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LOTD: Matte, Slightly Smokey Eye with Naked2 Palette

LOTD 2013-08-07 (Full Face) I had some Srs Bzns to take care of today, so I wanted something that wasn’t too in-your-face, but also wasn’t too natural either. To me, what’s the point in wearing make-up at all if your ultimate goal is for it to look “natural”? If you don’t want people to notice your make-up, why bother in the first place?

So along those lines, I went with my Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette for a matte, slightly smokey eye and pretty pink gloss on my lips. The Naked2 is quickly becoming my go-to lately. It is actually way more versatile than I was imagining, and those imaginings did not lean towards “non-versatile”!

Starting with my skin, I used my mixture of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Fair and Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light. I’m still stuck on the effect I’m getting from my secondary go-to concealer products, so 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 2013-08-07 (Eyes Down) For my eyes, I don’t usually go totally matte, but I decided to give it a try today…and almost got there! After laying down a base of Urban Decay Primer Potion, I reached for my Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette and started with Foxy applied to my lid. I then blended a tiny bit of Tease through the crease, and then lightly blended Blackout into the outer crease and outer corner. I eventually couldn’t take it anymore, and I had to use some Bootycall to highlight my browbone and inner corner. I lined my top lashline with Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black, drawing the line very cleanly and carefully with the tiniest of wings. Lastly, I smudged some more Tease along my lower lashline.

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 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. Then I applied some Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Plump Color Shine in Blush for a fresh pinky gloss to my lips.

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