Urban Decay Naked Palette Tutorial


Today I wanted to share a tutorial for a look I came up with using my Urban Decay Naked Palette. I ran a poll on Twitter to see what my readers would want to see, and the majority said a look with this palette! If you'd like to take part in polls like that in the future, be sure to follow me on Twitter to have your say (and see lots of photos of my cats). I think the Urban Decay Naked Palette is great for people just starting to look into high-end makeup, and I really recommend it. Now, onto the tutorial!


Base

1. I started with a serum to help my dry skin; I used the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil from The Body Shop and dabbed it onto my skin with a damp beauty blender.
2. Once that had soaked in, I applied my Instablur All-In-One Primer from The Body Shop with my fingers.
3. To neutralise some of the purple under my eyes, I used a yellow concealer from Urban Decay.
4. I applied my Kat Von D Lock It Cream Concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes. If you fancy foundation, apply it before your concealer. I used a damp Beauty Blender.
5. To set my concealer, I used a loose powder from The Body Shop with a large brush.
6. I applied a bronzer from Makeup Revolution to contour, then blusher from the same brand for a bit of colour on my cheeks.
7. To highlight, I took the Brush on Radiance Pearls from The Body Shop on a fan brush.
8. I filled in my brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and set them in place with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel. (I use the shade 'Auburn' for both of these.)

Eyes
1. I used the Urban Decay Original Primer Potion all over the lid to make sure my shadow lasts all day.
2. On a large brush, I applied the shade 'Virgin' from the Naked palette all over my lid and up towards my brow bone.
3. Using a blending brush, I blended the shade 'Naked' in my crease and towards my brow bone for a transition shade.
4. I packed the shade 'Sin' in the inner third of my eye. Using a clean blending brush, I smoked it out a bit.
5. On a packing brush, I took the shade 'Toasted' on the middle third of my eye. Again, I blended this out.
6. I gently applied the shade 'Gunmetal' in the outer third, and blended it thoroughly.
7. I then took a very small brush and blended the shade 'Creep' into the very outer corner. This is just a tiny hint of black to make the eye look more dramatic.
8. On my lower lashline, I applied 'Sin', 'Toasted', 'Gunmetal', and 'Creep' in a gradient using an angled brush.
9. I used a black kohl pencil from Barry M to tightline my eyes (darken the upper and lower waterline - be brave and don't rush!
10. Finally, I applied a mascara from Barry M and another from No7.

To Finish
2. I then decided this was a bit too light for what I wanted, so I applied the shade 'Ophelia' over the top.
3. For a bit of shine and moisture, I applied the Too Faced Peach Oil Lip Gloss in the shade 'Peach Tease'.
4. Finally, I set my makeup with a setting spray from Urban Decay.

What do you think of the look I came up with? I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial. If you have any questions, be sure to ask in the comments.

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