Of all the eyeshadows I own, my favorite is hands down the Urban Decay Naked palette. The colours in it are great for any neutral lovers like me. This is the palette I take away with me or grab when I have little inspiration. I have set looks that I go to like using Hustle and Toasted or Buck and Virgin.Sleek palettes are also amazingly pigmented and last forever, I especially love the Storm palette, its got some amazing neutral shades as well as some glitzy colours too.Pretty much all the shadows I use are powder formula as I find then the easiest to work with.
As you can see from the above picture, this is what it says on the tin, a block colour across the lid.
I used Hustle from the Naked Palette, this is really lovely as a day time look, add a little eyeliner and maybe some glitter and it would look gorgeous on a night out.
I’m definitely more of neutral kind of girl but I sometimes love a pop of colour.
The below pic shows how you can add some colour to a bold lid and make the eyes stand out even more. I used this lovely blue from the Sleek Sunset palette.
To make this look more dramatic I then added some creep from the Naked palette to the entire crease and blended this out.
To add some dimension to the look, you can also add a lighter colour to the middle of the lid. I used Sin (Naked again 🙂 told you I loved it haha)
I think eyeshadow is really down to personal preference, so experiment with it 🙂 here’s the final look
Then there’s of course the smokey eye, who doesn’t love a good smokey eye 🙂 again experiment with the colours to find what suits you best, for me browns and creams suit me better than black and whites.
I like to start off with the lightest colour, for this look I used The naked pallet.
The first colour is Virgin. I apply this to the inner corner of my eye on both the top and bottom.
*Quick tip* – do this when your feeling super tired. it will really brighten your eyes and make you look like you’ve had your 8 hours 🙂
Next I’m using Buck, and blending this from where I applied Virgin to the outer corner.
For a more dramatic look you can blend this up towards the eyebrow.
Remember though – less is more. You can always add to it so don’t apply to much. I also like to run this along the lower lash line.
Finally I’m using Darkhorse in the outer corner to really deepen the look.
Keep adding to this until your happy, again add this across the lower lash line.
That’s it, were done 🙂 The biggest thing to remember with a smokey eye is blending.
You can’t go wrong as long as there is no harsh lines.
Add some mascara and maybe liner if your going for a deep look and your good to go.
Practice makes perfect with eyeshadow; it’s a form of art I think. When you find the right colours for you and become comfortable in your abilities you will rock 🙂
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