Okay, I know it's been a while since I posted, but I am BACK! Today I have an awesome tutorial to share using the Urban Decay Naked Palette, which by the way is my favourite neutral palette ever (seriously, get one; it's worth the investment!).
This is a look I came up with that can be work day or night, though for night i would likely darken it up a bit. It should work really well on all eye colours, especially you blue eyed ladies!
- Prime your eyelids with your favourite eyeshadow primer. I used MAC Paint in "Untitled"
- With a flat stiff eyeshadow brush, go in with the colour "Half Baked" from the UD palette (or any gold shadow), and apply it all over the eyelid
- Take a fluffy crease brush and the colours "Toasted" and "Hustle" (or any shimmery purpley-brown) and apply this to your crease. This will add a bit of depth to the brightness of the gold.
- With the same brush, apply "Darkhorse" (or any dark bronze colour) to the outer v of your eye
- Using your favourite dark brown eyeliner, line the upper lash line and the lower waterline. If you have smaller eyes, stop the liner about two thirds of the way in. Larger eyes, you can go all the way to the inner corner.
- Using a pencil brush, go in with the gold colour you used before and apply it on the inner half of the bottom lash line, then do the same with the dark bronze colour on the outer half.
- Using the fluffy crease brush from before, take the colour "Virgin" (or any off-white eyeshadow) and apply it to your brow bone. This will act as a highlight, and also help blend out any harsh lines you may have from the darker shadows.
- Apply your favourite mascara to the top lashes.
- Prime your face with your favourite face primer. This will help keep your foundation from moving around and caking up on your face.
- Apply your favourite foundation, starting from the centre and blending out. You have to blend it properly otherwise you get thai weird "hey look I'm wearing foundation" line, and no one likes that.
- Take a big fluffy blush brush, and a rosy coloured blush, and apply it to the backs of your cheekbones. This will help give you colour and definition, without competing with the eyes.
- Take an angled contour brush and some bronzer and contour under your cheekbones and near the temples. This makes your cheekbones stand out even more without being too obnoxious. Remember, less is more! Too much and you'll look dirty.
- Take the same fluffy brush and apply a cheek highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones.
- Using a pinky-coral coloured lipgloss, fill in your lips. I used Stilla's lipgloss in "Starfruit". A gloss works best with this look to keep everything from being too heavy, This is supposed to be a fairly natural look, and sometimes lipsticks can be a bit heavy if you're going for that look.
And there you have it! A super easy look you can wear everyday, or even at night if you darken it up a bit. Sometimes with palettes like the Urban Decay Naked one it can be bit daunting to come up with something since you have so many colours to pick from. Hopefully this helps a bit!
Thanks for reading!