Aztec Goldmine (Using Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette)











For this particular look, I took inspiration from the print on one of my favourite skirts.  I love the combination of the gold, teal and black and thought it would look really interesting on the eyes.

I used the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette to create this look.  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 Misdemeanor eyeshadow (deep satin teal-green)
Outer v: Urban Decay Oil Slick eyeshadow (deep satin black with silver sparkles)
Lid: Urban Decay Goldmine eyeshadow (medium metallic bright gold)
Highlight: Urban Decay Anonymous eyeshadow (pale matte white-beige)
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Goldmine eyeshadow (as above)
Outer Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Misdemeanor 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 Misdemeanor into the crease of the eye.  Use a windshield wiper motion to blend the colour evenly.

3. Using a pencil brush (e.g. pointed end of Bare Minerals Precision Eye Brush), apply Oil Slick 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 Goldmine 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 Goldmine to the lower lashline.  Apply a little of Misdemeanor to the outer lower lashline.  Use the pencil brush (or a clean finger) to blend the two shades together.

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

Here’s one more picture of the look:


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