Naked Week: Day 1

NAKED?!

NAKED?!

First off: GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER!! I’m not posting nudie pictures all week.

Now that that’s out of the way, let me explain what Naked Week is. Two things I’m not really into/comfortable wearing on myself are nude and matte eyeshadows. Other people, I think can pull off the look beautifully but on me, I’m never satisfied with the result. I think it’s because I’m drawn to bright colors and shimmer finishes so I’m not used to the look of nude mattes on myself. Enter the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. I bought this a few weeks ago in an effort to try to dip my toe into the nude/matte eyeshadow world but have used it only once. Well this was just unacceptable. So Naked Week was born. I’m going to post a new look everyday this week featuring the Naked Basics Palette on my eyes. This is going to help me become more comfortable with using these shades/finishes and hopefully give you guys some ideas for looks if you have the palette also.

Naked Monday

Naked Monday

Day 1 Eye Look Breakdown:
Today’s look is what I think is a pretty natural nude look. I used my Too Faced Shadow Insurance as a base. Then divided my lid pretty much into 3rds using Foxy, Naked 2 and then Faint from inner corner to out. I used W.O.S. in the crease to blend all of the shades together and finished up the eye with a little bit of Venus in the tear duct area. I lined the lower lash line with Venus in the inner half then faint on the outer half. Then I used my Mally Evercolor Automatic Waterproof Eyeliner in Onyx to tightline the upper lash line and on the waterline. A couple coats of Maybelline The Colossal Volume Mascara on the top and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara on the bottom pulled everything together.

Day 1

Day 1


**please excuse my unruly brows** **get thee to a threader stat!!**

What I used on the rest of my face:
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Ivory
Revlon Nearly Naked Powder in Fair
Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Cream Bronzer in Warm Tan
Benefit Benetint
Benefit High Beam
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant
Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Light
ELF Lash & Brow Clear Mascara
NYX Megashine Lip Gloss in Crystal Soda

So there’s Day 1 of Naked Week. Check back everyday thru Friday to see what I come up with from the Naked Basics Palette!

Bronzed and Ready for SPRING!

#needwarmerweather

#needwarmerweather


It’s been unseasonably cold here in Texas. Like, I’ve had to re-bust out my sweaters, cold. And frankly, it’s getting ridiculious. I mean, I’m not excited about the 100+ temps of summer, but some fresh, hammock weather would be nice. Today I was going to wear a bronze-springy look if it killed me!! A fun way I like to add a pop of color to a monochrome look is with a colored liner on the bottom lash line. I especially like a good teal/bronze combo, which is what I opted for in this look.
#greenpop

#greenpop


#bronzeeyes

#bronzeeyes


Products Used**:
Eyes:
MAC Pigment is Jardin Aires
MAC Shadow in Texture
MAC Shadow in Swiss Chocolate
MAC Shadow in Vanilla
Tarte Skinny Smoldereyes in Sunstone Bronze
NYX Pencil in Aqua Green
Mally Volume Mascara
Face:
Makeup For Ever Face & Body Foundation in Ivory 20
MAC Mineral Skinfinish in Light
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Orgasm Blush
MAC Irridecent Pressed Powder in Belightful
Lips:
Wet n’ Wild Lipstick 903C
MAC Lipgloss in Bodymind

**I am a compulsive MAC Special Collection purchaser. I apologize in advance if some of the products I use are from special collections and are no longer available. I noticed there were quite a few products in this look that were from collections so I wanted to let ya’ll know. Damn you MAC! Your cute little special collections always suck me in!**

#springmakesmesmile

#springmakesmesmile

Today: Try a good monochromatic look and add a fun pop of color! A good pop of color never hurt anyone!