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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Tutorial: Alice In Wonderland

Hi all.

So a few weeks ago I finally got my stubby sausage fingers on the Urban Decay 'Alice in Wonderland' Book of Shadows, which has been my go-to palette since I got it. I'm not going to ramble too much about the palette because I have swatches and mini-review
HERE. On the same post, I included a 'look' I done using some of the colours which a lot of people loved and asked if I could do a tutorial type thing so low and behold, here it is!

Before you carry on and peruse the photos I want to state a few things:
1. I am not perfect. I'm messy and don't do things in a particular order. Don't state the obvious!
2. Ignore my unruly eyebrows please. There was one sucker that peeps into every shot but please note that said sucker has been removed. Haha.
3. I know that it doesn't look exactly the same as I first did it. Its hard to retrace steps.
4. All products used were from the palette.

Now that I've clarified my nonsense.. Here we go:

These are the 4 eyeshadows used from the palette.

1. Prime the eye. I used the Primer Potion included.

2. Using an eyeshadow brush, pat on 'ALICE' taking it no higher than the crease.

3. So it looks something like this. I applied 'ALICE' quite heavy because I wanted it to shine through.

4. Using a shader brush, pat on 'UNDERLAND' into the outer 3rd of the eye.

5. Build up the colour and blend into 'ALICE'

6. Sweep 'UNDERLAND' into the crease and take it right into the inner corner. Use the windscreen wiper motion.

7. Pull out the 'UNDERLAND' shade and create a slight cat-eye. Keep blending out the purple into the blue. No harsh lines. (Ignore the fall out!)

8. It should look something like this (Look at all that fallout.. Told you I'm messy!)

9. Using 'WHITE RABBIT' load it on a bigger shader brush and use as a highlight and to buff out the harsh lines.

10. After blending, it should look something like this! (Theres that unruly sucker of an eyebrow!)

11. I then placed a touch of 'CURIOUSER' in the outer corner. This was to add a touch of shimmer.

12. Sweeping the 'CURIOUSER' into the crease gives a more gradient effect.

13. I didn't want to use a liquid liner as the lines would be too defined. Instead I used the 24/7 liner in ZERO to line the top lid.

14. I pulled the liner out to create a long cat eye. Then, using 'UNDERLAND' and a pencil brush, smudge the shadow onto the bottom lash line.

15. Line the waterline using the 24/7 liner in FLIPSIDE.

16. Apply lashings of mascara, I used Urban Decay's Skyscraper, and VOILA!

Note: To make the look a touch more smoky, add some 'JABBERWOCKY' to the outer V.

There you have it!!

Have you created any special looks using the same palette? Let me know in the scribble box at the bottom.

Take care my loves and remember to

Walk tall with a swivel in your hips whenever you're wearing your


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