Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

How’s your Wednesday treating you? By the time this post goes live, my butt will be taking a midterm! Can’t wait for that to be over! :)

I wore this look out to lunch this past Sunday and used Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows Vol. II Palette to do so. I was shooting for a subtle, yet colorful, look, so I went with a neutral base myself, but you could always use a colored base to make it pop more.

By the by, I did attempt to use Midnight Cowboy Rides Again on the inner lid, and let’s just say… you should pretend like that eyeshadow doesn’t exist in your palette.  I had glitter all over my cheeks and none on my lid within five minutes.

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Urban Decay Sellout Eyeshadow (fleshy beige), Urban Decay Homegrown Eyeshadow (grassy green), Urban Decay Flipside Eyeshadow (teal), Urban Decay Misdemeanor Eyeshadow (dark green-teal), Urban Decay Perversion Eyeshadow (dark black-teal), Urban Decay Covet 24/7 Liner (teal), MAC Zoom Fast Lash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: MAC Enough Said blush (bronzy), Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer (bronzy)
  • Lips: Chanel Santal Rouge Allure Laque (peachy-gold)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Femme-fi = Shroom; Brave New Bronze = Velvet Teddy

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, pack Sellout eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply Homegrown eyeshadow to the middle and outer portions of the lid. Darken crease with Misdemeanor eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Perversion eyeshadow with the 219. Lightly dust Flipside eyeshadow into the lower crease with the 226. Sweep Sellout eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Covet Liner on lower lash line. Apply MAC Zoom Fast Lash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with MAC Enough Said blush using the 129, then highlight with Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer with the 188. Apply Chanel Santal Rouge Allure Laque for color and shine.

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67 thoughts on “Look: Subtle Green & Teal with Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II

  1. openexpression

    Beautiful Christine!

  2. stephanie

    good luck!

  3. Sarah

    Very pretty along with that sweater!

  4. OOH, i just purchased some teal pumps that would go PERFECT with this look! thank youuuuuu :)

  5. Montrese

    Gorgeous!! I’m fairly new to the makeup world (a little over a yr into it) so Im trying as many new looks as possible! Definately gonna try this look!!

  6. MC

    Can you please do some more looks with the Barbie Loves Stila compact? Puh-leaseeeee?

  7. Lulee

    gorgeous! i love that lip color but when i tried it on me it just didnt look good :( what a shame… it looks great on you!

  8. Lulee

    and good luck on your midterm!

  9. Alexis

    Hi Christine,
    I love how your eyes match your sweater. I love this look for the day and LOVING that Santal on you. I have Flipside from the Get Baked palette and it just looked chalky on me – maybe I should give it another go. And yes, I have to proceed with caution everytime I try to use one of their glittery shadows. It ends up all over your face causing you to look like an over grown fairy or lap dancer…ha ha…well that’s just my opinion. It’s definitely not cute for everyday at an office type setting!

  10. Roxanne

    Gorgeous! Maybe a silly question but… where exactly is the lower crease? I’m trying to find Flipside (because I own it but don’t know how to use it!) but I can’t see it clearly :( Loving the sweater btw!

  11. gio

    This is gorgeous! That lip color looks great on you!

  12. Anitacska

    I love this look! Covet is one of my favourite eyeliners! I agree about MCRA, it’s pretty rubbish, isn’t it? I generally love UD, but that shadow is just crap. :(

  13. thats a really pretty look :)

  14. Aleia

    Very nice. Question: When you put the teal eyeliner on the bottom part of your eye, are you putting it on your waterline itself or the bottom of your waterline (on your skin)? I hope I explained this properly

  15. amy

    I am loving the seafoam green with the teal! Such a beautiful range of greens. I haven’t spotted the Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol II at my Sephora yet though.

  16. Bettina

    oh that’s lovley..hope your midterm went well :)

  17. You look so fresh and awake with this look! I absolutely love it. You pull off the greens+blues and any combination of those so well. :)

  18. Redhead

    Pretty!!! Your eyes look HUGE. :)

  19. Gosh Christine, I love you in teals! Especially with a peach lippie! You are gorgeous!

  20. CeeBee


    (I so wish we could get Urban Decay in NZ… sigh…)

    My solution for the really soft, really shimmery shadows that leave you with masses of sparkly fall out everywhere – bitch the brush and use a good quality dense sponge tip applicator, dampened with a drop of water. Squeeze the applicator so it is evenly *just* barely moist and apply a really small amount of shadow (you can add more if you need it). This requires a lot of blending afterwards but I’ve found it really reduces fall out and makes the shadow last longer as well as intensifying the colour.

    • I hope UD opens up their availability in the future!

      Thanks for the tip on glittery shadows :) I just don’t know if I’d ever bother to work that hard for a single eyeshadow, LOL. I’d rather it just work!

  21. CeeBee

    Errr, sorry, that should be DITCH the brush. My apologies for the blooper!

  22. glitter princes

    ooh loving the teal look! defo going to try it out!

  23. Lili

    I LOVE this look. Can’t wait to receive my BOS2 and super stash!

  24. I just got this palette because of your swatches, so this is a great look to try and duplicate. I wish UD would just get rid of the shadows with the hard glitter pieces, though. If that stuff gets in your eye, it hurts like a son of a gun.

  25. alyssamae.

    this color looks great on you christine! love the look!

  26. Doreen

    Wow, Christine, you look gorgeous! Now I’m really lemming that palette…plus, the eyeliner looks perfect with the subtle, yet interesting look.

  27. sandra


  28. Mikki

    Seriously, this is one of the most gorgeous looks of you Christine! I love the light pink with the blue.

  29. Nicci

    This looks really good, very pretty! I love the eye shadow colors and Santal :)

  30. Andrea

    Really really pretty!!!! What did you use the 214 brush for in this look?

    Hope your mid-term went well!!!

  31. Love it! Great colours!

  32. Krista.K

    gorgeous look!

  33. michelle

    hello girl,, can you please tell me a close dupe for urban decay mushroom.. please please.. thank you..;D