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

Monday, 14 January 2013

Back to Basics with UD

Hi Everyone! Just a quick thank you for sticking with me through my absence there over the last 2 months or so, i really appreciate it. Now tutorial time! When I saw the Naked Basics palette, I knew it was meant to be, being the neutral freak that I am, and so it was a late Christmas present to myself (damn you impulse buying!). Here I just did a very simple basic look, daytime friendly, just to test the palette out more so than anything! Smokier looks coming soon!
I primed my lid with UDPP as per usual.
On a flat shader brush I took the colour Walk Of Shame and did a wash of it all over the lid up to the browbone.
On a small shader brush, I placed a little bit of Venus in the inner corner and just under the browbone for an iridescent highlight.
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Next, on a large blending brush I swept some Naked2 into the crease softly and also under the lower lashes.
On a stiffer blending brush I deepened the crease and outer corner with some Faint.
I lined my lashline with Crave and an angled brush.
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara.
I filled in my brows with Catrice Brow Kit.
Mac Well Dressed Powder Blush and YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Peach Passion.