Urban Decay Electric palette eyeshadow tutorial – Pinks+purples

8 Urban Decay Electric palette eyeshadow tutorial   Pinks+purples

 Today I thought I would create an Urban Decay Electric palette eyeshadow tutorial. Several of my friends have asked me if I was going to make YouTube makeup tutorials, but since I am not really video savvy, I figured I would practice making photo tutorials first and work my way up to them. icon smile Urban Decay Electric palette eyeshadow tutorial   Pinks+purples I decided to use my UD Electric palette today, since I am super in love with it. The pinks and purples were calling out to me today! Here’s a photo step-by-step of the eyeshadow look -

UD electric palette pinks+purples makeup tutorial Urban Decay Electric palette eyeshadow tutorial   Pinks+purples

I’ll break the look down too. First of all, I prepped the eye area by applying UD Primer Potion to my entire lid. I used MUFE Full Cover concealer on the browbone and under my eye. Then I placed UD Savage on the inner 1/3 of my upper eyelid. Next, I placed UD Jilted on the middle 1/3 of my upper eyelid, and UD Urban on the outer 1/3, blending the edges of the shades together. On the inner corner of my eye, I applied UD Scratch, which is in the Deluxe palette. It’s a light, pinky beige frost. I placed M6 from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette on the lower eyelid, sweeping it up to meet Urban at the outside edge and blending. It’s a medium, matte taupe-brown color. Then I applied L’Oreal Lacquer liner along my lash line, creating a winged point where the purple and brown eyeshadows meet at the outer corner of my eye. On top of the black eyeliner, I created a second layer using a white eyeliner pencil. I also applied the white eyeliner to the waterline of my eye. I like using a white pencil liner on top or bright shadows in this way, because the pencil picks up a little of the color underneath and creates a subtle gradient effect. And lastly, I finished with a few coats of Smashbox Full Exposure mascara. Here are a few other details about my makeup here – my foundation is Nars Sheer Glow, mixed with a dab of ELF Shimmering Facial Whip. Cheeks are Nars Orgasm, and lips are a custom mix of OCC Lip tars in Strumpet, Electric Grandma, and Femme. Hopefully that all makes sense!

9 Urban Decay Electric palette eyeshadow tutorial   Pinks+purples

I especially like this makeup with my teal wig! I have a “more is more” approach when it comes to bright colors, haha!

What I’ve been up to – sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

1 What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

My family is visiting this week, so things are pretty hectic around here. There are 5 kids in my house this week. That doesn’t mean I’ve been slacking on creative projects – but blogging is a little harder. I figured I would do a quick roundup of several things so I don’t get too behind on writing about what I’m up to. To be honest, I only write about a fraction of things I do – makeup looks, events, even sewing and art projects. Sometimes I do things so quickly that by the time I sit down to write a blog post, there is so much to catch up on that I only blog about the most current thing. I figure I shouldn’t stress myself about it, because if I was to feel stressed about blogging, I would stop doing it entirely. As of right now, I’m in the middle of a big sewing project involving several vests. I’ve been doing stuff in between the vest sewing, though! First of all, I got some Spoonflower fabrics in the mail yesterday! Above is my Sunflower print, which I ordered 2 yards of on Cotton Voile. I’m either going to make a little dress or a skirt out of it. I also ordered a yard of the Modern Jersey, to experiment with a design I created.

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This one’s not available for sale to the public. This design is rather oddly placed, because I want to make a large-print tank top out of it. I was unsure of how to place the graphic on the fabric so I put it right in the middle. I will be able to space it more economically in the future, I think. The graphic is for the front of the tee, and the solid mint is for the back. I designed this fabric for myself because I was thinking about how there is a prevalence of cute, pin-up style graphic tees with girls on them, but no tees with boys on them. I wanted a tee with a figure of a guy on it, so this is what I made for myself. icon smile What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye I can’t wait to sew him up! I’ve also been doing some artwork.

Butterfly Breath Prismatoria What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

This painting was done on Bristol paper. The linework is acrylic ink applied with a brush, and then I painted it in watercolor and colored pencil. If you follow my Instagram, I post progress shots of my artwork there and you can see my process. This painting I gave to my youngest son, who collects art. I also painted a watercolor portrait of my sister, Sarah.

Portrait of Sarah Prismatoria What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

I gave this to her as a gift. It was a fairly spontaneous doodle, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I like the theme of the celestial bodies arranged around a person’s head and face, as if they are the center of a tiny universe that emanates from within them.

The Acolyte Prismatoria What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

This last one I did in a style I haven’t worked in for a long time. I love doing precise line work and I adore stark, graphic pictures with heavy spot blacks. I also enjoy morose, melancholy themes at times. I like to leave it up to the viewer to decide for themselves what is going on in the picture, instead of telling my story about it. icon smile What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye This one was done in pen, and then colored digitally. My sister also received the original pen drawing for this.

Next up, I dyed my hair back to brown. It’s just such a pain in the butt to have colored or blonde hair, even thought it looks awesome – and it’s very damaging. With swim weather coming up, I don’t want to be worrying constantly about what the pool water will do to my hair.

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5 What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

My son informed me that he thinks I look nicest with my “natural” hair color, which is pretty nice to hear right after you have dyed your hair. What you DON’T want to hear is, “I liked it better before!”

And last of all, I made some pretty cute pants today! My sister and I went to Target and saw some really cute, loose knit pants. My sis picked up a pair, but I wanted to make my own! Especially because I needed a quick “win” sewing project after wrestling with the vest I was finishing yesterday. When I make the vest sewing blog post, you’ll understand why! Anywhoo, I have a wide legged knit pants pattern that is super easy to make, Butterick 4807. I whipped these bad boys up this afternoon, in between chasing down kids and gulping tea!

8 What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

9 What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

They look amaze with high heels.

10 What Ive been up to   sewing, artwork, Spoonflower fabrics, hair dye

And my husband says they make my butt look cute.

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Not to mention they are amazingly comfy! A total sewing win, and now I can get back on the vests!

My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

11 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

Yesterday afternoon my Urban Decay Electric palette arrived in the mail! I have to say, I’m pretty happy with the shipping time. I ordered it March 18, as soon as it showed up on the UD website. 9 days, including a Sunday seems like a pretty decent turnaround time to me – I’m pretty sure my Sephora orders take longer to ship out! It arrived in a little box with a TON of purple tissue paper wrapped around it, keeping it safe and sound. As per my usual style, this isn’t a review exactly – there are loads of people who do much better reviews than I do, and get them out sooner. Like this one by Christine of Temptalia – where I first caught wind of this palette! As soon as I saw the promo materials for this palette I knew I was going to order it ASAP. I don’t usually jump on new palettes like this, but the Electric palette is basically made for me. Haha! I can’t wait to take this one to Burning Man! Okedoke, onward to the palette pictures!

2 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

 

I love the design of this palette. It’s so beautiful and colorful! The palette itself is made of plastic and is quite thick, which I like. It’s got a nice big mirror on the inside and comes with a double ended brush. The brush is very nice, I like the purple bristles and they are super duper soft. It also has a metal handle which has a nice weight to it.

3 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

The colors are mostly shimmery – there are no true mattes. The more matte ones have micro shimmer in them. I looooove every single color in this, but my favorite is Slowburn, the warm red color. It’s so unusual! They all swatched beautifully as well. I swatched them in order from top to bottom, left to right. The colors are – Revolt, a metallic, sparkly silver. This is prolly going to be fallout central but IDC. Gonzo, a bright, neon matte-ish blue. Slowburn, a neon warm matte-ish red. Savage, a neon cool matte-ish pink. Fringe, a lovely teal green frost. Chaos, which is my youngest son’s favorite… a deeper, matte-ish cobalt blue. Jilted, a raspberry frost with a violet color shift to it. Urban, grapey purple frost. Freak, a sheerer, frosted spring green. And finally, Thrash, a frosted chartreuse green. The neon pigments are apparently not FDA approved as eye safe in the US, however they have been approved in other countries. This is the sort of thing that I don’t really worry about, if I use it and I have a reaction I will obviously stop, but my skin is not sensitive at all so I’m sure it won’t be any sort of issue.

5 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

I also ordered a lip pencil in Midnight Cowboy so I could get free shipping. I really love this color, it’s basically a variant of the only lip pencil color I ever buy – warm pinky brown. This one is a little more on the peachy brown side.

4 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

It’s super creamy and nicely pigmented. It will definitely get a lot of wear! Urban Decay also threw in a nice deluxe sample pack of their Primer Potions.

6 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

There are four little pods of different types of Primer Potion – Original, Eden, Sin, and Anti-aging. I’ve got original and I’ve had Eden before. I’ve never tried Sin or Anti-aging…which seems sort of gimmicky to me. I am interested to see how it compares to the Original formula. I decided to use Eden with my eyeshadow look today. It’s a light, yellow based flesh color, so I figured the bright shadows might show up really nicely on it. Here it is, before eyeshadow. I’ve done my base and concealer, but not added my brows or any color yet so my face looks so pale!

8 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

Alrighty, for my eyeshadow look, I went with the strangest color combo I could come up with. I figured it would be easy to do a nice one with the blues and purples in the palette – so why not experiment with a more difficult combo! I decided to go with chartreuse, purple and red!

9 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

14 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

For this look, I used Thrash on the inner corner of the eye, and about the inner 1/2 of the eyelid. I extended it down to the inner 1/2 of the lower eyelid as well. I used Slowburn for the outer V and the top 1/2 of the outer eyelid. I used Savage on the lower, outer half of the upper eyelid, below Slowburn. I blended the edges of Slowburn and Thrash where they meet in the middle of the eyelid. Then I placed Urban on the outer 1/2 of my lower eyelid, bringing it up to the outer V and blending it with Slowburn there. I also added a tiny bit into the crease, just at the outside edge. I used L’Oreal Lacquer liner to do the winged black liner, extending it down to the lower eyelid. Then I used a Rimmel while liner on top of the black. I love doing this with bright shadows, because the white liner takes on a little of the color underneath as it passes over and creates a really interesting look. I finished with some natural looking falsies on the outer 1/2 of my lashes, and Smashbox mascara on the top and bottom lashes. The lips are OCC lip tar in Hoochie, which is basically one of the best colors in the whole world.

10 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

12 My Urban Decay Electric Palette arrived!

So yeah, this is basically a huge win for me. I do not regret buying it right away one bit! I’m probably going to sleep with this palette in my bed with me. Just kidding!….. maybe.