I had a request to share a tutorial on my New Year’s Eve makeup look. So here it is!

For this look I decided to pull out my Urban Decay Naked3 palette. I hadn’t used it in foreverrr so I was excited to get some use out of it. If you aren’t familiar with the Naked palettes, Naked3 is a rose gold toned, fairly neutral palette. This tutorial is only for the eyes – if you’d like a reference to a full face tutorial visit here or here.
I started with the eyes first so that I could clean up after with a makeup wipe.
Eye Primer
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

This is the only eye primer I’ve used for the past several months. You can use it as an all over eye shadow, but it works fabulously as a primer + it cancels out any redness or veiny appearance. I use my finger to apply. If you don’t want to purchase a separate eye primer you can also use your concealer.

All Over the Lid

Strange is a very light matte cream (with a hint of light pink) that works well as an all over color. I swept it from the lid up to the brow bone using a dense fluffy eye shadow brush. It’s not too pigmented so the contrast against the skin isn’t too stark.


Limit is a beautiful matte mauve that creates a nice transition shade on the crease of the eye. I take my E40 tapered blending brush (my favorite) and blend this all along the crease from inner to outer corner. Remember, blend, blend, blend.

Outer Crease

Nooner is a light brown matte that blends well with Limit. I use the same E40 brush to blend this into the outer half of the crease. The idea is to gradually build up the color (from light to dark) on the outer portion of the eye. It takes a couple colors and a lot of blending, but this is the best way to create a defined outer eye.

Outer Crease

Mugshot is a shimmery milk chocolate brown I placed in the outer crease using my MAC 217 blending brush. You want to keep this color more concentrated in the outer V. This is also gorgeous under the lower lash line.
Inner & Center Lid

Buzz is a shimmery rose gold toned pink. It’s beautiful on the center and inner portion of the lid. I like to use my MAC 213 fluff brush. Try not to place this color on the outer portion of the crease & lid. If you do, just go back over it with more of the shade mugshot.

Outer V

Blackheart is a very unique eye shadow. It’s a shimmery black with hints of rose gold. I like it because it’s dark, but a little less harsh than the usual matte black. I place this with a pencil brush like Sigma’s E30 only on the very outer V of the eye. You want to make sure and blend well, but keep the blending motion on the outer portion of the lid so that the color doesn’t bleed over into the center. If you want an even more sultry look you can place this under the lower lash line.
Center of the Lid

Lastly, I dip my MAC 213 brush into Dust and then spray the brush with MAC Fix+. Then I place it directly on the center of my lid. The Fix+ creates a much brighter, shiny appearance, making the eye really POP!

KatVonD Tattoo Liner

If you’ve been reading or following for a while then you know this is my all time, go-to eye liner. It’s a liquid, but it’s a felt tip so it’s very easy to use. I own it in black and brown and used the black one for this look. The brown is awesome for day to day! If for some reason you mess up, you can clean it up with a makeup wipe before starting on your foundation.

Eyelash Primer
Diorshow Maximizer

Lately I’ve been using a lash primer before my usual mascara. It makes the lashes appear fuller and thicker. The jury is still out as to whether I like the drugstore version by Loreal or the high-end version better. 

Mascara (top lashes)
Too Faced Better Than Sex 

The best! Thickens AND lengthens like magic!

Mascara (bottom lashes)
Dior Addict It-Lash

The only mascara I will use on my bottom lashes, because it doesn’t transfer underneath throughout the day.

I hope you all enjoyed this look! I can’t wait to share more in the future!
XO Amanda