Urban Decay Holiday Releases 2015 + NAKED 'Smoky' Tutorial

Good evening everyone!

Today my post will be slightly different compared to everything I’ve written before. First of all, finally there will be my first makeup tutorial with my new Naked Smoky Palette, which is already uber-popular amongst beauty bloggers, so I gave it a try and will show you quick (honestly, it took me less than 20 minutes to do) smoky eyes tutorial, which is suitable for the evening.

Moreover, I will tell you about new UD products that are coming for the festive season. I already had a chance to see them live and to try, and all I can say: wow. Truly must-haves for every beauty-addict and a must for the girls who like using bright (really bright) colours in their daily makeup routine – I’m not one of them, as I am more conservative type, but I was impressed with the colour range, pigmentation and, of course, packaging. Some of you might want to add these to your wish list, or to the list of the presents you want to buy for your friends/relatives.

By the way, thanks to lovely Hanna Watson who met me at Urban Decay stand @Selfridges Trafford and showed me every single product and let me play with everything 🙂

UD Selfridges Trafford

Click on ‘Continue reading’ to see my tutorial and know more about Urban Decay Festive Releases 2015.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette*

One of the hottest Fall releases is out and everyone are loosing their minds. There is a reason for that: the new palette is truly amazing. I am a happy owner of 3 previous Naked palettes, but I find this one the best. The reason is that I am a huge fan of smoky eyes and this palette contains just the right amount of shimmery and matt shades that help you to create countless number of looks and are easy to mix, apply and blend. Just like in all of the previous palettes, all of the shades are super pigmented and this is one of the main reason why they are so highly recommended and popular.

It’s impossible not to mention the packaging of this palette, the case and the brush feature a cool floating smoke effect. This ‘marble-look’ effect has been achieved by using the real smoke in the making. How cool is that?

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Smoky Eyes Tutorial

Yes, finally, the thing that I really wanted to do for a long time. Unfortunately, I couldn’t record a video, as I think I don’t look good on the videos, but let’s see, maybe I will get inspired and create a Youtube channel someday, who knows!

My tutorial contains of 6 easy steps, before applying eyeshadows, I applied Urban Decay Eye Shadows Primer, which is one of my favourites, as it does what it promises – your smoky eyes would be there even after 6 hours, without transforming into something that might be called ‘creepy eyes’.

I wanted to create a tutorial of easy-to-do smoky eyes, when you won’t need to use 150 brushes and 300 products, in this case – I’ve used around 4 kind of brushes (two of them came with the palette itself) and shades of Naked Smoky Palette, nothing else. Every photograph is one step, and below it you will see the description.

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Step 1.

Using a blending brush (came with the palette), sweep COMBUST on the brow bone and softly blend into the crease and the centre of the lid.

Step 2.

Using a blending brush, sweep THIRTEEN on the who eyelid and paying more attention to the inner corner of the eye. Blend it using empty blending brush (mine is Sigma E40)

Step 3.

This step is very important in sculpting your eyes and make them appear bigger, than they actually are. Apply PASSWORD on your crease and blend it towards the outer corner and to the lash line. Blend. You might want to add more PASSWORD on the outer corner of your eyelids and not blend it too much, to create more depth in the look.

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Step 4.

Blend down the PASSWORD to the lower lash line.

Step 5.

Draw a cat line (Eyeliner: Lancome Artliner) and apply couple of coats on your eyelashes (Mascara: Peter Thomas Roth)

Step 6.

Feel Pretty 🙂

Holiday Releases 2015

The first release that I want to tell you about is a must for every J.Lo fan – I don’t know how you’ve been living without it for so long.  It’s called Naked Illuminated Powder for face and body. It’s a highlighter and bronzer at once, it depends on how and where you are planning to use it. It’s a really beautiful, universal soft bronze shimmer with golden bronze sparkle  that looks good on ANY skin tone – from pale to deep-dark. You really have to see it to appreciate how insanely beautiful it is! Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow. I really liked how it looks on the collarbones, instantly making your look more sexier and hollywood-like.

Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body (RRP £22) is available from urbandecay.co.uk

Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body (RRP £22) is available from urbandecay.co.uk

As I already told in the intro for this post: I am more of conservative type, I don’t use bright colours for my makeup as I am strongly confident that I am not that lucky person, who can rock any colours they want. But, these new UD releases will make scream the people with the cooler make-up styles, than mine.

Urban Decay introduces Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette. Satisfy your color addiction with a stunning spectrum of 15 shades of Urban Decay iconic eyeshadow. Experiment with never-before-seen shades like Flashback (an amazing bright, deep purple), Daybreak (a versatile soft bronze) and Flatline (the perfect metallic pale pink highlighter), as well as cult favorites like Junkie (teal green shimmer). Arranged in a gorgeous ombré rainbow of greens, blues, purples, pinks and neutrals, this LIMITED- EDITION palette is just a shadow junkie’s dream.

Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette (RRP £35) is available exclusively at Debenhams.

Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette (RRP £35) is available exclusively at Debenhams.

And the last, but not least is Urban Decay VICE4 Palette. Some sequels leave you wishing the creators had quit while they were ahead. But the good ones keep you hooked and coming back for more. Urban Decay introduces the long-awaited arrival of Vice4—because there’s no such thing as too much Vice. UD team loaded this limited-edition palette with 20 addictively gorgeous, never- before-seen shades. Deep brights. Smoky neutrals. Gorgeous mattes. From C-Note (a pale metallic green) and Grip (a really beautiful smoky neutral) to Pandemonium (an amazing plum) and Deadbeat (a black satin that’s like nothing we’ve ever done), this palette has it all. We even included a huge mirror, a double-ended brush AND a coordinating bag. In my opinion, that will make a perfect Christmas gift for any make-up addict you know.

Vice4 (RRP £43) is available online at urbandecay.co.uk

Vice4 (RRP £43) is available online at urbandecay.co.uk

I hope you found this post informative and inspiring. Let me know your thoughts on my tutorial 🙂 What is your favourite Urban Decay product?