Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Get the Look Makeup Edition: Naked & Nude

I love playing around with one of my favorite eye shadow palettes: the much hyped Naked 2 by Urban Decay.  The neutral colors are so easy to combine, the quality of the shadow is excellent, and in my opinion, well worth all the hype. Check out how I used the Naked 2 Palette and other products to get the soft neutral look below. (*Update* See updated Naked 3 Palette Swatches Here!)

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Mac Pro Longwear Lipstick Mac Skinfinish Dark Sleek Blush Flushed
Naked & Nude: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette & Nude Lipstick in Mac Till Tomorrow

COVERGIRL Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation in Toffee  mixed with
Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Foundation in Toffee Caramel
Real Techniques Buffing Brush Core Collection SetI find that the SPF in the All Day Flawless Foundation gives a white cast to my skin.  I mix it with an equal amount of the Natural Hue Foundation in Toffee Caramel (which is a bit darker with yellow undertones) to warm up the color.  I applied the mixture with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush which comes in the  Real Techniques Core Collection Set.

Primadonna Tip: Mixing liquid foundation can be a great way to customize makeup to create a better match for your skin tone; but what can you mix it in?  Purchase a  cheap palette online or from your local art supply store for a convenient mixing surface. Don't forget to wash and sanitize your palette regularly to kill bacteria that could cause breakouts.

Concealer Highlight black african american women of color WOC dark skin

Concealer/ Highlight:
L'Oreal True Match Crayon Concealer in Medium/Deep Warm  applied under the eyes, center of the forehead, down the middle of my nose, in my cupid's bow, and the center of my chin blended with the Everyday Minerals Bamboo Eye Kabuki. I set all concealer with Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder with the Real Techniques Setting Brush.

Contouring for black african american women of color WOC dark skin
I applied Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit (Medium)  in the hollows of my cheeks with the Real Techniques Contour Brush which comes in the Real Techniques Core Collection Set.

Setting Powder for dark skin black african american women of color WOC

Setting Powder:
To set my foundation, I applied Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark using the elf Kabukii Face Brush.

Bronzer for dark skin black african american women of color WOC


I use the brush end of the Sonia Kashuk Complexion Perfector to apply CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Mineral Bronzer in Ebony Bronze to the hairline, jawline, sides of nose, and cheekbones to add warmth back to my face.

Blush for dark skin black african american women of color WOCBlush:
Sleek Make up Blush in Flushed applied with the Sonia Kashuk Large Angled Contour Brush..

I used the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette for the following:
Eyeshadow for black african american women of color WOC dark skinInner Corner/Tear Duct Highlight: Verve
Lid: Pistol
Crease: Snakebite
Outer Corner: Busted
Transition Color: Here, I used a delicate sweep of  Sleek Make up Blush in Flushed; the same color I used on my cheeks.
Brown Highlight: Bootycall

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Eyeliner Top Lid: Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Bottom Lid: Jordanna Black Easy Liner (You can find this at your local Walgreens.)
Mascara: benefit They're Real!

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Lined with Jordanna Lavish Brown Easy Liner, filled in with Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony , using the small detailer brush from the Real Techniques Core Collection Set.  I use a spoolie brush to soften and blend.

Nude lipstick for black african american women of color WOC dark skin

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme TILL TOMORROW Lipstick

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Don't forget to set your makeup with a setting spray. This also helps to keep foundation from looking dry and caked.  For this look I used elf Makeup Mist and Set.

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