Pink and blue is one of my favourite colour combinations and works well with many eye colours. Adding a deep navy into the outer v helps define the eye, whilst magenta in the crease adds an interesting twist to the look.
Note: I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette and the brush that comes with it to create this look. 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 3 palette), along with any similar brushes in your kit.
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 v: Urban Decay Heroine eyeshadow (dark matte navy)
Crease: Urban Decay Alchemy eyeshadow (medium satin hot magenta-plum)
Blend Crease: Urban Decay Freeze eyeshadow (shimmery bright jewel blue)
Lid: Urban Decay Alien eyeshadow (light satin pink)
Highlight: Urban Decay Truth eyeshadow (pale matte pink nude)
Inner Corners: Urban Decay Last Sin eyeshadow (shimmery light champagne)
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. Using the flat side of the brush (or any other flat shader brush, like the MAC 239), apply Heroine to the outer v.
3. Use the fluffy/crease end of the brush (or any other crease/blender brush like the MAC 217) and apply Alchemy in the crease of the eye. Use a windshield wiper motion to help blend the eyeshadow.
4. Take a little of Freeze onto the fluffy/crease end of the brush (or any other crease/blender brush like the MAC 217) and gently blend at the crease where Heroine and Alchemy meet in the outer corner. This step helps the navy and magenta-plum shades applied earlier blend together more effectively.
5. Using the flat side of the brush (or any other flat shader brush, like the MAC 239), pat Alien on to the eyelid.
6. Take the fluffy/crease end of the brush (or any other crease/blender brush like the MAC 226) and sweep Truth on to the browbone to highlight.
7. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and use Last Sin in the inner corners of the eyes. This step adds some extra brightness to the eyes. I used a pencil brush for this stage, as it helped me apply the colour in a more controlled manner. However, you can use the flat side of the brush (which comes with the Vice 3 palette) if you want to stick to using only one tool.
8. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here’s one more picture of the finished look: