Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vday Look with UD Naked 2 Palette

Okay, so I'm about a day or I suppose two days (seeing that it's midnight where I am) late on uploading my Valentine's Day makeup look. Everyone that knows me, knows I absolutely hate Valentine's Day and it's my least favorite holiday of the year. No I'm not a bitter, single person. I just think Vday is dumb. However, this year I decided to have a positive outlook on the day and embrace it with a cool, romantic smokey eye. Yes, I wore this exact look to work. It's a pretty soft look so I feel as though it was work appropriate. However, I vow one day I'm showing up wearing red eyeshadow and they can cope. I know some people wouldn't be comfortable wearing such bold looks to the office but honestly I think it's fine. Anyways, back to the tutorial. I recently purchased the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette a couple weeks ago after much deliberation about purchasing it in the first place. Hookay, here's my UDN2 story. I was really excited when I received the email from Urban Decay announcing this new palette. I love the original Naked palette. It's the perfect palette for day to night nude/natural looks. My only complaint with it was that all the colors were warm toned and there was only one matte eyeshadow in the whole 12 pan palette. Don't get me wrong, I love me some shimmer, but you do need a couple mattes to balance out a look (IMO). I was very curious as to the colors in this new Naked 2 palette. Finally it was released end of Nov./beginning Dec.? And I'll admit I was not very impressed with it. I thought a lot of the colors looked comparable to the original Naked palette and they even had the same color in both--good ole' Half Baked. I swear that color is in every single UD palette. I looked at other beauty bloggers sites and there were a ton of comparison/side by side swatches. I talked myself out of buying it then. For the most part the colors looked similar. But, of course, I kept watching tutorials with the Naked 2 and I loved all the taupe/greys that encompassed the palette. I love taupe/mauve/grey tones in general. Then I had a realization that this palette was the cooler toned of the two. At that point, I had to have it. And honestly, had Naked 2 actually been the original and the original came out as Naked 2 (uh I hope that's not confusing) I would have not purchased the warmed toned palette that is now the original. I'm just so in love with the Naked 2, it's by far my favorite palette and I love playing with it. Don't worry, my Naked palette still gets love. It's lucky it came out first so now I have both palettes in my collection. That concludes my long winded UDN2 story. I hope you enjoy this soft, grey/taupe smokey eye. I really played the look up with eyeliner though. For some reason I have gotten into the habit of winging out my eyeliner in all my looks. I just think it makes my eyes look a tad bigger and it seems to be the trend. As always, enjoy!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in Buff (2W) mixed with Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 01

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk powder in 04
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer
MAC MSF in Petticoat
Fresh Satin Luster cream highlight in Winter Rose

Too Faced Eye Shadow Primer
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese
All these colors are from UDN2:
Verve- lid
YDK- Crease and inner corner, lower lashline
Tease- Crease
Blackout and Busted- mixed together in the inner V of the lid and lower lashline
Bootycall- highlight
MAC Fluidline gel eyeliner in BlackTrack- upper lashline--I also used Blackout over it to set the gel
Stila Kajal eyeliner- waterline/tightline
Benefit Speedbrow
Lancome Doll Lashes Mascara

MAC Subculture lipliner
MAC Innocence, Beware! Lipstick

1 comment:

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