Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Tutorial

I’ve been trying to keep my eye makeup consistent and simple for the “Foundation Friday for Over 50” videos so I don’t distract from the main topic which is the foundation, but apparently you guys love a subtle eye look so much you’ve been distracted by it anyway and I’ve been bombarded with requests for a tutorial, so here it is!!

There are actually a couple variations on the same theme in the foundation videos to this tutorial will start out basic and build up from there so feel free to stop where you liked it the best or go all the way with me to the final look:

Eyeshadow Tutorial Thumb

Products used in this tutorial:

Step 1:

Squeeze a tiny dollop of Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-Hour Smoothing Eye Primer onto the back of your hand and using your finger, spread a thin layer over the entire eyelid starting at the lash line and blending up to the eyebrows.

Eyelid Primer

Step 2:

While the eyelid primer dries I fill in my brows using the Milani Brow Fix Kit in Light (I use the middle pan) and an angled eyeliner push brush.

Milani Brow Fix


Step 3:

Using a small fluffy brush (Beauty Junkees All Over Shader Brush), apply the lightest shade from the palette to the lower eyelid from lashes to the crease using a patting motion. Using what’s left on the brush, apply the shadow just below the eyebrow for a subtle highlight.

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

BJ All Over Shader

Eyeshadow Color 1

Step 4:

Using a soft shadow brush, (Beauty Junkees Pro Crease Brush) apply the 2nd lightest shade from the palette into the crease lifting up on the eyebrow if necessary to smooth the skin (for hooded or crepey lids).

BJ Pro Crease

Eyeshadow Color 2 Lift

Step 5:

Using a soft shadow brush, (Sephora Shadow Brush #16) apply the 3rd lightest shade in an arc above the crease by pressing the brush into the crease along the outer 1/2 of the eyelid.

Sephora Precision Eyeshadow 71 Brush

Eyeshadow Color 3

Step 6:

Using a clean domed crease brush, (Beauty Junkees Crease Brush) blend the shadows together so there are no skips or hard edges. If you like the soft semi-matte look then stop here and skip down to step 8.

BJ Tapered Blending

Step 7:

Add brightness and sparkle to the look using Boots No 7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define in Cool Mink. For less shimmer, line upper lash line and lower waterline. For more shimmer, fill in entire eye lid from crease to lashes.

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Cool Mink

Eyeshadow color 4

Step 8:

Using the pencil end of Pur Minerals Double Ego Dual Ended Eyeliner in Swiss Alps, line the eyelid along the upper and lower lashes creating a small wing at the outer corner (you can stop here and skip to step 10 or continue on to step 9 to add liquid liner).

Pur Double Ego Eyeliner

Eyeliner 1

Step 9:

Using the line you just drew as a template, dot the liquid liner end of Pur Minerals Double Ego Dual Ended Eyeliner in Swiss Alps along the upper lash line. Turn the pencil so the tip of the brush is facing the eyebrow and gently press onto the previously drawn wing dragging to the outer corner of the eye to create a more defined wing at the outer corner.

Pur Double Ego Eyeliner

Eyeliner Liquid Wing

Step 10:

Apply 1-2 coats of mascara (Benefit Roller Lash) to upper and lower lashes.

Benefit Roller Lash


This eyeshadow look is so easy to do and would be flattering on anyone, so I hope you give it a try!

Shopping Links for Products Mentioned:

Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-Hour Smoothing Eye Primer*

Amazon                   Ulta                        Sephora

Milani Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit*

Amazon                   Drugstore

Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette*

Amazon                   Ulta                       Sephora

Beauty Junkees Eyeshadow Brush Set* (Use my code: HOTANDFL for $5 Off at checkout)


Sephora Precision Shadow Brush No 71*


Boots No 7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define in Cool Mink*

Amazon                Target                    Drugstore

Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner in “Swiss Alps”*

Amazon               Ulta

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara*

Amazon               Ulta                        Sephora


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