Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Basic Brown Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hi Everyone! I have another tutorial using the UD Naked Basics palette, this time a lot smokier. I know some of you havent been completely sold on this, which is perfectly ok, I just love having a palette out of which I use all the colours equally, usually the matte neutrals are always hitting pan in my palettes (shape of my Naked original..!). So as always, feel free to use whatever colours you already have if you decide to try this out! Lets get started!
As always I began by applying UDPP all over the lid and under the lower lashes.
On a flat shader brush I did a wash of Naked2 all over the moving eyelid, as far as the socket and took it under the lower lashline as well, quite low and smokey. See the difference in tone from what it looks like in the pan and on the eye?!
Next using Faint and a stiff smudgy brush (the pic seems to have gone walkies on me, I cant find it anywhere!) I darkened the moving lid and under the lower lashes. To deepen the lashline even more, I used an angled brush and Crave to roughly place colour on the top lashline and I used the smudgy brush with Faint on it to blend. I kept applying and blending until I got I was happy with the result (Crave falls out like nobody's business, so definitely recommend leaving your base until after your eyeshadows!)
I used Walk of Shame on a small shader brush to subtly highlight under the browbone and inner corner.
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara
Benefit Coralista Blush and Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked


  1. Gorgeous smokey eye! Love it! I definitely want this palette!

  2. Your new hair is so goregous - you remind me of Daenerys from Game of Thrones.

  3. This is beautiful, you're great at doing makeup. xx

  4. LOVE the naked basics ^^ Great to see you're posting again. I find your looks to be very inspirational. How are you liking the lush lash mascara/system? I'm considering buying, but there are so many reviews, good and bad. We seem to have quite similar tastes regarding make up, though, so I'm eager to hear your opinion on the product :)

  5. Very pretty! I've been using this palette almost every day since I bought it; it's so easy to use!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Think I have to get this to add to my UD palette collection. I bought the Vice palette after seeing your tutorials and love it. Your tutorials are great and so easy to follow, love the hair too!

  7. Your eye make up is gorgeous, great tutorial!



  8. Gorgeous! I really enjoy your hair colour and style lately.

  9. Brilliant! Looks really good. Once I get my primer right I will try smokey eye!

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