Urban Decay Smoked Look Book 3 Smouldering & 4 Matte

I’m assuming most of you have read the review of the Smoked Palette and also the first couple of looks I created according to the Look Book. If not, the links are <here> and <here>. I’ve been wanting to post these looks 3 and 4 but I’ve been putting it off. I wish I could give you a good reason, but in all honesty, I was just lazy 😛 Without much ado…

 

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Smouldering: Great for a sexy look that works at the office and transitions right into after-hours activities

  1. Apply Freestyle from crease to brow
  2. Highlight entire brow bone with Kinky, blending it well into Freestyle
  3. Tightly trace Barlust along lower lash line. Go all the way across, it can be ever so slightly thicker at the outer corner
  4. Apply Barlust on upper eyelid, from outer to inner corner. Go for an intense application, right up to the crease line.
  5. Make sure shadow just meets at the inner corner and has a slightly heavier connection at the outer corner.
  6. Softly blend Barlust out of the crease. The intensity should be toned down and seamless as it meets the brow bone. Downblend if needed to merge the shadows
  7. Line outer 1/3 of upper and lower lash line with a very fine line of Perversion pencil. Be sure to sharpen your pencil first. With a brush, fuse it into the shadow along the lash line.
  8. Apply a little more Barlust on top of Perversion
  9. Reline outer 1/3 of upper lash line with a tight, this line of Perversion. Again, a sharp pencil is essential.
  10. Line the lower waterline all the way across and into the inner corner with Perversion pencil
  11. Line the upper waterline all the way across and into the inner corner with Perversion. Make sure the upper and lower lines meet.

 

Smoked3

 

Matte: Matte shades create a smoky eye with added depth and dimension. The understated texture lets you contour the eye enhancing your own eye shape or creating the illusion of a whole new one.

  1. Apply Freestyle from crease to brow
  2. Highlight entire brow bone with Kinky, blending it well into Freestyle
  3. Using Perversion pencil, line upper and lower lash line, about halfway across, from the outer corner toward the inner. Smudge
  4. Sweep Backdoor all the way across lower lash line blending it into the pencil. The shadow should be thick and smudgy at the outer corner. Make sure the edges look soft and fuzzy. The shadow should be more sheer and blended out at the inner corner.
  5. Lightly dust Backdoor on upper lid, smudging it out so that the inner corner is the most blended out
  6. Work Backdoor into and out of the crease, blending upward
  7. Trace Blackout along upper and lower lines, extending out slightly at the outer corner. Smudge into Backdoor
  8. Apply more Backdoor on outer 1/3 of upper lid and into the crease. Softly blend it up and out, making it seamless with Backdoor
  9. Downblend
  10. Reline outer 1/3 of the eye with Perversion pencil. With a brush, fuse it into the shadow along the lash line. Seamlessly blend pencil with shadow
  11. Line the upper waterline all the way across and into the inner corner with Perversion. Make sure the upper and lower lines meet
  12. Optional: Line the lower waterline all the way across with Perversion pencil.

 

Smoked4

 

I personally like Look 3 more than 4 and it’s also easier to work with Barlust (Look3) than Backdoor (Look4) on the lids. Backdoor is very pigmented, and any mistakes will just look super messy and dirty. Barlust is much easier to blend while Backdoor is a little more stiff. Look4 is much darker than the rest so far, and also my least favourite. As you can see in the photo above, Backdoor looks a bit patchy on my lids.

What do you think?

 

xoxo Lily