I am so excited, and let me tell you why!
I finally got an Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette for Christmas!!!
I know, I know, I’m definitely behind in the game. But you know what? I don’t care. I’m just so darned excited to play at all!
First, I’d like to review the set as a whole.
In my opinion, this is all really quality stuff. I’m loving it. From the soft, velvety exterior (With a color so deep that it can’t quite be identified…is it brown? Is it red? Is it purple? Whatever it is, it’s lavish.) to its heavily pigmented shadows, I’m in love. This set came with a great shadow brush as well that fits nicely into my brush set. Urban Decay does it right.
The outside of the Naked Palette
The memory of my Dad goofily reading the names of each color on Christmas morning will forever be burned in my brain.
The colors, ranging from left to right, are:
Virgin, sin, naked, sidecar, buck, half baked, smog, darkhorse, toasted, hustle, creep, and gunmetal.
This set also came with Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which I happen to adore. I’ve used other primers before, but I absolutely love this brand.
Urban Decay’s Shadow Primer Potion
I recently got to spend a couple of days snowed in with one of my best friends. We decided to be a little bit productive in the middle of the blizzard that practically devoured us, thus resulting in this post!
In addition to fun blog activities, we made snow cream!
The first tutorial uses mostly matte colors, while the second uses more shimmer. Both are more on the subtle side, but they really make your eyes pop. Let’s get started!
Eye Shadow Tutorial 1:
Step 1: I started by applying my Urban Decay Shadow Potion to my whole lid. Eye shadow primer serves a lot of useful purposes. I highly suggest investing in some if you wear a lot of shadow. Not only does it keep your shadow in place longer, it also helps it to go on smoothly and keeps it from getting into little creases and cracks in your eyes. Essentially, it keeps your shadow looking pretty, professional, and frustration free.
Aside from Urban Decay, I’ve also used Mary Kay’s eye shadow primer. I like it as well. Unfortunately, I’m not sure about the price comparison.
Step 2: Using my Mary Kay definer brush, I began by applying Naked to the main part of my lid. I started just above the lashline and stopped at my crease.
Step 3: Using my Urban Decay brush, I applied Virgin right above my lashline and in the inner corner of my eye.
Note: I’ve recently started applying this light cream color right above my lashline when I’m going for a more natural look. I apply it right where I’d apply a dark eyeliner if I were going for a dramatic look. I find that it makes the eye look dramatic in a simple way, and also creates the illusion that the eye looks bigger.
Step 4: Using my Mary Kay Crease Brush, I applied Buck to the outer crease of my eye and to the outer corner.
Step 5: Using my Mary Kay crease brush once more, I applied Dark horse just in the outer corner of my eye. I didn’t bother drawing an artificial angle with it, I just followed the natural corner of my eye. If I wanted this look to be more dramatic I would draw the corner upwards, pointing toward outer corner of my eyebrow.
Step 6: Using my Mary Kay Definer brush, I applied Sin directly under my brow as a highlighter.
Step 7: To finish off the look, I blended the shadow in. I did this by sweeping my Mary Kay Definer brush upward from my lashline to my brows. I started with my inner corner and move out toward the outer corner. When the color looks less extreme and a bit more blended, you know that you’re done.
I topped this look off with just a touch of dark brown Mary Kay stick eye liner and some black mascara.
Eye Shadow Tutorial 2: This tutorial involves a lot more shimmer. I would use this if I were going on a fun night out but didn’t feel like going overboard with the eyes. I would suggest pairing this with a dramatic red lip.
Step 1: Using my Mary Kay Definer brush, I applied Toasted to the main part of Grace’s lid from her lashline to her crease.
Step 2: Using my Mary Kay Crease brush, I applied Hustle to her outer corner and her crease.
Step 3: Using my Mary Kay Definer brush, I applied Sin to Grace’s inner corner and under her brow.
Step 4: Using the same technique I did in step 7 of my other tutorial, I blended the colors together just a little bit to make them less extreme.
Here is Grace’s finished look!
Grace topped this look off with some black liquid liner and some black mascara.
Thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed these simple, yet pretty Naked tutorials. I hope to post a more dramatic Naked Palette look eventually!
With Love ❤