Have I mentioned how much I adore the Urban Decay Naked Palette? I’m kidding – it was my second post after all! Well, a couple of months have passed and I love this palette even more. After experimenting with what seems like a million combinations and techniques, I am pleased to share with you my Urban Decay Naked Palette tutorial for a bright and fresh daytime look. This is my go-to choice for getting out of the house quickly, while still managing to look polished and put-together. We will use the following colors for this look:
Begin by applying a small amount of eye shadow primer to your eyelids and just under your lower lash line. This will keep your eye makeup in place and help you to avoid the dreaded crease. My favorite is Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
Apply Naked first to the crease using a medium fluffy brush, blending the color up to the brow bone and across the lid. Applying a neutral matte khaki base will make it easier to blend the shadow later.
Highlight the brow bone and inner corner of your eye using small fluffy brush with Virgin. The lighter shade will brighten and open your eyes, and is appropriate for a daytime look.
Lightly apply Buck to the crease with a small fluffy brush, blending upward slightly, building a natural transition from the depth of the crease to the highlighted brow bone.
Use a flat brush to pat Sin across the entire lid in a patting motion. This is a beautiful and light color that will give you a bright and awakened look, perfect for daytime makeup.
Use the other side of the flat brush to apply Toasted to the outer corner of your eyelid, gradually blending with the Sin applied to the rest of the lid, creating a gorgeous gradient transition.
Tap an angled smudge brush in a bit of Toasted first, followed by Hustle. Define your eyes more by gently smudging this combination on the outer two-thirds of your lower lash line.
Tip: Be sure to gently tap the handle of the flat brush prior to applying the shadow, this will prevent the darker eyes shadow from falling onto your cheeks.
Carefully apply a thin line of waterproof black eyeliner (my tried and true favorite is Urban Decay’s 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero) to *only* the inner portion of your upper lid, and to the outer/inside portion of your lower lid.
Dab an angled eyeliner brush in Creep and be sure to tap to remove the excess. Gently pull eyelid taut and pat a thin line of Creep as close to the lash line as possible and on top of the eyeliner you applied to the inner portion of your bottom lid; this will increase the longevity of the eyeliner.
Curl your lashes and apply a coat or two of black mascara (I swear by Urban Decay’s Big Fatty Mascara) and you are ready to go!
*I prefer to finish this look with a swipe of pale pink lip gloss and some creamy blush.