OK I know this has been out forever but I am only getting on the bandwagon. One thing you don't see me do often is neutrals in my eye makeup. Mostly because.. and this is silly.... I have no idea HOW to do them. I have a formula I follow for colors. One light one dark. DONE. Neutrals need a bit more skill in my mind, skill I don't think I have. When ever I look up tutorials they never just use two colors on neutral looks. But I am OBSESSED with how Kristen Bell and Eliza Dushku do their makeup. Or how their artists did for Veronica Mars and any role Eliza does (they always put her in smokey browns) I have been eyeing the Urban Decay Naked Palette for months but didn't want to pull the trigger. Enter Christmas money! After dragging Dave to 3 Sephoras and showing him it and picking his brain if he honestly thought I could wear these colors I pulled the trigger! (Thanks for the new makeup gram! I'll let you use it when you come visit this weekend!)
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12 silky soft shades. They are seriously milky soft. I can't even describe them. Just go to Sephora and touch them yourself. It comes with a nice brush (I hear it used to come with a double ended eyeliner) and a small bottle of primer potion. I will go against the popular opinion and I am not wild about primer potion. I must just have very oily lids because it doesn't work the best for me. Don't get me wrong it is good but I've used better (for my type of skin) It may work great for you. Congrats! I wish it did. It is easy to come by. These shades will work on I dare say all skin tones. Only one I had issue with is Virgin the one all the way on the left is the exact color of my lids but on someone a bit darker than me it would be great.
Reason 84932 I am not a beauty blogger. I take makeup detail photos of my eyes with my bangs in the way the whole time covering a good portion of my eye. But when I think about it this is what you would see in real life. My bangs in my eyes. So yeah.. Just keeping it real yo. I should of at least covered the red glasses mark maybe? (rhetorical) I think my favorite so far is Toasted which I have lining my eyes. I stuck with mostly light shades today because I am at my fairest this time of year. (I have a few companies lightest shades they sell foundation and they are all too dark right now. A few days outside and I should be back to wearing them. Happens whenever I hibernate for a week over Christmas.
Since they are super bendable just pile the colors on and buff them. I have on no joke like 4 on my lids. They melt into one another nicely. Even amongst the same company sometimes that isn't the case. You can have 4 MAC shadows and it is a bitch trying to buff them together.
The only dupe I have was Sin which was Eat me Drink me from the Alice in Wonderland palette. But it was my most used color so I don't mind. Urban Decay Naked Palette retails for $48 but that is $4 a shadow which is what you'd pay at the drugstore. It is a great investment piece. If you only do neutrals and smokey shades them this would be the only palette you'd ever need! Remember they make great liners too so they are multi functional. (actually the lightest shades would be killer highlighters on other parts of the face now that I think of it)
Do you have this palette? Could you link me to a look you did with it? Or tell me your favorite combos?