Today in one of my classes, I have to give a presentation. It’s only five to seven minutes, but I hate presentation-giving. I really don’t like getting up and speaking in front of people (says the girl who broadcasts her ideas on the internet…but that’s different!). To help make myself feel better when picturing the audience in their underwear inevitably fails, I always try to wear my hair, makeup, and outfit in styles that make me feel comfortable, confident, and put-together. It may sound silly, but this really helps me.
When I woke up this morning, I knew exactly what eyeshadow look I was going to do. Despite the fact that I’ve used pretty much nothing but Naked 3 for the past two months, I busted out my trusty Naked 1.
It never fails me. It’s probably my favourite eyeshadow palette because the golden undertones really compliment my skintone.
This particular look is the one I use for big events. I wore this to prom, to an important job interview, and just for days where I want to feel super confident.
The colours I used were Naked, Buck, Half-Baked, Smog, and Dark Horse. It sounds like a lot for such a simple look, but there’s method to my madness, I swear!
I started out by packing Smog all over the lid. I don’t usually bring my lid colour up into the crease because I don’t have a lot of lid space and I find this just emphasizes my hooded lids. I did, however, bring Smog all the way around my eye on the lower lashline. I went full-on Mary-Kate Olsen on this one because I really like the look of a bronze lashline.
I then mixed Naked and Buck on a super fluffy brush to create a perfect blending shade and blended to get rid of harsh lines.
Next I took Dark Horse on a slightly stiffer brush and worked that into the outer V area. Again, I grabbed my fluffy brush and blended with a mixture of Naked and Buck.
Finally, I used a pencil brush dipped in Half-Baked to highlight my inner corner (tearduct area). Half-Baked – and gold tones in general – work well as a highlight for me because of my skintone.
I finished off with a thin line of liquid liner and my mascara routine!
Overall, this is my go-to look, and it’s such a no-brainer. What’s yours?
(On the rest of my face: Hourglass Immaculate Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light, Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Powder, Benefit Rockateur Blush, CoverGirl Bronzer)