Hey guys! Today I wanted to share a bright makeup tutorial with you using the Urban Decay Electric pressed pigment palette (my review).
I love me some bright colors but sometimes they can be a bit intimidating to actually use without doing a full-on neon cupcake princess look. That's why I decided to compromise with this eyeshadow look that is inspired by an ombre winged liner, but modified to work with my naturally monolid eyes. (Note: This totes works with creased eyes too!)
Eyeshadow Primer | Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Eyeshadow Pencil | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Clash
Pressed Pigment Palette | Urban Decay Electric Palette
Eyeliner Pencil | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Yeyo
Liquid Eyeliner | Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Jet Black
Eyebrow Powder | Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette/Dark Brown
Eyelash Curler | Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Mascara | YSL Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils in Babydoll
Foundation | Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in Shade 123
Concealer | Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand
Bronzer | Too Faced Endless Summer 16 Hour Long-Wear Bronzer
Blush | Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta
Lipgloss | Nyx Butter Gloss in Cupcake
The main concept is to follow the shape of your natural eyelid space and work an exaggerated winged line flowing from hot pink to purple to blue.
With my lids closed you can see the leaf-shaped eyeshadow placement. I want to point out that this look can be done with any colors but you want to be mindful to go from lightest shades near the nose to darkest at the outer corners for the most flattering, winged out look. I also applied white pencil under the black wings to enhance the contrast and really make the black liner pop.
Add a balancing pop of pink to the lips with NYX Butter Gloss in Cupcake (bright/opaque lipstick may be too heavy and detract attention from the eyes) and the look is complete!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel free to share if you experiment with the look on Twitter or Facebook. I know I'll definitely be trying this out with more color palettes like teal-green-yellow or yellow-orange-red! Can't wait for my next excuse to make a Skittles makeup explosion happen. ;)
Readers, do you love brights or usually stick with neutrals? Let me know in the comments!