Thursday, December 22, 2011

Blackout - last look from the NAKED 2 Palette

Okay here it is - my last look using Blackout from the UD Naked 2 Palette. I know that a black matte shadow isn't really life shattering but one that's easily blend-able with maintaining lots of pigment is great to have in a palette!

I used Pistol, gray taupe metallic shimmer, on my lid. Tease (taupe) in my crease, I then used Blackout as my outer - V contour shade. I also blend it with Tease in my crease and I also blended it along my lower lash line. NARS Larger than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto, matte black on my top lash line only.

I know it's very basic and neutral, which could read as BOR.IN.G! But sometimes that's all you want - just neutral, polished and could be slapped on the face in 5mns flat!

I think this challenge was a misnomer - each look didn't take more than 7mns to put together. This palette will really speak to the beauty novice or just plain lazy girl!

Now that I've completed my mission I find myself wondering what to use as my eye shadow and yes, I'm still reaching for this palette to play along with my MAC, NARS and Edward Bess shadows in my collection.

The good news: they are all getting along nicely!

With the holidays literally around the corner, I'll be taking a small break - posting here and there so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Holiday!

Take this time to hug your friends and family just thirty seconds longer, slow your pace and take a stroll down the street to admire holiday window decorations, smile at strangers, drink hot chocolate, yes, eat that second holiday sugar cookie and just be thankful to wakeup every morning!

Because this is what the Holidays mean to me and I hope it does to you.

And yes, it is okay to take advantage of holiday sales just for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


  1. Gah, I still need to get my hands on a Naked palette! >_<
    I'm hoping after Christmas :)


  2. Hi Dana!

    If you haven't picked up the first Naked palette then yes, pick this one up. If you LOVE hoarding nude eye shadows then by all means, pick this one up once it hits the shelves at Sephora next month!

  3. that is NOT boring at all. i think it's perfect for everyday look!! you look beautiful hon! merry christmas sweetie!

  4. It looks great on you! I still haven't gotten this one yet but maybe in January. Happy holidays! :)

  5. Thanks Lisa and I hope you are having a lovely Christmas as well - in Germany!!

    Hi MM,
    Thank you so much - this has turned out to be one of the best makeup purchases I made for the year! Have a very Happy Holiday!!

  6. such a pretty makeup look!!!
    I love the Naked palette, have to save up to get the second Naked palette!

    Cute makeup look!

  7. Hey Maria,
    Thanks for stopping by! I will take a stroll in your blog as soon as I get some crap off my (work) desk!