Naked 3 Palette Look#4: Eyes that Fly

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Welcome to another look in my Obligatory Naked Palette Tutorial Series!

My first instinct was to name this a “Valentines Day” look – and I hated that, but then I hated myself for hating that.  While I really don’t subscribe to commercialized holidays, I can still get down with the theme of Valentines Day and remind myself that there are worse things in the world.

For someone who appreciates Valentines Day more than I do, the Naked 3 Palette seems to have been made for the occasion with its rosy shades.

I created a dramatic winged eye look hence eyes that fly.  I did this with an exaggerated winged liner, interesting eye shadow application, and half lashes.

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Here are the steps I took:

1.  Blended “Strange” all over the entire lid for easier blend-ability.

2.  With a large eye blending brush, I used my bronzer to define the crease shape and provide a warm transition color to otherwise neutral and cool toned eyeshadows.  I concentrated the transition color on the outer crease flicking it upwards towards the outer brow bone to begin the wing effect.

3.  I concentrated “Nooner” in the outer crease using a more pointed blending brush in a smaller triangle shape, again flicking the color up and out to enhance the wing.

4.  I used a business card (you could also use tape, or a credit card, or anything with an edge really) in a slanted position under my eye while I further darkened the outer crease with “Darkside”.  I softened the edges with my brush, you could also use a Q-Tip.

5.  I blended out all of the edges with my original larger blending brush that had the bronzer on it.

6.  I took a small flat brush and patted “Liar” all over the lid, and for more dimension I used my finger to press a bit of “Buzz” and “Dust” on the center of my mobile lid.

7.  I shaded the lower lash line with “Darkside” concentrating most on the outer corners to further enhance the winged effect.

8.  I spent waaay too long trying to perfect a thick black winged liner, that grew thicker before tapering in at the end.  Tape works well to help perfect winged eyeliner, which is probably what I should have done.

9.  I used half/accent lashes on the outer lash lines to dramatize the winged eyes even more.

Here are the other products I used:

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation
MAC studio fix concealer
Suqqu Brow Powder
Mascara to darken and blend my lashes with the false lashes
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush palette
Rouge Bunny Rouge At Netherway Cove Bronzer
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 8
Tarte Emphasize Eye Brightener on waterline
Bobbi Brown black gel liner

Some other steps that could have enhanced this look would have been to blend out the bottom lash line even further with bronzer, and/or to add some blush to the edges of the crease color to tie everything together.

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