TUTORIAL: Urban Decay Smoky Palette Makeup

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Today I wanted to share a tutorial using none other than the totally sexy Urban Decay Smoky Palette which I previously reviewed here. Although there are a variety of looks that you can create with this palette, I thought it would only be appropriate to share its namesake look: the smoky eye.

This smoky is very red carpet glamorous but not too over-the top so I consider it more of an everyday smoky you'd wear on a date night or going to a special event.

Yes mom, you can wear red lips with a smoky eye! *teenage angst*


Step-by-step tutorial video:



PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

eyelash curler | Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Here you can see I kept the darkest part of the shadow fairly close to my lash/crease line so it doesn't overwhelm my hooded eyes. Therein lies the trick to balancing a bold lip and bold eye! Even 

The brown transition shade really adds a softness to the deep charcoal on the main part of the lid.


Can I just say that this particular red is SO gorgeous? Urban Decay's 69 is one of those universal deep reds that will match most skintones so if you want something really sexy but haven't picked out the perfect red, it should definitely be on your list of reds to try.


Readers, have you ever tried smoky eyes with bold lips? Do you have a different technique for applying smoky eyes? Let me know in the comments!

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20 comments

  1. Lovely makeup :)
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    Maria V.

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  2. I love the eye makeup - perfect for fall^o^ I want this palette now XDD
    for the lips I think I'd choose a nudy beige color because I'm really into this this season but I love how you're rocking the everyday glamorous look^^

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    1. You could honestly pair this look with almost any lip color! It's really versatile since it's neutral and smoky but not "too much". Nude would be a gorgeous classic for sure! :)

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  3. Really pretty but I have never seen falsies applied above the lash line. That kind of blew my mind. Won't people see lashes coming out of your eyelid?

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    1. It depends on your eye shape! Since I have monolids, my crease sits right by my lashes so the lash band doesn't show up as much, but for those who have a higher crease or large eyes I like applying the lashes as close to the lash line as possible. I definitely recommend a very black, matte liner if you try the angled false lashes technique though!

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  5. Hey Jen! Love all your videos! Could you do an updated video or blog post about your favorite false lashes? I'm asian and am having a hard time finding lashes that aren't so ridiculous looking. Thanks!!

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    1. Hi Clara! You should definitely try the Esqido lashes in Little Black Lash (use code HUGS for 10% off):
      http://bit.ly/1y2KWBf This style in particular are the most natural lashes I've tried and aren't too long for my eyes!

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  6. This is so beautiful! Also can I just say, your hair this colour looks so nice. Thinking of doing mine similar now haha.
    xx

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    1. Oh thank you so much! I'm in love with the current color too... Definitely gotta credit Guy Tang for this amazing work. ;)

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  7. you look great jen! love your tutorial :)

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  8. I almost bought the smokey pallet after watching this video, but the lady at sephora told me it is very similar to the first naked pallet which I have..which colors would you use from naked 1 pallet to achieve this look? Love your tutorials Jen..if it wasn't for you I wouldn't know how to wear makeup lol

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  9. I love creating smokey eyes...they are my favourite! I think pairing a smokey eye with a red lip is really stunning and you look amazing wearing this combination. This tutorial was perfect as it was very easy to follow your steps. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Keisha xo
    www.thechrysalisgal.blogspot.com

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  10. Whenever I wear the naked eyeshadows it always runs on me and I end up looking like a raccoon. Is the primer the key to preventing this? And waterproof mascara and eyeliners don't work on me either. I love the smoky eye lol but I'm worried it'll run at the end of the night

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  12. Love your site! Could you please provide tips on dealing with eyeshadow fallout? Searched your site, but couldn't find anything on the topic. Thanks Jen!

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