Sunday, October 25, 2009

Neutral Eye Look Using Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Vol. II

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I've finally laid my grubby hands on the new Urban Decay Book Of Shadows, Vol. II. I had hesitated on getting the Vol. I because I already had some of the shades from that palette, but all the colors from the Vol. II are quite new to me, and they are captivating. I loved the colors and the non-glittery ones are perfect! I also like the ones with glitter but I wish they weren't too chunky, but they would do. I specifically loved the neutral colors of this palette. It's the perfect travel companion because everything you would need for the eyes is already in this "book". It comes with a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion and 24/7 Glide On eye pencils in Zero and Bourbon. I honestly can't have too many Zeros, it's my go-to black kohl pencil and it's absolutely great on the waterline and tightline.

The Book of Shadows is pretty nifty in the sense that it has a top compartment with a mirror and a booklet containing different kinds of looks using the palette. There is a little ribbon thingy that you use to pull the drawer that encases the shadows.

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I did a neutral eye look using this Book Of Shadows. Here is a step by step. All products Urban Decay unless otherwise noted.

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Apply Primer Potion all over lid and lower lashline. Using Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/4" (or MAC 239), apply Sellout in quick patting motions on the lid.

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Using the MAC 224 brush, apply Twice Baked on outer V.

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Apply more Twice Baked to deepen the crease using Sonia Kashuk blender brush (a stiff one). Blend using the 224.

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Mix a little bit of YDK to Twice Baked using the Sonia Kashuk blender brush.



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Using the Stila No. 5 brush, apply Midnight Cowbody Rides Again to highlight the browbone.


Apply L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner on upper lashline. Rim eyes (waterline and tightline) using 24/7 glide-on eye liner in Zero.




Apply Revlon self-adhesive false lashes in Intensifying.



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FACE:
Dr. Denese SPF30 Tinted Defense Day Cream
Buff'd mineral foundation in Almond
Lumiere Radiance in Island Sands
MAC Sculpt powder to contour
MAC Margin blush

LIPS:
MAC lipliner in Whirl
MAC lipstick in Pleasureseeker
Jouer lip gloss in Pink Sand

5 comments:

lelila said...

pretty! i want volume 2 more! LOL

Askmewhats said...

I'm glad I can see the shades pretty well, I think I own the first book is enough as a lot of shades are similar! You've done a great job with this look! so fresh and clean

The Shades Of U said...

Lelila- thanks! I think the palette's worth it. =)

Askmewhats-thank you! =) One of my faves for sure. I really like the texture of these shadows.

Christy said...

Love this palette! Surprisingly there are enough neutrals to balance out the brights.

Crystal said...

i can't wait to get my hands on this. it's arriving soon!

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