This is the first of my looks using the new Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette. I really wanted to try out some of the greens in the palette but I also liked the idea of adding in a little pop of red in the outer v. If the red (Gash) is too much for you, you could always substitute it with a green (like Misdemeanor) or a brown (like Smog or Twice Baked) from the palette.
You can read more about this palette, see photos and view swatches here.
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 Mildew eyeshadow (medium shimmery olive-green with gold undertones)
Outer v: Urban Decay Gash eyeshadow (medium pearl reddish-rust)
Lid: Urban Decay Acid Rain eyeshadow (light pearl yellowish-lime)
Highlight: Urban Decay Anonymous eyeshadow (pale matte white-beige)
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Acid Rain eyeshadow (as above)
Outer Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Gash eyeshadow (as above)
Middle Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Mildew 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. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and sweep Mildew into the crease of the eye. Use a windshield wiper motion to blend the colour evenly.
3. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217), apply Gash to the outer v section of the eye. This step adds extra depth and dimension to the eye.
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Acid Rain on to the lid.
5. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 226, MAC 217) and sweep Anonymous on to the browbone to highlight.
6. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and apply Acid Rain along the whole of the lower lashline.
7. Take the same pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and apply Gash to the outer lashline. Apply a little Mildew to the middle of the lower lashline. Applying Mildew to this part of the lashline helps Gash blend into Acid Rain more effectively.
8. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here’s one more picture of the look: