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Smoky Liner Eyeshadow Look | Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

Hey! So, if you’ve been around my blog for a while, as in since the very very start, then you may remember this post. This was like the third post I did on my blog but after having a bit of a blog-over session, I realised I wasn’t happy with how it turned out so I thought I would give it another go and I’m much happier with how this one looks. Hope you enjoy!

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I love doing smoky liners, especially for those days were I want a wing but nothing too heavy/sharp. And what’s even better? They’re so easy to create, literally takes up no time at all.

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(PLEASE Ignore my eyelashes! They’re in such a state so I’m trying my best to avoid lashes for a while, but I know it won’t last.) As always, I started by priming my eyelids using my Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original and set using Nude from the palette. As I knew I was doing a wing with eyeshadow, I always add tape to the sides of my eyelids to create a guide and that sharp edge. To make sure I get the tape even, I always just follow the natural shape of my lid. Use your waterline as a guide, and add the tape as if you were extending it.

For my crease colour, the only crease colour, I went in with Tempted on a fluffy blending brush from Zoeva and buffed this well into my crease using wind-wiper motions. For my lid colour, I used Blow on my finger and packed this all over the lid.

Now for the fun part. Using a small tapered brush from Zoeva, I started by using the tape as a guide and LIGHTLY applying Blackjack as if I were creating a wing liner. Remember to keep your initial shadow quite close to the tape and your lash line as we’re going to smoke this out later. It’s a constant back and forth game with this look, but it is worth it. After I had finished applying the shadow along the tape and as close to my upper lash line as I could get, I grabbed my Tarte fluffy blending brush and started lightly buffing the black shadow to create that ‘smoke’ effect. Whenever I felt like I had took away too much shadow, I would use the tapered blending brush and add more black shadow and repeat this until I was happy with the turn out.

To finish the look off, I removed the tape to reveal that sharp edge. I then added my Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and highlighted my inner corner and brow bone using my Lottie London Shimmer Quad (I think that’s the name).

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And that’s the finished eyeshadow look! Whenever I use tape, I always do my eyes first and then continue onto the face just so I don’t remove any base makeup by adding the tape later. Obviously this look can be created using any eyeshadow palette, drugstore or high end. I felt like I hadn’t used my Naked Ultimate Basics for a long time so that’s why I used it for this post.

Thank you so much for reading!

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