This look shows how a neutral look can be pepped up with the addition of a little colour in the outer v area. I used a bright blue but you can swap in any other colour you like for this look. Purple, green and charcoal grey would all work well.
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
Outer v: MAC Blue Candy eyeshadow (medium bright matte candy blue)
Crease: MAC Cork eyeshadow (medium matte neutral brown)
Lid: MAC Electra eyeshadow light shimmery silver)
Highlight: MAC Shroom eyeshadow (light satin beige)
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 pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219, pointed end of Bare Minerals Precision Eye Brush) and apply Blue Candy to the outer v section of the eye. Take Blue Candy very lightly up into the crease.
3. Sweep Cork into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217). Using a neutral brown eyeshadow in the crease helps to ‘ground’ the look and make it more wearable.
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Electra on to the lid.
5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Shroom on to the browbone to highlight.
6. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here’s one more picture of the finished look: