Saturday, February 8, 2014

3 Ways to Get Naked...with Naked 3

Got ya with that first bit didn't I?
I wanted to do this post a while back but I knew I needed to get to know this palette to show a few looks. Anyhoo...the other day I was considering how I wanted to do my makeup on Valentine's Day and I thought Naked 3 was an obvious choice, but which look should I wear? 
Here are my three ways to get naked with Naked 3. 

I made this little color guide to help you recreate these looks.
I also mentioned in a previous post that I would have a special guest on this post, I have recruited my friend Cyndi (From my post, Makeup for a Wedding.) to be my model.
Look 1: Day/School
Urban Decay: Naked 3 Palette
Rimmel Match Perfection: 101 Classic Ivory
Maybelline Color Tattoo: Inked in Pink (or you could use Urban Decay: Primer Potion in Eden.)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: 10 Light
Urban Decay Eye Shadow: Zephyr
Benefit: Watts Up Highlighter
Too Faced: Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush
I started with Zephyr as my highlight color on the inner corners of the eye and brow bone.
Then I put Burnout all over the lid.
I then worked Factory into the crease (socket) and blended it in. 
Follow with your favorite mascara and you're ready for your morning with 
a sweet and fresh faced look for day.


 Look 2: Sweethearts and Sass
Urban Decay: Naked 3
Smashbox: Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer
Marc Jacobs Beauty: Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation in 14 Ivory Medium
Urban Decay: Primer Potion in Eden
Stila: Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Black
Benefit: Erase Paste in Light 1
Benefit: Hoola Bronzer
Nars: Blush in Sin
Nars: Illuminator in Copacabana 
M.A.C.: Flat Out Fabulous
I used Urban Decay: Zephyr as my highlight color on the inner corners of the eye.
Strange on the brow bone highlight. Limit all over the lid. Nooner in the crease.

A quick flick of a cat-eye and mascara. You're ready to flirt or go out with the girls.
I'd like to take this moment to say how obsessed I still am with Copacabana from Nars. I used it as a highlight on Cyndi's cheekbones.

Look 3: Sexy and Seductive 
Urban Decay: Naked 3 
Too Faced: Primed & Poreless Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer For Sensitive Skin 
Urban Decay: Naked Skin in 2.0
Nars: Skin Illuminator Copacabana (Mixed into foundation.)
Urban Decay: Primer Potion in Eden
Benefit: Erase Paste
Stila: Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Primer + Shadow + Liner in Black
Benefit: Hoola Bronzer
Tarte: Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed
Too Faced: Snow Bunny Bronzer
Kat Von D for Sephora: Painted Love Lipstick in Lovecraft
Urban Decay: Heavy Metal Liner in Midnight Cowboy (optional)
I started with Zephyr as my highlight color on the inner corners of the eye and brow bone.
Then I worked a bit of Nooner into the crease. (I like to work a soft shade into the crease if I'm doing a smokey-eye look first to make blending easier.) Then all over the lid I used Blackheart, pressing it in with a flat side of my Vice 2 brush and when the color is evenly I, again,  put Nooner in the crease with the blending brush side. Blend, blend, blend! I then used Darkside as a liner on an angled brush on the top and bottom lash-line. 
The final touch is to run the Stila liner along your water-line and ruffly along the top lash-line, smudging out with the excess Darkside on your angled brush. Cyndi is a glitter lover so we decided to put the tiniest bit at the outer edge of her eyes after putting on mascara.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of some looks I am thinking about wearing this 
Valentine's Day. Which look do you see yourself wearing? Remember you can make any of these looks work for what you have in your makeup bag. You don't need all these products I have to be able to complete these three looks. I listed all the products used because I like to see a full list when I read other peoples blogs or watch their videos even if it is an eye-makeup focused post. 
I want to thank my special model, Cyndi, for letting me do three looks in one sitting on her face.
She was a delight, as always, to work on. You can follow her Instagram here.

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xoxo, Amanda 

Remember all makeup is...is just that, makeup. It is a smoke-screen tricking the eye to see something else...you just need to know how to work the system. 
"Perfection isn't normal, nor is it interesting. I have no features without makeup. I am pale. I have blond lashes. You could just paint my face - it's like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do." - Amy Adams