Makeup Tutorial With Nordstrom X Urban Decay

FOUNDATION: Urban Decay ‘Naked Skin’ Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
UNDER EYE ILLUMINATOR: bareMinerals ‘Stroke of Light’ Eye Brightener in Luminous 2
CONCEALER: MAC Select Cover Up [Summer: NW25 / Winter: NW20]; Apply with Brush 215
POWDER: MAC ‘Mineralize’ Skin Finish [Medium Plus]; Apply with Brush 129
BRONZER / BLUSH: Urban Decay ‘Naked Flush’ Bronzer, Highlighter, Blush Palette in Naked; Apply with Brush Angled Blush Brush, Contour Brush [for the best definition of your cheekbones], or use Brush 129 
EYESHADOW: Urban Decay ‘Naked’ Palette & Individual Eyeshadow in ‘Midnight Cowboy’ 
EYEBROW PENCIL: Diorshow Brow Styler
LIQUID EYELINER: Urban Decay ‘Perversion’ Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
MASCARA: Diorshow ‘Iconic Overcurl’
LIP GLOSS: NARS ‘Turkish Delight’
I don’t know about you, but my coffee isn’t the only thing that wakes me up in the morning. Makeup has a funny way of making me feel like I am ready to take on the day and conquer my long mental to-do list! I love trying out new products, and when I’m looking for my next purchase, I always head to Nordstrom. Their beauty department is extensive and their associates are always willing to answer your questions and help you find exactly what you need. 
The new products I’ve been trying out recently are from Urban Decay, a brand I’ve been familiar with for quite some time. Their original NAKED eyeshadow palette has been a staple of mine for a couple years. I personally prefer shimmery browns and neutrals, so this one [of the three; NAKED2, NAKED3] is my personal favorite. I had been using BB Cream for awhile, but wanted to try something a little bit lighter and have fallen in love with ‘Naked Skin’ Beauty Balm. I wear it in place of the BB Cream and apply my MAC Select Cover Up concealer over it in the areas it’s needed. I also love their ‘Naked Flush’ Bronzer, Highlighter, and Blush Palette, which is applied over my loose face powder. It’s a great palette for simple contouring. You can see in one of my photo’s [fourth from bottom] how pretty the highlighter is on top of the blush and bronzer. Apply the bronzer to the underside of your cheekbone, blush goes on your cheekbone, and the highlighter is applied in a C shape starting from the top of your eyebrow arch to the apple of your cheek. I highly recommend it. I’m using my MAC Brush 129 and you press the bristles together to make it flatter and easier to contour. OR … you can use an angled blush brush or you can invest in this amazing contour brush. I’ve also used their eyeshadow primer before to help your eyeshadow last longer and look a little more flawless, so I’d recommend that, as well. 
Shop more of Urban Decay‘s products at Nordstrom here
Some other beauty products that I’m loving from Nordstrom right now is bareMinerals’ ‘Stroke of Light’ Eye Brightener, which you can wear over or under your concealer, and Diorshow’s ‘Iconic Overcurl’ Mascara. I also just snatched up NARSlip gloss in “Turkish Delight”, their best seller. It’s a perfect natural, light pink color to polish off an effortless look. 
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With love & sequins,

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”
Coco Chanel
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All opinions are my own.
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  1. KimW wrote:

    Thank you!

    Published 6.10.15 · Reply
  2. Haley Shepherd wrote:

    I got it from Home Goods! 💗

    Published 6.10.15 · Reply
  3. KimW wrote:

    Where did you get your makeup organizers?

    Published 6.10.15 · Reply
  4. Lilian wrote:

    Love your blog! It's wonderful. Thank you for this post and new ideas for make up.
    Great job!
    God bless

    Published 10.25.14 · Reply
  5. Sarah P wrote:

    The last photo of Fish and you is adorable

    Published 10.23.14 · Reply
  6. Becky M wrote:

    I've been wanting to try that UD foundation! It looks amazing! Love your tutorial!

    Published 10.21.14 · Reply
  7. Laura Markle wrote:

    Your dog is so cute! I'm still a big fan of the Naked palette, too.

    She Likes to Shop

    Published 10.21.14 · Reply
  8. LizTheAustinite wrote:

    Urban Decay is one of the best lines of make up! Your makeup looks flawless!


    Published 10.21.14 · Reply
  9. Wishes & Reality wrote:

    You look beautiful! That highlighter really completes the look.

    Heidi D.

    Published 10.21.14 · Reply
  10. marisa wrote:

    Love it! I love seeing your personality through these posts! I actually just sampled the UD BB Cream this weekend and really liked it! p.s. that bathroom looks amazing!!

    Published 10.21.14 · Reply
  11. Jaime Costilow wrote:

    Urban Decay has such a great line of products. Their primer potion is to die for and the Naked palettes are ALL amazing. I'll have to try their de-slick oil control spray, because this girl is in major need of oil control about 2:00pm everyday. Ha! Thanks for sharing your makeup routine from start to finish and you look beautiful with and without product on.

    XO, Jaime

    Published 10.21.14 · Reply
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  13. Jacy wrote:

    You look absolutely gorgeous and I love your makeup look here! It's really polished and pretty, but very light and illuminated looking. I must try Urban Decay's blush/bronzer/highlighter palette now! Loved this post 🙂


    Published 10.21.14 · Reply
  14. Kyla Currier wrote:

    Urban Decay is my favorite makeup brand! love this! thanks for sharing!

    xo, Kyla

    Published 10.21.14 · Reply
  15. Christina Storm wrote:

    You look gorgeous! I love this tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    Published 10.21.14 · Reply