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I chose to do a look from the Urban Decay Smoked Palette (upcoming review and swatches, I promise!) today for this tutorial. I picked the Smoldering look for two reasons:

  1. I find it hard to wear browns, because they often turn into a muddy mess.
  2. I find it incredibly difficult to line my upper waterline.

So I figured this look would be challenging for me and a good way to improve my skills.

How to Achieve the Smoldering look from the UD Smoked Palette Look Book:

  • Apply Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop.
  • Apply Freestyle from crease to brow.
  • Highlight the browbone with Kinky, blending it with Freestyle.
  • Tightly trace Barlust along the entire lower lash line.
  • Apply Barlust to the entire lid.
  • Blend Barlust out of the crease, the shades should merge seamlessly from crease to brows.
  • Line outer 1/3 of upper and lower lash line with Perversion.
  • Use a brush to fuse Perversion into the lash line.
  • Apply a bit more of Barlust on top of Perverson.
  • Tightline the outer 1/3 of the upper and lower lash line, then line the upper and lower waterline with Perversion.
  • Add some mascara, do your brows, and you’re ready to go!

Eye Products Used:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop
  • Urban Decay Freestyle – from eyebrows to lashline
  • Urban Decay Kinky – on browbone to highlight
  • Urban Decay Barlust – tightly along lower lash line, applied on lid, later on top of UD Perversion liner.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion – outer 1/3 of upper and lower lash line, upper and lower waterline
  • Smashbox Lash Primer
  • Milani Runway Lashes Mascara
  • Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Face Products Used:

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in .5
  • Silk Naturals Oil Control Blur Finishing Powder
  • Benefit Bella Bamba – blush
  • tarte Illuminator in Champagne – highlight


  • Venomous Cosmetics gloss in Flamingo