If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know that I swear by Urban Decay eyeshadows. I have many of their palettes and I especially love their Naked palettes. And I love matte eyeshadow. So when Urban Decay released the Naked Basics palette I knew it would find its way to my stash one day. And just recently that day happened. I will be showing you the palette in all its glory in a few days time, but today I will be showing you the look I created using not just a few but all 6 shadows in this palette. I hope it can show you how easy it is to make a complete make up look with this one palette, making it great for taking along when you’re traveling or to put in your make up bag for on the go.
As you can see I kept the entire look quite classic and light. The palette is great for creating a nicely defined eye without it being too overpowering. When I wore this out I got quite a few compliments on it. It’s a chique look that appeals to many people. Perfect for work, job interviews or school and basic enough to be pulling off a brighter lip than even what I am wearing in this look.
I went with a lighter shade on my eyelid and a medium color in the crease. I used the dark brown in my outer V and on my lower lash line. I used the black eyeshadow as eyeliner and the two highlighting shades for my inner eye corner and brow bone respectively. So boom: 6 colors in the palette and all colors went onto my eyes, without it looking too much.
The lipstick is a Dior one, which is a really nice hot pink color with a coral undertone that is one of my more recent additions as well. I just loved this color the minute I saw it and it gives the look an instant injection of something sweet. I’m usually not one to go for shiny lips, but since the eyelook is otherwise completely matte, I decided at least some part of my face could sparkle a teeny bit.
eye close ups
lips close up
Base: Dior DiorSkin Nude foundation in 010 Ivory, Catrice Re-Touch Light Reflecting concealer 001 Porcelain, MAC Prep + Prime Transparent pressed finishing powder
Blush: Catrice Multi Color blush in Strawberry Frappucino
Highlighter: Too Faced Candle Light Translucent illuminating powder
Bronzer: Benefit One Hot Minute
Eyes: All shadows are Urban Decay Naked Basics
Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Brow highlight: Venus
- Inner corner: Foxy
- All over lid: Walk of Shame
- Crease: Naked 2
- Waterline: Faint
- Eyeliner: Crave
Mascara: L’Oreal Butterfly effect false lash wings in midnight black
Brows: Catrice Eyebrow Set (lightest color only), HEMA eyebrow gel
Lips: Dior Rouge Dior Couture Colour Voluptuous Care 757 Souveraine
What looks would you create using the Naked Basics palette?