Ever since I bought it, I have been so happy with the purchase of my Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette. Ultimately, I think it’s mainly because I did my research – I spent weeks looking into the differences between the original Naked Palette and Naked2. In the end, I feel like Naked2 is even more “naked,” so to speak: the colors are closer to neutral and overall definitely less warm. I also see a lot more versatility to Naked2, since the range of colors is broader and more evenly distributed. The original Naked is heavily concentrated in the mid-tone range with no shade even close to the depth of Naked2’s Blackout.
This is one of my favorite looks that Naked2 can create – a nicely contoured eye.
As always, I started with my skin. Today, like yesterday, I went with my mixture of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Fair and Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light with MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 blended under my eyes. All of that was finished with Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder.
I primed my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion before getting to work with the shadows. Using my Naked2 Palette, first was Tease applied through the crease and the very, very outer corner. I then blended Verve all over the lid, avoiding the outer corner and washing a bit over the very inner crease to soften the Tease I’d already applied there. Next I smudged Busted over Tease on the outer corner. I did a bit of blending with a nice fluffy brush to soften everything before continuing with some more Busted, this time smudged along the lower lashline. Last up was a dusting of Bootycall to highlight my browbone.
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, and my eyes were done.
On my cheeks are MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt and MAC Sculpting Powder in Shadowy to contour, Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blush in Score (discontinued) swept up from the apples of my cheeks, and Sephora Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow in Moon Beam No05 (limited edition) to highlight my cheekbones.
Since my eyes are really standing out with such a strong contoured shape, I went for more of a neutral lip with just a bit of color today. As always, I let some Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Conditioning Stick in Clear (discontinued) soak in first. Then MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Woo Me (limited edition – Shop MAC, Cook MAC Collection) fit the bill perfectly with it’s slightly rosy-beige sheen that has just a hint of shimmer.