Event Makeup and Custom Body Bronzing by Westi

Event Makeup and Custom Body Bronzing by Westi
Photo by Brandy Fine Focus Photography

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fast Eye Look Using Naked Cosmetics Pigments

As a mom of a very energetic 3 year old, I am finding it hard to do my makeup the way I would if I didn't have someone running off with my brushes and shadows so I thought it would be fun to do an eye look as fast as I could using two of my Naked Cosmetics pigments. These things are awesome and still have so many other colors to explore. I fell in love with these at the IMATS last year and bought both the Sierra Nevada Collection and the Ebony Collection. These pigments are made from the highest grade of Mica and contain no talc, oils, waxes or fillers which gives these babies a long shelf-life. 

 I used #01 from the Ebony Collection and #02 from the Sierra Nevada Collection. I used them dry for this tutorial since it was about speed but if used wet, the colors are incredible.

I first primed my lid with Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer. I then applied #02 from the Sierra Nevada Collection from the tear duct stopping halfway to the center of the eye over the pupil.  I like to use MAC's #239 brush for these pigments and I like to put the product in the cap so I can load my brush from there so I will get just enough product and not too much fallout plus it keeps from contaminating the pigments since I clean the lid after. 
Using the same brush (MAC 239)  I applied Ebony #01 from the center of the eye out in a "V" formation and into the crease. 

I added just a little highlight with MAC's Vanilla eye shadow using my Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Angled Blending Brush  to blend the edges. I then used my MAC 230 foundation brush with a little tinted moisturizer to clean up the fallout since this was such a quick look. 

I lined the upper lid with MAC's Coffee making the line a little thicker on the outside and tapering in.

I lined the upper lid with MAC's Coffee making the line a little thicker on the outside and tapering in.

Added two coats of mascara to the upper lashes.

And mascara to bottom lashes. 

Here it is...The finished look! Not bad for 10 minutes! 


  1. Great eye look! I'm all about quick and easy shimmering eyes!

  2. Beautiful look! Thanks for joining my Bright Side Beauty Blog Hop over the weekend, I am now following back! Love your blog, I love reading from a Makeup artist perspective! You have a great talent, I look forward to reading more!!


  3. Thanks Kristin. Your blog hop was a lot of fun and such a great concept. I gained some new followers and found some amazing new blogs to follow myself. It was a lot of fun. You all inspire me to post consistently. Thanks again!

  4. A beautiful look, I've heard a lot about Naked cosmetics, they look great!

    Lovely post and blog :)

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

  5. Thanks Samantha. These pigments are a lot of fun. Can't wait to do some more intense looks.