Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Naked Ultimate Basics Palette Tutorial

So I have had the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette now for a couple weeks and 
I'm ready to tell you all about it! I also have been creating so many looks with this palette and I wanted to show you guys what one of my favorites. So let's just get into it!
If you read my first impressions of this palette you know I was excited right away by how these shades felt and how they swatched. If you missed that post and want to see swatches and packaging click here. The shades I thought I'd love are indeed the shades I reach for most, however I do find myself using all the shades as they are all really great. The only shade that I think could have been better is Blackjack, I just have blacker shadows in my collection that are both smoother and more intense. However, it gets the job done.

The brush is pretty useless to me the Blending end is really stiff and not really great for blending. The Smudger side is fine and that's about it. The packaging as a whole is so pretty and still travel friendly like all the other Naked Basics Palettes of smaller sizes. 

Over all, I have not been this obsessed with a palette in a while. I love it and it is getting so much use for these fall/winter months! If you love a matte look or are looking to add mattes into your collection I would highly recommend this palette!
1) Prime the eye lids with Eden Primer Potion from Urban Decay.
2) Lay the shade Pre-Game all over the lid all the way up to the brow bone.
3) On a tapered blending brush, blend the shade Faith in the crease from the inner brow to the outer tale in a winged style. This will act as a transition shade.
4) Then, on the same brush, place Extra Bitter in the same place as Faith and bring around the outer corners in a C shape, hugging the outer corner of the eye, down to the lower lash line.
5) Taking that blending brush, blend under the eye to really blow out the color.
6)Taking a pencil brush and place Extra Bitter on the outer 2/3 of the lower lash line then add Faith on the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line.
7) On he same tapered blending brush blow out the lower lash line by blending for a softened effect.
8) Using that same brush, place Lethal on the outer V of the eye to add depth and make the look a bit more sultry. Be sure to blend well.
9) On a fine angled brush apply Blackjack into the upper lashes and soften with your finger and then go back in for a second coat. Bring this shade into the outer 1/3 of the lower lash line as well.
10) Then take Blow on a a shadow brush and highlight the inner corner of the eye and brow bone.
I think this is an amazingly simple and yet impactful look. I hope that this has been a helpful tutorial and that you like the look I created for you. I am still working on getting my new schedule sorted to be more consistent, but I feel like my content will be better this way. 

Can't wait to here what you think and if this look will be making it into your winter line up!