Monday, March 5, 2012

Current Combo: Urban Decay Dark Horse, Illamasqua Katie, MAC Creme D' Nude

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.

~Vida

23 comments:

  1. Darkhorse is stunning! I keep wavering on the naked palettes. All the colors are so similar to ones I already have but....still, it's just so perfectly altogether in one place. Lol!

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    1. I know what you mean, luckily I didn't have that many shadows to start with so it was really great for me

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  2. You look good in shadow. I can't ever not wear shadow for long. It's my favorite makeup.

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    1. Thank you! I do love a good eye shadow but for some reason I always end up not wearing them too much or wearing the same ones over and over again

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  3. very pretty! gotta love the trusty ol naked palette...

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    1. Yep! The shadows are such nice quality

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  4. Lovely look! I love my Naked palette, I usually use a combination of either Smog/Darkhorse or Toasted/Hustle.

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    1. Ohh I haven't dabbled too much in those colors, but now that I've discovered this love for darkhorse I'm sure I'll love those too!

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  5. I'm always on the lookout for a soft shade of blush because I have a paler complexion - Katie looks lovely :)

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  6. The colour combo is so pretty xxx

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  7. love the colors! Especially love the Creme D'nude-I have been searching for a new nude lippie!

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  8. katie looks so good on you! i wanted to get it so many times, but was afraid it wont show up nice on me.

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    1. You should def get it! It is so pigmented that it really shows up pretty true to color. I've been using my MAC 109 and it works great!

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    2. I was thinking the same thing! I love love love the color on you. I actually was going to say something when I saw you & forgot to mention it, but it's such a good color for you!

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  9. Your swatches make everything look so amazing! I was lemming the Naked palette for over a year and my boyfriend bought it for me for my birthday in December but I have used it less than 3 times.... I've never even used Darkhorse! You've inspired me to use my Naked Palette now so thankyou very much ^^ I was wondering if I should get Katie because I'm scared it's too light to show up on my skintone. It looks lovely on you :)

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    1. Thank you! Haha yea sometimes I forget about it too and then I feel bad because it's such a nice (and expensive) palette! I LOVE katie. It's extremely pigmented and shows up really nicely on the skin and to me it goes with everything!

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  10. I ADORE YOUR BLOG. GREAT THING I CAME ACROSS IT. I TOO LOVE THE NAKED AND THE BLUSH! IT RUNS SOOOO SMOOTH!

    LOVE YOUR PICTURES, VERY INSPIRATIONAL.

    http://harperandmonroe.blogspot.com/

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  11. I rarely use any colors besides gunmetal and creep (you know I love a crazy smoky eye), but when i wanted to do a subdued eye for interviews i used naked on my lid and dark horse on my crease and I loved it!!

    As for the lip stick, I am in the market for either a soft pink or nude and the new Nicki Minaj lip stick is almost too light pink for me. This seems like a great color. I have Boy bait and I feel like together they would be a great pair! Any thoughts?

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  12. Awww!! It's a very lovely combo. Natural, feminine.

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  13. I love it. your hair looks stunning in this picture by the way. =)

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  14. Beautiful look dear! A smokey eye, a pink cheek and a nude lip is classic in my book - never goes out of style and it looks good on everyone!

    You've inspired me to try out sth similar soon! :)

    xx

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  15. Great look! I really need an Urban Decay palette!

    Drea xo

    dreasjunkyard.blogspot.com

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  16. You look so beautiful!! And I love posts like this.
    ♥,
    Shari

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