Backfire is a shimmery finish eyeshadow described by Urban Decay as a “burgundy with purple shift”. I would describe it as a red-based purple with hints of duo chrome pink throughout. It is such a unique color and not like anything I have or have seen in the eyeshadow world! It pairs beautifully with all of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, so I included some looks using those palettes to create these looks. This eyeshadow is rich in pigmentation on its own, but when applied wet or over a purple base, the color is intensified dramatically. It has very quickly become one of my most favorite purples and one I can’t recommend enough! Have you tried Backfire or any of the new singles from Urban Decay?
Look #1 – see the video tutorial here!
- MAC Pearlglide ‘Designer Purple’ (as a base on lid, below crease)
- UD Backfire (layered over Pearlglide color)
- MAC Indian Ink (outer third of lid into outer v)
- MAC Typographic (layered over Indian Ink to darken)
- MAC Malt & Kid (crease)
- MAC Blanc Type (blend)