Tutorial: Bright Eyes with Naked 1 Palette

Naked 1 Bright Eyes

It's been a couple of years since the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette has been released and to this very day it's still my favorite. The rich collection of metallic golds, bronzes and neutral browns make it my go-to palette for everyday wear and for an evening out.  This is also the palette of choice by a lot my brides that I have worked with over the years.  

I totally forgot to post this look for the summer time since a bright lip (especially orange) is always on trend for the season.  I didn't want it to go to waste and thought that the neutral eye shadow would be appropriate all year- just change up the lip shade.  The Champagne L.A. Girl Glide Gel Liner with the shadow Sin from the palette really brighten up the eyes. 


In the video I show you a glimpse of my depotted Naked Palettes (1-3) and a limited edition Smashbox Soft Box Palette (wish this was available all the time).  I love having all my "neutral" palettes in one place, easy for me to grab and create looks with all of the shades and keep my kit nicely condensed.  The picture of all three palettes that I printed from my computer and taped to the back of the palette is from THE FABZILLA.  Her blog is amazing and very detailed with swatches.  If you would love to see how I did this please leave a comment below! 

Here is the product breakdown of the products that I used to create the look




MOTD: MAC Violetta Lipstick

MAC Violetta Amplified Lipstick is a creamy reddish-purple shade with a slight violet iridescent overlay with a glossy sheen.  I find this shade can be worn during the summer for a brighter lip and then during the fall/winter months paired with a deeper lip liner for a vampy look.  This shade use to be a MAC PRO only shade (only available at MAC PRO locations) but now it has been added to the permanent line for everyone to enjoy. 

Today's MOTD focus is based on how you can wear this lipstick to create two different looks. This was requested by one of my filofax buddies Jennifer from MY PURPLEY LIFE.  I remember going to her site when I first started with my filofax adventure.  It's full of useful information and inspiration! She recently won Violetta Lipstick from an Instagram giveaway I was hosting with Willow and Washi. It is the perfect lipstick for her! Lets take a look at the two different looks. 

Violetta Lipstick with Golden Natural Eyes

This look focuses on the lips making it the focal point of the makeup. If you are normally the type to go light on the eyes or usually wear a lot of makeup this will be a great look for you.  I love pairing bright and dark lip colors with golden or bronze shadows to complement the lipstick. 

Here are the products I used to create this look. 

  • Beletto Studio Airbrush Foundation F6 Yellow Dune 
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics HD PRO Concealer Beautiful Bronze (contour) and Medium Beige (highlight)
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows Girly (highlight), and Amaze (lid) with MAC Espresso Eye Shadow blended towards the outer corners. 
  • L,A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner in Metallic Copper for the bottom liner and L.A. Girl Mark My Eyes Liquid Liner for the top. 
  • House of Lashes Temptress Lashes 
  • MAC Blushbaby Blush
  • MAC Cosmetics Quartz Lip Liner

MAC VIoletta Lipstick Dramatic Eye 

Now lets change it up a bit to something more dramatic with a touch of sparkle. Try this look if you are going for more of a bold look for an evening out, party or even a dance.  I kept my face products the same and only changed my eyes along with a brighter liner for the lips. 

To create this look take a peek at the products below:

  • Motives Mavens Element Palette - Birch (highlight), Shell (all over lid), Aubergine (first half of lid), Native (soft contour above crease) and Raven (outer corners for depth). 
  • L.A. Girl Glide Gel Eye Liner Royal Blue outer half of bottom eye.  Mark My Eyes Liquid Liner for the top. 
  • Elegant Lashes #148 Lashes 
  • Eye Kandy Cosmetics Marshmallow Glitter (highlight used for the lower bottom of the eye)
  • MAC Cosmetics Magenta Lip Liner 


I really enjoyed creating two different looks with one lipstick and will continue to make it a weekly post on my blog.  If there is a particular MAC lipstick (I have tons of MAC Lipsticks) that you would like to see a look for please leave a comment below! 

MOTD: L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Colorful makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

I love incorporating brighter colors to my makeup looks especially for summer and I am so happy how this one turned out.  I actually used the L.A. Girl Cosmetic Glide On Gel Liners as an eye shadow.  I basically just scribbled Goldmine all over my lid, let it set and I was good to go.  So easy but the results are long lasting color.   I did have to use a makeup remover (my go-to remover is MAC Cleanse Off Oil) to break down the liner but at least I know that It stays on!

Colorful up-close makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Colorful up-close makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Details on this look:

  • L.A.Girl Cosmetics HD Primer White
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Ebony
  • MAC Cosmetics Saddle Eye Shadow - Crease
  • MAC Cosmetics White Frost Eye Shadow - Highlight
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Goldmine - lid
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Gypsy Teal - Bottom liner smudged out
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Very Black eye liner top
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Champagne inner lower eye
  • House of Lashes Iconic Lashes
  • Eye Kandy Cosmetics Glitter lower lashline
  • L.A. Girl Pro Concealers for Contouring( Beautiful Bronze - contour Medium Beige - highlight)
  • MAC Cosmetics Soft N Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish for added highlighter to the cheekbone
  • L.A. Girl Babydoll applied lightly

MOTD: Colorful look for summer


Quick MOTD post for you today using L.A. Girl Cosmetics. I am head over heals with the Gel Glide Eyeliner Pencils.  They are soft, creamy, come in a variety of colours but most importantly stays on once set (give it about 15 seconds). I am serious, this liner does not move!  I even used makeup remover to remove the Royal Blue color and it was still on until I washed my face.  If you are looking for an eyeliner that will stay in the water line and will not budge this is for you.  I've tried so many eyeliners but I really have to say this eyeliner is the best! Did I mention the eyeliner is only $5?!?! YAHOOOOO now you can collect all the colors. =)  You can thank me later. P.S. I will have swatches of the liners that I have so you can start your shopping.

Back to the look..

  • Shadows: MAC Swish (lid), Quarry (overall crease), Shadowy Lady (outside corner), Blanc Type (highlight), White Frost (inner tear duct for highlight).  To create the sharp clean edge use masking tape before eye shadow application.
  • Brow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Ebony
  • Liner: L.A.Girl Gel Glide Eyeliner Very Black (top) and Royal Blue (bottom)
  • Lashes: Elegant Lashes Mystic
  • Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC40
  • Blush: MAC Harmony and Margin Powder Blush
  • Lips: L.A. Girl Semi-Permanent Auto Lip Liner Pink Parfait and L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint Bombshell. **Swatches of these Lip Paints will be up soon!

Have a great day!

Review/Swatches Colour Pop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Cosmetics

is seriously bad ass, seriously.  If you LOVE  glittery, creamy and pigmented shadows I just found your new soul mate!  I usually find all my beauty finds on Instagram. C'mon don't tell me you don't sit in bed browsing through your feed because you can't sleep.  For some reason I feel like it's happening to me more and more every night.  I am such a sucker for glittery/mettalic things that when I first saw these white pots I just had to have them (and I know after this post you will too!).

 The shadow is just not your average powder shadow it's like a hybrid of a cream and powder put together in one for a super shimmery pot of goodness. The pigmentation and color pay-off is top notch!  The design imprinted on the shadow goes away but the shimmer/glitter/metallic  does not! Oh and did I mention they are only $5!!! YES! I went crazy and bought a few and then bought a few more.  I'm typing away and I feel like I need to finish my collection.

If you are like me - loves to shop online but hate to wait for the package to get in your hands don't you worry! The shipping was super quick and get this ... free shipping over $30 ... let me break it down that's 6 little Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows!! Let me give you a tour of my Colour Pop Cosmetics collection.

When you open your box you will find your shadows packed away nicely.  

Don't you just love the box?

I really felt special when I saw the handwritten note from the Colour Pop team. Such a great touch to acknowledge their customers. Bonus points to them!

Here are swatches from my first purchase mostly neutral tones, my 2nd purchase has the brighter colors. I just want to collect all of them, I know you will want to too! Take a look at my swatches you won't be disappointed.  The descriptions of the shades are taken directly from the

Colour Pop

website.  All pictures are taken outdoors with natural light.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow DARE- bright neon purple with hot pink and violet glitter

This color is gorgeous, I wish you can see the iridescent glitter and how it changes different shades of blue/purple. 

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow  EYE KANDY - lavender drizzled with tons of silver and pink glitter.

Such a sweet lil pink tone shadow with little flecks of glitter.  You can really see the silver in this one. 

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow  FRINGE - shimmering champagne with gold and silver glitter.

This is one of my favorite shades... look how gorgeous it looks against my medium/dark skin tone!

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow  GET LUCKY - intense ultra- metallic, liquid- like true gold.

Another one of my favs! It literally looks like liquid gold.  If you are on the hunt a super metallic gold shadow, I just fount it for you!

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow  GIRLY - creamy vanilla with a flash of pink and gold duo chrome finish.

I've been using this shade as a highlighter and a little bit as a highlighter on my cheekbones.  Try it, you will like it too! 

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow AMAZE -  metallic rose gold with multi-colored multi-dimensional glitter. 

You can find the color rose gold everything now a days... now you can have it on your eyes!

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow  3 - cool toned bronze with a flash of silvery and multi-coloured glitter. 

I am going to use this for a smokey eye... you just wait and see

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow IBIZA- Bright turquoise with a silver and gold duo chrome finish. 

This color reminds me of tropical paradise, swimming in turquoise waters... ahhhhhhhh

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow  I HEART THIS - cool toned silvery taupe with multi-coloured glitter, this. 

I literally heart this shadow.. it's perfect in every way... one of my favs .. never going to let this one go it's me new BFF. 

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow KIMONO -  bright cobalt blue with silver, blue and violet glitter.

If you love to wear bright colored shadows you better add this to your list of blues!

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow  LIBERTY - intense ultra-metallic true silver.

I have never seen a true metallic silver like this one!

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow  SOUR - light neon lime with satin finish. 

Bright and light perfect for summer

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow CHIPPER - mid-tone minty green with multi-coloured glitter. 

A minty sea green that is drop dead gorg!

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow SUGAR -  metallic silvery blue with small shimmering flecks of silver and 

tons of champagne and gold glitter. 

A beautiful magical shade that will make you feel like a mermaid.

 I wanted to show you the before and and after once the pretty top layer goes away.  You are still left with the shimmery/metallic/glittery goodness.

**APPLICATION TIP! I took their tip and I used my fingers to apply the shadows, it works perfectly! Don't forget to screw the cap tightly when you are not using them so they don't dry out. 

I really hope you enjoy my post and swatches on the Colour Pop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows.  Click here to go to their website to order yours! Please tag me on Instagram #villabeautifful with the looks that you create! Who knows, I might just feature you! 

Oh and stayed tuned for some looks that I will be creating with these.

Leave me a comment down below to let me know what type of look or colour you would like to see for a MOTD!


Watch one of my tutorials on how I applied one of the new fall  Super Shock Shadow MOTH.  View the complete post here.