EOTD | Traipsing Makeup Wonderland with Urban Decay

March 4, 2010
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I’ve been favouring smokes so much that I’ve neglected colours for a long time. Ah, but the alluring range of brights in Urban Decay’s Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows worked its magic on me and I finally embarked on colour play after a long hiatus!

In all the looks, I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion as a base, as well as the 24/7 Glide On Pencils to line (and sometimes as a base). Brows were K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner and lashes were K-Palette Real Lasting Volume Mascara.

My eye area isn’t as smooth/firm as it used to be and it didn’t help that my UDPP was dry (decanting time!), so please excuse the touch of scaliness. These are raw pics – I don’t have the habit of Photoshopping – and wysiwyg. ;)

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This look is for pretty J., a reader who’d asked about Muchness (X). I used Oraculum (Baked) on the lid, Muchness in the socket and White Rabbit (Polyester Bride) to highlight and Mad Hatter (Twice Baked) to line. The waterline is a mix of Oraculum and Muchness. I believe there’s a bit of Drink Me, Eat Me (Sin) to tone down the white. I’m also fairly certain I threw in a bit of Chessur (Chopper) somewhere for colour dimension but it was too sparkly for my liking.

A variation of this look would be to use Queen (Last Call) instead of Mad Hatter for a lovely sunset eye.

This is a look that would be familiar to those of you who’ve been following me from way before. ;) I used to love this blue-green combination a lot. Here, I used Alice (Painkiller) on the lid over Flipside 24/7 pencil for it to show up brilliantly, Absolem (Homegrown) in the outer socket and Muchness in the inner socket blended with White Rabbit  to diffuse the orange tones and to get a semblance of gold. I lined simply with Jabberwocky (Oil Slick) over Zero 24/7 pencil and waterlined with a mix of Alice and Absolem over Flipside.

This is my favourite look of the three. I love how purple pairs beautifully with green. Here, I used Flipside as a lid base for Underworld (Flash) so that the colour pops, Curiouser (Grifter) in the socket, White Rabbit to highlight, Jabberwocky+Zero on the upper lash line and Absolem over Flipside on the waterline. This eye required the least blending, thanks to the complementary purples (a bit of buffing is required to even out the glitter bits in Grifter though).

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These looks are easy-peasy and I hope you try them too. The blendability of the shadows + the versatility  of the palette = endless colour possibilities. Have fun exploring makeup wonderland!


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16 Responses to EOTD | Traipsing Makeup Wonderland with Urban Decay

  1. March 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I never really got into Urban Decay. I think I got a dud palette (it was from way back) These colours look vibrant and workable. Will take a peep when I’m down in SG this weekend :)

    • makeupmag
      March 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

      Hi PB!

      Have you reserved the palette? It’s sold out, as far as I know. You will be able to test the palette though; the testers are still on display. Who knows, they might bring in more. ;)

  2. March 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    The purple looks gorgeous! Very tempting!!

    • makeupmag
      March 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

      Hi AG,

      It is stunning over the 24/7 pencil; I like how the colour really pops over it. :)

  3. Lilian
    March 4, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for the combination tips! I tend to shy away from bright eyeshadows because I am at a loss which colors to choose. I definitely need to go play with the palette. Love the purples and greens :)

    • makeupmag
      March 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

      You’re welcome, Lilian! Have fun playing with this gorgeous palette. :)

  4. michannat
    March 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    forever gorgeous mag. :) i love the colours and even tho i’m not an es girl, ur looks are simply inspiring.

    • makeupmag
      March 4, 2010 at 10:01 pm

      Hey Mich!

      Thanks for your sweet comment. I haven’t done such looks in a very long time. Don’t they remind you of my past eotds? ;)

  5. March 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    gorgeous eotds Mag! love them and I do like the last one.

    • makeupmag
      March 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks, Jo.

      Why am I not surprised you like the purple/green one? ;)

  6. March 4, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    WOW!!! Nice combo of colors!!! So far, I only tried 2 of the colors in the palette! I need to play around somemore with the brighter colors!

    • makeupmag
      March 7, 2010 at 3:13 am

      Hey Chantana,

      Thank you! Your look on Friday was lovely too. :)

  7. Jess
    March 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    These looks are nice!

    • makeupmag
      March 7, 2010 at 3:14 am

      Hi Jess,

      Thank you! :)

  8. xandrabelle
    March 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Oooh these are great EOTD ideas! I was wondering how to use Underland and Alice and thinking that I might not be daring enough to wear them to work.

    This palette is so versatile, I adore it so much. However, at the moment, I’m using mostly the greens, golds, bronzes and grays.

    • makeupmag
      March 8, 2010 at 4:10 am

      Hi Xandrabelle!

      I agree with you – this IS a versatile palette. There are so many combinations to be found! The hues that you’ve been using are lovely. :D

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