Minted Neutrals


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Adding a sweep of coloured eyeliner to an otherwise neutral eyeshadow look is a nice way to introduce colour to your make-up.  This technique is particularly nice if you fancy trying out colour but find it a little daunting. 

Tip: Sticking to neutral tones of eyeshadow also means you can experiment with different colours of liner.  Try purple, blue, bronze and silver for a twist on the same look.

Click here to read more about the Kiko Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliner I used in this look.

Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.


Note: I wore this look a while ago and forgot to write down the exact products I used.  I think I likely used the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Revolution Palette (click here to see swatches and read more about this palette) but I’m not totally sure! I’ve given product and shade suggestions below to give ideas for how to re-create the eyeshadow look.

Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original (clear)
Crease: Any medium brown eyeshadow (try Urban Decay Twice Baked from the XX Vice Ltd Revolution Palette, MAC Cork or MAC Wedge)
Lid: Any light shimmery peachy-brown eyeshadow (try Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy or MAC All That Glitters)
Highlight: Any light beige eyeshadow (try Urban Decay Anonymous from the XX Vice Ltd Revolution Palette, MAC Shroom or MAC Brule)
Upper Lashline: Kiko Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliner in 09 Mint (click here to see swatches and read more about this product)
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 your chosen medium brown eyeshadow into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat your chosen light, shimmery peachy-brown eyeshadow on to the lid.

4. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep your chosen light beige eyeshadow on to the browbone to highlight.

5. Apply a line of your chosen coloured eyeliner (I used the Kiko one above in 09 Mint) along the top lashline.  Go over the line again to increase the intensity and even out any edges.

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

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