This round of 5 Days 5 Looks was interesting just cause it’s the first time I’ve done one with a straight bright palette. Most of the time I’m using neutral, or mostly neutral palettes, so I had to be careful to keep my looks with this guy work appropriate. In order to do that I had to cheat a little bit on some of my usual 5 Days 5 Looks rules: I brought in colors from other palettes in order to make it work.

If you want to read my review of the palette, you can do it here. But let’s dive in to the looks.

Day 1


I thought I would start off with the colors that made me the most nervous first. This is the only time I used the yellow all week; I kind of felt like I copped out on it, but just could not find a look featuring it that felt me. I used my pinky finger to dab the yellow in concentrated sections so it wasn’t overwhelming and created a little pop.

Colors used:
Highlight – Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy (eyeshadow single, and I used it as a highlight all week)
Lid – Clementine
Inner Corner – Star
Crease – Anaheim (from the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette)
Eyeliner – Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil in Tiramisu

Day 2


I am way obsessed with this look. It really feels Pastel Goth to me – hard edge but bright colors. I have this awesome Smoky eye brush that is perfect for putting color in the outer corner and creating that pointed shape without being too defined. This look will probably be on regular rotation.

Colors Used:
Highlight – Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy
Lid – Meow
Outer Corner – Dope
Eyeliner – Kat Von D Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper

Day 3


This was a day off, and an errand day, so I didn’t feel like doing anything overly complicated. I just used a white shade on my lid and black shadow along my lash line. Then I used that smoky brush from yesterday to smudge the black and blend it upwards so the line wasn’t too dark or defined. Not a bad look but definitely not one that looked like it took me a long time, which it didn’t.

Colors Used:
Highlight – Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Cowboy
Lid – Skull
Lash Line – Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blackout (I don’t remember which palette I used, but Blackout has been included in several UD palettes)

Day 4


What bright color makeup selection is complete without a mermaid-ish look? I feel like at this point it’s kind of obligated. Whatever, I had fun created this one. I started with the blue just in the center of the lid and blended the green in the outer corner and up into the crease. And, for a cool transition, I pinky finger applied it in the inner corner again. As all the colors in this palette are matte, and mermaid looks are usually created with shimmer shadows, I thought this was an interesting take on the idea. Even if it did take me a while to get the green to blend in just the way I wanted.

Colors Used:
Highlight – Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy
Inner Corner – Gloom
Lid – Doom
Crease – Gloom
Outer Corner – Gloom
Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion

Day 5


This was an easy to throw together look. I only had one color left in the palette and I just wanted something quick. The color is great though; it’s a gray, but with some green tones to it. And then I threw some white in the inner corner again to pop. And gold eyeliner on my lower lash line for a little shimmer.

Colors Used:
Highlight – Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy
Lid – Dagger
Inner Corner – Skull
Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion
Lower Lash Line – Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Goldmine

I already have my next 5 Days 5 Looks started – Urban Decay’s Naked Basics. Look out for it! And let me know what you think of these looks!


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