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6 Easy Steps to a Smokey Eye

6 Easy Steps to a Smokey Eye

Hello my lovelies, I am finally writing a beauty related blog post after loving being focused on my Self Love Sunday posts which I am so grateful for all the lovely comments on. However, I thought it was about time I went back to talking about beauty during the week. Today I am talking about the Naked Basics Palette from Urban Decay and the 6 easy steps to get a smokey eye. I just want to say I am no makeup artist or in any way good at makeup but I love doing my makeup and you know what I tried my lovelies I really did haha. Hope you enjoy. 
Step 1: First of all, I took the first shade Venus on a flat brush and placed it all over my lid just to set my concealer and create a clear base.

Step 2: I then took Naked 2 on my fluffy blending brush and applied it in my crease taking it quite high as I was wearing eyelashes so I wanted to make sure that I could see it just above the eyelashes. I blended it out with my blending brush that I got in a set that I bought on Amazon. Remember, always take less on your brush and build up the colour. If you put loads on your brush you are screwed and there’s no going back and your faced with a block of colour on your eyes. Not a good look I can promise you that haha.

Step 3: I then placed Faint using my crease brush just below where I put Naked 2 so I could still see the first crease eyeshadow but this was to define my crease a bit more and to gradually build up that smokey eye look.

Step 4: To really gain the smokey look I placed Crave in my outer v and started bringing it slightly on to the lid. I made sure to only take a small amount on to my flat brush as the colour is really pigmented and black is a risky colour haha.

Step 5: On a flat brush I took Venus again but this time placing it just in my inner corner and connecting it on to my lid with the black just to make sure there was no harsh lines.

Step 6: To complete the smokey look I took Faint and a tiny bit of Crave on to a fluffy blending brush and buffed that out underneath my eye near my water line.
And the look is complete…


I told you I am not the best and I do see that my left eye is so much better than my right eye but hey isn’t that how it always goes haha. As I said I am definitely not a makeup artist, but I hope you enjoyed my 6 easy steps to a smokey eye.

Thanks for reading, remember to like, leave a comment and follow my blog,

Sophie Joan x


  1. January 26, 2018 / 9:49 am

    I have this palette and love it! These application tips are great as they are different to how I usually wear it. I will have a bash using your tips. Thanks for sharing x

  2. January 26, 2018 / 10:12 am

    There are some really good tips here, love how your smokey eye isn’t too overpowering. Have to say that your eyebrows are gorgeous as well (I can’t stop looking at the perfection) x

    • January 26, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Omg thank you, I take so long on my eyebrows it’s a joke haha x

  3. Sticks and the City
    January 26, 2018 / 10:21 am

    I am a total amateur when it comes to eye-makeup, so these tips were very helpful! xx

  4. January 26, 2018 / 11:12 am

    I don’t own any of the Naked palettes, but this one is so small & cute! I love your smokey eye look!

    • January 26, 2018 / 11:29 am

      It’s adorable isn’t it! Thank you so much!

  5. January 26, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    This is a gorgeous look! I’m yet to jump on the UD bandwagon being a little late to the party! The shades are fab and so versatile. Looks great on you! Thanks for the tips ?
    Samantha x

    • January 26, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      Aw thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. January 27, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    Love this look!!! I love a good smoky eye – I’ve got the larger Naked palettes, they’ve got some fab colours for looks like this! Xx

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