Urban Decay Smoked Look Book 9 Vixen & 10 Midnight

Oh my, I think I love these 2 looks. So far, I’ve been feeling kinda ‘meh’ following all the instructions, but these 2 are quite flattering on my eyes. They’re relatively easy to do and the key is soft blending with CLEAN brushes. Having 2 blending brushes and pencil brushes helped tremendously 🙂 I included falsies in these 2 looks to show you how dramatically different the looks are compared to the rest where I skimped on them. I guess falsies are a must for more beautiful smokey eyes, unless you’re lucky to have long thick lashes. If you do, I hate you. Now, let’s rock Vixen and Midnight.

 

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Vixen: Punk-rock-inspired, coal-rimmed eyes make a powerful statement but unlike Sid and Nancy this version screams sophistication

  1. Apply Freestyle from crease to brow
  2. Highlight entire brow bone with Kinky, blending it well with Freestyle
  3. Using Perversion pencil, line upper and lower lash line all the way across. It should be slightly thicker at the outer corner. Smudge.
  4. Apply Asphalt on the lid and into the crease, blending up and out.
  5. Downblend
  6. Trace Blackout along upper and lower lash lines, extending out slightly at the outer corner.
  7. Thicken application of Blackout shadow all around the eye, making sure that the edges are soft and fuzzy
  8. On the upper lid, thicken Blackout at outer corner, creating a soft shape and merging it into Asphalt
  9. On the lower lash line, trace just a bit of Asphalt into the edge of the Blackout to give it a softer look, create more dimension and make it easier to blend out
  10. Line the lower waterline all the way across with Perversion pencil
  11. Line the upper waterline all the way across and into the inner corner with Perversion making sure the upper and lower lines meet

 

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Midnight: An inky shade of blue combined with a rounder shape makes this high-drama look unforgettable

  1. Apply Freestyle from crease to brow
  2. Highlight brow bone with Kinky, tracing just along brow arch. Blend with Freestyle
  3. Using Perversion pencil, line upper and lower lash line, about halfway across from the outer corner toward the inner. Smudge
  4. Sweep Evidence all the way across upper lash line, blending into Perversion. Evidence should extend slightly past the inner corner of lash line.
  5. Apply Evidence over the entire upper lid, blending up and out of the crease into a soft, rounded shape
  6. To add depth, blend Blackout into the crease from outer to inner corner, fusing into Evidence. Make sure the colour you see coming out of the crease is Evidence, so add more if needed
  7. Downblend
  8. Gently trace Evidence along lower lash line, thickening at the outer corner and connecting with the upper lash line
  9. Line the lower waterline all the way across with Perversion pencil
  10. Line the upper waterline all the way across and into the inner corner with Perversion. Make sure the upper and lower lines meet

 

midnight

 

And now the half and half of the whole face. I used a little bronzer for warmth and a coral blush. On the lips, I kept it nude with Dior Addict Lip Glow in Coral. Brows had to be darkened and defined more than I normally would because of the intensity of the eye shadows. Otherwise, it looked like I left out my brows >_< I don’t know if you noticed, but I kept the brows a little straighter for Vixen, while for Midnight, I arched it a little more. I think this suits the shape of the smokey eye more.

 

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Vixen is a more elongated shape so it makes the eyes look more foxy hence sexier, but Midnight is a more rounded shape that gives the illusion of slightly bigger eyes. I think Vixen is also a more classic smokey eye while Midnight is something edgier with the beautiful Evidence as the main colour. How do you like these 2 looks? Which one do you like more? 10 down, 2 to go!

In case you missed the last few, here are the links:

 

xoxo Lily