Monday, 29 June 2015

Urban Decay Naked 2 Smokey Eye

A while back I purchased my first ever piece of high end make-up, the Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette! Normally, I would not be able to afford spending that much money on eyeshadows, but thanks to a Debenhams voucher off my dad, I was able to treat myself.
I've already done a make-up look using this eyeshadow palette which if you haven't seen already you can find that HERE, but that was a very gold, natural, summery look so I thought I would test out how good Urban Decay's Smokey Eye look can be!


When I bought the Urban Decay palette, it came with some testers of 4 different eyeshadow primers. The one I used today is SIN Champagne Shimmer, which I applied all over my lid. I haven't actually tested any of the others out yet because this one is so good I keep using it! Unlike the other primers it has its own shimmer so it just makes your eyeshadow look even more lovely.
The palette also comes with it's own brush. It's double ended, with the smaller end perfect for applying all over colour, and the bigger fluffier end for blending. I took the small end, smothered it in the colour Verve and applied generously all over my lid!

I used to be rubbish at blending eyeshadow. I could never get the colours to match and I always had that harsh line on the outside. With this Urban Decay eyeshadow brush, it is so easy!
As you can see in the picture above, the darker eyeshadow looks rubbish! That's because I took the smaller end of the brush, dabbed it into the colour Pistol and just roughly applied the colour to my crease. I put as much of it on as I wanted and I didn't bother to keep it neat.
I then switched the brush around to the bigger fluffier side and blended! It is so easy to blend with this brush. You do not have to worry about being neat, you literally just place the brush in the centre of your crease, working from the outside to the inner corner, and move it around in a circular motion! You can carry on doing this until you're happy enough with the blend, and voila!
The picture below shows the eyeshadow once blended!

As you can see the colour has faded into a more neutral grey, which is why it wasn't a problem if you put too much colour on in the beginning. To emphasise my crease a little more and separate the two colours, I took the colour Blackout and applied the smallest line to the outer corner crease. With this colour however, I did only apply the tiniest amount as it is a very strong colour and you do have to then blend for a while to make sure you don't have a harsh line. But as you can see, the outer crease does have a darker tinge to it and I just think it defines the eyes more!

Now that the eyeshadow was finished with I moved onto eyeliner. I always do a cat flick with my eyeliner because I have quite small eyes so I try to open and enlarge them as much as possible! I used my trusty Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner, however I am looking for a good felt tip liner as I'd really like to try them out so if anyone has any recommendations please let me know in the comments! I then finished with a couple coats of my Maxfactor Masterpiece mascara and a dash of the colour Pistol underneath my lower lash line!

And this is the finished look!
I think this is definitely a more subtle smokey eye look. You could get away with wearing this in the day time for something like a lunch date and I don't think you would look too glammed up! The colour Pistol blends out into a really gorgeous bright shade and you could probably build more colour on to make it darker for a night time look!

I hope you liked my version of an Urban Decay smokey eye. I do apologise for the quality of the pictures, I wasn't having my best day when I did this!
Let me know in the comments whether you like or dislike the Urban Decay Eyeshadow palettes and what you think of this look!
xxx
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  1. I have the Naked 2 palette and definitely want to try this look out, it's so pretty!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! I think next time I might try adding Blackout for a darker look! :) xxx

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  2. What a stunning eye look! I'm in love

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  3. Gorgeous look! I have the Naked 1 palette as well as the two Basics and they are my favourite eyeshadows!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! I'm yet to try out the other palettes but I do love them so far! :) xxx

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  4. You've created a truly stunning look, I really need to start using my Naked 2 more :) you have a great blog, I'm a new followers! x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! :) it means a lot that you like it! :) xxx

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  5. Wow this is an incredibly simple look but so nice! Love it!

    xx aubsmeetsblog.blogpsot.com

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    1. Thank you! Yeah it's definitely a look you can get away with wearing in the day time! :) xxx

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  6. I can't believe I haven't tried a Naked pallet yet, I really need to try one! such pretty colours! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I hadn't tried one until a couple months ago so you're not the only one! :) xxx

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  7. I love the look you did with this :) I've always been a Naked 1 girl but this is tempting me to pick up 2 as well! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thank you! I've never used Naked 1 but I'd love to give them all a try! :) xxx

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  8. I adore this look and it works so well with your hair!

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  9. I heard so much about this naked palette! Dying to try it too!
    xx Cam

    http://www.fashiontartare.ca

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    1. It's definitely an investment but so worth it :)! xxx

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