Makeup Tutorial: Purple Eye With Urban Decay Eyeshadow Ammo Shadow Box

You may remember me going on about how much I wanted the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Ammo Shadow Box. I loved all of the stylish colors that came with the palette.

Well, guess what? I got it! With some X-mas money and a trip to Sephora, I picked up the Ammo Shadow Box by Urban Decay. It comes with ten colors which are either shimmer shadows, or glittery shadows.

Since then, I’ve been experimenting a lot with the colors, coming up with some good looks. Today, I’ll teach you a purple smoky eye look using only the shadow from this compact  So gather around to learn somethin’.

Before you begin following the directions in this makeup tutorial, you’ll want to get your face ready for makeup. Personally, I used some translucent face powder, but that’s about it. This is the point when you should foundation up, if you so choose. You can find out more about this step by checking out this previous post: Priming the Canvas: Getting Your Face Ready for Makeup.

Alright, now that that’s over with, it’s time to use some eye shadow.

First, we’ll use Sin. This is the beige shimmer color.

Urban Decay Purple Look 1

Here, you’ll see that I used the Sin eye shadow over my entire lid. I’m using this kind of like a primer. It’ll help make the rest of the eye shadow go on smoother, and acts as a good base.

Urban Decay Purple Look 2

Next, use the Last Call shimmer shadow in the crease. You should start at the outside corner of the eye and work it from the lash line to just above the crease. Then, work it across your lid just in the crease. You should stop about two thirds across the lid. Blending is important here, and it’s a good idea to use a bristled eye shadow brush rather than the sponge-tipped applicator provided.

Urban Decay Purple Look 3

Once that’s done, you can use Grifter, a light purple, sparkly shadow, on your lid. This should go in the middle section near the lash line, and blend it in to the Last Call shadow you used in the previous step.

Urban Decay Purple Look 4

Time to use the Sin eye shadow again. Start at the inside corner of your eye and work the shadow into the Grifter, light purple shadow.

It’s also a good idea to use Sin right above the darkest part of the shadow to soften the lines a bit.

Urban Decay Purple Look 5

Finally, you can use Polyester Bride as a highlighter. This is the white, sparkly shadow in your Ammo Shadow Box. I used it at the inside corner of the eye, as well as just under the arch of my eyebrow. Just a dab will do you. Don’t overdo it.

Now that the shadow is over with, it’s time for the finishing touches. Here’s what I used to finish the look:

Check out the final pictures to see how it all came together:

Urban Decay Purple Final 1

Urban Decay Purple Final 2

Nice, huh? Stay tuned because I’ll have a few more tutorials using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Ammo Shadow Box.

And if you’ve used this before, what do you think? I’m certainly liking it. This palette is awesome.


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  1. Beautiful look :)!!!!

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