Its been a while since I played around with my Urban Decay Naked Palette. This particular look is created using the Naked Palette 2. I have been using my Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Palette for many months now, and while there is no doubt I absolutely love it, I felt like a change. I have created this look using a natural colour to wash over my eyelids, creating depth with a darker brown and adding interest with a silvery grey hue. I am really pleased with the finished look, and wanted to share with you all how I created it. My eye colour is blue, and they turn green when light hits them. I find the silver and grey really compliment the colour and bring out the green. If you have the Urban Decay Naked Palette and want to mix things up a little (we all have our favourite go-to shade combinations!) then keep reading to find out how I created this look.
As this tutorial is all about the eyes, I have not photographed every step, but for those who are interested, here is what I used on the rest of my face.
First up, I cleanse tone and moisturise. I am really enjoying my current skin regimen, but after editing this post have realised my under eyes could do with some moisture! To the naked eye they look fine, but under the harsh reality of my digital camera they look rather dry! Any suggestions for a good eye cream would be gratefully appreciated!
I then apply a makeup primer all over my face. My current favourite is the Chanel Le Blanc multi-use base. This creates a lovely canvas to work on and really brings out the best in my foundation. I apply a small amount of my NARS eyelid primer to ensure my eyeshadow stays put during the day.
I then apply my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. I take this over my eyelids too so that I start to build an even base and texture for my eyeshadow to sit on. Next up I apply my Charlotte Tilbury Miracle Eye Wand. This little beauty was created by Charlotte as she thinks the whole world is tired! Step 1 is an eye cream that makes the under eye area appear firmer, and Step 2 is a light reflecting concealer that eradicates my lack of sleep! As you can see from the pictures, I apply this liberally to my under eye area in a triangle shape and use my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation brush to gently buff in the concealer. Once I am happy with this I apply a light dusting of my Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Finish Light Reflecting Powder. This sets my under eye concealer beautifully without making it look heavy.
Now for the eyes! My favourite part!
For this look I used my Naked Palette 2. A lovely palette with taupe and greige natural colours. I am working with three colours for this look – Foxy,Verve and Tease.
First of all I apply Foxy (a cream bisque matte shade) to my entire eyelid using my Bobbi Brown Eye Sweep brush. This neutralises any redness my eyelids naturally have. I then apply Verve (an oyster coloured shade with shimmer finish) to my outer crease and blend into the middle part of my eyelid. To do this I use my Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow brush. This is slightly smaller than my Eye Sweep brush and I am therefore able to demonstrate greater control. This greige colour works wonderfully with my eye colour and really makes them pop. When I am happy with the finish I apply my final shade Tease (a creamy pale brown matte shade) to the crease of my eye. This shade creates definition. To do this I use my Artis Circle 1R brush. This makes applying eyeshadow to my creases an absolute dream and ensures the colour stays exactly where I apply it and doesn’t work into the inner eyelid.
The next step is applying eyeliner and mascara. I have chosen to use my new Rosie for Autograph at Marks & Spencer gel eyeliner in I’m A Fox Star. A lovely brown shade that compliments the eyeshadows perfectly. You could then use the darker matte eyeshadow in Tease to soften the look of the line. Finally, I apply lashings of my favourite Charlotte Tilbury 5 Star Mascara to open up my eyes. This finishes the look perfectly.
I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial, I really enjoyed putting it together! Do you like this look I have created with the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Talk to you all soon x