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LOTD: Gunmetal Grey with Naked2 Palette

LOTD 2013-08-12 (Full Face) I seriously can’t get enough of my Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette! It may just wind up being the first palette I hit pan on for every shadow. And I absolutely plan to pick up a backup during the next Sephora or UD friends-and-family sale.

I decided on a sleek outfit today with some dark pinstripes, so I figured a gunmetal look for my eyes would work well. Starting with my skin, I used my mixture of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Fair and Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light. To brighten my under-eye shadows, I used Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Luminous Concealer in Light, and I’ve started using the e.l.f. Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder to keep it in place. I am becoming a huge fan of this setting powder – it doesn’t have the flashback of your standard silica-based HD powders, and the little shimmer particles definitely help reflect light from that shadowy undereye area. All of that was finished with Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder.

LOTD 2013-08-12 (Eyes Down) After priming with a base of Urban Decay Primer Potion, I reached for my Naked2 Palette. I started with Verve applied to the inner third of my lid and then added Pistol to the middle and outer thirds. Next I blended a bit of Tease through my crease before shading the outer lashline, corner, and crease with Blackout. I highlighted my browbone with a bit of Foxy, and lastly for eye color, I lined my lower lashline with some more Pistol.

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 e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Ash, my eyes were finished.

On my cheeks today are MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt and MAC Sculpting Powder in Shadowy to contour, a little bit of Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blush in Score lightly dusted the apples of my cheeks, and Sephora Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow in Moon Beam No05 (limited edition) to highlight my cheekbones.

Lastly, for lips, I started with Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Conditioning Stick in Clear (discontinued) and let that soak in a while. And so it didn’t compete with the eye look, I then applied some Fusion Beauty LipFusion XL Advanced Plumping Lip Therapy for a bit of super-shiny, clear gloss.

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