Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette Matte Look

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A couple of months ago, I shared my thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. In my previous post, I mentioned that I wanted to share some looks I create using that palette, and this post is exactly that! Urban Decay Naked 3 3

I used four shades from the palette, Strange, Limit, Nooner, and Darkside. They are all matte, except for Darkside, which is a satin finish. These are the descriptions for each shadow according to Urban Decay: “Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin), Limit (light dusty rose matte), Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin).”

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Urban Decay has a great eyeshadow primer, Primer Potion, that I used under these shadows. It really helps the colors pop and keeps your shadow crease-free and in place all day.
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I used Limit all over my lid and as a transition shade. It’s a fabulous neutral that goes well with so many different color combinations. I blended Nooner in strategically to darken it slightly before adding Darkside in my crease. Strange is my current favorite shadow for highlighting my brow-bone. It’s perfectly bright and crisp without being shimmery or over the top.

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I also used a combination of Nooner and Darkside to line my lower lash line. It’s great to line your lower lash line with corresponding shadows for a softer look than eyeliner. Urban Decay Naked 3 7

I still love the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, and I know I’ll be able to use it for so many looks in the future! The matte shades I used for this look were just as smooth and blendable as the shimmer shadows, which I really appreciated. Urban Decay Naked 3 9

If you’re looking for a great eyeshadow palette that you can use for a variety of looks, I would still happily recommend this one! Let me know if you have a favorite look with the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette that I should try!

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Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me

Bronzer: NYX Matte Bronzer

Blush: Wet n Wild Color Icon Blusher Pearlescent Pink

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Eyeliner: Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner

Mascara: Covergirl Clump Crusher Extensions LashBlast Mascara

Lipstick: Le Marc Lipstick by Marc Jacobs in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Easy Minimal Nail Art

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I’m no artist. Let me get that out of the way up front! My handwriting isn’t great, I can’t draw worth a poot, and in general, I’m not super artistic. However, I love painting my nails (okay…that’s a lie, but I love having painted nails), and I’ve always wanted to add a fun accent to them. I’m not big on the different color accent nail trend, but I still love a fun pop of nail art, and this is the perfect compromise!

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All you need for this minimal nail art look is Scotch tape and two colors of polish. I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Naked Ambition  (previous review here) and Revlon Nail Polish in Minted. For an even more minimalist look, you could paint the nail art on your naked nail, which would only require one polish (duh.).

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Paint your nails whatever base color you choose. Once they are completely dry, tear off two pieces of Scotch tape. I usually stick the tape on my hand and peel it off once to pick up some dead skin cells make it slightly less sticky. It needs to be sticky enough to stick onto your nail, but not so sticky it will pull off your base polish.

Stick the tape to your nails to form a triangle shape however large or small you’d like.

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Use your secondary color to paint over the tape and fill in the triangle shape you created. As soon as you’re done painting, peel off the tape to reveal your perfect triangle! Make sure you peel off the tape while the polish is wet, so you don’t accidentally pull up the dry polish with the tape. You can also add a top coat afterwards, if that’s your jam.

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Voilà! You’re done! I think this look is so fun, and I love that you can create so many looks with different colors and without any special nail art tools.

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You could paint the triangles on every nail or just one finger, like I did. The tape is fun to play around with as well because you could use it to make any number of shapes or designs on your nails.

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If you try this nail art, share a picture of it on Instagram and tag me! I’d love to see! 🙂 Feel free to pin the image below to help you remember the simple steps in the future!Easy Nail Art 7

As always, thanks for reading!

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