Burnished Flame (Using Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette)


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For this look, I combined terracotta-brown and copper-orange eyesahadows to create a warm, autumnal effect on the eyes.  I added in a little blackened olive-green eyeshadow to the outer v as well to add extra depth to the eyes.

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)
Outer v: Urban Decay Crowbar eyeshadow (metallic blackened olive green with gold sparkles)
Lid: Urban Decay Flame eyeshadow (medium metallic copper-orange with sparkles)
Highlight: Urban Decay Bones eyeshadow (satin light peach)
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Flame eyeshadow (as above)
Outer Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Crowbar 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 use Crowbar to lightly define the lower crease/outer v part of the eye.  This step adds a little extra depth to the eyes.

4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Flame on to the lid.

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

6. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and apply Flame along the lower lashline.  Take the same pencil brush and lightly sweep Crowbar along 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.

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

Here’s one more picture of the finished look:

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