Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Asphyxia 24/7 Eye Pencil by Urban Decay

Asphyxia was a previously exclusive color in the Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil color range, but is now part of the permanent line up of colors.  A soft pinkish purple with blue sparkles, Asphyxia has a nice blue duochrome shift that is quite lovely!  The name for this color is appropriate, if a bit ghoulish, as lack of oxygen can cause a bluish tint to the skin.  There is actually a medical condition called "blue asphyxia" (asphyxia livida) that affects newborns.  There's your geekery for the day. 
Since I acquired the Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Vault, I've been trying to use some of the colors I would not normally gravitate towards.  I've been pleasantly surprised to find that many of the colors I wouldn't think I could wear actually look good, which has expanded my horizon :-)
A good eye shadow to pair with Asphyxia is Urban Decay's Omen from the 15th Anniversary palette.  It's the middle color in the picture below, and also has that nice blue shift to it.  I used both Omen and Asphyxia for the look above.
Disclaimer:  I purchased this.