Saturday, August 31, 2013

MAKEUP LOOK: Subtle, Sparkly Nude Eyes (Using The UD Naked Palette)

Hey, guys! So, some of you might know that I had a few weddings to attend to this July. They were weddings of some close relatives of mine, so I had an excuse to dress up as much as I wanted to. The weddings were really fun and I'm going to miss them now! 

I'm really excited and nervous to do this eye makeup look for you guys as it's my first time! Hope you all enjoy it!

I sported this eye makeup look A LOT during the weddings. I love subtle eye makeup! Especially since I already have deep set eyes and dark eye makeup can make my eyes look more receding. Not to mention, I love doing my lips really bright! This eye makeup look is appropriate for any event, really. You can either dress up your face more by sporting a bright lip, or you can go for a more subtle look with a more natural lip color. 

This eye makeup look is really easy to do and I hope you like it! Also, don't worry if you don't have the exact same products as me. I know there are a lot of people who don't have the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but never fear! There are a lot of dupes out there! You can use the MUA Undressed Palette or even the Sleek Storm Palette. Both of these palettes are great dupes for the original Urban Decay Naked Palette. 


-Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer in Medium Light 

-MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC 30 

-MUA Eye Primer 

-Urban Decay Naked Palette (the colors I used are, Buck, Hustle, Toasted and Sin) 

-Essence Gel Eyeliner in 01 Midnight in Paris

-Eyelash Curler

-YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll 


1) Cover up any dark circles using any concealer you like. I'm using the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer in Medium Light followed by the MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC 30. I like using these two concealers when I need more coverage. 

2) Prep and prime your eyes using an eye primer. I'm going to use the MUA Eye Primer because it's an amazing budget primer. 

3) Using your Urban Decay Naked Palette (or any other palette of your choice), take the color Buck (a dark brown, matte color) on a pencil brush and put the color into your crease. Make sure to blend it out nicely. This will give you a nice, defined crease. 

4) Next, take some of the color Hustle (a shimmery plum color) on a shader brush and pat the color onto the outer part of the eye, blending it up into the crease. 

5) Now, take some of the color Toasted (a shimmery pink color) onto a clean shader brush and pack the color onto the middle part of the lid. Make sure you blend this into the crease and also with the color Hustle. 

6) Next, take some of the color Sin (a shimmery light pink color) onto a domed shader brush and put this color into the inner corners of your eyes. Blend this upwards and into the color Toasted. 

7) Blend out any harsh lines with a blending brush. 

8) Now comes your eyeliner! Start from the outer corners of your eyes, working your way inwards. Extend the line just a little further than you normally would. Make sure you don't apply eyeliner all the way into your inner corners. We don't want the eyeliner to be too obvious, it's just there for a little definition! Just keep your eyeliner to the point where your upper eyelashes end. Don't extend the eyeliner inwards, past this point. If you like, you can even do a little wing to give your eyes for a lifting effect.

9) Next, curl your eyelashes and prepare them for mascara. 

10) Apply two to three coats of your favorite mascara. I'm using the YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll. Pull the skin on your browbone upwards (gently!) and then apply your mascara. This makes it easier to coat all the lashes from the bottom to the top. Start from the roots of your lashes and wiggle the mascara wand upwards. This will help prevent clumping. 

11) Now, just do the rest of your face as you like and you're ready to head out! 

If you're looking for a more dramatic look, you can go ahead and apply falsies, line your waterline, add some shimmery color to your browbone or define your brows and make them look bold. I did not incorporate these things into my makeup look because lining my waterline makes my eyes appear smaller and applying shimmery color to my browbone makes my eyes look more receding. Also, I wanted to go for a more subtle look.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this eye makeup look and tutorial! Remember, you don't need to follow all the steps to a "T". You definitely don't need to go out and splurge on anything if you don't have it. There are a lot of great dupes out there which would also work perfectly fine. Did you like this makeup tutorial and find it helpful? 

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