Monday, November 28, 2011

Go Naked

You know that expression where people say "I feel naked without my (fill in the blank)?" Well for me, there are many blanks. I feel naked without my watch, my iPhone, and my clothes, duh. But mostly, I feel naked without my make-up. 

Since the age of 11, when my mom gave me permission to wear mascara, blush, and lip gloss, I've been obsessed with making myself be the prettiest me I can be! So, despite my love of the whore's paint and the aforementioned nakedness I feel without it, I've only now discovered the many virtues of Urban Decay's cult favorite Naked palette
Featuring 12 universally flattering shades of matte, shimmer, and glitter eyeshadows, the naked palette is the cure to whatever eye make-up needs ail ya! Plus, at $48 (including a great brush and sample size shadow primer), it's a much more affordable way to try out a dozen of the brand's amazing line of shadows.

I gave it a trial run on Thanksgiving last week. Generally, I swipe something nude and shimmery all over my lid and then do a matte chestnut color in the crease, but I did something a little more special for the holiday.
I started by swiping the lightest color Virgin all over my lid. Then, I put a healthy dose of the bronzey Half Baked on just my lower lid. Finally, I contoured my crease using the rich shimmery brown Smog, creating a very subtle, daytime brown smokey kind of eye. And of course I topped this all off with a heavy stroke of black liquid liner and far too many coats of mascara (in a good way).
So far, I'm more than pleased with the palette. The colors stay rich for a good long time and there are so many shades that I don't own anything like, yet are entirely wearable.

Who else is getting Naked?? I need color combo ideas. What works for you??

9 comments:

Taylor said...

Omg I need this in my life, I have like 5 eyeshadows that are similar colors but I want the whole range!

Laura said...

PS. We are having a makeup party on Friday at wino onsie....i need eye makeup tips. :)

Meg O. said...

I love my NP!! It's such a wonderful set of neutrals to own, and it can create so many looks. I recently have loved using the raisin/purple hues with Sin as the highlighter. It's my new favorite fall look :)

Bon Bon said...

I LOVE me some Naked! Perfect for everything from natural to smokey eye. The pigments are great! xoxo

Christina @ Hair Romance said...

I have no excuse as to why I haven't bought this yet. EVERYONE loves it. I am going to buy it too.

Cara said...

I saw this at Ulta last week and was totally intrigued but needed to get a few other things so I skipped it that trip but your review will definitely be sending me back for it. Your Thanksgiving look was wonderful!

.Candy. said...

very dramatic eyes! i'm infatuated!!! i'm your newest follower!



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CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

what a great neutral palette to play with, love the bold but sleek liner you shimmered w the palette!

great look!
love your blog,
Annina
www.cinchedatthewaist.com

Nicole said...

Your face is gorgeous! I love that palette so much. But I'm 14 and NOT allowed to wear makeup, unfortunate right?

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-N

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