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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

{Mandy} Smokey Green look

Today at work was our office Pot Luck lunch. I decided to go a little festive and used my Urban Decay Smoked palette for the first time.

I started out with my usual base of Urban Decay primer potion in original. On the lid I used Urban Decay shadow in "Barlust" from the Smoked palette. I barely took that color up into my crease on the outer corner, rounding it to give it a softer look since I knew I'd be using a dark crease color. I applied Barlust using my handy dandy Mac 239 brush.

For my crease I used my Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush to apply Urban Decay in "Loaded" from the Smoked palette. It seemed really dark, which is obviously the point of the palette but I wanted to bring out the green a little more so I pulled out my trusty Sugarpill Sweetheart palette and used "Midori" mostly on the outer corner. Then I did a little dance because I loved the pairing of the two colors so much.

My under brow highlight ended up being a mixture of colors. A swipe here and there of Urban Decay shadow in "Freestyle" and "Kinky" from the Smoked palette and Urban Decay in "Sin" from the Naked palette. I blended out my darker edges with a Mac 217, carrying the lighter colors into the inner part of my eye.

On the bottom lash I went for a brighter green liner, wanting to continue the green theme. I didn't want to do a black liner since it's a day time look. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on liner in "Graffiti" is one of my favorites and I felt like it worked really well for what I was going for.

I really love the Smoked palette. The colors I've used so far are smooth and blend really well. I can't wait to continue to play with it.

Here's a rundown of everything I used:
Blush: Urban Decay Blush in "Fetish"

Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original) - eyes

Urban Decay in "Barlust" from Smoked palette

Urban Decay in "Loaded" from Smoked palette and Sugarpill Cosmetics pressed shadow in "Midori"

Highlight under brow:
Urban Decay in "Freestyle" and "Kinky" from Smoked palette and Urban Decay in "Sin" from Naked palette

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on liner in "Graffiti" on bottom lash/water line

Sigma Beauty Brow Kit

(top and bottom) Mary Kay Lash Love in "I heart Black"


Eye Lid: Mac 239 brush
Crease: Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush
Under brow bone: Sigma E50 Lg Fluff brush
Liner on top lashes: Sigma E05 Eye Liner Brush
Foundation: Sigma F80 Flat top synthetic kabuki
Concealer: Sigma F70 Concealer brush
Face Powder: Sigma F20 Large Powder
Blush: Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour

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