Urban Decay Smoked Look Book 11 Red Carpet & 12 Reality Star

We are finally at the 2 final looks!! These 2 looks have lighter lid colours, and the accentuation is all on the crease and outer corners… and false lashes. The trick to these 2 looks is staying clean. Use smaller brushes than you think you need, and if possible, keep some clean blending brushes to soften any harsh edges. On my cheeks, I’m wearing Chanel Cream Blush Intonation and on my lips, Dior Addict Lip Glow in Coral. The false lashes are some generic ones I wore to my sister in law’s wedding, and I used these a couple more times before I threw them away. Let’s get to it, shall we?

 

smoked

 

Red Carpet: A nominee favourite, this smoky look is more pretty than edgy. Wear it for magnetic eyes with Hollywood glamour. It’s the perfect eye for your wedding day or anytime you need to be a knockout.

  1. Apply Freestyle from crease to brow
  2. Highlight brow bone with Kinky, tracing it just along brow arch. Blend with Freestyle.
  3. Apply Backdoor into the crease, blending up and out of the crease.
  4. To add intensity, layer more Backdoor onto the outer corner.
  5. Trace Backdoor along upper and lower lash line leaving it a little thicker at the outer corner
  6. Reapply Perversion about halfway across lower lash line from outer to inner corner. Fuse with Backdoor
  7. Softly trace a bit of Mushroom at the bottom edge of Backdoor shadow along lower lash line. Blend together seamlessly, taking care not to dilute the intensity of Backdoor
  8. With a light hand, blend Blackout into the outer corner and the outer part of the crease. It should blend seamlessly into Backdoor
  9. Downblend
  10. Apply Kinky to the upper eyelid from lash line to crease. Go a little more than halfway across, starting from the inner corner. Softly blend into Backdoor as you approach the outer corner
  11. Apply a bit of Mushroom on upper lid where Kinky and Backdoor meet to create a softer transition between the shadows and add some sheen to the upper eyelid.
  12. Reapply Perversion in a very thin, tight line all along upper lash line. It can be a bit thicker at the outer corner. *Sharpen your pencil before you begin.
  13. Apply a touch of Kinky at the inner corners of the eyes and blend into Freestyle.
  14. Line the upper waterline all the way across and into the inner corner with Perversion

 

red carpet

 

Reality Star: From housewives to sisters, this is the dramatic smokey eye. Favoured by reality starlets.

  1. Apply fake lashes. You can put them on before or after but they are a must
  2. Highlight all the way across brow bone with Kinky
  3. Apply Kinky across the upper eyelid from inner to outer corner, extending it just beyond the outer corner
  4. Apply Asphalt into the crease from outer to inner corner. Keep the colour intense as you work it out of the crease, then blend it seamlessly with Kinky
  5. Sweep Asphalt all the way across lower lash line from outer to inner corner. The shadow should be thick and smudgy; make sure the edges look soft and fuzzy
  6. Enhance the crease with Blackout. Apply it right into the crease line, blending it up and into Asphalt
  7. Intensify the lower lash line by tracing Blackout in a tight line right along the lashes
  8. Using Perversion pencil, create a long clean line across the upper lash line. *Sharpen your pencil before you begin lining each one of your eyes
  9. Accentuate both the inner and outer corners of the eyes with Perversion pencil
  10. Line the lower lash line about halfway across with Perversion and fuse it into Blackout shadow
  11. Line the lower waterline all the way across with Perversion pencil. Join in to the liner at the inner and outer corners
  12. Line the upper waterline all the way across and into the inner corner with Perversion.

 

reality star

 

I personally think both looks are quite similar. Red Carpet is a softer, more natural take of Reality Star. I had to fake that crease for Reality Star and while it looks simple, I had to spend quite some time to perfect that shape and blending. Red Carpet, if you noticed, is also how I normally do my eye makeup :-)

So, of all 12 looks, which one is your favourite? Just to recap as usual:

I can’t pick just one, but looks 9, 10, 11 and 12 are by far my favourites. I hope this series has somehow helped you or inspired you. You don’t need this palette for the looks to work. It’s just to show you how different colour placements and shapes change the smokey eye to something less boring. One thing I learned though – false lashes are a must :-)

I hope you have enjoyed this series, because this is the end of it. Thanks for reading and all your encouraging comments!

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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  • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

    Nice job, Lily!
    I’m terrible at sticking with series I started so you have my extra respect! :)
    I love the idea of keeping it lighter but creating more depths with falsies and different color placement.

    • Lily

      Aaw Thanks Lena! I was getting lazy at one point but decided to do them all anyway. Thanks for all the encouraging comments <3

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Thanks for interpreting all these looks for us! It’s inspiring even without the palette. Ditto what Lena said re: sticking with the series because I too suck. :D I vastly prefer Red Carpet to Reality Star but you rock both looks!

    • Lily

      Lol thanks Liz! I’m glad it’s over though. I thought it was getting boring.

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

    I love both, but the first is what I’d wear personally. They do look similar, but the first one just has more of a “soft” sort of feel. The colors are soooo beautiful and understated, which is nice since they’re kind of dramatic looks

    • Lily

      Hi Catherine. Yes the first one is definitely softer and more wearable. Try it!

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    I am a huge UD fan but could never bring myself to get this Smoked palette because I don’t really wear dark colours. But both your EOTDs are beautifully blended and wearable, especially the first look.

    • Lily

      Hi Yu Ming, this one has many dark colours but they’re all beautiful. This palette is definitely more wearable than I thought!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com/ Claire

    wow, both looks suit you really well and I like the pictures here a lot! love the falsies on you. I really enjoyed those series xxx

    • Lily

      Thanks Claire :-)

  • Icaria

    Thank you Lily for all these great looks! I just might get this palette and try to recreate a few, Love Red Carpet!

    • Lily

      Red carpet is understated classy. You gotta try it!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Loved this series you did! You really showed us how talented you are! Both looks look amazing on you though-I think you can pull of ANY eye look. That’s what the series proved Lily!

    • Lily

      Aaw Thanks Tracy!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    I really like Reality Star because it’s a little different and flirty! Loving Dior Lip Glow in Coral on you! Need it! ;)

    • Lily

      Yes Kristen, you need Coral Lip Glow!! Reality Star is something I hardly do, so it’s fun to be able to do it for this post :-) A lot of hard work to create the crease though!

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey Lily, Reality Star is a fun look! I actually like this type of “fake a crease” looks sometimes (granted not all color combos work this way)! Paired with those falsies, you are UNSTOPPABLE!

    • Lily

      Hi Sunny, I’ve always been curious about this kinda look, and wanted to try these ‘cut crease’ looks so I’m glad I’m able to give it a try :-)

  • http://www.colormeloud.com/ Sara_BeauTime

    Each time I see one of your gorgeous look with this palette, I am inspired to pull it out of its box and start using. Love these two on you but I agree that they are similar. My favorite must have been Rockstar and the blue look. Blues are truly stunning on you!

    • Lily

      Aaww, thanks Sara :-) I do love the blue one too – it’s called Midnight I think. Fun and funky at the same time! I hope you’ll pull it out to use it one day. I bet the looks are even more stunning on your beautiful eyes!

  • liyeun

    I like look no.10 best. That blue and your eyes are simply compatible. Love these 2 looks too!

    • Lily

      Thanks Liyuen. Midnight seems to be a crowd favourite :-) The technique for Red Carpet is more wearable though!

  • Lily

    Thanks Ahleessa. I bet you can still get this now, and there might be promotions here and there!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    That last look – I’d have to fake the crease, too, lol! I don’t normally do that style of eye look because of that…but you make it look fab!

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie. It’s difficult for us to fake it. So hard to make both sides symmetrical. I’ll make do with what I have and don’t have, thanks very much. Lol!

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com/ Isabelle

    That second look.. OMG it’s perfect! You’re very skilled. I don’t always succeed at making it look even :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Isabelle. It was quite tricky actually :-P

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    HI Lily! MY favourites are 9 and 10.
    The last one here looks tricky with so much contrast in colour with the lid and crease.

    • Lily

      Hi Sofia, yes, the last one is tricky, and probably looks better on someone who has a defined crease. On me, I had to fake it :-P