After having a look at this relatively flashy (as flashy as these variations of neutral browns can go) look from the Naked On the Run palette, here’s turning it to the opposite side of the dial for those who prefer to go about their everyday looking clean, simple and preferably shimmer or shine free!
Amongst the 5 eyeshadow shades within Naked On the Run, there are 2 shadows with a matte finish and they do vary in intensity with one being a lighter ashy taupey shade (great for all over the lid) and the other being a warmer and smokier chocolate brown.
Since there are only 2 shadow options, the only thing you can play around with would be placement and this is how I would best wear it.
You can of course use the warmer brown (Dare) all over and the taupey brown (Fix) to blend out the crease but hey, your call!
No matter how neutral and simple, the options are still there for your pairing!
I’ll admit I cheated a little this time around and didn’t use the 24/7 Glide-On Liner included within (Stag).
Instead I opted for my own liquid liner and the 24/7 Liner in Zero for the lower lash line (not included, but from the Black Magic set).
Typically for simple matte looks I do like a sharper and crisp black liner just because I feel it gives the look this certain classic quality to it.
But of course if you’re going for smokey, effortless, soft and natural, Stag is a great number to use!
All personal preference and makeup doesn’t have to be about rules, it’s always about playing around with what you have for a look that best fits you!
Because I ditched the liner, I did compensate by trying on the Perversion mascara (as you know, I don’t wear mascara everyday) and I liked how it kept my lashes soft. It’s not the best in the volume or length department, I feel, but for a natural mascara wearer like me (I don’t like to feel like I have it on or feel it against my frames), it’s actually quite nice.
It does give you depth and intensity in color but it’s most ideal for those who just need that deep rich black coating and not so much the added volume, intensity and curl. It’s nice, I feel, but if you want vavavoom lashes, this does not do that.
Cheeks and lips are the same combo as before – the bronzer as a contour, blush as a blush (hurhur, duh) with a little bit of 5050 highlighter on the high points of the cheek.
Finishing the matte crisp look off with soft glossy lips using the Naked Nourishing Lipgloss in Sesso included within. I’m not the biggest fan of gloss but I find myself developing a soft spot for this. Plus mixing up a matte eye with glossy lips keeps the look simple and casual.
Products Used: BROWS Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed FACE Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care Dior Diorstar Liquid Foundation MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder EYES Urban Decay Primer Potion Urban Decay Fix – all over lid (NOTR) Urban Decay Dare – outer half of the lid (NOTR) Urban Decay 5050 – brow highlight (NOTR) Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in Zero Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (NOTR) CHEEKS Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (contour) LIPS Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Sesso (NOTR)
So there you go!
For you ladies (and guys) who prefer things smooth, matte, and shimmer/shine-free here’s how you can do so with Urban Decay’s Naked On the Run. Not the most of variety, I’m sure, but good enough if you want to be able to do shimmers and mattes alike.
Speaking of, I decided to do up one last look mixing both finishes together because if you can’t mix it up too much with color then why not texture, yes?
That’s to come, so stay tuned!
Thanks for reading!
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