Basic Matte Smoky Eye with the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Look
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Look
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Look
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Look

I don’t typically think of doing a matte look with Urban Decay unless its with one of their Naked Basics palettes, but you can actually use their new Naked Smoky palette for this type of look. I love that they included a good set of basic matte colors because it really makes the palette much more versatile. This look is darker than an everyday eye but it’s less dramatic by opting for a thinner eyeliner, leaving the lower lash line light, and using the black eyeshadow sparingly but strategically.

Products used and how I created this look:

  • Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base – I blended this all over the lid.
  • Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
    • Thirteen – Using a fluffy crease brush, I applied this lightly all over the lid to help the darker shades blend easier and concentrated it more heavily on the inner corner and brow bone.
    • Combust – Using the same crease brush, I applied this to the crease and above the crease as a transition shade.
    • Whiskey – Using a more precise crease brush, the Mac 217, I applied this to the crease and outer 2/3 of the lid. I went back in with a flat shader brush and applied it more heavily to the lid to even out the color.
    • Black Market – Using the included small dome brush, I applied this to the outer corner and outer crease. Using the fluffier side of the same brush I blended it out. I also had to go in with a flat shader to apply this to the outer lid to darken up the color a bit.
  • Lorac Front of the Line Pro in Black – I applied a thin line all the way across my lid.
  • NYX Skinny Black Liner – I applied this to my upper waterline to darken my lash line and fill in the gap below the liquid liner.
  • Covergirl LashBlast Length Mascara in Very Black – One coat was applied to my upper and lower lashes and I layered a little bit more on my upper outer lashes. This is my favorite mascara for looks because it never clumps on me but in real life I’d wear a more voluminous mascara, like Benefit Roller Lash, to look more balanced with this dark look.
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Neutral Medium – Using a concealer brush, I applied this only to the darkest parts of my under eye area to brighten my eyes up.
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown – I feathered this lightly through my brows, focusing on the tail and arch. I also applied it to any bare spots and used the spoolie end to blend out any harsh lines.

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