Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Look of the Day: New to Naked #2

Hi, everyone! If you've been reading the blog lately, you'll know that I finally picked up the Urban Decay Naked Palette(!) and have been having a bit of fun with it. Last week I posted my first-ever look using the palette and today's post features another!


This look is a touch smokier than the last and features some of the palette's lovely shimmery brown and bronze shades. It's an eye shadow look that I feel totally comfortable in- warm, a bit sultry, but still totally wearable. 

I paired the soft brown smokey eye with a matte, true peach blush (the ultra amazing Illamasqua Lover Powder Blush- a review of that to come as well) and a soft peachy pink lip (my new and exciting Revlon Lacquer Balm Lip Pencil in Demure).


To create the eye look, I first applied Half-Baked, a warm golden bronze, all over the lid and up into the crease. I then applied Smog, a warm shimmery brown on the crease and outer corner of the eye. Next, I applied a small amount of Dark Horse, a deep neutral brown, to the crease to add extra definition and a touch of smokiness. Finally, I used Virgin, a pale shimmery ivory as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corners of my eye. 


Here's a shot of the palette, marking the shades that I used (again, amazing graphics thanks to Paint ;)):

Shades from the palette used in this look: Virgin, Half-Baked, Smog, and Darkhorse

Here's a full breakdown of everything I used!

The Breakdown:

Foundation Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme makeup in Buff

Concealers: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20 (on blemishes)
Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium

Highligher/Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
Blush: Illamasqua Powder Blush in Lover

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde/Taupe and Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Half-Baked (on lid, blended up into crease), Smog (all over crease and outer corner), Darkhorse (lightly in crease), and Virgin (on brow bones and inner corners)

Eyeliner: Tarte smolderEyes Clay Liner in Brown (on upper lash line) and NYX Wonder Pencil in Light (on lower waterline)
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black

Lipstick: Revlon Lacquer Balm Lip Pencil in Demure



And a few more shots of the look:






And there you have it! I was instantly smitten with this look- Half-Baked, Smog, and Darkhorse are the ultimate combination for a soft, brown smokey eye. I can see myself opting for this pairing again and again!

Look forward to even more Naked posts, coming soon!

Have you tried a similar looks with this palette? What are some of your favourite Naked combinations?

Thanks for reading! :)

42 comments:

  1. i really like the combo of cooler browns here!
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! It's been so fun playing with this palette :)

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  2. I love Half Baked with Smog. It's my favorite color combo in the palette. Gorgeous on you!

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    1. They really do look great together! Thanks, Ingrid :)

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  3. So beautiful,love this natural colors. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  4. Your face looks beautiful as usual but omg your hair.. you are looking like a celebrity Jen x

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! So nice of you to say :)

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  5. Lovely! Smog is one of my most used colors x

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    1. Thanks, Coco! It really is a fantastic brown shade :)

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    1. Thanks! That what I was thinking :)

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  7. I really love how you do your eyes - so subtle and elegant, I wish I knew how to do so myself :). And as always - looking fresh and so gorgeous!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, girl! Thanks for the kind words, as always :)

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  8. Smog and Darkhorse are two of my favourite shadows in the palette! I really liked the make-up :)

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    1. Thanks, Rute! Darkhorse is such a fab deep brown :)

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  9. You look so pretty! Naturally glowy, and not too made up.

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    1. Thanks so much, for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  10. this is what I luvv!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  11. You look beautiful!
    I am loving this combination together!
    Thanks for another amazing post! :)
    TarteTanya

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  12. wow! beautiful post!

    I will be very happy if you'll join my new giveaway!

    thank you so much!

    Cecilia

    smiles' avenue

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  13. This is a very pretty natural look!! ❤❤ This is such a great palette and a staple beauty product!!

    Kendra
    beautybykendrac.com
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    1. Thanks so much, Kendra! So glad I finally have this palette in my collection :)

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  14. Another really amazing post and I so like the eye makeup, so gorgeous. Happy weekend dear!


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  15. You look great! I love the hourglass powders.

    gingercatqueen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! The Hourglass powders are fantastic :)

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  16. Wow,what a wonderful color range you have!
    You're very pretty, using them.

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  17. love this look! I really am considering getting the naked palette too! been eyeing it for a while and love reading reviews on it ! yours is great! xxx
    andrea
    phdfashionista.com

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    1. THanks so much, Andrea! The palette is so worth it! xo

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  18. gorgeous! It such an easy going gorgeous look!

    Anna xx
    beautyypie.blogspot.com

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)