Monday, 4 May 2015

TUTORIAL: Everyday Eye Makeup ft. Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

I'm basic.

At least in my eyeshadow choices! I don't tend to wear elaborate smokey eyes on the regular, so a quick and simple look is usually my go-to. This is the look that I've been loving lately, and all of the shades are conveniently in the handy little Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette!

This eyeshadow look is subtle, yet creates both dimension and depth to your eyes. And since we're going to be using all matte shades, it really does add definition to the shape of your eyes. Essentially, we're contouring our peepers!

Tutorial: Everyday Eye Makeup ft. Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

1. First of all, we need to prime our eyelids. So with a creamy primer (a liquid concealer also works well!), apply over the whole eyelid, inner corner and along your lower lash line with your ring fingertip and gently blend. Now we're prepped for long lasting colour.

2. With Stark, a creamy pink-toned white, apply with a fluffy brush all over the lid to create a neutral base, using a patting motion to place the pigment (instead of 'rubbing' it on!).

2. Using Frisk, a pale grey-toned brown, apply all over the centre of the eyelid. For now, try not to apply this shade past the crease and focus the colour mainly on the lid only. 

3. Taking Cover, a deeper taupe brown, apply this to the crease, blending inwards towards your nose, starting from the outer corner. Make sure you blend well - ideally you shouldn't be able to tell where your eyeshadow ends on your skin once you've finished blending!

4. Time to deepen up that colour! With Primal, a darker neutral brown, apply to the outer corner of your eyelids and blend into the outer V. You don't need much pigment - we just want to create a bit of dimension and depth.

5. With the pale yellow Skimp, apply to the inner corners and bring the colour along the inner third of your lower lash line. This lightens up the look and gives your eyes the appearance of looking wider, bigger and brighter.

6. Time for liner! With a creamy black pencil liner of your choice, apply along your top lash line keeping as close to your lashes as possible. Then slightly wing it out at the outer corner. This gives the illusion of longer and thicker lashes, while still looking very natural.

7. Whenever I use pencil liner, I like to set it with an eyeshadow, because the creamier the pencil, the likelier it is to smudge! So with Undone, apply the pigment directly onto and along where you applied the pencil liner with an angled eyeshadow brush. This also helps to soften and blend your liner if it was on the harsher, more obvious side from the previous step.

8. To finish off the look, curl your lashes (lucky you if you're already blessed with fluttery eyelashes!) and apply your favourite volumising mascara to both your top and lower lashes. 

And that's it!

If you wear eyeshadow regularly, what's your everyday look? Let me know below!


1 comment

  1. You look absolutely stunning. The natural eye looks beautiful on you! You need nothing else.


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