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: