This combination is the sixth look in my series of ‘American Football Teams’ inspired looks. The Chicago Bears’ colours are navy, orange and white. Orange and navy are contrasting colours, so I decided to create a very strong, bold winged look 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
Crease: MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow (matte light peachy brown) + MAC Cork eyeshadow (medium matte neutral brown)
Outer v: MAC Prussian eyeshadow (matte deep dark navy)
Lid: MAC Off the Page eyeshadow (medium satin tangerine-orange) + MAC Orange eyeshadow (vibrant matte orange)
Inner Corners: MAC White Frost eyeshadow (shimmery true white)
Highlight: MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow (light matte cream beige)
Upper Lashline: MAC Black-Tied eyeshadow (deep satin black with sparkles)
Lower Lashline: MAC Prussian (as above) + MAC Off the Page/Orange eyeshadows (as above) + MAC White Frost 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. Sweep Soft Brown into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217). Using a soft peachy-brown in the crease helps to shape the eye a little when other eyeshadows are concentrated on the lower part of the eyelid.
3. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219, pointed end of Bare Minerals Precision Eye Brush) and apply Prussian to the outer v section of the eye. Wing the eyeshadow out to create an elongated, ‘cat eye’ effect on the eye.
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat a mixture of Off the Page and Orange eyeshadows on to the lid. I mixed two shades for this step as I wanted to create a tangerine hue on the eyes (Orange was a bit too bold and Off the Page was too muted).
5. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and apply a little of White Frost to the inner corners (upper and lower) of the eye.
6. I added in a little Cork eyeshadow to the crease as I felt that the look needed more depth (Cork is a little darker than Soft Brown). You can skip applying Cork here if you feel you have enough depth already.
7. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Blanc Type on to the browbone to highlight. Using a matte highlighter shade helps to ‘clean up’ and freshen the eye when using such bold shades on the lid.
8. Lightly dampen an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266), pick up some Black-Tied and draw a winged line along the upper lashline. I used eyeshadow for this step as I wanted the winged line to be very subtle and ‘meld’ in with the other eyeshadows. You can use a liquid or gel liner for this stage if you want bolder effect.
9. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and apply Prussian to the outer lower lashline. Take the same brush and apply a mix of Orange/Off the Page to the middle of the lower lashline. You can apply a little more White Frost to the inner corners if you like as well. Run a clean finger along the lower lashline to help the shades blend together.
10. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here’s one more picture of the finished look:
Looking for more eyeshadow combinations inspired by American football team colours? Click here to see more looks.