Friday, August 17, 2012

Lily Collins Look

If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed the picture of Lily Collins I pinned early in the week:

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I recently purchased the Urban Decay Smoked Palette and I think it will be the perfect palette to use to recreate this look.

Since UD has the Naked and Naked 2 palettes out, I guess they decided it was time take a little walk on the dark side.  Enter, the UD Smoked Palette.  You all know I love the Naked Palettes, and guess what?  I LOVE this one as well!  Here’s a look:

With the purchase you’ll receive the palette which contains 10 (awesome) neutral and jewel tone eyeshadows, a small UD Primer Potion, a 24/7 eyeliner in Zero (the blackest of black eyeliner pencils), and also a little booklet that shows step by step guides to creating different looks using the palette!

Since Lily’s look is a neutral-y smokey eye, we’ll be using the top row of shadows to get the look!  Here’s what I did to recreate this look:

1. If you want the look to last--prime your lids, girl!

2. Using a small pencil brush use one of the matte highlighter shades in the palette to highlight the inner corner of the eyes and the brow bone.  Since I have fair skin I choose the lightest shade (“FreeStyle”).

3.  Lily’s lid is a shimmery taupe color.  I used a flat eyeshadow brush to pack “Mushroom” all over the lid and blend it out slightly.  Also run this color along the inner half of the lower lashline.

4.  It looks as though Lily has a matte brown running through her crease, so I used “Backdoor” on a fluffy brush through the socket. Her crease color is very rounded on the outside corners, so I replicated that shape by not over blending.  If you want, you can use the shimmer brown (“BarLust”) through the crease instead of matte! 

5. Using a pencil brush run the dark brown along the outside of the lashline to meet up with the “mushroom” we placed earlier.

6. Using the 24/7 eyeliner in Zero line upper and lower waterline, and top lashline using a thin line all the way across. 

7.  Using an angled brush, press the black shadow (“Blackout”) along the eyeliner on the upper lashline  to blend it out the slightest bit.

8.  Curl your lashes, apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes!

9. For the rest of the face, I used a little bit of TheBalm’s Bahama Mama bronzer through the cheeks and to contour, and added a neutral/light nude chapstick (Palladio Herbel Lip Tint in Champagne).

Here’s the final look:

Do you have any of the Urban Decay Palettes?  Which is your favorite?

For the love of beauty and beautiful easy makeup,
…Casey B


  1. I have the original Naked palette, and I hardly ever use it. It seems boring and I feel washed out. Maybe I need to try a smokier look like this... Nothing beats my tried and true purples with my greenish brown eyes, though. Can you do some looks on my sister to demonstrate good brown eye looks? :)

  2. I do need to do that!! Let email her now...