I love doing my makeup, and I love that since I don't have alot of flaws, I can get away with filling in my brows, dusting on some powder, and doing my eyes. And well, my eyes are my favorite feature. Also, I am not a fan of super flashy eye shadows, but I do love a pretty natural eye. And speaking of a pretty natural eye, today I am going to show you how to get the PERFECT natural eye with my FAVORITE palette- the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics.
To be honest- I don't have alot of eye shadow palettes, but I have tried alot of eye shadow brands. A few years ago, I was introduced to the world of Urban Decay, and even though I didn't jump on the train immediately, when I finally did, I fell in love. Today, I currently own the UD Naked2, Naked Basics, and Naked2 Basics palettes.
To give you a run down, the Basics are similar to the full size Naked palettes, except each Basic palette contain only 6 (instead of 12) very pretty colors and the eye shadows in both Basic palettes feel like velvet, are easy to blend, and pigmented. The reason that the Naked2 Basics is my favorite, is because of the muted colors. I love how every color looks good on any skin tone, the colors are easy to build, and they look natural.
I could gush all day, but without further adieu: how to get the perfect natural eye with the UD Naked2 Basics palette.
For the natural eye
- First you want to use an eye shadow base. An eye shadow base will help keep the eye shadow on you eye lids- it's kinda like a foundation for your eyes.
- Then swipe "Stark" all over your eye lid to balance out the color from the eye shadow base.
- Apply "Frisk" on your lids only, concentrating on building up the color.
- Apply "Cover" to the outer creases (outer v area), and blend toward your nose. Be sure not to blend too much, because you want a subtle contrast between the eye lid cover and the crease color.
- Use a rather fluffy eye shadow/blending brush and blend. You want a subtle contrast, but no harsh lines.
- Dust "Skimp" under your brow bone and in your inner creases to highlight.
- Use a semi-thin stiff eye shadow brush (like the UD one pictured below) and apply "Undone" like you would apply eye liner. *I love using eye shadows as eye liner because it's so much easier to remove and you can make it as dark or as light as you want.
- Swipe on some mascara.
- Use a foundation of your choice. Add some bronzer and highlighter. Then finish with filling in your brows.
- Finish with a makeup setter.
Products I love using with the natural eye
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
- Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette
- Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
- Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Do you have the UD Naked2 Basics palette? What's your favorite eye shadow style to create with it?