How’s everyone’s weekend going? Good? I went to an event yesterday and I created more of a natural eye look using the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette! I know it’s called Smoky for a reason, but I wanted to do something different and show you that you can create something more natural. Here’s what I came up with:
I guess you could say it’s a tiny bit smoky, but it’s not what you think of when you picture a smoky eye. Here are the step by step instructions to achieve this look!
1. Apply an eyeshadow base. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It’s my go-to eye base for just about every look I create.
2. Using a fluffy brush, apply COMBUST as your transition color. Place it in the area between your crease and under your brow bone to help everything blend together nicely.
3. Using a flat brush, pack the color DIRTYSWEET onto the center of your eyelid. Leave space on your outer and inner corners.
4. Using a pencil brush, sweep RADAR onto your outer corner, then your inner corner. Blend into the sides of DIRTYSWEET.
5. Apply WHISKEY into your crease with a fluffy brush, blending up a bit into COMBUST. Use windshield wiper motions to blend it out. If the color isn’t dark enough in the crease, switch to a denser fluffy brush and apply more WHISKEY.
6. Time for your brow highlight. I personally used an Inglot pale yellow matte shadow, but depending on your skin tone, you can try THIRTEEN from the Smoky palette.
7. This is where you do your eyeliner. I personally like liquid eyeliner, but you can use a pencil if you want. My go-to liquid liner is NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner. It has a really thin brush, providing ample amounts of control. Especially when you want to wing it out!
8. Apply brown liner on the bottom lash line. I used NYC’s Dark Brown Waterproof Pencil in Dark Brown (932A).
9. Take DIRTYSWEET with a pencil brush, or something smaller, and trace the eyeliner from the inner tear duct to just about the beginning of your pupil. Use RADAR to trace the rest of the liner back to the outer corner of your bottom lash line. Make sure to blend the two together where they meet.
10. Apply false lashes. This part if optional. I have pretty short and fine lashes so I prefer false ones. I used Ardell Demi Wispies with Duo lash glue in Dark. Apply your mascara. My personal favorite is Benefit They’re Real.
11. The last step to this eye look is a nice highlight. I used a little of Nars Albatross in my inner corner and under my brow. It helps open up the eyes and defines the brows.
And that completes my eye look! Don’t forget to fill in your brows…I would at least use a shadow to fill in sparse areas. Apply your face primer and foundation. With your choice of a toned-down blush and some natural light brown/tan lip color, apply a highlight to the tops of cheekbones. I used bronzer here but it’s not necessary.
I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow! If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will be more than happy to answer! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and tomorrow I’ll show you the rest of my outfit!