Urban Decay Naked 2 Challenge Day 1 (and a tip for makeup beginners)

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As mentioned in my last post chock-full of updates, I’ll be collaborating with Carina to do a Naked 2 Challenge. This means a week (well in my case, five days) worth of eyeshadow looks using the Naked 2 palette exclusively. She’s just posted her Day 1 look, check it out here. AND she’s spent the last week using Naked 1 (gosh I would have tired of all those neutrals a long time ago).

Today’s look is fairly simple, meant to give me a golden glow. I love using either Urban Decay Chopper or Half-Baked for this. UD makes the best shimmers – they’re always really strong but never overwhelming.

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Closeups for the look.

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Products used:

Eyes

1) I used MAC Rubensque Paint Pot (peachy gold cream) as a base on the eyes
2) I then patted Urban Decay Half-Baked (golden peachy frost) on the eyes
3) I used Urban Decay Tease (matte taupe with mauve undertones) in the outer third and crease of the eye for depth
4) I used a pencil brush and lined the upper lashline with Urban Decay Busted (frosty cool grey brown)
5) I used Benefit They’re Real! mascara on my lashes
6) I defined my eyebrows with Urban Decay Blackout (matte black)

Face

1) I used Maybelline BB Watergel on the face
2) For the cheeks, I used Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pot Rogue. I patted it on with my fingers then blended it out with a stipling brush. It frustrates me that this can’t be captured on the camera, it gives me the loveliest most wonderful natural rosy flush.
3) I set everything with Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Powder

Lips

1) I used MAC Pure Flattery (glossy pale peach), a limited edition lipglass from the 2012 Holiday Kits to top off the whole glowy golden look.

Tip for makeup beginners: 

I’m including this because I’ve been pulling down random crew members and doing their makeup for them all weekend. A lot of them don’t wear makeup regularly and warn me that they don’t like looking ‘made-up’. It’s easy enough to

What I usually did was pat MAC Rubensque on their lids.

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MAC Rubensque is a beautiful soft peach and gold duochrome, and looks lovely on a variety of skintones. It’s great for brightening up the eyes and just making you look more awake. Just look at the photos below, where I only have MAC Rubensque on.

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Basically, a pale peachy gold product with some shimmer is wonderful for those beginning with makeup. Urban Decay Half-Baked is a great shade, and so is MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish. Occasionally, I do pat MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush on for a more muted, but still very beautiful shimmer.

Any other products you’d like to add to the list? Also, what do you think of the makeup?

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8 Responses to Urban Decay Naked 2 Challenge Day 1 (and a tip for makeup beginners)

  1. rubyangel711 says:

    Such a lovely soft look! I agree, UD does have the best shimmer eyeshadows. I definitely need MAC’s Rubenesque in my life!

  2. Zoë says:

    i only own one mac paint pot and it’s rubenesque. so pretty!

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  3. sheissoeco says:

    You look amazing! I am just loving your looks lately!!

  4. Whoa. MAC Rubenesque looks awesome! And I love your hair 🙂

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