Look: Subtle Green & Teal with Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II

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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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!!

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!

Haha, I can’t help it! I like matching!

Thank you so much 🙂

I’m surprised Flipside looked chalky on you! That’s so odd.

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!

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. 🙁

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

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.


(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!

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.

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

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