I'm back with my eyes of the day or eye of the day, whichever works better!
I can happily say that I have in my possession the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette now! Huge, huge thanks goes to nuclear_beauty on instagram who held the giveaway!
Going to work on Saturday, I knew that I wanted to do a nice smokey eye, but a neutral smokey eye. Normally I go for the metallics, shimmers and glitters type of smokey eyes, but due to the fact that Saturday was going to be rather crazy at work, I wanted to tone it down.
I apologize in advance for not doing a pictorial for this look, I was in a rush having to be at work by 4:30pm :x
- Milani Eyeshadow Primer
- Urban Decay Naked Basics
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar
- Studio Gear Impactfull Pro T.L.S. Mascara
Step 1. I primed the lids using Milani's Eyeshadow Primer (review on this tomorrow!). Waited 30 seconds for the primer to set.
Step 2. After the primer set, I tight lined (using the Q-Tip method) my upper lash line with Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Rockstar. Normally I just shut the eye and smudge, but I've come to notice that this is the cause of the flaking I've been experiencing. And here I was blaming my mascaras!
Step 3. I then took Venus from the palette and used that as my inner corner highlight.
Step 4. Then taking Faint all over the lid leaving a small space between Faint and Venus because I wanted a blending color between the two. I also took Faint above the crease slightly.
Step 5. The blending color between Venus and Faint, I used Naked 2. It comes across as a light color but is easily buildable, perfect bridge between the two.
Step 6. Getting that smokiness. Using Crave, I slowly blended it into Faint going towards the center of the lid, trying to get it as close to the lash line as possible, and then taking it into the crease.
Step 7. For the brow bone and to blend the remaining Faint above the crease, I used Walk of Shame.
Step 8. Lined the lower lash line to mimic my lid, then used Rockstar on the lower water line.
Step 9. Curl the lashes!
Step 10. Added two coats of Studio Gear Impactfull Pro T.L.S. Mascara.