Saturday, 25 May 2013

NAKED 2 Eye Palette and Purple Lip Combo!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Hi Stylicias!

I know it's been absolutely ages again since I made a new post, but in my defence, I did have an exam this morning, and have another one to prepare for in about a week. I'm exhausted!

Anyhoo, here is photos of a little make-up look I put together that I've had scheduled for a few weeks. 

When I really want to make a statement with my eyes, I'll always turn to my trusty Urban Decay Naked 2 Eye Palette. Even the lighter shades can create a dramatic look when paired with a bold lip - which is what I've done here!



I got the palette as a birthday gift from a very lovely friend, and honestly, it gets rave reviews for a reason. There's a variety of colours and shades to choose from, with shimmery hues and neutrals to suit your fancy - and of course they look their best when mixed and matched with each other!


Since I got the palette, I've created a few 'go-to' looks - I usually use the darkest shade Blackout for extreme smokey eyes on a night out, but for a more understated daytime look, I find a lighter grey smokey eye works a treat.

To begin with, I first apply my 'base' shade Foxy all over the eyelid. This is just a pale, almost white colour, but works well as a base for all other shades to be applied on top.


There is honestly so much choice with the Naked 2 palette that, honestly, I forget sometimes which colours and shades I put together! For this one though, if I remember correctly, I mixed a combination of Pistol and Verve. I'm going to take a guess and assume I applied Verve all over the base of the eyelid with the flat-side brush, then with the fluffy end, blended Pistol into the crease. The brush is also brilliant in this palette - the fluffy end of the brush is great for blending any shade into the crease for a natural, flawless look.

And to finish off the eyeshadow, I simply applied Bootycall right underneath the arch of my brow for a highlight, using the flat-sided brush for precise application. This shade is slightly similar to Foxy, except I think Bootycall is a little more on the gold side.



Now, for my second favourite part (I can't decide!), this purple/plum pigmented lipstick. Unfortunately I have no idea where this was from since my mum actually bought it for me, but I do remember it was part of a set, apparently cheap, and as clearly labelled, from a brand named Active I'm guessing!

Despite it being cheap, I actually think it's seriously good - it's soft, not too harsh or barely noticeable, and really goes well with many other make-up looks. I remember being pretty apprehensive to try this colour at first - I always assume the boldest colours will not suit me at all, but as usual I was pleasantly surprised!

Here are some other make-up looks of mine featuring the same lippy:



I particulaly love wearing this colour in the winter/autumn - it's the perfect dark shade!



Over time, I think the shade of this lipstick has lightened a bit - when I first started using it was a much darker plum colour, but when I take pictures of it now, it can come across as a light purple/pinky hue..either way though, I still love it!



What do you think of the (sort of) purple lip? Do you own a Naked palette?

Thanks for stopping by everyone - have a fab weekend!









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8 comments:

  1. I have gotten so much use out of the NAKED palette! No end in sight!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Jezz!

      So true - there are so many things you can do with it, I guess for that reason it's worth the money haha!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a gorgeous day :-)

      Emily x

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  2. Hi my dearest Emily, you've done amazing on the make up, you such a pro! and you've got a gorgeous face ever. Amazing you. When I got a chance , I'd love to feature you on my blog, you deserve more visiting, commenting on your blog. I'm too busy with my boys but when they going to school, I'll for sure have more time for post as a fulltime blogger. I do what I can now..

    Much love..

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya

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    1. Hi Tanya-

      Aww thank you so much, that would be absolutely amazing!! I would love to do a feature post on your blog ,that is so nice of you :) of course whenever you have the free time that'd be great, i think you're doing an amazing job as a full time mother blogger already!

      Hope you have a great week lovely,

      Emily x

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  3. Love all your make up!!! Fancy following each other on google friend connect?? I've also got a giveaway going too!! www.framecake.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi Sazzly!

      Aww thanks gorgeous! Of course, I'd love to - I'll check out your giveaway now too!

      Have a lovely day and thanks for commenting :-)

      Emily x

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  4. Nice post!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!
    http://walls-cant-stop-you.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Maria -

      Thank you, sure! That sounds great :-)

      Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

      Emily x

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