I wore this look featuring the Urban Decay Electric Palette a few weeks ago and had several requests for a tutorial. I figured it would be a fun tutorial to make so yesterday I decided it was time and got to work!
In this tutorial I’ll be using the Urban Decay Electric Palette as well as a few other shades, either from other palettes or singles. As always, I’ll be describing each shade as we go along so if you don’t have the same shadows that I do, you can hopefully use a similar eyeshadow that you already have.
I always like to start by blotting my lids and under eye area with an oil blotting sheet then applying my primer because nobody likes fading, creasing eyeshadow. Today I’m using Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance.
The first shadow I’m going to apply is Lt. Brown (medium matte brown) from the Lorac PRO Palette 2. I’m using a large fluffy brush to apply this in and above my crease and blending it out really well. Now we have a transition shade!
Next I’ve taken Plum (dark matte purple) from the Lorac PRO Palette 2 and I’m placing that in my outer V area as well as over into my crease.
Now it’s time to prepare for the fun stuff! I’ve used a concealer brush to gently pat a thin layer of NYX’s White Eyeshadow Base over much of my lid. A sticky white base like this will really make bright eyeshadows pop. If you’re finding that your eyeshadows don’t appear as opaque or bright as you’d like them to, try a white base! I’ve also very lightly dusted white eyeshadow over this base to reduce the tackiness of it just a little which will make blending easier.
Taking a flat eyeshadow brush, I’m patting Urban (vibrant medium purple) from the Urban Decay Electric Palette to the outer portion of my lid.
Note: According to the packing, Urban, Jilted and Savage are not intended for use in the immediate eye area. This is possibly because neon pigments are generally not approved for such use by the FDA although in the EU and Canada, they often are approved. I personally have had no adverse side affects to using these colors on my eyes other than some staining. Use at your own discretion and risk.
Still using a flat eyeshadow brush, I’m now applying Jilted (metallic fuchsia) to my lid, stopping kind of right before the center of my lid.
Now I’ve taken Savage (hot pink matte) from the Electric Palette and I’m placing it onto the center of my lid and stopping before the inner corner. I find that it’s best to pat or press these bright eyeshadows on instead of using sweeping motions with your brush. Patting will keep the colors vibrant and reduce fallout.
To add a little more depth to this look, I’m going to apply Black (soft matte black) from the Lorac PRO Palette 2 to my outer V area using a pencil brush.
Now I’m going to use Urban Decay’s X (peachy gold shimmer)in my inner corner. I also went ahead and applied my foundation and concealer after this step because I like to do that before working on my lower lash line. It can get real tricky to apply concealer under your eyes without messing up the shadow on your lower lash line if you’ve applied it first.
Moving on to the lower lash line! I’m using a small flat eyeshadow brush to apply Gonzo (bright turquoise matte) all along my lower lash line.
I’m going to deepen the lower lash line a little by applying Chaos (bright blue matte) with a angled liner brush and pressing it right into my lash line. Finish up the shadow portion of this look by applying a light matte shade under your brow as a highlight. I’m using MAC’s Vanilla.
I’m finishing up this look by applying winged eyeliner using MAC Fluidline, lining my waterline with Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in 77 (the BEST liner I’ve found for my waterline), applying some falsies and adding a coat of NYX’s Blue Mascara to my lower lash line.
I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial! <3