|L-R: Urban Decay Dark Horse, Illamasqua Katie, MAC Creme D' Nude|
After a long period of not wearing eye shadow, I felt that I should probably start using some of the eye shadows I've collected, and busted out my trusty naked palette. The colors that I almost always go for are naked, sidecar, and occasionally buck, but I was feeling a smokey look that day and used darkhorse.
I paired it with my new all-time favorite blush, Illamasqua's Katie, and a nude lip to pull it all together. I am in love with this look and have been trying to get as many wears in before spring weather has me wearing lighter makeup.
Darkhorse is a beautiful cool-toned dark brown with gold flecks of shimmer. It is super creamy and glides onto the lids without losing its pigmentation. It also blends out really easily and leaves you with a nice smokey eye without needing any other eye shadows. I've found that with my eyelids, eye shadows look better when there isn't a heavy crease color or anything really blended above my natural fold, so I've been doing a lot of single eye shadow looks, which makes it so much easier!
When paired with katie blush it is unbelievable - the combination just makes them each even better.
I love the naked palette, but haven't experimented with it nearly as much as I would like to. For now, I am crazy about this combo and looking forward to finding more favorites from the palette.