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LOTD: Brown Smokey Eye with Naked2 Palette

LOTD 2013-08-05 (Full Face) I’ve been caught in a whirlwind of YouTube videos lately and have found a few that gave me some new ideas for ways to use my Naked2 Palette. The ones that draw me in all seem to be smokey eyes in some shape or form, but I’ll try to come up with some other eye looks in the coming weeks…

Today I went with a slightly contoured brown smokey eye with bronze-y lips and minimal cheek color. Starting with my skin, I used my mixture of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Fair and Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light. My under-eye area is definitely seeing improvement since taking a break from my MAC Studio Finish Concealer, so I’ll be sticking to my alternate products for the time being. To brighten my under-eye shadows, I used Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Luminous Concealer in Light, and on a couple of blemishes and around my nostrils, I used MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW20. All of that was finished with Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder.

LOTD 2013-08-05 (Eyes Down) For my eyes, I went with my Naked2 Palette to create a brown smokey look. First I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion for my base, and for the shadow, I started with Tease in the crease, then blended Suspect all over the lid. Next I used Snakebite in the outer corner and outer half of the crease. I blended all of that out before smudging more Snakebite along my lower lashline and dusting Bootycall on my browbone for a highlight.

After a few coats of Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Waterproof Mascara in Very Black on top and bottom lashes and some filling in of my brows with Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Blonde, my eyes were finished.

On my cheeks today are simply MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt and MAC Sculpting Powder in Shadowy to contour and Sephora Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow in Moon Beam No05 (limited edition) to highlight my cheekbones. It was enough color for me today, so I skipped blush completely.

Lastly, for lips, I used Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Plump Color Shine in Goddess. It was a perfect bronze-y gloss to go along with the brown eye look.

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