I used a Ruby + Millie palette I've had for a few years as it has an interesting mix of colours and neutrals. I used the colour on the bottom left of the picture all over my lid and blended the darker brown (bottom right) in to my crease. I pressed the blue (top right) on to the mobile lid, below the crease. I also added some of the blue around the tear duct and pulled it down along the lower lash line. I buffed a little of the lighter brown just a bit above the crease and lined the eyes with MAC Teddy eye kohl.
I was inspired to use the combination of blue and taupe by a number of the Autumn collection eyeshadow palettes. It would be easy to achieve a similar look using the Estee Lauder Dahlia Palette, the Giorgio Armani Night Shades palette or the soon to be released Champs Elysees palette by Guerlain.
In case you're interested in what I'm wearing on the rest of my face: on my cheeks, I have MAC Cubic blush and on my lips I'm wearing MAC Barely Lit (LE) lipstick with Hourglass Extreme Sheen lipgloss in Ignite on top.
I really enjoyed the challenge to try something a little different. It was also very interesting to see how everyone else interpreted 'neutral with a twist'. You can see Lady of the Lane's blog post about her challenge look here. The very beautiful Alice at Super Gorgeous was also inspired to have a go and went for a stunning coloured liner with neutral eyeshadows which I'm hoping she will blog about too. If you feel inspired to have a try, I'd love to see. If you do it and blog about it make sure to send me a link in the comments so I can have a look!