April 23, 2013

Soft and Natural Eye Makeup Tutorial



Every once in awhile I like to lighten up my eye makeup and experiment more with fun lip colors (think coral, pink, etc). I've found a great mix of shadows that add definition and color to my eyes, without being to dark.

This is the first time I've purchased Urban Decay eyeshadows, and I have to say I'm quite impressed. There is absolutely no fall out during the application, and the colors are blend-able and smooth. Plus, the brand itself is cruelty-free (no animal testing), and a handful of their products are vegan (including both of the eyeshadows used in this tutorial), so I enjoy supporting a company that focuses on those things. 


I used Maybelline's color tattoo as my lid primer. I've heard great things about it so I wanted to try it out. It's fantastic either worn alone as a shadow, or used as a primer. 

*I have residual liner + mascara on since I had to squeeze this tutorial in after I had already done my makeup. So, if you are starting from the beginning, as you should, just follow the same steps but save liner + mascara for last.


Use your finger to apply lid primer/color tattoo.


Grab a fluffy eyeshadow brush and sweep Laced all over the lid.



Pick up an angled eyeshadow brush, or a less-fluffy brush, and press Tease into the outer corners and crease.



Grab a clean fluffy brush and sweep Alabaster across your brow bone, blending down towards your eyelid to soften the darker brown.



I like the tiny little brush that comes with Revlon's Gel Liner since you hold it so close to you eye. Use that, or whatever brush you prefer, and line your upper lashes.


Swipe mascara on both the top and bottom lashes and you are finished!



questions about brushes? see this post 
questions about my daily makeup routine? see this post

Another nice thing about starting the day with lighter shadow is that it's build-able if you are going out later that evening. All I would do to switch this look from day to night is add a little bit more liner to my lower lash line and swipe a darker charcoal shade across the lid (except for the inner corner). 

60 comments:

  1. I only use Urban Decay shadows. I have both of the Naked Palettes and I buy the single shades in fun colors to mix in with the Naked colors. The shade FREELOVE is an awesome color for spring/summer, especially for anyone with green/hazel eyes! :)

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    1. I'm dying for the Naked 2 palette!

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    2. After I bought Naked 2, I have not had to buy any other shadows! It's all I use, and I love it.

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  2. I've never used Urban Decay shadows before, but they sound great. I often wear a neautral shadow, so I love this look!

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  3. beautiful, I love this and it's so similar to my everyday make up :) Really perfect for spring x

    www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I am so going out and buying that primer! I have wanted a good eye primer for forever, but I never wanted to spend a ton on the MAC pots - which I know are fab! So glad you reviewed this Maybelline brand real quick! Must go get some!

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  5. Urban Decay shadows are new to me, where can they be purchased & will these shades work well with more of a chestnut hair color with hazel eyes?
    Helen

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    1. I think so--they are both on the cool side and that tends to be more universally flattering than warm shades

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  6. Ah my gosh thank you so so much for this post!

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  7. Lovely post, it's nice to see someone who isn't overly tanned (and I mean that as a complement). I am pale as well and I often find I look harsh when I try to recreate some of the make up looks I see. This looks soft and pretty :)

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  8. I love this look. Needing to update my everyday makeup routine and catapult it into spring. Thanks for the post!

    xoxo,
    Laura

    suzieloublog.wordpress.com

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  9. Great post, I use UD shadows and i'm always looking for a good picture tutorial, instead of a video. Thanks!

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    1. I appreciate a good picture tutorial, too!

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  10. I have a naked 2 palette and being on a college budget I was super hesitant to spend the money, but it was worth every penny! The colors last forever and there is a ton of variety! I will be saving for the orginal naked palette!

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  11. If anyone's looking for another great lid primer, I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It comes in 4 colors, but I use original, as it is "color-less." It's $20, but it's a decent-sized tube that will last a long time. (You only need a tiny bit for each lid.) I think they have travel size for $12. This stuff really works! My shadow stays all day and doesn't crease.

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    1. I agree w your review about the Urban Decay primer. I use it everyday & have had the same tube for about 9 months.

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  12. I'm always looking for tips on how to do my eyes...properly. Easy, quick, and a not too expensive. I appreciate your tutorials. Thank you!

    www.naptales.wordpress.com

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  13. Beautiful! And you are totally right - it is a perfect builder in case you want to add a more dramatic look for evening! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  14. Do you have any suggestions for different drug store brands/colors to accomplish this look for people on a budget?

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    1. Look for Revlon or Cover Girl shadows--I like those too

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    2. NYX makes an eyeshadow palette that is almost identical to the Naked palette. I saw on Pinterest that the NYX shadows are the poor mans Urban Decay. I know Ulta sells NYX.

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  15. So pretty! I've just gotten in to mac paint pots (where have I been, i know) so I'm intrigued about the color tattoos. Thanks love!

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  16. I would love to know your favorite palette. I am in the market for a new all-in-one palette and need a good recommendation! Maybe a future post?

    Ginny
    www.moderncommonplacebook.com

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  17. Awesome, and very pretty! I've got the Naked palette, but the colors you have are calling my name! Thanks!

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  18. I noticed that you've used Maybelline gel liner and the Revlon gel liner. Which one would you recommend? I'm in the market for a new liner... :) Thanks!

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    1. Sorry for another question...does one have better staying power? thanks!

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  19. I really like this look! Would you recommend this neutral palette on someone with darker features (i.e. dark hair & eyes, darker complexion)?

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  20. Ok....this may be a stupid question, but here it anyway. By fall out do you mean flaking when you apply it to yours lids? I really have that problem with my shadows (Covergirl which I really like, but not flaking.). It really irritates my contacts sometimes. Thanks!

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  21. I love the tutorial!!! What nail polish are you wearing? I am looking for a pale opaque polish that doesn't streak or have to use a gazillion coats. Thanks.

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  22. Thank you so much for posting this! I just bought "laced" yesterday ironically enough and I was trying to figure out other colors that would compliment it. As always, you are awesome!!

    Nicole
    www.adramasticallydifferentlife.com

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  23. This is a very pretty and natural look. I love it!

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  24. Beautiful and natural.

    Jillian - http://epic-thread.blogspot.com

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  25. Very pretty, I love the natural look. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Love this look! So natural and perfect for everyday but sooooo pretty!

    Making It Sparkle

    :)

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  27. I have always been a natural make up girl. On days when i really want to "take it easy" I'll dusy id bareMinerals shadow in "soft foucs pure."

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  28. I wore this look today! I used UD Anonymous from the Vice palette rather than Alabaster and then the rest of the shadows the same and it turned out beautifully. Thanks for the color combo recommendation!

    http://myfavoritedayblog.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow, you look great. I love the look :) Must try this out sometime! xx

    Lifestyle blog by Ang

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  30. So simple and clean! Love this look!
    -SJ
    Www.fashinny.blogspot.com

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  31. Where would I find MAKE cosmetics?

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  32. Hi
    My name is Kelly- my husbands name appears in my email. Sorry.

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  33. I love UD shadows, especially the Naked Basics palette. Does the Color Tattoo work as primer beneath matte shadows, or does it look odd?

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  34. What nail color are you wearing in this tutorial. Looking for pretty pale pink/nude nail polishes.

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  35. Try these tips TOO!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJe50Fr1sDo

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  36. I have never tried Urban Decay shadows, but I am also pale with dark circles so I gave this look a try without the alabaster. I love it! I never thought to do the cool shades with dark circles under my eyes, but warm ones do make me look sickly. I just went without eyeshadow or used the taupe tapestry by covergirl. Thank you for your tutorial! Will you be doing some tutorials with your Naked Palette you received for your birthday? All of your tutorials are actually achievable and I really appreciate that.

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  37. wow great i really like ....

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  39. awww soo lovely!!
    i would be delighted if you could possibly take a peek at my A/W makeup look :D xx - http://www.hughesing.com/2013/08/aw13-makeup-look-1.html

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  44. I love this look. It's a nice tutorial. You have described it beautifully. Makeup artist did a great job.

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