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Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay

Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay

Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay

Today I’m sharing my Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay. This is  a neutral everyday hooded eye makeup look focusing on Bust. I think it’s a gorgeous color to use to make blue or green eyes pop. This isn’t quite no-makeup makeup, but it’s close. You can recreate this with the colors I use or check the Shop Your Stash section for generic color descriptions so that you can use what you already own.

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Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay Look

Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay

Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay

Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay - wearing vice lipstick in Oblivion Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay - wearing vice lipstick in Oblivion

Eyes
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Urban Decay Bust – hood, outer lid, lower lash line
Urban Decay Vapor – lid and inner lid
Urban Decay Walk of Shame – blend out edges
Urban Decay Frostbite – outer 1/3 of lower lid
Urban Decay Roadstripe – highlight
Colour Pop brow pencil in Jet Set Black
Glossier Boy Brow in Black
Urban Decay Blackjack – upper lash line
Cover FX perfect pencil in N Xtra Light – waterline
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (for lower lashes, I have lash extensions on my upper lashes)

Face
Pur No Filter primer
Natasha Denona Face Glow Foundation in 10 Neutral Porcelain
Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder – under eyes
Tarte Seduce – blush
Urban Decay TMI – blush
Urban Decay Obsessed – blush
Lunatick Cosmetic Lab Grey Mauve – contour
RCMA No Color powder – under contour
Makeup Geek Celestial – highlight
Lips
Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Oblivion

Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay Step-by-step

Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay - Step-by-step

Everyday Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial with Urban Decay

  1. After applying primer, use a fluffy brush like the Urban Decay Iconic eyeshadow brush to apply Bust to the crease and outer lid of the eye. You want the color soft and blended out.
  2. Apply Bust to the lower lid. I used the Nyx Prime & Conceal brush.
  3. With a flat lid brush, pat Vapor onto the lid and inner lid.
  4. Use a soft fluffy brush to blend all over. Use a little bit of Walk of Shame to blend out the edges in the crease.
  5. Use a small stiff brush to smudge Frostbite at the outer 1/3 of the lid.
  6. Use a small thin brush to line the upper lashline with Blackjack. You could use Magnet (a dark grey taupe) if you feel black is too  harsh.
  7. Line the lower waterline with an eye brightening pencil. I used Cover FX Perfect Pencil in N-Xtra Light. Apply mascara. I used Urban Decay Perversion.
  8. Highlight at the inner corner and under the outer eyebrow with Roadstripe. I used a fluffy brush.

Shop Your Stash for Similar Shades

  • Bust – cool-toned taupe satin
  • Vapor – pale cool-toned pearl
  • Walk of Shame – pale peachy-pink matte, but choose a shade that’s close to your skintone.
  • Frostbite – deep blue frost
  • Blackjack – matte black (or use Magnet – deep taupe matte)
  • Roadstripe – iridescent white with blue-violet shift (this is my all time favorite highlight color for the eyes)

Bust is a great grey-brown cool-toned taupe in a satin finish. UD calls it a pale sable brown. Whatever you consider the color, it’s one of those eyeshadows that does not compete with blue or green eyes. Instead, it’s great at making them pop. If Bust’s satiny finish is too shimmery for you, you can always try Urban Decay Tease instead. I find Bust flattering on my puffy hooded eyes. The slight sheen doesn’t emphasize the hoods at all.

Frostbite is super subtle in this look, it basically just makes Bust look slightly more grey-toned, but I like it. I love how Vapor looks on the lid too. It’s such a nice eye-opening shade.

How would you use Bust in a look?

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18 Comments

  • Thanks So Much for Sharing This Fabulous Neutral Eye Look Tutorial With Us, I Really Appreciate it! Every Girl Should Know How to Master the Perfect Neutral Eye Look, Especially Those Ladies That Work in a Professional Setting That Can’t Really Wear a Lot of Makeup! I Know When I Do a Neutral Eye Look I Want it to Look Effortless but I Still Want to See the Eyeshadow and You Really Nailed That Look! I Absolutely Love the Urban Decay Bust Eyeshadow and I Would Definitely Be Purchasing That Color if I Had the Funds to Do So! I Really Appreciate You Breaking Down the Steps for Us, That’s the Only Way I Know How to Learn is With a Visual Step by Step Guide! You Are Always Such a Great Teacher Though Among Other Things, You’re a Super Star Courtney! Well Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Lovely Day Today! – Jana

  • It’s a really pretty look, and it makes your eyes look huge! I’m going to try this on my tiny hooded eyes this weekend.

  • Thanks for this, I love learning about new neutral eyeshadow looks! Right now my standby neutral eye look is:
    – UD W.O.S. all over as a base shade/blender
    – UD Naked 2 in the crease
    – WnW Walking on Eggshells “Eyelid” shade in the center
    – WnW Walking on Eggshells “Browbone” shade as an inner-corner highlight
    – UD Foxy and Venus under my brow arch (since those are more subtle than the sparkly “browbone” WnW shade)

    I also just started using UD Faint to fill in my brows a little, but it’s a little warm for that. I might try something else.

  • The shades you used for this look do bring out your eye color nicely, I see what you mean by almost the no makeup look. Your lashes look very natural and pretty which goes well with the nude lips.

  • Thanks So Much for Sharing These Awesome Tips to Create the Perfect Neutral Eye Look, I Really Appreciate it! I Think Every Girl Should Know How to Recreate the Ideal Neutral Eye Look and I Think It’s Much Easier to Perfect it With the Step by Step Tutorial That You Have Given Us! I Could Do Things So Much Better When I Can See it Up Close and I’m Walked Through Each Step, That’s the Easiest Way for Me to Learn! I Really Love That Urban Decay Bust Eyeshadow a Lot and I Really Love Your Brows, They Look Natural but Yet Perfectly Defined! Well Thanks Again For Sharing Courtney, Have a Lovely Day! – Jana

  • I’ve been doing similar neutral eye looks lately. My eyes are hooded as well (not as hooded as yours though!) and sometimes I think why bother with a crazy intricate eye look when you can’t even see it!
    <3

  • The ‘Bust’ shade just looks so pretty on green/blue eyes. Definitely 1 of my most used eyeshadows!

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