Monday, May 9, 2011

Makeup Monday: Urban Bride



I've been getting a lot of requests for more understated looks, and since last week's look was super dramatic, I felt this was the perfect time to dial it back a bit. Urban Decay recently sent me their new Urban Bride kit, which was a perfect starting point for a soft, neutral look. Of course, I had to add a little something to the eyes - but I kept it pretty simple. What I used and step by step instructions on how to achieve this look are after the jump.

What I used:
Urban Bride kit - gift from Urban Decay (comes with All Nighter makeup setting spray, supercurl curling mascara, razor sharp finishing powder, marshmallow body powder, primer potion, Midnight Cowboy Lip Junkie lipgloss - I used everything except the finishing powder in this look)
Urban Decay Sin eyeshadow (lid)
MAC Woodwinked shadow (crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 shadow pencil in Rehab (liner)
Smashbox photo finish primer
Make Up For Ever HD liquid foundation in 110
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Refined (cheeks)

Start with your usual face routine - for me, that's moisturizer, primer and foundation (I went for the HD instead of Laura Mercier for this look because I needed the extra coverage). Next, let's focus on the eyes:



















Clean up any fallout, apply blush and spray entire face with All Nighter setting spray. Dust marshmallow body powder along your collarbone and shoulders (optional) for some shimmer. Finished!




46 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as always! I just posted about you on my blog -- you continue to inspire me with new looks

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  2. it looks so natural and pretty! i love it :)

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  3. adoring this look! love urban decay especially :)

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  4. Pretty! Love the lip gloss! :)

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  5. I love working with brides. And I always think that a more understated look where the bride herself shines thru more than the makeup, is always the smart way to go. I will have to check this UD Bride kit out!! Truly like your blog!!

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  6. I love this look! Natural really suits you!

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

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  7. This looks so natural and beautiful all in one. I've never tried urban decay, i think i might have to try it some time. xo

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  8. You are just flawless!! I love all your make-up tutorials, dramatic-clean-whatever, you can pull anything off.

    Laurenlovestoshare

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  9. Gorgeous...you're so naturally stunning. You have a new follower here and I'm loving all your looks!

    Heather x

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  10. gorgeous! this is my favorite nuetral everyday look!


    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love how soft yet glamorous the makeup looks. It's like makeup perfect for a goddess. Look lovely, hun!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  13. It looks so natural and beautiful :)

    xo galmeetsglam.com

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  14. Great for everyday daytime makeup. I'm gonna have to try this.

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  15. love how sweet and simple this looks. lovely!

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  16. omg you are absolutely stunning. this really makes me want to go spend all my money on makeup and play around!

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

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  17. I love this!
    I feel as if i can use this every day!

    xo

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  18. Love this look - good for an everyday basis I think?
    You always have the best make up!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  19. Lovely natural makeup :) I do such a look when I'm wearing something very colourful so that the makeup doesn't attract any unnecessary attention :)

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  20. So beautiful! And natural look too!
    Love your beauty editorials!

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  21. real pretty face :)
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  22. This looks lovely! Great instructive pictures as well.

    One question - does that make up setting spray work? My make up tends to run off my face, especially in hot weather, and I'd love to find something that makes it stay in place!

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  23. Such a beautiful, romantic look!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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  24. I've been really wanting to try the All Nighter Spray. Does it work?

    --Courtney

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  25. You are such a beauty. I love this makeup look!

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  26. I love the natural hues here Keiko.
    Such a beauty.


    xx

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  27. This is my favourite look!

    Sam

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  28. Beautiful !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  29. lovely! love to see you with the more natural makeup.

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love this! You have such beautiful features and I love how natural this looks.

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  31. Beautiful!

    spicyfashion.blogspot.com

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  32. Lovely as always!

    http://floraandfeathers.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hi Keiko Lynn! I love this look on you...I think you NEED to post a hair tutorial for all your readers!!

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous tutorial! Love the subtlety of this whole tutorial and of course you are stunning. Thanks so much for sharing. I never could figure out where on the brow bone I should apply the eye shadow.

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  35. gorgeous love this look, looks natural and beautiful!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  36. so beautiful, this is definitely one of my favourite makeup mondays!

    -Winnie
    http://winniereally.blogspot.com

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  37. That's such a gorgeous kit, and you've worked wonders with it :) well done!

    www.herhappyheart.blogspot.com

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  38. OH I love this natural look on you. I tend to have this look most of the time but I especially love the way you used the soft shadows. :) Beautifully done!

    Cati

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  39. STUNNING! You're natural beauty shines:)

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  40. Love this! Perfect Spring look as well. Seeing your Makeup Mondays is reminding me that I severely need to update my makeup bag and brushes! The same stuff piled up forever does tend to get a little "blah"

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  41. You always do your make-up so perfectly!!! Love this look!

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