Sunday, 27 April 2014

Look of the Day: Naked 3.3

Hi, everybody!  Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! If you've been checking out the blog lately, you'll know that I've been having a heyday with my brand spankin' new Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I'd been waiting patiently to snag it, then finally picked it up for free (free!), thanks to my wealthy stash of Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points. Makeup win! Earlier this week, I brought you my first two looks using the palette (check them out here and here) and now it's time for the third and final installment! Today's look is all about the plummy matte shades in the palette.

 
Since I very rarely play with matte tones (I'm a shimmer addict!), I thought I'd pair this eye look with some of my favourite matte cheek and lip products. I opted for a warm pinky blush with a barely-there glow (NYX Powder Blush in Mauve) and a candy pink lip, courtesy of Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in Elusive. I hadn't been using that lip pencil nearly often enough and thought it would work perfectly here!
 
To prevent the entire makeup look from looking too flat, I chose a more sheer, semi-matte foundation to keep the skin looking natural, rather than cakey. I achieved this using Chanel's new Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation. Yes, I caved and bought it- and I'm so glad I did! It dries to a powdery finish without looking or feeling heavy and it offers decent coverage while still letting skin shine through. Very happy with it- but I'll save the review for another time!



As I mentioned, the eye look utilized the amazing matte shades from Naked 3. I first applied Nooner (a matte, smokey plummy brown) all over my lid, concentrating it near the lash lines and blending upwards. I next washed some of Limit (a matte dusty rose) in the crease to add some warmth and transition from the darker lid shade. I then lightened the look further, applying some of Strange (a matte ivory) to the brow bones and inner corners of the eye. To add a bit more smoke, I smudged some of Darkside (a nearly-matte purple-tinged grey) along my upper lash lines and to the outer half of the lower lash line. For further definition, I applied Clinique Quickliner For Eyes in Black Honey messily along my upper lash line and finished with two coats of the extremely pluming d.j.v. Beautinizer Volume Lash Mascara.

Here's the end result!


And here's a picture of the palette, showing off what shades went into this look:



And for a full breakdown of everything I used!

Foundation Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in Shade 10 Beige
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20 (on blemishes and redness)
Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium
Contour: Kevin Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium

Blush: NYX Powder Blush in Mauve

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: (all from Naked 3) Nooner (applied all over the lid, up to the crease), Limit (applied in the crease, blended into Nooner and upwards), Strange (on the brow bones and inner corners of the eyes) and Darkside (smudged into the upper lash lines and the outer halves of the lower lash lines)

Eyeliner: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Black Honey (on upper lash line) and NYX Wonder Pencil in Light (on lower waterlines)Mascara: d.j.v. Beautinizer Volume Lash

Lipstick: Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in Elusive


And a few more shots of the look:




Overall, this was the Naked 3 look that I was most pleasantly surprised with. I don't reach for matte tones often, so was expecting to be a bit underwhelmed when delving into shades like Nooner and Limit. Boy, was I wrong! The result was smokey matte goodness that I found to be quite flattering with my brown eyes. I can definitely see myself reaching for these shades often! And I will do my best to not discriminate against matte shadows in the future ;)

I hope you all enjoyed my Naked 3 Look of the Day series. I had so much fun experimenting with this palette! Would love to hear your feedback about which of my looks was your favourite and about what Naked 3 shade combinations are your faves!

Thanks for reading! :)

31 comments:

  1. Again - perfect make-up! I love the matte tones, they suit you so much. But then again more sparkly and glittery ones suits you the same :)!!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're always so sweet, Gita- thank you! xo

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  2. I love the whole matte purple thing you've got going on in this one, but I think 3.2 or 3.1 could be either one of my faves so far!

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  3. ooo this is defs more sultry look. i like the mattes!
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Thanks! I need to reach for mattes more often :)

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  4. Hey girl, I rarely go for matte looks either, but this one looks great on you! Elusive is a beautiful shade to pair with the eyes!

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  5. I neeeed this!! Love how you've created a smoky plum look with the palette - initially it seems as if it is meant for really girly shimmery pink eyes looking at the shades in the pan but this is a very different look than the others I've seen using the Naked 3! :)

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. It definitely is great for a more sultry look too. Thanks, Zandra! xo

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  6. Beautiful makeover! Love the colors you picked and how detailed and informative this post was :) Thanks for sharing.
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    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  7. your lashes look gorgeous! another amazing ud3 look dear! Have a great day. :)



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    1. Thanks so much, Kenny- you too! :)

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  8. Another great look!
    Lovely post you look amazing.
    TarteTanya

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  9. the pigment is so lovely. I love the colors!
    xo,
    nancy

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  10. Definitely in love this look, it's fab! Also how awesome is it that you got the Naked 3 for FREE!!!! Saving up those points would have been well worth it! Hope you have a lovely day :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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    1. It was sooo worth it. Thanks, Debra! xo

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  11. Love love love the look! Your take on the mattes are gorgeous - nooner and liar are such beautiful shades! Can't wait to see more :)

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  12. These tones are so pretty on you xx

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  13. Beautiful colours - you look so pretty! x

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  14. that plum brown is a seriously stunning shade- especially paired with the candy pink. it's still very day appropriate but gives a little more va-va-voom to the look. and I'm really loving that matte lip!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Thanks so much, Marlen! I had a lot of fun with these smokier matte shades :)

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  15. Another beautiful look! It seems like the Naked 3 was made for you, every color suits you so well. I also really love the lip color.

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I've been loving the palette so far :)

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  16. Looking beautiful. Loved your blog and lucid photos. :-)
    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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  17. That Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm looks gorgeous on you. So pretty! You are really making me want to buy that Naked Palette!

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    1. Thanks, Megan! Glad to hear I'm tempting you with the palette- it's a good one! :)

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  18. Wow your blending is gorgeous!
    And I totally have to check out that matte balm from Revlon!

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine! And Elusive really is a fab shade :)

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  19. Naked 3 is my fav naked palette! My shoppers does not carry UD ;( boooo!

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  20. you look so pretty! love the pink combinations with the matte balm! <3

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