Hi Makeup Geeks! Today I am going to share with you 3 different and unique looks using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I love this palette, it might be my favorite of them so far. 🙂 I know a lot of you have this palette and hopefully this will give you some go-to looks you can incorporate into your arsenal of ideas.
The first is a slightly smokey look that is ideal for a night out with that special someone. The lighter lid will make your eyes look larger and more open. For a more day appropriate look switch your lip color to a soft nude/pink, or transform it into a night time look by adding a brighter gloss.
I know many of you wear neutral eyeshadows every day to work (which is totally ok), but I’m hoping to get you to branch out and wear some colors during your work week! You can wear colors, but it’s all in how and where you place the color.
Here’s my 4 tips for wearing colors:
Pick just 1 color and apply it to 1 part of the eye. So either along the lashline OR in the inner tear duct OR on the outer part of the eye. 1 color, 1 place. I call it “strategic placement”.
Always pair a color with a neutral. Having a neutral surrounding a color automatically tones it down and makes it more work appropriate.
Pick a color that is light to medium in color. The darker the color, the more dramatic it is. (If you want to wear a dark color, keep it close to the lashline)
If you’re afraid of color, start with purples or greens. Because these colors aren’t too vivid and look great on every skin and eye color, they’re a safe bet for being more daytime appropriate. (think of blue and orange- not really the most safe colors for makeup! haha)
OK Makeup Geeks, today I have my new FAVORITE foundation to share with you all. I love when I find new products that I absolutely love and then I can share them with you. I recently went to Sephora to find a foundation that was talc-free, paraben-free, and mineral-oil free. This is a must for me since I have gotten older because my skin has become more sensitive. I was thrilled to find the Cover FX foundation.
Cover FX tries to be as organic as they possibly can and keep their ingredients simple. I have been using this for the last week and I love this foundation. This last all day and dries to a nice satin finish so it doesn’t appear to flat or look overly shiny on my skin. I find that I don’t have to use much powder with this as the foundation alone gives such a flawless finish to the skin. The big test for me was when I wore this to San Fransisco all day long in the wind and heat. The Cover FX foundation lasted all day and didn’t fade or oxidise or turning my skin orange.
This retails for $40.00 for 1 fl.oz. of product. The color I am in is G40. The colors are broke down into three separate categories, P (pink undertones), N (neutral skintones), G (golden undertones). The neutral shades range from N10 – N110, with the fairest shade being N10 and the darkest being N110. The pink undertones range in shades from P20 – P50 with the lightest at the bottom and moving up in color. For the golden undertones the shades are G20 to G80 with the lightest at G20 and the darkest at G80. The best way to find your perfect shade is to visit your local Sephora and have them color match you.
I love the packaging on this and that the product is in a handy squeeze tube. This makes accessing the product as simple as it gets. The texture on this is wonderful, it has a silicon feeling but it’s not. It is very silky and glides on smoothly and evenly without caking up or feeling heavy. This foundation really does feel amazing on the skin. They key to using this is knowing that a little goes a long way, so it doesn’t take much when applying it. There are no harsh chemical smells or anything that would aggravate anyone’s allergies or anyone sensitive to strong smells.
I also got the Cover FX Blotting Powder that I love as well but I don’t have to use it much because the foundation is just that good. They also have a cream foundation which I haven’t tried yet so if any of you have used it let me know in the comments below what you think of it..:-)
HOW TO APPLY
Use a good primer, I am using the Clinique Pore Minimizer and apply with clean fingers.
For my eye bags I have to apply a darker, peach colored concealer to counteract the darkness. Here I am using MAC Studio Sculpt in NW35.
Now for the foundation, you only need a little bit because the formula is thick. I dab small dots on face and then take a Beauty Blender and wet it and squeeze the excess water out really well, and use patting motions to work the foundation into the skin.
This covers so well, even the redness around my eyes. To set the under eye are I sweep on a small amount of the Cover FX Blotting Powder with a fluffy brush. I got my shade in Light (it’s also available in Medium and Deep) so I could use it under my eyes to brighten them. From here on you can apply your makeup the way you want to. For this video I used the Tarte Blush in “Tipsy”, a lipgloss by Smashbox in the color “Infinity”, and of course my L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara and that’s easy. Really easy, really simple!
Takes very little
Applies smoothly and evenly
No harsh odor
Leaves a soft, satin finish to the skin
Price, It does run on the expensive side with it being $40.00 for 1 ounce but it is worth every penny!
Clinique Pore Minimizer – (Amazon) (eBay)
MAC Studio Sculpt in NW35 – (Amazon) (eBay)
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation – (Amazon) (Sephora)
Cover FX Blotting Powder – (Amazon) (Sephora)
Tarte Blush in “Tipsy” – (Amazon) (eBay)
Smashbox Lipgloss in “Infinite” -(Amazon) (eBay)
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – (Amazon) (eBay)
I really love this foundation and if have already tried it, or you do try it, let me know what you all think of it. I can’t wait to see if you all love it as much as I do.
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Sonia Kashuk Very Berry Satin Luxe Lip Color ($9.99) is my new go to HG (holy grail) berry pink shade for Spring looks. This is one of those really lovely shades of rosy pink berry that quite looks like Lipstick Queen Jean Queen or Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in RD506 and at half the price with a fair more luxurious formula.
True story, Sonia’s Satin Luxe Lip Color is one of thee best budget lipsticks I’ve had the pleasure of using.
I’ve reviewed Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in the past but it still remains one of the nicest lipsticks around for under $10 bucks. Honestly, applying it and wearing it you’d think it cost $30.
This is a super buttery satin lipstick with an SPF 16. The color glides across lips like melted butter and has a soft, creamy consistency that wears weightlessly on lips for a solid four hours without feathering or migrating. It has a subtle vanilla flavor to me although it is promoted as fragrance-free. The creamy texture lacks shimmer and sparkle and has an satin matte finish that lays on lips evenly offering full coverage on a single application with a nice sheen finish.
I know there’s many days when you’re rushing out the door for work, but still want to look polished and have at least a little makeup on. Winged liner has been trendy for a few years now, so I wanted to give you a trick for doing it in 1 minute. That’s right, just one minute! Nobody wants to skip their trip to Starbucks to do a 10 minute makeup look when you can do it quicker AND have your coffee 😉
Black or Brown Gel Liner – Makeup Geek Gel Liner in “Immortal” or “Mobster” (Makeup Geek Store)
Bent Eyeliner Brush (Makeup Geek Store)
Simply place the scotch tape along the outer part of your eye- use your lower lash line as a guideline. Take your bent liner brush or any super small makeup brush and apply the eyeliner along the tape, connecting it to your upper lash line. You want to fill it in to form a triangle shape- this is what gives the illusion of winged liner.
If you have an extra minute, you can turn your winged liner into a softly smudged cat eye that works great for daytime. All you need are 2 more products:
Dark Brown Eyeshadow – Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in “Bada Bing” (Makeup Geek Store)
Pencil Smudge or Eye Smudging Brush (Makeup Geek Store)
Take a pencil brush and smudge a dark brown eyeshadow (or any color for that matter) on top of your gel liner. Start to smudge it upwards to smoke out the liner, staying close to your lash line as well as the tape you placed on earlier. All you’re doing is turning the winged liner into a smudged out cat eye shape by “smoking out” the eyeshadow.
I hope this helps you all in your makeup looks when you’re in a hurry! Makeup doesn’t have to take a long time- it’s all about the technique and tools.
Thanks to Joanna (maxineczka) for providing the example picture for this look! Check her out on Makeup Geek, Instagram, or Youtube