At long last, I’ve come to the end of my Obligatory Naked Palette Tutorial Series. This is a classic smokey eye turned glam with the addition of one shadow.
When I create smokey eyes, I like to work from lightest color to darkest as to not end up with a smokey upper face – not easily reversible. There are numerous variations, intensities, and interpretations of a “smokey eye”, I just did what I thought to be a simple classic one that suits my eye.
Here we go!
On primed eye-lids I placed “Strange” from the crease to the brow bone to ensure easier blending later. I left the lid alone.
I then blended “Limit” above the crease, followed by “Nooner” in the crease.
Next I messily dotted a line of black kohl pencil into my upper lash line, and smudged it out with a pencil brush, focusing more black on the outer lid – just cuz.
I patted “Darkside” all over the lid, and on the flip side of the brush patted “Blackheart” in a wedge/C shape on the outer lid and crease.
I used a smaller blending brush to blend the edges of the darker colors, to maintain the intensity and not over blend.
I repeated the same steps on my lower lash line.
To make this more interesting, I dampened a cream eye shadow brush and patted “Trick” over the center of the lid. I also added clear gloss to my lip color (listed below).
Rest of Face (ROF):
MAC Face & Body mixed with MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation.
MAC Dainty Blush
Boots Number 7 lipliner in Nude
By Terry Terribly Nude lipstick
Shu Uemura Smoky Layers eye lashes
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Med Ash
Accomplishment! I feel it only necessary to share my thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked palettes, but I will do so in a separate post so I can organize a diplomatic way of sharing my subjective and objective opinions (spoiler alert?).