Focus On: Urban Decay Asphyxia

Focus On is a work in progress. Have you ever talked yourself out of buying a product because the color was too odd, and you wondered how often you would really be able to use it? Or, you know those colors you LOVE because of some hidden versatility that you never imagined when you bought it? I do that ALL of the time. In the interests of loving what I HAVE, and learning its limitations, rather than relying on the influx of new colors, I will be doing this post every Saturday, focusing on a new color from my collection, with examples of past work, ideas for other uses. Please feel free to suggest colors you wish to see, or uses for the ones listed, or let me know what your favorites are for future posts.

Urban Decay Asphyxia may well be one of my oldest makeup colors.  It’s a classic.  Applied over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, for true to pan color.  This is a light lavender, with a cool blue-ish pearl, and almost a hint of grey.  There’s a touch of pink, that really emerges over certain primers.

Over a frosty lavender base, it applies in true-to-pan color.

Lightly pat it above pretty much ANY color for a gentle fallof.  Purple, blue, pink, orange……

Over a standard primer, like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, the base color is softened, and the blue/violet pearl stands out.

Over a black base, or liner, the blue-pearl turns to a frosty violet/grey

Over a white base, the pink comes through gently

You can mix and match these effects by using a colored base over half the lid, and a standard base over the other half, to intensify elements of the color.  A blue base draws out the purple.  A pink base draws out the pink.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Marcy
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 21:35:09

    Excellent post i must give you your propz excellent job.


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