One of the things I want to start posting more on my blog are tutorials however I find them very hard to take pictures of so maybe soon I will start video tutorials and venture into the world of YouTube!
I'm going to be doing a tutorial today just focusing on the eyes and using my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I only have the 1st palette but am dying to get my hands on the 2nd one, so let's get into the tutorial....
I started by doing the rest of my face makeup off camera and just leaving one eye bare - using the first eye as a guide. I'll be doing a tutorial soon of an everyday makeup look but for now it's all about the eyes! So I started by applying a layer of MAC Paintpot in Soft Ochre over my eyelid to help my shadows stay and apply better. (Side note: PLEASE ignore my eyebrows - I'm trying to grow them out!)
Once I had applying my Paintpot I picked up the shade Naked 2 from the Naked Basics palette which is definitely my favourite shade! I used my Morphe Brushes blending brush in B81 which is new to my collection and I absolutely love it!
I used this shade in the crease and applied it from left to right all over my crease to use as my transition shade in-between colours. I kept going over this until there was no more product on the brush and still continued to blend with the same B81 brush.
Next I picked up the shade Faint from the palette which is a darker milk chocolate brown. These shades are so pigmented so you only need a little bit of product on your brush. The brush I used for this step was the Morphe Brushes B80 which is the exact same brush as the B81, just thinner with less hairs. I used this shade to create an outer V on my crease and then went back in with the B81 brush and Naked 2 to blend everything out.
For the lid I took my MAC 239 brush and used the shade W.O.S for a lighter colour to make my eyes look brighter and more awake. I then again blended over the crease with my B81 to make everything start to come together. I then applied a thin layer of liquid liner and pencil liner in my water line and also applied mascara to my top and bottom lashes. To tie everything together I used my MAC pencil brush from the Kelly Osbourne collection to blend a bit of Faint underneath my lower lash line.
And that's the end of the tutorial! It's very quick and honestly very easy, it took me less than 10 minutes to create this look! If I was going out at night or somewhere more formal with this look then I would have applied thicker liner and also false lashes but at the moment I quite like keeping it simple!
Hope you enjoyed this post, i'll hopefully have some more tutorials up soon!