Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentines Inspired Tutorial Ft. Urban Decay

Hey everyone! It's been more than a month since I've bought any beauty products and I've been handling it quite well by shopping my stash. I'm pretty much using some products for the first time even though I've bought them long ago. I bought the Book of Shadows Volume 3 from Urban Decay about two months ago and I swatched a few of the shades and put it with my other palettes without actually using it. I thought I'd do a simple Valentines Day inspired look using the palette since I haven't given it enough attention. The tutorial is super simple and it's a basic neutral eye with a pop of color. My pop of color is usually purple as you can probably tell from past EOTDs and tutorials :)


These are the shades I used for the look which can be found in the Book of Shadows Volume 3 and are also sold separately at Sephora, Ulta, etc. The shades from left to right are Snatch, Smog, Psychedelic Sister, and the liner in Ransom.


If you read my blog enough you'll know that I have a constant need to find dupes so I found a few similar shades that you can substitute for Smog and Snatch. I do not have enough purples to dupe Psychedelic Sister though. Smog is a pretty popular color that Urban Decay puts into a lot of their palettes. Off the top of my head I know Smog is present in the Naked Palette and the Ammo Palette. The last shade in E.L.F's Butternut quad is extremely similar to Smog and I use the E.L.F shade in my go-to eye look HERE. The Wet n' Wild shades are not as spot but the brown in Walking on Eggshells is quite close. Mac's Tempting is quite similar to Smog as well so that's another alternative. The lid color in Wet n' Wild's Walking on Eggshells is a less peach version of Snatch but they can be used interchangeably.


Another look at the browns :) Hopefully this helps if you want to try this tutorial and you do not own the Urban Decay palette. Now, onto the tutorial!


As usual, I prepped my face first and applied a clear shadow base to help the colors last longer and appear more vibrant.


I used Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P to prime my eyes for powder eyeshadow. You can skip this step if you do not have a pink champagne cream base.


I applied Psychedelic Sister to most of the eyelid but not into the inner corners of my eyes.


I applied Snatch to the inner corners of my eyes and blended it into Psychedelic Sister. Then I worked Smog through the crease to blend out the purple.


I lined two thirds of my lower lashline with the Ransom eyeliner and set it with Psychedelic Sister.


I lined my upper lashline with black pencil liner and you can add lashes for a more pronounced look. I was just lazy so I curled my lashes and applied mascara. I slightly regret not sporting some falsies as it would better balance out the purple on the lower lashline but I wasn't going anywhere after doing this look and I took the makeup right off afterward :P

Again, this is not something only appropriate for Valentines Day but the light pink and purple somewhat reflect the feminine attitude you might want to give off. I'd probably wear this throughout the spring as well :) Hope this was helpful! If you own the Book of Shadows Volume 3 please give me some ideas on what colors I can use together! :D

3 comments :

  1. This is really cute. I don't have the Book of Shadows palette, but I might be able to mimic it sort of with some of the eye shadows I have lurking around my room. :D

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  2. Very pretty :) I love the pop of color on the bottom lash line. Fun - you found great dupes :) And really really inexpensive ones too!

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  3. I like the purple pop! I've never tried purple shadows before! XP Haha maybe I should try it?

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