Saturday, 4 February 2012

First of my Favorite Palettes - Urban Decay NAKED

So everyone knows about the NAKED palette it needs no intro and must have a billion reviews online. Here's a few of my favourite looks using it. The pictures are not the best quality I will be looking into how I can improve the images but ive not got the first idea how to edit. Pics taken with a standard 15mp cyber shot im not the best photographer as you can see so will be asking somebody else to photograph next time.

This is my everyday look takes about 30 seconds no makeup makeup
green eye, natural makeup, naked palette
I have applied UD Primer Potion all over the lid, then I took the shade Naked which is a matte shade and perfect match for my skintone and using a large fluffy brush applied this over my whole lid right up to the brow. 
I then took the shade Buck , also matte on a MAC 217 and using light pressure and small circle motions applied this to my crease and outer V. 
Next I took Virgin on a clean 217 and lightly dusted over my brow for a slight highlight. I took the same shade on a MAC 219 pencil brush and applied to my tearduct.
Finally curled my lashes and applied two coat of Illamasqua Masquara.

Sometimes for a bit more definition I will also take an angled liner brush and using the colour creep from the same palette I push the shadow into my top lash line then blend it out.
green eye, natural makeup, naked palette

If I have a bit more time I will line my top lashline with Clinique Brush on Cream Liner in black winging it up towards the end of my brows.
green eye, natural makeup, winged liner, naked palette

My second look is much warmer and I've used two of my favourite shades Half Baked which also makes an appearance in the NAKED 2 palette.

green eye, natural makeup, gold eyeshadow, naked palette

Again I applied Primer Potion all over the lid and then with an Urban Decay flat shadow brush patted Half Baked from the inside corner halfway across my lid. 
Then using the same brush I took Smog and applied this to the rest of the eye blending into the half baked gently with an ELF Bamboo Blending Brush.
Using a Louise Young LY38 brush I took Dark Horse and applied to the crease of my eye blended, reapplied and blended again.
I then took the shade Hustle on my blending brush and buffed it into the crease for a bit more definition and warmth.
Finally I took Virgin on a 217 and lightly highlighted my brow bone.
I finished with curling my lashes and applying two coats of Masquara.

Here ive added to the look with a gold chunky liner pencil under the eye and the same shadows mirroring the top lid blended underneath the lashes.
green eye, natural makeup, gold eyeshadow, naked palette

To give it a more night out feel I've lined the top lashline with Clinique Brush on Cream Liner in Black. Lined the upper and lower waterlines with Avon Supershock Gel Liner in black and took gold glitter and pushed into the liner under the lower lashes.
green eye, gold eyeshadow, winged liner, naked palette

(Why have I only got half an eyebrow on these pics???)

The Final look I've created with this palette is a basic Smokey Eye.
green eye, Smokey eye, smoky eye, naked palette

I applied Primer Potion and when dry with an UD shadow brush patted Gunmetal over the entire lid from the very inside corner. I then blended this out with a 217.
I then took Creep on the same shadow brush and patted this onto the outer third of the lid blending upwards and outwards towards the brow. 
On a 219 pencil brush I took Virgin and applied this liberally to the tear duct and inside corner, blended this into the Gunmetal and also upwards towards the brow. I also took this on a 217 and highlighted the brow.
I finished off with curling the lashes and applying two coats of Illamasqua Masquara.

For a more dramatic look I added Avon Supershock Gel Liner to the upper and lower waterlines and smudged Gunmetal under the lower lash line. 
green eye, smoky eye, Smokey eye, naked palette

Again I apologise for the quality of the photos and hope they're not too bad for you too see what I'm talking about.

I will be uploading more looks tomorrow I have created with more of my favourite palettes. I will be getting my Wayne (aka David Bailey) to take the photos. Some of these will be a little more  out there but that's where the fun is.

¡hasta luego! xxx


  1. Hi there, I just had a look at your blog after spotting your comment on Pixiwoo's blog, I'm in the same boat as you, as in I'm new to blogging, so I'm more than happy to support your blog! I'm not just following for the sake of it though, the pictures you've posted above are beautiful, you have amazing skills and I hope it goes well enough that you do feel like starting a youtube channel, I'd definitely be interested in watching ;) Best of Luck xx

    1. thanks Suze will have more looks up today, love your blog too I'm following, left a few comments on your posts xxx

  2. I'm so jealous of you lashes lol. Great blog xx

    1. Only just saw this comment sorry Anika thanks very much x