If you’ve recently purchased the new Urban Decay Electric Palette, you may be wondering how you can use this product in a wearable way. This smoked out cat eye tutorial is both dramatic and fun, yet still wearable, and can be customized to your liking. Here’s how to get the look.
Prime the eyes.
Starting off with some Urban Decay Primer Potion, or a neutralizing eye base or cream shadow will really help these colors “pop” and stay all day without smudging or creasing, so priming is highly recommended for this look.
Start off with your blending shade.
For this look, you will want to use a blending shade that is slightly darker than your skin tone to help blend out the shadows and keep them from appearing too harsh. I used the shade “Naked 2” from the Naked Basics Palette by Urban Decay, and just lightly swept this into my crease. Then blend the shadow upwards towards the brow bone.
Define the outer corner and crease.
You’ll want to use a black or brown-black shadow to really define the outer corner of your eyes and help frame the pop of color you’ll be using in this look. I used “Crave” from the Naked Basics Palette. Use a pencil brush to draw out where you want the color: in a V shape around the outer corner of the eye, and about two thirds of the way over the crease. Blend the shadow with a blending brush. You may want to go back in with the pencil brush and repeat these steps a few times until you’re happy with the intensity. Then take your pencil brush and lightly draw the line a third of the way over your bottom lash line, connecting it with the outer corner.
“Painting” the lid.
Now you will want to decide what shade from the Electric Palette you would like to use for your pop of color. I used the bright orange shade, “Slow Burn” for this, but you can really use any color. If you’re wearing this look for a formal occasion like prom, you can even pick a shade that closely matches your dress. Take the color that you’d like to use and pick it up with a small shader brush (the small end of the brush included in the palette works perfectly for this). You may want to spray the brush with a little makeup setting spray to intensify the shadow. Then gently, pat it on the outer half of your exposed lid. Then, on another clean brush, take the shade “Revolt” from the Electric Palette and apply it to the inner corners, as well as the first half of the lid. Gently blend it with your color shade by gently patting “Revolt” over top of it just where the two shadow meet.
Finishing off the look.
Because this look is so dramatic, you may want to apply some black eyeliner to balance it out, as well as lots of mascara and/or false eyelashes. This look is probably best paired with a nude lip color, but you can have fun and go with any lip color you’d like to. Enjoy these dramatic colorful smokey eyes for a night out, a formal occasion, or just for fun!