This look features one of the Urban Decay Shadow Pencils that are new to its line of products. The pencil is shorter than a typical Urban Decay eyeliner pencil, but it’s definitely fatter and contains twice as much product. The shadow pencils cost $20 ($3 more than an individual liner pencil). I purchased the shadow pencils I own to specifically use on my water line or lower lash line and not the intended purpose – an eye shadow. I’ve posted before that these suckers burn like none other when used on the water line (UD eyeliners do not). This is the first time that I’ve used these shadow pencils as shadow.
Another shade used in this look is a newer Rock & Republic shadow (Lawsuit) I picked up during a Hautelook sale. I already talked about R&R shadows in a previous post. To sum it up, the size of the pan is huge and the sale price is awesome. The regular price is beyond ridiculous. This shade took me by surprise because I thought I was buying a simple green shade, but it is a duo-chrome and changes to a deep burgundy (the risk of buying online, sight unseen). The shade is very similar to Mac’s Club shadow, but Club is more brown than burgundy.
* I must apologize for the state of my brows. I’m in the middle of growing them out to lower my arch.
|Eyebrows:||Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown|
|Primer:||Urban Decay Primer Potion|
|Base:||Mac Painterly Paint Pot|
|Highlighter:||Mac Sweet Joy (not pictured)|
|Lid:||Urban Decay Shadow Pencil – Lit|
|Lid-Outer Third:||Rock and Republic – Lawsuit|
|Upper/Lower Lashline:||Urban Decay – Mildew|
|Lower Waterline:||Urban Decay – Midnight Cowboy|
|Lash Primer:||MAC Prep and Prime Lash|
|Mascara:||Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express – Very Black|
|Cheek Highlight:||Giella Eye M Glam|
Get this look:
I created this look differently than I normally would. I typically do my crease colors first, but since I’m working with this pencil, I did my lid first. I really this shadow pencil, but you have to move fast because it dries down in less than 30 seconds and you will not be able to blend. I applied the shade from the inner corner up to my crease and two thirds of the way over to my outer corner. I tried using a brush to blend but it wasn’t getting the job done so I switched to my finger.
Using a stiff dome brush, I applied Mac’s Texture to my crease. With the same brush (wiped clean) I put Lawsuit in my outer corner and blended lightly into my crease. You can see the color change in my crease and outer corner in the pictures. In some of the pictures, it looks like an unblended line of ‘green’, but it’s just how the light is hitting it. The reddish brown surrounding it is the same Lawsuit shade.
I applied the highlight shade with a short shader brush. I chose a green eyeliner to bring out the green in Lawsuit.