This post is solely a tutorial featuring the Urban Decay Smoked palette (review here) and using TWO of my favorite shades from it, a beautiful shimmery taupe, Mushroom and a shimmery brown Barlust. I have mentioned before in my review how versatile this palette is due to the selection of color shades. And to prove that, I will be doing a series of tutorials demonstrating various smokey looks that have been created from this palette alone.
On to the first look which is a shimmery brownish taupe smokey look. Three shades from the palette, Mushroom, Barlust and Blackout have been used for the main look whereas Kinky has been used for highlight and Freestyle as an overall lid color.
What did I use to create this look
- Urban Decay Smoked palette ( ofcourse! )
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Perversion 24/7 Glide On eyeliner
- Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara
- Loreal Paris Contour Kohl eyeliner
- BH Cosmetics Angled Shadow brush
- BH Cosmetics Blending brush
- BH Cosmetics Classic Smudge Brush
- BH Cosmetics Small Smudge Brush
- Coastal Scents Crease Brush
( The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil was wrongly placed in the picture and not used for this look ).
Ok, so now that we have our arsenal ready, let’s move on to the look and how to create it step by step.
- First of all, starting with a clean and fresh eye, apply UD Primer Potion on the eye lid up to the brow bone, inner corner of the eye and below the lower lash line. These are the areas generally used for eyeshadow application and they should be primed. Let the primer set for a couple of minutes. At the same time apply eye concealer in the under eye and inner corner of the eye section.
- Once the primer is set, take Freestyle with an angled brush and sweep all over the eyelid.
- Taking the same color Freestyle with a fluffy blending brush, apply into the crease so that it gives a bit of definition to it.
- Clean the angled brush and now dab into Mushroom and pat it on to the eyelid, keeping it below the crease.
- Taking the smudge brush, sweep Kinky on to the brow bone and with a small smudge brush (a pencil brush is a better option), dab into the inner corner of the eye.
- Dab into Barlust with a crease brush and apply into the crease of the eye, in a fan like motion. You can apply more if you want to increase the intensity but it’s best to start out with a little and than add more if necessary.
- Taking the clean small smudge brush, apply Barlust below and close to the lower lashline, stopping at two-thirds of the way.
- With a clean blending brush ( highly necessary to have a CLEAN blending brush, or the whole look can get muddy ), blend the Barlust in the crease to soften the edges. Take as long as you want with this step and if the eyeshadow extends outside the eye area than just clean with a cotton bud dipped in makeup remover.
- Just lightly touch into Blackout with a clean crease brush and apply into the outer corners of the eye in a V shape, more like this < shape.
- Blend it with a blending brush to soften the edges.
- Repeat step 9 and step 10 to increase the intensity if you want a more glamorous look.
- Apply the kohl eyeliner into the lower and upper waterline.
- Taking Perversion, line the upper lash line, making it thick or thin as to your preference.
- Apply two coats of Loreal mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
- Lastly and most importantly, wipe away any excess of eyeshadow fallen on the face with a big powder brush and apply concealer to the under eye area to give a good, clean finished look.
Presenting to you the final look
The look more simplified with the eyeshadows and its corresponding position in the eye numbered.
Hope you all liked this look. Let me know your views.
And be sure to come back to the blog, as I will be posting more tutorials from this palette in the next couple of days.
Till then, Adios Amigos!