Purple Terracotta (Using Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette)


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For this look, I combined violet-purple on the lid with a terracotta-brown in the crease.  Using brown-toned shades in the crease is one of my favourite ways of making coloured eyeshadows more wearable.

Tip: This look can be easily changed up by using a different colour of eyeshadow on the lid.  Try green, blue and silver for a fun twist on this look.

Note: You can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades to re-create this look (if you don’t have the Vice 4 palette).

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 Bitter eyeshadow (matte medium terracotta-brown)
Lid: Urban Decay Beat Down eyeshadow (deep metallic metallic violet-purple)
Deepen Crease: Urban Decay Deadbeat eyeshadow (dark muted black with sparkles)
Highlight: Urban Decay Framed eyeshadow (light satin peachy-beige)
Inner Lid: Urban Decay Harlot eyeshadow (light metallic lavender)
Inner Lower Lashline: Harlot eyeshadow (as above)
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Beat Down eyeshadow (as above)
Outer Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Deadbeat 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 Bitter into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Beat Down on to the lid.

4. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and use Deadbeat to deepen the crease.

5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Framed on to the browbone to highlight.

6. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Harlot on the inner part of the lid.  This step adds a little extra brightness to the eyes.

7. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and apply Harlot to the inner lower lashline.  Take the same pencil brush and lightly sweep Dead Beat along the middle-outer part of the lower lashline.  Apply Deadbeat to the outer part of the lower lashline.  You can lightly sweep the brush (or a clean finger) along the lower lashline to help the shades blend together more.

8. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Here’s one more picture of the finished look:

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