Happy Wednesday, this evening I have a bit of a throwback tutorial using the Urban Decay Naked 2. I’m doing a series with UD. Revisiting old favorites, reviews in retrospect. I have a whole post devoted to the Naked palettes and here: Lust or Bust | Urban Decay – Naked Collection | Part 1 – The Eyes and will have a part 2 up next Monday and a full review of the Naked 2 Friday.
Anyway, I wanted to do a tutorial just using the Naked 2 because I don’t believe I have and it’s been kind of pushed aside for other new palettes. I decided to do the what I think of as the classic Naked 2 Smoky Eye. A look I have gone to time and time again for date nights and rock shows, I’m pretty sure I have worn this look or something like it to every concert I have gone to in recent years.
I included two lip options because I can’t make decisions. LOL. One is more muted as you see below and one is vampy like in the above picture.
On a side note, I am experimenting with different collage methods that are Pinterest friendly so that’s why there are sooo many pictures in this post.
If you want to see how to get this classic Naked 2 look just keeping reading below.
Good old trusty Naked 2.
First things first, I primed my eyes with e.l.f. eye primer and went ahead and did my brows. Now it’s time for eyeshadow.
I went in first with Foxy (cream bisque matte) all over the lid all the way to the brow bone. I applied it lightly because it can go a bit yellow on me.
With a fluffy brush, I added in Tease (creamy pale brown matte) as a transition shade to the crease area. This gives the deeper shades I will apply later something to blend into so everything looks smooth and seamless. This shade also gives more depth to the eye which is great if you have hooded lids like me.
By the way, that is a liquid lipstick in my lashline. I was experimenting and it stained a bit. I didn’t even notice until I looked at the pictures on the computer. BBlogger probs. LOL.
Now for things to get smoky.
On a pencil brush, I dipped into Busted (deep brown shimmer) and Blackout (blackest black matte) and applied the combination to the outer portion of the lid. I started out with very little on the brush and slowly built up the depth. Blackout is super pigmented and can make a mess if you are not careful.
I then blended the combination of Blackout and Busted over onto the lid a little less than half way creating a gradient by keeping most the pigmentation on the outermost part of the lid. I also pulled the eyeshadows upward in a wing shape. This step will take some patience but start slow and blend.
Next, I took YDK (cool bronze shimmer) which is my favorite shade in the palette onto the lid with a flat shader brush. You can use a bit of setting spray on your brush to dampen it for more foiled effect. I made sure YDK was blended into the dark shadow at the outer corner but not covering it up.
I dipped back into Blackout and Busted to bring back the depth and darkness at the outer corner, making sure it flowed into YDK. Then in the inner part of the eye, I added Verve (oyster shimmer).
With an angled eyeliner brush I made a wing using just Blackout and softly blended it to the shadow I had already laid down in the outer corner. This gives a lifted look to the eye like a winged liner but softer and much easier to apply. It’s a great trick for hooded eyes and droopier lids. Kind of an eyelift.
I did a little back and forth blending with Busted, Blackout and Tease in the outer part of the crease to make sure everything was blended and as smoky as I wanted it. I was all about some drama with this look. (what’s new?)
I cleaned up any fall out with q-tip and a bit of face primer to make the line crisp and straight.
Next, with that Angled Liner Brush I stamped Blackout along the lashline and blended it into the outer corner.
I went ahead and did the rest of my face before I did the lower lashline. It’s easier for me that way.
For the lower lash line, I blended Tease on a pencil brush all the way across following the natural curve if my under eye. Like I was contouring my eyeball. LOL!
Then on the angled liner brush, I stamped Blackout on the outer portion mirroring what I did on the top, I also joined it up to the wing I created with the eyeshadow on the top. I blended the black shade out with a pencil brush so it was so harsh.
Like on the top, I put YDK in the center of the lower lashline. And Verve in the inner part making sure the all the eyeshadows were blended and flowed into one another. To finish the lower lash line I applied an off-white shade to waterline which really opens the eye up.
The Finished Eye
I finished the eye look by curling my lashes and applying a few coats of my current favorite mascara, Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara.
Products Used: I have linked any reviews I have of the products I used below as well.
Cream Contour: NYX CREAM HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR PALETTE – Light
Setting Powder: Covergirl Advance Radiance – Ivory + Kat Von D Beauty Shade + Light Contour Palette – Lucid + Lyric
Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Mood Exposure
Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer – Bronze Light
Finishing Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Dim Light + Diffused Light.
Highlight: Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder – Iridescent + L’Oreal True Match
Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – Ice
Lip Option 1 – The first lip I went with was a more muted shade. I applied Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Kapow then Maybelline Loaded Bolds in Gone Greige to the center.
These shades pair great together, Kapow is a hair deeper than Gone Greige so it creates a very subtle ombre. (gotta love that cracking foundation in my chin crease, I can’t blame it on having a labret anymore)
I liked they way this lipstick tied into the eyeshadow’s tones. But I felt like it washed me out just a bit.
Lip Option 2 – For the second lippy I went for something full on Vampy. I used Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Too Lips with the matching lip liner.
This shade is a cool-toned plummy brown shade that tied into the cool tones in the eyes but gave a little more color.
I much preferred this lip to the other one.
I feel like I had some Morticia vibes going and I was living for it or dying as she would say. You know she would use the Naked 2 and Kat Von D.
Which lip do you like better? This eyeshadow would also look great with a nude of course and the eyeshadow can easily be tweaked to suit your eye shape.
That’s it for me tonight, I’ll see ya’ll back here Friday for a full review of the Naked 2. Is it still worth the hype? We shall find out. LOL.