Look Feature: Naked On the Run – Simple Everyday Mattes

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!


Naked Look 2

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:

Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

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

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)

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (contour)

Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Sesso (NOTR)

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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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LOTD: The Maquillage BR722 Eye

I’m reusing a couple of pictures featured in a prior LOTD post… because why not, right?

I scrolled back to my old mention about this dearly beloved eyeshadow palette from Maquillage, the BR722 palette released last Fall, which I have given countless mentions about online (by this I mean Instagram mainly) because I love and reach for this very often.

So much more than you would imagine given the other options available.

If anything, I reach for this more than another equally beloved palette, the Lancôme Fraicheur Rosee one, because they serve varying purposes.

The Lancôme one is more appropriate for dressier eyes (e.g. if I have a girly get-together, event or something after work) while Maquillage’s is perfect for the everyday – the colors are all wearable and easy to slap on / blend together.

So with all that said, I thought it was about time I introduced how I wear the Maquillage palette.


Frankly speaking there are many ways you can do it if you feel up for swapping color placement daily but for me, the way I see this palette is pretty straight-forward and it’s a no-brainer in my usual makeup style to decide what goes where.


As I said, you can always mix it up but it’s easy slapping on 5 colors for me (I kid you not), or 4 at least, especially when they’re so beautifully neutral but with enough sparkle. It also helps that the shadows are just the right sort of pigmented – enough to lend shine, sheen and color but nothing that results in extra blending for that seamless… blend.

Enough talk, here’s the face (which you have already seen) but focus on the eyes this time, okay?

And then a close-up, which I didn’t post earlier.

The way I use this palette is quite simple and it’s a method I try to use for all eyeshadow palettes when I don’t feel up for experimenting. It’s like my ‘safe’ color placement.


  1. First I apply the top left color as a wash all over the lids (just under the crease)
  2. Then I apply the top right color to the outerhalf of the lid, for some color and warmth
  3. Next, using another fluffy brush I blend the shimmery mid-brown (bottom centre) shade on the outer-half and blending it into the crease
  4. For added definition, I use a pointed brush to dab some of that dark sooty charcoal shade into the outer-v (just a little)
  5. Lastly, I dab some of that satin bone white shade on my browbone with a fluffy brush

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Tada, it’s pretty straightforward isn’t it?

So, that’s that for this pretty random and impromptu post featuring one of my most used eyeshadow palettes to date.

It’s a simple brown palette that is a dime a dozen but the way this Maquillage palette shades work so perfectly and easily together for the everyday eye makes it truly of workhorse status. One that I can’t live without now even though browns / neutrals aren’t rare pokemons in the eyeshadow world.

I think I’ve said enough.

Tell me, what’s your favorite go-to eyeshadow palette for the everyday?

Thanks for reading!


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