I wanted to do something different in terms of eyeshadow placement and colour combinations and came up with this look. I used bright gold and black from the Urban Decay Vice XX Ltd Reloaded Palette to create a strong, contrasting effect on the eyes. The black is meant to be very defined in this look, which is why I haven’t blended it out or softened the edges.
To complement the look: I used The Balm Greatest Hits Volume 2 In The Balm of Your Hand Palette for bronzer, brusher and highlighter. I finished off the look with MAC Syrup on the lips.
You can see more looks using the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palettehere.
You can read more about the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette, see photos and view swatches here.
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.
This is the first of my looks using the new Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette. I really wanted to try out some of the greens in the palette but I also liked the idea of adding in a little pop of red in the outer v. If the red (Gash) is too much for you, you could always substitute it with a green (like Misdemeanor) or a brown (like Smog or Twice Baked) from the palette.
You can read more about this palette, see photos and view swatches here.
I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Vice palettes, as they usually contain a fantastic range of colours and finishes. So when I found out they were releasing a new palette as part of their 20th anniversary, I was super excited! The palette is currently exclusively available from Debenhams and the official Urban Decay webpage in the UK, giving us a chance to sample the delights of past and present must-have Urban Decay shades.
The Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette contains 20 eyeshadows spanning their history, including vintage shades back from Urban Decay’s early days, must-haves from their current collection and completely new shades. The vintage shades in this palette bring back a lot of memories for me, as I remember purchasing some of them in my student days. Goldmine was my very first Urban Decay purchase, swiftly followed by Midnight Cowboy and Hot Pants. What better way to try out some past much-loved shades and to experience must-haves from the current range?
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