (shimmery true white)
Middle Lid: MAC Chrome Yellow eyeshadow (bright matte yellow)
Highlight: MAC Brule eyeshadow (light matte beige)
Upper Lashline: Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Gel Eyeliner in Black
Lower Lashline: MAC Chrome Yellow (as above) + MAC Lala eyeshadow (as above) + Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black (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 flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 272, MAC 239) and apply Lala to the outer lid. Apply the eyeshadow in a slight ‘v’ shape to help shape the outer part of the eye.
3. Sweep Deep Truth into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217). Deep Truth is a very pigmented eyeshadow, so make sure you blend it out well to avoid any harsh edges.
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat White Frost on the lid.
5. Take a very small eyeshadow brush (e.g. MAC 228) or the edge of a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and gently draw a line of Chrome in between where Lala and White Frost. The idea here is to create a very narrow line of colour so that the yellow flashes slightly when the eyes open and close. Adding in a small line of colour also stops the yellow overpowering the rest of the look.
6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Brule on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour. Using a matte highlighter shade helps to ‘clean up’ and freshen the eye when using such bold shades on the lid.
7. Take an eyeliner brush (e.g. Sonia Kashuk Bent Liner Brush) and apply a thin line of black gel liner along the upper lashline.
8. Very lightly dot any black gel liner remaining on the brush from stage 7 along the lower lashline. This will give a little more definition to the lower lashline. Using the remaining product on the brush, rather than applying more product, ensures that the line does not become too strong.
9. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and apply Lala to the outer lower lashline. Take the same brush and apply White Frost to the inner-middle lower lashline.
10. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Black mascara really helps to frame the eye when using such colourful eyeshadows.
Here a few more pictures of the finished look (scroll down to see some full face shots):
Unsure what else to wear on the face when wearing such a bold eyeshadow look?
I kept the rest of the face very natural to help balance out the bold colours on the eyes. I used MAC Melba blusher (matte peach) on the cheeks and Mary-Lou Manizer (light champagne-gold) as my cheek highlighter to add some luminosity.
I wore MAC Nymphette lip glass (a golden pink-peach) on the lips to add some subtle sheen to the lips.
Looking for more eyeshadow combinations inspired by American football team colours? Click here to see more looks.