Sunday, 24 November 2013

Look of the Day: New to Naked #3

Hi, everyone! Hope you're all enjoying this brisk, chilly weekend (and if your weekend hasn't been freezing cold, I'm jealous!). It's time for another installment of my "New to Naked" series, where I experiment with my brand new Urban Decay Naked Palette and discover some of the many lovely neutral looks it can create. To see my first and second posts in the series, click here and here!

Today's look features some of the ultra pretty pink- and plum-toned shades in the palette:


I used these shades to create a soft, shimmery smokey eye that is quite wearable, super feminine, and- dare I say- perfectly sultry. I paired the rosy plum eye with one of my favourite warm plummy blushes (the lovely and affordable NYX Powder Blush in Mauve) and a sheer, shiny berry lipstick (the fantastic NARS Sheer Lipstick in Damage).


For the eye look, I started with Toasted, a beautiful shimmery mid-tone plummy brown, all over the lid and blended up into the crease. Next, I layered a bit of Sin, a pinky champagne, to the centre of the lid to add some brightness to the look. I then added touches of Virgin, a shimmery ivory, as a highlight to the brow bone and inner corners of the eye. Finally, after smudging some of my trusty Tarte smolderEyes Clay Liner in Brown on my upper lashline, I layered some of Hustle, a deep shimmery plum, over top of the liner to create a smoky effect. Here's the end result:



And a shot of the palette, showing which shades were used:


Here's a full breakdown of everything that went into the look!

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: NYX Powder Blush in Mauve

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 Toatsed (all over lid and up to crease), Sin (in centre of the lid), Virgin (as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corner of the eye) and Hustle (smudged over top of my Tarte eyeliner to add smokiness)

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: NARS Sheer Lipstick in Damage



And a few more shots of the look:








And there you have it! I find that I don't play with plum-toned eye shadows nearly enough, so it was a pleasure to delve into the plummy realm of this palette. I have to say Toasted is one of the prettiest eye shadows I've tried in a while- it really is the perfect balance of brown and purple, is not too deep but still quite pigmented, and has an ideal amount of shimmer. I will definitely be reaching for it often! I could see it pairing perfectly with deeper plummy brown shades like MAC Twinks, which is also tops in my books.

What are some of your favourite looks using the plum-toned shadows in Naked? Does Toasted call out to you like it does for me?

Thanks for reading! :)

48 comments:

  1. Gosh, I wish I knew how too do my eyes like this! You're a real pro, girl :)!

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

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  2. Very romantic! This is my favorite look out of the three so far. And I think you've sold me on that NYX mauve blush. I've been wondering what to wear with a dark wine/berry lip stain, and I think this might work.

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    1. Aww, thanks! Glad you got the Tarte blush and are loving it :)

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    1. Thanks! It really is a perfect palette :)

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  4. You have inspired me to break out my Naked palette with these looks! So pretty!

    nentasfrivolity.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Glad I've encouraged you to rediscover it :)

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  5. you looks so pretty ! you did such a great job :) would you like to follow each other doll ? xx
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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  6. Such a lovely look, the blush looks so pretty on your skin tone x

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  7. Ah probably my favourite one so far! So light but so pretty! Your skin looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much! I was really happy with how it turned out. Toasted is such a great shade! :)

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  8. you look wonderful sweety, and the blush looks just great on you!
    happy new week!

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  9. GORGEOUS make-up look
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  10. So pretty! Love the shimmery glow!

    xx from Brooklyn,
    Davie and Erica

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  11. how stunning?XOXO
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  12. I love your look of the day, you look very beautiful! I'm going to have to try that eye shadow combination! :D

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad I've inspired you to try it out :)

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  13. You look flawless <3

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  14. I love this makeup look and it look amazing on you! :D
    Love the eye makeup part especially.


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    Cassandra | Backtofive
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  15. Love your LOTD! Thx for sharing. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Just let me know so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks so much, Lenya! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  16. wow! super cool palette! you are very skilled on make ups!

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  17. You did a great job - it`s sophisticated and classy! And you are gorgeous:) Actually these plummy colours look so similar to the new Naked 3 palette shades even though I haven`t seen the palette in person yet.:)

    http://lazybluesundays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Eve! So nice of you to say :) Can't wait to try out Naked3!

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  18. Lovely and plummy, but natural and nude-ish at the same time. Not too pinky.
    love, Aunt Martha xo

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Aunt Marta! xo

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  19. not gonna say you had anythign to do with you but i might have maybe bought the naked 1 palette. oh god. the wallet, she cries. LOL
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Yayay! Glad to think I had something to do with that- though I apologize to your wallet :)

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  20. Everything is just so impressive...!!

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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 :)