Sephora’s got Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion for sale online, yea!
I think Sin’s shimmery champagne looks sinfully good paired with bright eyeliners…
Color for the color shy
To line my eyes in this look I tried the four new 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil shades from Urban Decay’s Spring 2009 collection: Graffiti, Flipside, Rasom and Underground.
Their colors are rich and vibrant and took me a little out of my conservative color comfort zone. I decided to go with a very thin, tri-colored line on the top lash line because it seemed to keep the look in check but still gave me a lil’ somethin’-somethin’.
Champagne eye with bright green, teal and purple liner
Sin Potion Primer (1) gets this look going. I start by swiping a layer directly onto my lid with the doe-foot applicator and then use a finger to spread the gel evenly over the whole eye.
With the liner, my goal is to merge from green to teal to purple seamlessly. I grab Flipside (2), a shimmery green, and line the inner third of my lash line (the side closest to my nose).
Then, with Graffiti (3), a shimmery teal, I place the pencil tip close to the line of Flipside. The colors will overlap a tad at the start of the line, but that’s cool. I just drag Graffiti along along the inner third of the lash line, transitioning from green to teal.
Next, I do the overlapping thing again, only this time placing the tip of Ransom (4), a shimmery purple, over Graffiti to transition from teal to purple. I finish the line by dragging Ransom toward the side of the lash line closest to my ear.
I don’t want the lower lash line to compete with the brights on top, so I use shimmery bronze-brown Underground (5) on the lower waterline and lash line.
Of course, I couldn’t — shouldn’t? — finish the look without filling in my brows, curling my lashes, adding mascara and covering up my dreaded dark circles, ha! It’s kinda like makeover housekeeping.
And that’s it for the eyes…
My nude Midnight Cowboy face, LOL!
Easy and nude… LOL, get your mind out of the gutter! I thought nude cheeks and lips would work with this look and wouldn’t compete with the eyes.
To add an easy glow to both, I apply Midnight Cowboy lipstick directly from the tube onto my lips, and then dot the tube onto my cheeks (blending out the edges with a finger).
Not afraid of a little color?
If you’re more adventurous with color than I am, you can totally bang this eye out by extending the three shades up onto the lid and layering coordinating shimmery green, blue and purple shadows on top for some extra oomph. Or, you could work it with other bold eyeliner shades like yellow, orange and hot pink, KABAM!
It’s really up to you and how comfy you are with brights.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,