A Spring 2016 Diane Von Furstenberg-Inspired Face of the Day Feat. the Urban Decay Electric Palette

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Guest Post, Makeup Tips/How To, Urban Decay

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Every day is a good day for a turquoise and green eyeshadow look! ;)

Raise your hand if you’re a proud owner of the Urban Decay Electric palette or a similar bright eyeshadow palette!

OK, now, raise your hand if you don’t use it as much as you wish you did!

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HA, I see quite a lot of you have raised your hands both times, just like I have…

But frankly, the UD Electric is too beautiful a palette to just gather dust in my makeup drawer, and I’ve decided I want to change that!

So I’m thinking this is the perfect time to finally try the turquoise and green color combination I fell in love with last fall, when I saw the gorgeous look Pat McGrath had created for Diane Von Furstenberg at NYFW Spring 2016.

And if you, too, want to show your brights some much-deserved love, why don’t you get ready with me today? 😉

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After applying primer all over the lids, pack a vibrant green shadow on the mobile lids with a firm brush, and blend it out just above the crease using a tiny bit of the same shadow on a fluffier brush, creating an elongated shape in the outer corners. Then prime your lower lash lines, apply the same green, and blend out the edges really well – we don’t want any harsh lines.

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Now, wet a shader brush and use it to line the upper lashes with a turquoise shadow. Then blend the edge between green and turquoise so that the two colors merge together.

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To add dimension and definition, trace a thin line with a cobalt blue as close to the upper lashes as you can, and smudge, smudge, smudge! 😉 Once you’ve done that, repeat the process on the lower lash lines using a teal eyeshadow.

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Line your waterlines, if you like, put on mascara, fill in your brows, and the eyes are done!

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Since I like these bright shades better when paired with a sunkissed complexion, I’ve warmed up my skin with a bronzing gel before going in with my foundation and bronzer. Feel free to skip that, if you don’t find it necessary!

Here’s a full list of the products I’ve used:

What do you think? Are you going to give this look a go? If you do, I’d LOVE for you to tag me on Instagram so that I can see it! 🙂


Carolina Braina


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  1. Rachel says:

    Love this! I have the Urban Decay electric palette so maybe I’ll wear this look to a concert I’m going to this weekend!

  2. Rachel R. says:

    I’m always delighted to see the Electric Palette featured! This is a beautiful look. Thank you for showing this palette can be “wearable.” I keep telling people it’s more versatile than it’s given credit for, but everyone seems to think it’s only for alternative looks or clowns. (For the record, I’m all about alternative looks.)

  3. I have been experimenting a lot with color throughout the last weeks. These greens look lovely against your brown eyes and your bronzed complexion.
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  4. Karen says:

    Oh my gosh… I LOVE this look. I don’t have many bright colors since I never know how to wear them but this is gorgeous!

  5. Becky says:

    Wow, Carolina! These greens look beautiful on you! So great with your complexion! I tend to dig out the ol’ Electric Palette for playing with but not actually wearing – I’ll be brave and give this a go!
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  6. hanna says:

    Those colors are so pretty
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  7. Ooooh yes to this! Love these colors on you. So happy and summery.
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  8. Kwmechelle says:

    *Raising my hand* Totes here for this look! And for that palette. Which I hardly ever use. Need to remedy that, stat. Great post 🙂

  9. Erin says:

    What a festive look! I have a real hard time wearing greens around my eyes.
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  10. Katie says:

    I fell in love with the makeup at that show the moment I saw it! It really captures an amazing vibe – dramatic yet fresh and youthful! I think I’ll try something similar this summer.

  11. Agata says:

    What a beautiful and sunny look! The Electric palette is probably the only UD palette I have never been attracted to!

    Btw, you look extremely photogenic in these pictures!
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  12. Pamela says:

    I’m at a loss for words but I’ll try… This is one of the most stunning, radiant looks I’ve seen in a long time. Color me inspired!!!!!!!

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