Easy Smoky Eye Tutorial | Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
As a beauty-obsessed little girl, I used to dream about the day when I was old enough to wear a dramatic smoky eye like my favorite actresses and models. When the day finally came, I was truly disappointed to realize that smudging a bunch of black eyeshadow across my eyelids didn’t look the same as the bold smoky eyes I’d admired in fashion magazines. I tried again and again, but my eyes either came out too dark, too light, too smudgy, or too intense. Nothing looked right, so I gave up on my smoky eye quest for years. Fast forward about ten years (and hundreds of dollars spent on makeup), and I think I’ve finally mastered my ideal smoky eye. I’ve learned that you have to patiently build up the intensity of the look, and you have to use the right products. My #1 eyeshadow brand has always been Urban Decay, and I’ve been a loyal fan/addict of their Naked palettes for years. Naked 1-3 and Naked Basics 1-2 have a spot of honor on my vanity, and now I have another Naked palette to add to my collection!
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette is here, and it’s absolutely glorious. The sleek marbled packaging is chic and sophisticated, and the dual-sided brush is the perfect companion to the gorgeous eyeshadows. Whenever someone asks me for the best eyeshadow formula, I always recommend Urban Decay because their products don’t disappoint. The 12 new shades in this palette are the perfect mix of shimmers, satins, and mattes, and they all feature Urban Decay’s signature silky and highly-pigmented formula, and they blend like a dream. If you’re a Naked palette mega-fan like me and have all of the previous Naked palettes, you still need the Naked Smoky palette. I’ll put it bluntly. Just go ahead and accept that you’re going to need to part with $54 because you need this palette. Today I’m showcasing an easy smoky eye with four of the shades from this palette, but I’ve been using it almost everyday for neutral eye looks as well.
Ok, I’ve fangirl-ed enough. Keep reading to see how to create an easy smoky eye with this fabulous palette! Quick note: don’t forget to use an eyeshadow primer before starting this tutorial to make the colors pop. I’ve been using the Urban Decay Primer Potion for years!
To finish the look, simply line your upper eyelid and lower waterline with the Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero (best black liner EVER) and apply a few coats of black mascara!And that’s all it takes to create my version of the perfect smoky eye! I’m honestly head over heels in love with the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette, and you definitely will want to order it immediately! The Naked palettes are infamous for selling out around the holidays, so make sure you order it here ASAP. I promise that you will love every single shade!
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Today’s post is sponsored by Urban Decay through Condé Nast. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Ashley Brooke!