19 Mar 2014

my NAKED palette go to eye look

Hey guys!

Today, I want to share with you my go to eyeshadow look. I wear this if I'm not sure what I want to do with my eyes, or if I really don't have the time to decide. This is just a really easy and achievable look that goes with any look and occasion - I have worn it everywhere, from weddings to dates to just going on a casual coffee outing with the girls.

The palette I use to achieve this look is the Urban Decay Naked palette. Of all the palettes I own, this is my favourite - the shades are all so easy to work with and are of such good quality. Obviously, you can find dupes for this palette everywhere - for us Aussies, the Chi Chi Nudes palette is an extremely close dupe - so you don't necessarily need to spend the money on this palette to achieve the same look.

This is the finished look! A reminder that all my photos are taken with natural light, which is why the lighting can differ from photo to photo. Also, it can wash out the intensity of the colour a little, so please bear that in mind.

The first thing I do is prime my eyelids using the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Inked in Pink. These are my favourite products to use as bases, because not only do they stop your eyeshadow from creasing, but they also intensify the colour. I put this all over my eyelid, stopping just before where my crease starts.

After that, I take Buck from the Naked palette on a blending brush, and blend out the edges of the Colour Tattoo. I really focus this colour to be the darkest in my crease and out v, but also blend it above my crease and towards my browbone.

I then pick up the colour Sin on a flat eyeshadow brush, and press it densely over my lid. This is a gorgeous light, shimmery pink that really opens up your eyes. I really focus most of the colour on the inner part of my eye, really packing it on the first half of my eyelid.

Once that step is completed, I take a little bit of the shade Naked on a clean blending brush and blend out the edges of Buck a little more. I also took Virgin on a pencil brush and highlighted my brow bone and inner corner.

I then took the L'Oreal Superliner Blockbuster, and lined my eyelid from the centre out. This was actually my first time using this, and I actually thought that it was kohl liner, not a felt tip (can you tell this was an impulse buy?). Normally, when I do this look, I will take a kohl liner and do the same thing, but then take a smudge brush and blend it out. I had already started using this before I realised it was a felt tip, but really, it doesn't matter which you use.

Once that was all complete, I took Naked and Buck mixed together on a pencil brush and blended it under my lower lash line about two-thirds of the way in. I then took Sin again, and placed this on the inner part of the lower lash line. I then went over my lashes again with my mascara and lined my water line with a nude eyeliner.

And this is the finished look!

So there you have it! I just love how simple this eyeshadow look is - but it is also so effective. It really opens up my eyes, and compliments my eye colour as well! For the purpose of this post, I paired this with a soft bronzed look (lightly bronzed where my contours would be), with a peach-pink blush and a little highlighter for an added glow. I also put a nude-pink colour on my lips. But I have paired this with a more dramatic  and intense contour/blush combination, and it still looks just as beautiful.

Do you own the Naked palette? What are your colours of choice?

Until next time...


Other products used in this look:

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Primer
Bourjois CC Cream in #32
Revlon Photoready Skinlights in 001 Bare Light
Bourjois CC Eye Cream in Ivory
Revlon Colorstay Eyebrown Pencil in Blonde
MAC MSF's in Light & Medium Deep
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Inked in Pink
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Virgin, Sin, Naked and Buck
L'Oreal Superliner Blockbuster Felt Tip Liner
Rimmel Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Black
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native
Sigma brushes

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  1. Love how you do your eyes, the colours look so good! I need the palette but i have a Napoleon one which is just about the same, so i need to get rid of it asap.. (Makeup purchasing excuse clearly) Oh chi chi palette is the biggest dupe i agree there i only said that to myself in target the other day!

    1. Haha, no you need the palette ;) best purchase ever, I use it the most out of any palette that I own!

    2. ahahah i need it now, its okay one more week till i get paid. Just one.. So close but so so far! That did not stop me from buying the nicest bag from sports girl yesterday which my mum replied with "No clothes? Again?" ahahah

    3. OMG I just realised I don't get paid this week it's next week! Why me!? Damnnnnn! hahahah I loveee Sportsgirl bags. On my 21st Birthday that was my present to myself - the nicest black bag from there its so beautiful

    4. hahah i feel you we can both just plan what we want for the following week then true?
      I get paid on a Thurs so by the time im finished work i have money in there and its like YES LATE NIGHT!!!

    5. HAHAHAHA I actually get paid on a Tuesday, but for some reason my bank doesn't make it available to Wednesday night. And yes, we should both be making wishlists (and probably combining them so we save shipping). I'm going out tomorrow though because I'm really hoping the Revlon matte/lacquer balms are finally in my priceline. I own some already, but I'm after one colour in particular so I am allowing myself to go and pick it. And possibly more. Actually, more probably hahaha

  2. I just know I'm going to go on instagram & see a big bunch of new products. Your lying to yourself by saying just one!!

    1. HAHAHAHA but it makes me feel better! I can come home and be like no I didn't plan this...

  3. i discovered ur blog through instagram and i love this look. u look so pretty! naked is everyones fave palette in the world !!

    1. hi! thanks so much, it really is the best! what's your blog so I can check yours out?

  4. great everyday look :)