Urban Decay Halloween Eyes, Rated PG (Purple and Gold)

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup

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Fo’ reals, it’s physically impossible to take pictures of yourself wearing purple and gold striped eyeshadow without making a cra-zaaay face! 🙂


I was feeling adventurous yesterday, so I decided to try another potential Halloween look, this one inspired by this face chart from Urban Decay.

All of the makeup for my lips and eyes is from UD, namely the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Eldorado (from the Super Stash kit) and Ransom, Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy, Deluxe Eyeshadows in Frigid and Freakshow, Skyscraper Mascara, 24-7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Wallflower and Lipstick in Naked.

On my cheeks I’m wearing Benefit Dallas blush…

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I think the hardest part of the look (beyond trying to keep a straight face in most of the pics!) was trying to get the striped eye wings to match. I did my entire left eye first, finishing it before starting on the right (rather than working on both eyes concurrently), but next time I try something like this I think I might do a little work on both eyes at the same time, at least framing them in before the details.


Oh! I did manage to sneak in one relatively normal pic. It’s a Halloween miracle!

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Hope your Friday has gone swimmingly. Any news to report?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Mariah says:

    You look like you’re ready to rock out to some Prince!! PURPLE RAIN! Oh yeah!

  2. Tali says:

    I love it. Is it wrong I would wear that for a non halloween night out!? 🙂
    .-= Tali’s last blog post… Natural Cosmetics Haul =-.

  3. Citrine says:

    I love the title!

    P.S. This afternoon I saw an Indian girl (chocolate skin brown eyes) wearing a PG look as well, she rimmed her eyes with some smudged out purple eyeliner and sheer golden eyeshadow allover her lid, she paired the look with a pink blush and it was so pretty!
    .-= Citrine’s last blog post… Vickery and Clarke Anti Oxidant Face Oil =-.

  4. Rae says:

    !!! This looks absolutely fantastic, Karen! I love that the purple lines are different tones — the effect is great.
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Thoughts on: tipping =-.

  5. Kelly says:

    I love it! It reminds me of something you would see Pat Benetar or Siouxsie Sioux wear in the 80’s, yet updated 🙂
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Sinful Colors Halloween 2009 Collection Swatches and Review =-.

  6. amy says:

    This is fun, simple and effective. I just picked up the U/D 24/7 Super Stash set and I am loving it. I have yet to play with all the colours though. I keep on wanting to play with Halloween looks, instead of doing real work like I am suppose to do!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD Halloween Look: Purple Punk Girl using MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Young Punk and Medusa’s Makeup Mineralize Eye Dust Boy Toy and Purple Rain with Feather Faux Lashes =-.

  7. Jenna says:

    Pretty!!! I actually really like this Halloween look on you!

  8. Megan **** says:

    I LOVE IT! It’s gorgeous! Too bad it’s not something that would go with my costume for tomorrow, but I had to tell you how much I love it! I’m going to be a black cat so my makeup will consist of bright green/turquoise & gold/yellow, lots of black, plus a black nose & mascara whiskers. 🙂 I can’t wait! I love doing Halloween makeup! What are you planning to be? Sorry if you’ve already said it; I have a terrible memory..

  9. Alli says:

    I just went back to my high school to visit, wearing a daring purple smoky eye (It was a night time party! I had a right to wear something funky), and I absolutely loved it, this is such a unique look! I hope you have fun this halloween!

  10. Jenna says:

    OH, by the way Karen, I know you were curious- I did pretty well on my LSAT. I’m in the top 28%. All that studying paid off!

  11. Marce says:

    Karen, you look stunning! I really like this makeup look! And the crazy faces too, they always make me laugh 😀
    I might be getting th UD 24/7 Super Stash, yay!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look Primavera 09 – Midas Touch =-.

  12. shontay says:

    Awesome look Karen. Perfect for Halloween.

  13. Christy says:

    Looks hot! Makes me think of Style Warriors but upped a few notches. 🙂
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… MAC Holiday Mineralize Kits: Pinkazoppin! & Fun In The Sun Swatches =-.

  14. Solé says:

    Wild! I love this! You could do some kind of futuristic sci-fi costume with this look. And kudos on the artistic talent – I would not have been able to make the second eye symmetrical if I didn’t do them concurrently. 😀

  15. Catherine says:

    Hehehe, you are so cute Karen. Great look! 😀
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… MotoJewelry Order! =-.

  16. Jen says:

    Nice interpretation of the look! I would wear this out clubbing, fo’ sho’.

  17. luv ur last pic! FUN!
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… Lippy Addiction *-* =-.

  18. Tiffany says:

    love it! you did a great job of re-creating the face chart! and I love the last pic – you look so happy 🙂

  19. Tavia says:

    Hi Karen! This makeup Karen it’s gorgeous :)the colors are also awesome and you look great 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Guerlain Cherry Blossom Collection – Spring 2010 =-.

  20. Anastasia says:

    I totally think this would be a good clubbing look! I’m past my clubbing days, but maybe if you wanted to go out as Adam Ant?!

  21. Rebecca says:

    That’s awesome! I think it’s a superhero kind of look… or just a fun look for a dance/night out clubbing.
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… Super Simple Smokey Eye: Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Quad =-.

  22. Maggie says:

    Ahh, you are Sasha Fierce!
    (and HIGH-larious, haha) 😀

    Gorgeous remake!
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… The Polka-dotted Apple’s FIRST Giveaway! =-.

  23. lauren says:

    .-= lauren’s last blog post… I’m sure you’ve met…Mentha =-.

  24. Nicole says:

    Love this miss Karen!! Purple & gold are some of my fave colors. This combo looks great! 😀

  25. sunmom says:

    very nice eye make up! you look like a superhero! 😛
    .-= sunmom’s last blog post… Human Heart Nature is Loving Ella’s Hair =-.

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