I chose the colors of this Eye of the Day mainly because I haven’t used these colors together before. I kept the eye shadow colors on the lid warm (a matte yellow and a shimmery copper), and I used a cool color (teal) to add a subtle pop of color on the lower waterline. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, orange and blue are complementary colors — two colors directly opposite from each other on the color wheel. Since copper is a type of orange color, I intentionally used teal (a form of blue) to add complementary contrast to the look.
- Prime your eye area with a colorless primer or one that’s a color similar to your skin tone. I used MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”.
- With a dense eye shadow brush, pack on a yellow eye shadow like MAC E/S in “Chrome Yellow” starting on the center of your lid to your inner corner and tear duct.
- Use a fluffy brush to apply a copper color along your entire crease. I used MAC E/S in “Mythology” with a MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush.
- Apply a black eye shadow (like MAC E/S in “Carbon”) on your outer V to add some depth and drama to the look.
- Use a fluffy brush to apply a soft creamy beige color as highlight. I used MAC E/S in “Brulé”.
- Add a pop of a teal color on your lower waterline. My favorite teal eye pencil is MAC Limited Edition Eye Kohl in “Float On By”, but Urban Decay has nice teal 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils as well in “Electric” (bright iridescent teal) and “Flipside” (bright teal).
- Line your upper lash line with a black liquid or gel liner, like the matte black Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in “77″
- Curl your lashes and apply mascara to both your upper and lower lashes. I’m wearing Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” — two coats on the top and one coat on the bottom.