I've recently purchased the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette (review and swatches here) and fell in love with it. That palette is simply beautiful and it's been all I wear now and I've even taken it on holiday with me last week. I love the shades and looks I can create with this palette but there's one particular look that I really like for daytime and I thought I'd show you everything I wear to achieve it.
Not the greatest photo, as it was taken with my iPhone (in a bit of a rush) but this is the makeup I took with me to Ireland and therefore, this is what I wore for this look, with exception of the lipstick, as I chose to go for a different nude.
So my face products of choice were:
1. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (shade Vanilla 02)
2. Clarins Instant Concealer (shade Light 01)
3. Benefit Gimme Brow (light/medium)
4. Urban Decay Naked Flushed compact - Streak
5. Nars Audacious Lipstick - Raquel
For the eyes I started off by applying my favourite primer, Mac Painterly Paint Pot. I then grabbed my Naked Smoky palette and mixed the shades Combust and Whiskey and applied them all over the crease, using a big fluffy brush. I then applied Password (matte grey / taupe) to the outer and inner corner of my eyes, taking it to the crease to connect both corners, creating a halo effect. To give the eye a more sparkly look, I added High (a beautiful champagne shimmery shade) to the centre of my lid and inner corner, right by the tear duct. I applied Password again in my lower lash line and Thirteen to my brow bone. To finish the look, I used my Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal (Black) and Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, which is my current high end mascara.
I hope you like the finished look. Very simple but I love the darker tones for Autumn. I'm generally a nude lip kinda girl but I think this makeup is neutral enough to be worn with a berry lip as well, making it even more Autumn appropriate. :)
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