Yellow, Copper, and Teal EOTD

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.

  1. 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”.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Apply a black eye shadow (like MAC E/S in “Carbon”) on your outer V to add some depth and drama to the look.
  5. Use a fluffy brush to apply a soft creamy beige color as highlight. I used MAC E/S in “Brulé”.
  6. 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).
  7. Line your upper lash line with a black liquid or gel liner, like the matte black Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in “77″
  8. 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.


AyaMarch 28th, 2011 at 4:29 am

Oh wow, great combination of colors! Just followed your blog :D Love it!

WyceeMarch 28th, 2011 at 10:33 am

Thanks Aya! :)

lynchetteMarch 31st, 2011 at 5:45 am

so cool. :D thumbs up !

WyceeMarch 31st, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Thanks Lynchette! :)

Pinky TanJune 23rd, 2011 at 2:10 am

I love the blending from the yellow color to the darker one… nice touch! :)

WyceeJune 23rd, 2011 at 9:51 am

Thanks Pinky! :)

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