Bold Green and Canary Yellow (Using Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette)









I felt like wearing a really bold, colourful look and pulled out my Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette for some inspiration.  The UD Full Spectrum Palette has lots of bright colours and I decided to concentrate on the green, yellow and blues shades.

To complement the look I used: Makeup Revolution Spice Blusher Palette (first shade on the top left) and Kiko Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne to highlight the cheekbones (click here to read more about the Kiko highlighter).

Looking for more combination ideas using the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette? You can see more looks on the site hereYou can also search for looks using various palettes featured on the site under ‘Eyeshadow Combo Ideas’/’Palettes’ on the menu bar.

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: Kiko Neutral Eyeshadow Base in Neutral (light matte beige)
Lid: Urban Decay Hatter eyeshadow (medium satin bright grassy green)
Inner Lid: Urban Decay Calavera eyeshadow (satin bright canary yellow)
Outer Crease/Blend: Urban Decay Hundred eyeshadow (deep pearly forest green)
Highlight: MAC Blanc Type + MAC Brule eyeshadows (light matte cream beige and light matte beige)
Lower Lashline: UD Blindsided eyeshadow (bright satin turquoise)+ Calavera eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)


1. Apply Neutral Eyeshadow Base 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 flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Hatter on the outer lid.  

3. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Calavera on to the inner lid.  Drag the colour very slightly into the inner crease.  Taking the colour into the inner crease helps blend between Calavera and Hatter, as well as giving a nice yellow tinge to Hatter.

4. Sweep Hundred lightly into the outer crease of the eye using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 239).  This step adds a little definition and shape to the eye.

5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep a mixture of Blanc Type and Brule on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.  Using a matte highlighter shade helps to ‘clean up’ and freshen the eye when using such bold shades on the lid.  I used two shades here as Blanc Type turned out to be a little too pale and so I mixed in some Brule over the top.  You can just use one shade, if you prefer.

6. Take an eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Blindsided to the middle-outer lower lashline.  Take the same brush and use Calavera on the inner part of the lower lashline.  Blindsided adds a nice bright ‘pop’ of blue to the look, whilst Calavera adds some yellow to tone in with the rest of the colours on the eye.

7. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.  Black mascara really helps to frame the eye when using such colourful eyeshadows.

Here’s another picture of the finished look:


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