I’ve been enjoying playing around with the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette recently and came up with this orange, gold and magenta eyeshadow look.
Tip: If you want to add extra drama to this look, you could add in some eyeliner along the upper lashline. Black would add extra definition and sharpness to the eyes, whilst a coloured eyeliner (like purple) would give a sultry, ‘pop’ to the look.
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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 (light matte beige)
Crease: Urban Decay Seize eyeshadow (medium-deep satin coral-orange)
Outer v: Urban Decay Alchemy eyeshadow (medium satin magenta)
Lid: Urban Decay Jones eyeshadow (medium pearly golden-tangerine)
Deepen Crease: Urban Decay Midnight Blaze eyeshadow (deep satin blackened olive-green)
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Goldmine eyeshadow (metallic bright jewel gold)
Highlight: MAC Brule eyeshadow (light matte beige)
Lower Lashline: UD Seize, Alchemy, Jones and Goldmine eyeshadows (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. Sweep Seize into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).
3. Take a pointed pencil brush (e.g. pointed end of Bare Minerals Precision Eye Brush; MAC 219) and apply Alchemy to the outer v.
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Jones on to the lid.
5. Take Midnight Blaze onto a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217, MAC 226) and deepen the crease. This step adds a little extra depth and shape to the eyes.
6. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Goldmine on the inner corners of the eye. This step adds some extra brightness to the eyes, as well as a nice contrast to the orange, coral and magenta colours.
7. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Brule on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.
8. Take an eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and apply Seize along the lower lashline. Use the same eyeliner brush to apply Alchemy to the outer lower lashline, Jones to the middle lower lashline and a little more Goldmine to the inner lower lashline.
9. 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 is one more photo of the finished look:
I love this color combination! Is there any palette you would highly recommend for daily use?
Thanks so much, Pearl!
What sort of shades are you looking for in terms of daily use? More focus on neutrals (e.g. browns, golds, beiges, peaches)? Would you like to have neutrals alongside some colours? Or a totally colourful palette?
If you want an all-round face and eye palette, the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Instant Look in a Palette’ (there are a few palettes with shade variations) is fantastic. The palette has three eyeshadows, two blushers, a bronzer and a highlighter. It isn’t cheap (£49) but you get a really good range of products for the face and eyes, all in one palette. I have a post on one of the palettes, in case you want to check it out first. You can find it under on the menu bar under Faves, Hauls & Brands/Brands/Charlotte Tilbury.
The Urban Decay Palettes are amazing if you want a range of eyeshadows which are in different finishes (shimmers, satins, mattes) and wearable. The Naked palette is sadly being discontinued but Naked 2 (cool toned neutrals), Naked 3 (rose-toned neutrals) and Naked Heat (browns, coppers, burgundies) are beautiful.
I got the NYX Away We Glow Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Hooked in Glow’ recently and I’m really impressed with it. There is a really beautiful mix of peaches, golds and browns which I think makes it great for daily use. I have a sneak peek of the palette on the site which you can find under Faves, Hauls&Brands/Brands/NYX.
The Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette is one of my favourites for neutral eyeshadow looks with a twist. It contains peach, light gold and brown shades but it also includes purples and an olive green. I think it’s really good for daily looks which are very natural but the subtle colour pops also give you the opportunity to mix it up a little if you like. It does have a scent (a sweet peach), so that’s worth noting if you don’t like scents in your make-up.
If you want the opportunity to play with a little colour but also have some good neutral shades for daily wear, the new Urban Decay Born to Run Palette is stunning. I haven’t purchased it but I swatched it in store and the shades are beautiful.
I hope these suggestions help you! If you have particular types of shades or a certain price point in mind, let me know and I can get back to you with some more suggestions,