Tutorial Thursday; Vol. 4 – How to Include Color in Your Everyday Makeup

Hello Readers!

So after my review of the Urban Decay Electric Palette here, I got a lot of people asking how or when I would even use the palette seeing as it is a bit intimidating. So I put together a tutorial demonstrating one way of using the Urban Decay Electric Palette, or any other colored eye shadow to create a more wearable every day sort of look. In addition to the tutorial, I also included 2 other looks that can be just as easily done to add a pop of color to your makeup routine!

Since this tutorial really ranges in regards to what products to use, I did not include a picture. For the following looks I used the Urban Decay Electric Palette, and Lorac Pro Palette. Like I mentioned, any sort of colored eye shadow and neutral color palette can be used.

So lets begin!

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Step 1: Start with a primed eye. On the rest of my face, I am only wearing foundation and have filled in my brows. There is no need for concealer at this point as there is bound to be some fallout.

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Take Taupe, or a similar light brown shade with a small blending brush.

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Step 2: Take Taupe with your fluffy brush and just add some dimension to your eye by applying it in your crease and outer third of your lid.

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Here’s a better look at the blending and placement of the shadow.

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Step 3: Now for the trick! Take a piece of scotch tape (stick it and pull it off of your t-shirt or something to take away some of the tacky-ness) and apply it in the angle you would normally use for winged liner. Here I have applied the tape following the natural angle of my lower lashline.

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Pack Chaos (or any color really) onto a WET flat eye shadow brush (I am using the one included in the Electric Palette). I chose this blue as I was inspired by the Urban Decay look that was on the included eye shadow primer sample in my order.

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Step 4: Take the wet shadow brush with Chaos and apply it as if you were drawing a thick and dramatic wing with liquid liner. Basically, I work from the outer part of the wing and make a straight angled line to the inner corner of my eye. I found the best way to apply the shadow is to pat it on rather than brush so you get the best intensity and pigmentation.

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Step 5: Clean up the line you made with the shadow on your lid with a bit of concealer and them remove the tape. Touch up any mistakes on the outer part of the wing with concealer as well. Remove any fallout around the eye area.

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Step 6: With a smaller WET shadow brush take the same color and apply it to your lower lash line to about the center of your eye. Add concealer under your eye, and create a smooth line from the lower lid through the wing.

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Step 7: Add liner and mascara! I used Kat Von D Tattoo liner in Trooper and created a little wing following the eyeshadow.

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Tada!

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Step 8: Finish your face! Powder, contour, lipstick, the whole deal. Since I loved how bright the blue was, I didnt want to take away from its intensity by applying bright blush or lipstick. In fact, I’m not wearing any blush at all! I decided that I wanted this look to be super edgy and angular so I did a heavy contour using NARS Laguna. On my lips I am wearing MAC Cremesheen in Peach Blossom.

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Some other options…

So if you weren’t too keen on the bright blue liner, I created 2 more eye looks using the Electric Palette. Again, in all of these looks I am using the Urban Decay Electric Palette and Lorac Pro, however any similar shadows may work.

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Here I used the Lorac Pro Palette to create a soft shimmery smokey eye then added a pop of color with Thrash on my lower lash line. I think this is probably the most wearable of all the looks that I did, and it would look great with any color (not just lime green haha!). For liner I used Stila Waterproof Smudgestick in Stingray to tightline my upper lashline. Mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex.

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Since the eye shadow is relatively tame, I decided to go with a bright blush and lip! I am using NARS Gaiety on my cheeks, and Bite Beauty’s Violet on my lips. I chose bright pinks as they are complementary to lime green/ chartreuse on the color wheel. Working with complementary colors is a great way to learn how to pair colors!

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Okay so for this last look, I wanted to do something a little bolder. I used the Lorac Pro Palette to create a base, a Cream color all over my lid, and Mauve in the crease. Next I took Jilted and layered over Mauve in my crease and outer third of my lid, then brought it down to about the center of my eye on my lower lid. I followed with Urban on the very outer-v of my upper lid and the outer third of my lower lid. To finish, I tightlined my upper lashline with Stila Waterproof Smudgestick in Stingray, and topped it off with Too Faced Better Than Sex.

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This look was very much inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. To finish the face I kept NARS Gaiety on my cheeks from the previous look, and swiped on MAC Lustre in Syrup for my lips.

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So that’s it! If you missed my review on the Electric Palette, you can find it here. Let me know down in the comments how you would wear such bright pigments!

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11 thoughts on “Tutorial Thursday; Vol. 4 – How to Include Color in Your Everyday Makeup

  1. This tutorial makes the electric pallet a bit less intimidating. I want to try the chartreuse and something with pink/blue. Bright colors are fun. Thank you for 3 great looks.

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