Happy Friday! Today, I have an audaciously femme smoky eye tutorial perfect for hooded eyelids using the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette as part of my Urban Decay Naked Collection Series.
This look is perfect for a night out when you want all the drama on the eyes. This is one of those makeup looks that makes you feel bold, cool and confident. The shade of the eyeshadow is super flattering for hooded eyes and the colors from the Naked 3 I used are perfect for pale skin. It’s a deep rose gold eye with blackened purple liner paired with a matte cool toned mauve lip.
If you want to see how I got this look, just keep reading below.
Of course, the star of today’s show is the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I wanted to use some of the shades I don’t reach for as often like the shade Liar. Unintentionally this look came out similar to my Shadowplay Makeup Tutorial using the Naked 2. I’m really feeling this eye shadow placement style though. I actually had no idea what I was going to do for this look aside from use Liar, so I just down and started playing.
Let’s get started.
I started at as I always do with my eyebrows done and my lids primed and ready to go. I set my lids with a pressed powder to set the primer and concealer I used to blank out my lids some. They are covered in freckles at the moment. I placed a little bit of Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin.) on the brow bone for a soft highlight and on the inner corner.
To build up the crease I took Nooner ( medium pinky-brown matte.) into the crease and blended up and out. Then took Limit ( light dusty rose matte.) around the outsides of where I placed Nooner as my transition shade. Adding Limit ensured a smooth seamless blend in the crease to the brow bone.
Now for the lid. On a flat eyeshadow brush, I dampened with setting spray I picked up Liar ( medium metallic mauve shimmer.) and packed this shade all over the lid up to the crease. Liar is pretty much just a metallic version of Nooner. I forgot what a pretty eyeshadow it is. To get some depth on the outer corner of the lid I also added Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer with a slight pink shift.). I didn’t have a set plan of what I was going to do at this point so I was just playing around.
I could have just stopped here and had a really pretty look, but I am extra AF and just kept going. LOL.
On the same flat eyeshadow brush, I patted a little bit of Buzz (metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter.) on the inner part of the lid. I dampened the brush for this shade also. It’s a very chunky shadow.
Here is where things got crazy. I added a liner to my top lash line. I used a blackened purple from Nyx from the Faux Black range.
It wasn’t looking how I wanted so I ended up grabbing a pencil brush and dipping into a combination of Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin.) and Blackheart (smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle.) and used these shades to blend the eyeliner into the outer V area of the lid.
On a small crease brush, I took the combination of these two eyeshadows into the crease a little under half way as well. At this point, I went for the drama. This took quite a bit of blending and back and forth between the eyeshadows but with some patience, I got the eyeshadow where I wanted it.
I ended up taking Blackheart along the upper lash line as well as into the outer most part of the lid and blended inward and up into a cat eye shape. Doing eyeshadow in a placement similar to this achieves a cat eye look but with out a wing which can be troublesome for hooded lids, myself included. My eyes aren’t symmetrical in the least so getting my liner to look even is quite a chore and because the
My eyes aren’t symmetrical in the least so getting my liner to look even is quite a chore and because the hoodedness is more pronounced on one lid, the eyeliner can get distorted on the side. Using eyeshadow to create the wing shape and blending it up onto the hooded portion camouflages any distortion and is flattering on hooded lids and mature lids. My hooded lids have developed from age more than anything aside from having acute ptosis (I have partial paralysis in my eyelids, more so in my left lid) which was a birth defect. I used to not have hooded lids in my early twenties but now at 30, things change and you have to go with the flow and adapt how you do your makeup. I don’t hate my hooded lids at all, they have actually helped disguise the ptosis. In case you ever wonder why I always take pictures from my left side, it’s because I have ptosis on the left side and it hides it on photography. Pictures seem to make or break it with ptosis. I don’t think it’s even something that is noticeable in person but angles of a photo can make it stick out like a sore thumb. I would like to do a whole post just on my acute ptosis and how I am come to embrace it as an adult.
Anyway, back to makeup. Jeez Anna, stay on the point here. LOL! I ramble.
I lined my lower lash line and water line with that same Nyx Faux Black Pencil in Black Berry.
I smoked out the lower lashline and blended the eyeliner with Darkside and Blackheart, joining it up to the eyeshadow in the outer corner.
Then I added some of Nooner to smooth everything out and make sure it looked blended and super smoky. I did clean it up a little more and blend better after this picture.
I finished off the eye with a few coats of Benefit Roller Lash.
And here is the finished eye.
Some falsies would have really taken this to another level but my god, I hate wearing falsies or even fucking with them. LOL. I wasn’t feeling that extra.
For my foundation, I used the E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation. Now that I have a slight tan, this one matches me perfect. I’m currently in the shade Porcelain. In my opinion, it is not a porcelain shade but whatever, it matches me with my pale girl “tan” I use tan loosely in a jokey way. Eventually, my freckles will form a solid and I will have a tan. LOL. But really, I don’t like being tan or sunlight but I figured I would embrace having some color and have fun with it while it lasts.
On the concealer front, I went with an trust favorite, the Maybelline Age Rewind. I have it in the shade Fair but my picture is of the shade deeper which I bought by mistake.
I set everything with the last remnants of my Covergirl Advanced Radiance Pressed Powder, then contoured and highlighted using my Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette.
I set, and brighten my under eyes with a combination all 3 highlight shades, and contour with a combination of both contour shades, and for blush, I used the one in the palette. It’s one of my favorite blushes. Tarte can’t make a bad blush.
I even bronzed using the Physicians Formula BB Bronze Booster in light. I think it’s time to get a new drugstore bronzer. This one is on its last leg.
Lastly, for skin, I highlighted with Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Snow Rose.
Yo Dawg, I heard you like highlight… I highlighted my highlight with E.L.F Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems. (dupe for MAC Soft and Gentle)
For the lips, I used my favorite shade of the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Queen Bee. They made this shade for me, I swear. I mean, they named after me and everything.
That damn chin crease! Bane of my makeup life. I swear, that little bastard popped up the second I turned 30.
The Finished Look
And here is the finished look! I had a blast doing this look, despite the little bit of trial and error. I just had fun playing. I didn’t even leave the house or do anything fun this day either. Just wanted to play with Naked 3 and feel pretty and femme.
Well, I have rambled enough for one makeup tutorial, could you imagine if I did youtube. I would be like Coffee Break with Dani, having 40-minute vids. LOL. I feel like haven’t been as chatty on here lately and just been all about the makeup so it’s nice to ramble sometimes.
Anyways, coming up next week I have a review of the Naked 3 and a daytime friendly tutorial. Also, I have gotten some new L’oreal goodies to try out and I can give some first impressions in the tutorial as well. Now, I have to go pack and get ready for a weekend out of town, got a busy week ahead of me too.