Naked 2 Palette Look #4: Victorian



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

I was inspired, after surfing through the infamous Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces, by his beautiful “turn of the century” makeup on Tori Amos.

One look at a turn of the century oil painting will convey that Victorian era beauty was embodied by very pale complexions, rosy cheeks, somewhat red lips, and perhaps a bit of eye-lining definition.  Cosmetics referred to anything applied to the skin of a medicinal nature, and embellishments were pastes, powders and paints, used to alter appearance.  In order to accentuate a woman’s paleness, sometimes she would trace her veins with blue and lavender tints.  Yeah, I didn’t go that far.



In order to appear as though I stepped out of an oil painting, I kept everything creamy and smudged, from the eyes to the lips.  I used a gorgeous cream based eye color from Tom Ford to set the precedence for a creamy hazy eye.  I built and blended upon that with the following colors from the Naked 2 Palette:

Snakebite – Kept smudged to the upper lash line and in the outer crease area.

Tease – Used to blend out transitions.

Foxy – Used under the brow bone, and to blend down the crease color.

Halfbaked – Used to highlight the inner third of the mobile lid


The nuance created by layering the shadows over the cream eye shadow was really pretty and a welcomed change from using the shadows alone.

On the rest of the eyes and face, I used:

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in #5

Benefit Erase Paste – I wanted to ensure any darkness and bluish tones were cancelled out under the eyes since I was seriously blending out the eye shadow for a hazy look.

Becca beach tints (LOVE AFFAIR WITH) in papaya and watermelon – on/all over the cheeks.

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium – all over my grill

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder – for a not so secret brightening effect

Stila Brow Pen

Hourglass Luminous Light highlighting powder – in all the right places

MAC gigablack lash

Kevyn Aucoin Elegent Lipgloss in Anastasia – smudged at the edges, as if smeared on

Marc Jacobs blush in Outspoken – on the cheeks and a little above the crease color, just because

Tom Ford Creme Color for Eyes – Illicit

Bobbi Brown longwear eyeliner in Black Chocolate – rimmed and smudged around the eye.

I absolutely LOVED creating this look, and how it turned out 😉





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