Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette

I love a good matte, nude eyeshadow palette. Every colourful look needs different nude tones to create depth and help colourful eyeshadows blend much more easily. So you can imagine my excitement when this beauty from Urban Decay turned up at my door.

img_6609That rusty shade has my name all over it!

So the Naked Ultimate Basics Palette has a good range of lighter matte shades, darker ones and a variety of cool and warm tones that you can use to create so many different looks. You could create a natural sculpted look with the cool mid tones or you could go all out and create a smokey eye with that lovely rust colour to warm the crease.

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img_6620As well as being beautiful on the outside, the shadows inside are great quality. They’re super soft, easy to blend and highly pigmented. The double ended brush is also really handy¬†with a firm small blending brush on one end and a small smudger brush on the other.

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My only problem with this is that Blow, Nudie and Commando are all a bit too similar. But Extra Bitter and Lethal do enough to make up for it.

The only photo I have of eye looks that I’ve done with the Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is from the zombie contour look, you get the idea though. (The highlight in this look is Gloaming by the way!)

img_6655This palette has barely left my side since I received it and I’ve used pretty much every shade. It’s so useful to have that variety of matte shades to hand! My Mum also loves it and whenever I’m off out she always makes sure I leave it on the dressing table for her.

The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is available now for £38.50.

Phee’s 31 Days Of Halloween Makeup: #9 CUT CREASE

So apparently I didn’t post this one? Here’s the product list for the literal take on the cut crease. Super simple, Rosie‘s been telling me to rock a cut crease for ages so here you go pal.

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Face:
L’Oreal True Match Foundation
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer
OCC Makeup Creme Colour in John Doe
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Heroine
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
L’Oreal Glambronze La Terra Bronzer
Illamasqua Naked Rose Powder Blusher
Phee’s Makeup Shop Luna Glow Highlighter
Phee’s Makeup Shop Gloaming Luxe Highlighter

Brows:
Illamasqua Brow Gel in Glimpse

Eyes:
Kat Von D Trooper Tattoo Liner
Phee’s Makeup Shop Winter Collection Eyeshadow
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack
Sainsbury’s Fake Blood
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Lips:
Armani Beauty Lip Magnet in 601

 

 

Phee’s 31 Days of Halloween Makeup: #14 SIMPLE SKULL

I took all my photos of this and realised that I forgot to dry my nose on. Derpppp. Still kinda like it though. If you’re looking for some eyeshadows to make a badass smokey eye, the Melt Dark Matter Stack is where it’s at.

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Products used:
Illamasqua Skin Base 2
Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer
Illamasqua Heroine Powder Eyeshadow
Freedom Makeup Iconic Mattes Palette
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack
Kat Von D Trooper Tattoo Liner
Illamasqua Brow Cake in Stark
Illamasqua Brow Gel in Glimpse
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

Phee’s 31 Days of Halloween Makeup: #12 GOLD SKULL

If you’re doing this in real life, don’t use cream eyeshadow set with powder – it will ITCH LIKE CRAZY. I did like the effect though, and it would have been really long lasting for a night out.

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Products used:
MUFE Aqua Creme Eyeshadow 11
Phee’s Makeup Shop Moreish Eyeshadow
OCC Makeup Bauhaus Creme Colour
NYX Black Gel Liner and Smudger
Makeup Geek Corrupt Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Truth Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Heroine Eyeshadow