My Favourite Eye-look Tutorial with Urban Decay NAKED 3…

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Hey beauty buddies…

With the roaring success of last Mondays Makeup Menu post (thank y’all!) I thought I’d share a favourite look using one of my most cherished eye shadow palettes – the Urban Decay Naked 3. I am literally uhhhbsessed with the beautiful blush tones of this palette, simply because they work so darn well with my regularly insipid skin tone – in fact they work fab with virtually every complexion. If you already own one (congratulations you lucky little ducky!) or are tempted to treat yourself to a Naked 3 palette then you might wanna try out this simple but oh-so-pretty eye look. I’ve linked all the products just in case you fancy a quick nosey via their official web-stores too; aren’t I a thoughtful blogger?! 😉 Sitting comfy? Then let’s get started…

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Step 1 – Prep & Prime

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So to begin I’m using a teeny tiny dab of Urban Decay Sin Primer. I find this gives a beautiful soft shimmer which really helps to make the pigmentation of the eye shadow stand out & of course leaves layered up lids looking crease free & fresh all day long!

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Step 2 – The Brows

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My next step is to tame the brows using a spoolie brush, filling in any blank spaces with an eyebrow pencil and smoothing out with a Real Techniques eye liner brush. I find this elongates the brows and gives a natural but semi groomed appearance. It’s so darn easy to overdo it with the brows so remember to tread carefully, the Rupaul look doesn’t bode well for a lot of us!

Next I take a tiny bit of strange on my Urban Decay brush and lightly highlight just under the brows to give a nice sharp look that helps to define my brow line.

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Step 3 – Blend It Out

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Taking a Real Techniques base brush from my Nic’s Picks collection, I line along the eye crease with the colour ‘Limit’. Blend, blend, blend and when you think you’re done… blend it out some more!

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Step 4 – Lift The Lid

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Next I pack the lid with ‘Burnout’ which is a beautiful blush pink with a just hint of shimmer. You may need to reapply at a later stage to help brighten up the lid & really make the colour pop… so load up your brush and get packing ladies!

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Step 5 – Outer Corner & Under Eye

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Taking my Real Techniques base brush I use a little bit of ‘Nooner’ to blend into the outer crease. This beautiful matte shadow gives an incredible burst of definition to the outer edges and really begins to create some depth and shape. Again it’s reeeeeally important to get your blend on girls to ensure no harsh lines & that everything mulls beautifully into a gorgeous soft ombre effect. I also pop a little bit of ‘Nooner’ under my lower lash line – this is completely optional, so if you don’t fancy creating a slightly smokier look then feel free to give the under lash a miss.

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Step 6 – Touch the Tears

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Lastly using my Urban Decay basic brush I dab a tiny amount of strange around the tear ducks and out crease/lash line. I find this just brightens the corner of the eyes, making them appear bigger, brighter and beautifully blended.

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Step 7 – Flick & Finish

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With all my looks I love to finish it off with a small winged lash line using MUA Liquid Liner (I find the applicator the easiest of all to use). I then curl the lashes to give a little bit of lift & add a generous helping of Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara which creates a clump free, long & fluttery look.

Voila, the finished result in 7 simple steps…

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 (…albeit looking a tad startled!!)

So there we have it girls, my go to look using a range of muted tones from the gorgeous Urban Decay Naked 3. Do you have this palette? What’s your go to colours? Have you something similar or is it on your current wish-list? Whatever your thoughts do stop by & let me know in the comments below, hope you’re all having a fabulous May Day jolly holi 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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122 thoughts on “My Favourite Eye-look Tutorial with Urban Decay NAKED 3…

  1. I love it Karen! Love how it brightens up the eyes as well! I rarely use eye shadow but everytime I see these tutorials it really makes me want to get into it! Love it sweetie 🙂 xx

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    • Thanks so much lovely lady that really is so kind of you to say 🙂 I adore both the Urban Decay & MUR palettes – they are all lovely to use 🙂 Hope you have fun giving it a go, it really is a lovely blend of shadows *huge hugs* XXX

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    • Thank you so much lovely 🙂 I must admit V I used to get overwhelmed myself and sort of just dip into *almost* everything lol But the beauty of the internet is taking inspiration from others – had to be done to avoid looking like a human traffic light lol A pink/purple smokey eye sounds pretty awesome to me 😉 XXX

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  2. This looks gorgeous on you hun and what a wonderful tutorial, thank you ❤
    I love how you broke it down to tiny steps (specially good for for noobs in makeup – like myself).
    Wonderful and pretty post hun and I love the eye shadow so much, wow. I really need to get a Naked palette 😀
    May The 4th Be With You ❤

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    • Awwh thank you so so much Galit – you really do say the most encouraging things huni 🙂 Sooo glad you liked it including the baby steps – loling at the noob comment, I’ve NO idea what that is but it sounds funny anyhoo!!! lol lol You really DO need to get a Naked Palette in your life! Thanks for the lovely comment and for stopping by huni 😀 XXXXX

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      • Oh sorry Noob = Newbie = New at something 😀
        I always forget that people might not know this. It’s a gamers term for new players, lol.
        I sure do need this one, it’s so pretty. I need to find how to order it ❤

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      • Haaaaa Galit, I thought maybe you’d mispelt boob – sooo glad you confirmed that lol lol Clearly I’m the noob around here… so not up on the lingo! You kids these days hahahah XXXXXX

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      • LOL (this is for the boobs),
        LOL LOL (and this is for the kids, as i am almost 41, lol).
        I am just so used to use gaming lingo that I do a lot of editing in comments (a lot) and writing (sometimes), lol.

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      • GALIT GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!! You are never almost 41?!?!?! Never ever did I think you where above 25 – OMG, you are so youthful in appearance & attitude, this is madness for my mind!! What a revelation – I’m so confuddled! Honestly you’ve blown me away 😮 Yes, sorry for assuming you were calling yourself a boob huni – I thought it was a tad harsh too lol Noob is much better haha XXXXX

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      • LOL LOL
        Awww, how sweet. Thank you so much hun ❤ I think the first picture I ever posted here was so scary to me not just because I get scared but I was 40 (old lady), lol.
        Thank you though 😉 I may have a hard life a bit and low on money, but I have so much love from my hubby and I enjoy writing and the blog with all the wonderful people… I guess this all keeps me smiling a lot (Well… most of the time, lol).

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      • Well you shouldn’t be scared at all, we’re all here to encourage & support – well done for taking the leap and posting the pic!! I think I remember it too!!!!! 😀
        Money really isn’t everything ( thought it sure helps) but having a supportive hubby really does mean the world 🙂 X

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      • That palette truly is an achievement of our time!! I think the original is a bit better for my skin tone, but they are all amazing and I love them equally 😉

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      • Oooh I LOVE the original too Mil, it’s incredible – so many colour combinations and with the primers they are really long lasting 🙂 Looks like we’re both fans ❤ XXX

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    • Hey Nicole thank you so very much huni… I’ve already done it however I’ll edit your blog into the post 🙂 Thank you so very much for thinking of me huni – I really am so chuffed ❤ XXXXX

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  3. This look is just beautiful on you Karen! I love it! It’s so pretty! ❤ What are you wearing on your lips? It looks like such a pretty color. Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us. I love these kind of posts! 🙂 XXXXX

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    • Thank you so much chum – I’m so glad you like it, it was really fun to do & I adore the Naked 3 Palette, it’s lovely 🙂 Oh I’m wearing ‘Picnic in the park’ by Tanya Burr. Her glosses are lovely – do you get them over there?! xxxx

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      • You’re so welcome! I really loved it!! Yes I think I can get that over here. I just found the website for the US that has some it looks like. I just might have to place an order lol. 😉 xxxx

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      • haaaaa I knew you’d end up treating yourself 😉 hehe I got mine for £3 which I imagine is about $5 so it’s not too bad and the reviews on her glosses are great. I think you’ll like the colour range too, it’s very pretty 🙂 XXXXXX

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      • I think on the website that I found them, they’re about $7 and some odd change lol. I ordered 2 of them! PIcnic in the Park and Afternoon Tea 🙂 lol. I just had to! But no more makeup purchases! I am banned for the rest of the month! Haha! I actually tend to wear gloss a lot more than lipstick because my lips are so dry so these will be a great investment. 🙂 XXXXXXXX

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      • Ooh I LOVE ‘Afternoon Tea’ (I think that’s the name over here) a very pretty pink – that’s the one I’d love next 😀 Haaa you just couldn’t resist *tut tut* That’s the same as me too with the glosses – my Lipstick Tag is going up tomorrow on video and I say the very same thing on there too lol Hope you like the goodies when they arrive chum 😀 XXXXX

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      • Thanks Karen! I can’t wait to try them out! Though it’s going to take 7-21 days I guess probably because they’re coming from overseas. Most of the good stuff I have coming in the mail will probably come while I’m gone and Ron will have a nice pile of packages for me to open up when I get back. That usually happens haha!
        I can’t wait to see your Lipstick Tag video tomorrow! I’m really looking forward to it! 😀 XXXXX

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      • Oh I know! There is always a nice pile waiting for me when I get home haha! It’s going to be like Christmas when I get back! 😀 I just never really shop in stores much. I never get out as much as I’d like so all of my treats come from online shopping. I’ve heard wonderful things about these glosses before and actually seeing you wear it confirmed it for me. 🙂 XXXXXX

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      • Ooooh so exciting to rip open that pile of goodies hehe 😀 I’m still a store gal Katie – I love browsing the shelves and smelling the products or testing them on the back of my hand… this is always a give away that I’ve been beauty shopping as the back of my hand is multicoloured lol However the internet is just so handy, especially if you’re not able to get out and about as much!! Ooh I can’t wait to hear what you think of the glosses 😀 *hugs* XXXX

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      • I’m very excited about it myself too!! 🙂 I would love to browse the stores myself but like you said, online shopping is nice for me since I can’t get out as much as I’d like. I can’t wait to try the glosses. Those I am so excited about!! 😀 *hugs* XXXX

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    • Oh that is such a shame your 3rd palette vanished, I hope no one stole it one you – that’s just horrid to think 😦 It really is such a lovely combo of colours, I only have the Naked 2 to get & I’m complete – really looking forward to it!! 😀 Thank you so much for stopping by & I really hope your 3rd palette shows up sometime soon Xo

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    • Thank you lovely lady – you always leave such encouraging comments *hugs* I don’t believe for one moment you need any practice on your wings, I’m sure you can do them perfectly huni!!!! I’m afraid the camera is being too kind as I always feel close up it looks a little wonky lol XXX

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      • You’re welcome! And yes, believe it, lol. I haven’t done it in a while so I need practice again though I must admit tape is my favorite method as it makes it easier for me. My eyes are shaped weird for the wing (quite a few MUA agree) so I kind of have to draw the wing. Yours looks fab so no worries on it looking wonky. 😉

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      • I’ve heard so many people mention the tape trick (or post it notes work well too apparently and less aggitating to remove) Awwh thank you so much once again for the kind compliments Stephie – you’ve really made my day huni 🙂 XXXX

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      • It does work though I don’t use it everyday. You’re welcome! So glad I was able to help! Encouragement goes a long way and in a world where people are trying to tear others down, it’s good to lift people up. 🙂

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      • Anytime Karen! Funny, Katie was telling me the same and I told her I am supportive and encouraging when it comes to others, but when it comes to me, I’m my own worst critic. Ironic huh?

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      • Oh you know Stephie I think we’re all a bit like that huni!! In a way it’s not a bad thing – providing we’re not too harsh on ourselves of course lol You really are a supportive bunch, such a lovely community of blog buddies that are always super encouraging. We all need that 🙂 XXX

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      • Awwwwwh you really are a sweetheart – thank you so so so much – that’s made my day chum, it really has!! And may I just say very much likewise, I’m so glad our virtual paths crossed 😀 Here’s to the future *clink* XXX

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    • Hey Bathanie – thank you so much for the lovely comment, I have to say the colours in this palette are beautiful and very complimentary for my own tone so no doubt you’ll love them too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a lovely week!! X

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