No? Oh you must try it! All you need is a colored base and your duochrome eyeshadows to accomplish these easy looks. What are duochrome eyeshadows? These are eyeshadows that have two colors within it, so if you look at the eyeshadow straight on it can appear to be one color, but if you tilt it at an angle you can see an entirely different color. Some of the most well-known duochrome shades in MAC’s line are:
- Expensive Pink
- Gorgeous Gold
- Rose (PRO)
- Seedy Pearl (discontinued)
- Stars ‘N Rockets
- Vellum (PRO)
By adding a simple base color to the look with one of these eyeshadows, you can get a two-color eyeshadow combination … but you’re really only using one eyeshadow to create the look. Let me show you what I mean … 😉
STARS ‘N ROCKETS
Stars ‘N Rockets is one of my most favorite shades because it has two of my most favorite colors mixed together: pink and purple! This eyeshadow looks COMPLETELY different when layered over a black base. In this look I applied MAC’s Blackground paint pot as a base on the lid, layered Stars ‘N Rockets over it and then applied Stars ‘N Rockets into the crease … and that’s it! What a look!
For this look, I chose to go with more of a red-based paint pot in MAC’s limited edition, Idyllic. (Note: Expensive Pink does NOT look all that great over a black base.) If you don’t already have Idyllic, you can also use Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in ‘Pomegranate Punk’ in its place as the two are very similar in color. For this look, I did the same thing: applied Idyllic as a base on the lid and then layered Expensive Pink over it and applied more Expensive Pink in the crease. It changes the color enough to make it appear as if you’re wearing two eyeshadows.
Ah! The most elusive shade of all of MAC’s duochrome eyeshadows (and another one of my favorites!). Club realllly shines when it’s used over a black base as the black helps to cancel out the brown tones in the eyeshadow and emphasize the green. For this look I used MAC’s Blackground paint pot once again on the lid … by the way, if you don’t have Blackground or a black base, you can also use your black gel eyeliner in the same way. 😉 Then I layered Club over the black base on the lid and applied it into the crease and on the lower lashline. Looks like two completely different eyeshadows, right?!