Hello my loves! As I’ve been totally obsessing over the Naked 2 palette lately, I decided to do a series of posts for you all. I’m beginning with a classic smokey eye which is the most useful and also my personal favorite look. One can never go wrong with it!
I’m going to be creating an effortless yet glamorous look with just a few shades on the palette. First, let’s have a look at the palette and the shades.
I love the names! So here it goes (Left to Right) : Foxy, Half Baked, Booty Call, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, and Blackout. The palette is a mix of matte and shimmery shades and I personally love the texture of the shimmery ones.
The shades that I used to create my look are Booty Call, Tease, Snakebite, Pistol, Busted, and Blackout.
Step 1 – I prepped my eyes with the Urban Decay Primer Potion. A primer is a must for any makeup as it gives a smooth base and also provides coverage.
Step 2 – I applied the shade Tease as my base color using the fluffy side of Urban Decay brush that comes with the palette. I covered my whole eye (eyelids and the crease) generously for the shade to show as it is almost the color of my skin.
Step 3 – I applied the shade Snakebite on the outer half of my lid using the shadow side of the brush, and worked it up along the crease.
Step 4 – Now comes the tricky bit. Blackout is a really dark shade, so it is important to take just a little bit of it on the brush. Work the shade up along the crease in the shape similar to ‘<’ sign. This is to give a shape to your eyes and to make them look bigger.
Step 5 – I then applied Busted on top of the dark Blackout shade and blended it into the middle portion of the lids. Make sure that Busted doesn’t totally overshadow the dark shade. Just a little mixing is what we need.
Step 6 – Blend, blend and blend well! It is important to blend when creating a smokey eye, as it just brings out the basic essence of it.
Step 7 – I then took the shade Pistol and applied it on the inner half of my lids, and sort of blended it all into the rest of the makeup, but mostly concentrating on the inner corner of the eye to highlight it. I also applied the same shade just under the lower lash and water line of my eye. This is done for the makeup look more complete and also to make the eyes look bright, highlighted, wider and bigger.
Step 8 – I then took the shade Booty Call and applied it just below my eyebrow to highlight it. This is a must!
Step 9 – Now comes the Kohl and the liner! I used the Gel Eyeliner by Maybelline and worked up a winged shape. I then took my NYX Kohl pencil in black and tightened my upper waterline, and repeated the same along the lower waterline. I used a smudging brush to smudge and blend the kohl along my lower water line. This step is essentially to define the eyes amidst all the smokey look!
Step 10 – The final and also my most favorite part! I used my Diorshow Mascara to make my lashes look longer and fuller. I didn’t use fake lashes as this post was meant to be an easy guide to smokey eyes! So I applied lots of mascara and curled my lashes using my Forever 21 eye lash curler.
Final look :
Hope you all like my version of a classic smokey eye! I prefer a brown smokey eye over black as it suits my skin tone more. Shimmer and glitter with a creamy base and lots of blending is the key to a perfect smokey eye.