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Vegas Inspired Smokey Eye feat. Naked 2

When Vegas.com reached out to me to create a makeup look as part of their #AriaNightOut campaign, I found it to be fate since Ryan and I are headed to Sin City ourselves at the end of September.

When I think about Las Vegas, I immediately picture bright lights, loads of activity, and glitz and glamor in all the casinos. With that in mind, I aimed to create a cool-tone shimmery smokey eye, while keeping the rest of my makeup on the neutral side.

The Naked 2 palette has the most beautiful cool-toned shadows, so it wasn’t difficult for me to translate my concept from an idea to my eyes.

To achieve this look:
1. Start by priming your eye lids – I use Nars Pro Prime and MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I have very oily eyelids, so I typically double-up on the primer – I especially don’t want any creasing during a night out in Vegas!
2. With your ring finger, tap and blend in YDK all over the lids. Smudge lightly under the eye, too.
3. With a fluffy crease brush, (I use the Sigma E25) blend Busted into the crease. Again, smudge lightly under the eye.
4. With a round tapered blending brush, (I use the Sigma E40) buff Tease above the crease to blend out any harsh edges.
5. With a flat eyeshadow brush, lightly tap Verve into the middle of the lid to add a pop of light.
6. Take a fluffy angled eyeshadow brush, and blend Foxy above the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eyes as a highlight.
7. Line the upper and lower lash line (I only went half way in on the bottom) with your favorite black eyeliner, and use a small angled eyeliner brush to smudge it out.
8. Finish with two coats of  your favorite black mascara!

On my cheeks, I used Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed, and on my lips I’m wearing a combination of MAC Viva Glam II lipstick and Revlon Colorburst Gloss in Rosepetal. 

Although this is a different makeup look for me, it’s fun to experiment outside my comfort zone. I’m looking forward to sporting this same look or something similar while on vacation next month!

Disclaimer: I was contacted by Vegas.com to participate in their #AriaNightOut campaign. I was in no way compensated for this post; all products are my own.

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27 Comments

  1. Ashley T wrote:

    Loved the way this turned out! Using your tips to re-create my own smokey eye this weekend!

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  2. Nicole Cors wrote:

    Such a pretty look! I am thinking about buying a naked palette (I borrow my sister's all the time), and this combo would be fun to try!

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  3. Nadia wrote:

    This look is stunning – smokey eyes suit you so well! I've been skipping the eyeshadow almost all summer so I can't wait to start playing around with eye looks again!

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  4. The Adored Life wrote:

    I once tried to do something like this and Andrew asked me if I got punched in the eye. True story.
    http://www.theadoredlife.com

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  5. I love a smoky eye-looks great!

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  6. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    Beautiful! Very glam for Vegas!

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  7. Jamie wrote:

    So pretty!

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  8. what a fun post! your makeup looks so beautiful!

    kelseybang.com

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  9. Becky M wrote:

    Love that eyeshadow look! I want this palatte for my birthday!

    http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  10. Thanks, girl!

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  11. Right?! I felt the same way with your trip to Charleston.

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  12. Please share a pic with me if you do! 🙂

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  13. Glad I could help! I used the Naked 2 palette for the exact same reason for this look – it needed some love.

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  14. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  15. Thank you!

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  16. You're so sweet because my skin is absolutely NOT flawless at the moment – glad I can fake it. 🙂

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  17. Thanks, girl!

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  18. Fabulous! Be sure to share on Instagram, can't wait to see. 🙂

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  19. I love a good smoky eye – nailed it!

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  20. Flawless!

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  21. Naked 2 is the best palette in my opinion! Cannot wait to hear about your trip to Vegas.. I've never been so it's fun to live vicariously through trip recaps 🙂

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  22. Mia- MakeMeUpMia wrote:

    So pretty!! I will definitely be trying this out 🙂

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  23. Aimee Rose wrote:

    Love this, and just what I needed. I find I don't use my Naked2 palette nearly enough because I never know what combinations to do and always go to the same ones, thanks!

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  24. Biana Perez wrote:

    Such a pretty Smokey eye – Going to try to recreate it since I have all the colors 🙂

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  25. Pretty! Love those colors.

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  26. This is sooo pretty! Your skin looks flawless, and I love that lip color with the eye shadow combo!

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  27. Pamela wrote:

    Obsessed with this!!! I love the Naked palette!! Best colors!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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