I used Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette which I LOVE. If you don’t own the Naked 2 Palette, don’t worry, I swatched the eyeshadows, and took closeups of the palette, so you can use similar colours! On the pics on Facebook I went a little heavier in Steps 5 and 7 (by applying more of the colours Busted and Blackout).
This is a look that I love and have been wearing a lot lately – it’s easy to ramp up for night, or down play for day!
Have you read my review on the Naked 2 Palette? Check it out here!
Everything you need for this look is listed below. Note, I’d already applied foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush and I had ‘my brows on’!
- Eyelid primer (optional). I used Urban Decay Primer Potion.
- Eyeshadows are all from Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette. I’ve swatched the colours used so you can use whatever you have that looks similar. And see the bottom of the page for eyeshadow closeups!
- A black eyeliner. I used Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide In Eye Pencil in the colour Perversion.
- Optional – A brown eyeliner for the lower waterline. I used Raven from Mac. I love this. It’s a unique bronzey/wine/plum colour.
- Mascara. I used two! Maybelline the Falsies as a base coat with Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara on top (this combo gives a very dramatic full-lash effect)
- A pinky/nude/coral toned lipstick of your choice. I used Inglot lippy number 167. Amazing lipstick colour, it suits everyone.
- A flat stiff brush (for applying colour to the eyelid and for brow highlight). Mine is from Sigma
- A fluffy brush (for blending out the crease colour). Mine is from Makeup Geek
- A pencil brush with a fine end for applying colour to the outer eye corner. Mine is from Makeup Geek
- A thin blending brush for careful application of the outer v! Mine is a 10s from Inglot.
- An angled brush to line the eyes. Mine is a Mac 266 brush
- Eyelash curler
What to do!
Photo 1: If you have an eye primer, prime your eyelid so your eyeshadow lasts all day (and so it won’t fade or crease). I used Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Photo 2: Apply base colour, YDK, to eyelid, using flat stiff brush, stopping at your crease. Tip: To get a rose gold colour if you don’t have the Naked 2 Palette – try mixing a bronze eyeshadow with a light pink: You’ll get the same colour (more or less!).
Photo 3: Crease colour and blending. Using the fluffy eyeshadow brush, swipe the colour Tease through your crease/eye socket. Blend it backwards and forwards in a window wiper-like motion, in a rainbow shape, until it’s well blended. Keep blending Tease up towards your browbone. If you ease off on the pressure of the blending as you swipe your fluffy brush upwards, the colour will blend out seamlessly.
Photo 4: Using your flat stiff brush (clean the last bit of colour off with a tissue first), press Chopper just to the centre of your eyelid. This will give the eyelid a gorgeous lift by highlighting it and therefore adding a bit of dimension!
Photo 5: Using a pencil brush apply the colour Busted to the outer eye corner. Blend the colour softly in a circular motion and then once you’ve done that, pull the colour out to the side of your eye a little, to give it a slightly winged out effect. This makes your eyes look bigger!
Photo 6: Blend the outer corner. Clean off your fluffy brush on a tissue and now blend out Busted just on the outer eye corner. This is necessary to to get rid of any harsh lines.
Photo 7: Outer v. Using your thin blending brush apply a teeny bit of Blackout just to the outer v of your eye, on top of Busted. Move the brush in a tiny circular motion to blend it a little.
Photo 8: Using An angled eyeshadow brush apply the eyeshadow Busted to your lower lashline. Start at the outer corner and take the colour about three-quarters of the way along, stopping a quarter of the way in before the inner corner (if you run the colour all the way along to the inner corner it can make your eyes look smaller).
Photo 9: Highlight your inner eye corner. Clean your pencil brush off on a tissue and now pick up some Bootycall eyeshadow. Apply this in a small circular motion to the inner eye corner (e.g. the side closest to your nose!). This is an instant eye brightener.
Photo 11: Apply black eyeliner finely along top lashline (you can use gel eyeliner for this look, or even a black eyeshadow).
Photo 12: This step is optional, but when I use a black eyeliner I like to go over the top of it with black eyeshadow to slightly soften the look (the black eyeshadow I used was Blackout).
Photo 13: Curl your eyelashes. Yes, this is optional, but wow, it makes such a difference!
Photo 14: Apply two of mascara.
Photo 15: Optional! For a dramatic effect,line your lower waterline with a brown or black eyeliner. I used Raven from Mac.
Photo 16: Also optional! I love lining the top waterline (eg the rim of my eye below my top lashline) with a black eyeliner. This makes my eyelashes look super thick and gives a dramatic effect. For this step, it’s best to use a waterproof eyeliner. This is because the waterline is a damp part of your eye, and therefore a normal (non waterproof) eyeliner will run and won’t last long!
Done! Want to ramp this up for a sexy, dramatic evening version? Apply more Busted to the outer corner – and more Blackout. Apply black eyeliner slightly heavier around the eyes, including on the waterline – Boom. Looking hot Missus!
So, what do you think? Did you give it a go? Let me know if you did and how it worked out, I’d love to hear from you!
PS: Where to buy… Urban Decay Primer Potion, Naked 2 eyeshadow palette and 24/7 Glide on Pencil: www.beautybay.com (there’s FREE delivery to NZ!) or buy locally in NZ through Gracie Lou (great service!)
PPS: Here’s a close up of the Naked Palette eyeshadows. Aren’t they pretty?
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