The Scoop on Strobing

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What is strobing?  It’s certainly having its moment in the spotlight so what exactly is it and how do you do it?


The best 5 makeup looks

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There are trends and fads that we love and lose but there are also the staples, the go-to’s that we can always count on to make ourselves look our very best.  From our pro-team here are our 5 Favorite Makeup Looks.

  1. Matte Makeup – this flawless, gorgeous look has always been around.  Allowing your natural features to flourish and look fresh all day long.  Any of our Java or Naturally Nude pigments will enhance and beautify your skin.


2. Glowing & Youthful – This youthful, girl-next-door, look is always fashionable and perfect for Sunday dinners or weddings!  Easy to achieve with PC-01 for highlighter and NN-04 for blush.

glowing makeup

3. The Smoky Eye – lay on some heat this date night with the perfect smokey eye.  Using DB-05 across the lids and SN-06 in the crease and on the water line, you can seriously add some sizzle to your game.

smokey eye

4. Cat-Eye – what is considered Retro has actually always been a fashion hit.  There are lots of ways to personalize the cat eye technique and it couldn’t be simpler with a small angled makeup brush and DB-06 for a hint of mesmerizing sparkle.


5. Bright Lips – VaVaVoom!  There is no better way to fake a great makeup day or flaunt a pouty lip.  Some of my favorite pigments for a rockin’ good lippie include DE-04, UR-04, TI-02 or MN-03.

bright lips

Don’t forget to tag us @NakedCosmetics in your Instagram pics so we can repost your fav looks using our pigments!

Makeup Monday – Oscar Edition

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Hollywood’s biggest night,  The Oscars!  The stars were out and they were slaying that red carpet.  Unfortunately, Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t wear Shock Effect so I can’t do a whole post about him. (Congratulations Leo!!!)  So we will talk about the looks we CAN try to recreate.  Good thing for us is that lately, the trend is makeup that is great to wear every day, no matter the occasion.  Here are just some of the lovely ladies of the night.

Let’s start out with Sophie Turner.  She has such a gorgeous complexion and glow to her, and her dress was out of this world.  Her makeup was soft and went perfectly, it seems, with her personality.  For her look, use Twilight 03 on your eyes and Naturally Nude 04 with clear lip base on your lips.


Next we move on to Lady Gaga.  Can we just think back for a moment about the Lady Gaga who used to show up dressed in the most over the top ensembles?   She completely went from the “shock” factor to the “wow” factor.  And it. is. Amazing.  To recreate her look, use Naturally Nude 02 on your eyes.  On your lips, use Blushing Bronze 03 with a little bit of clear lip base.

Lady Gaga

Rachel McAdams matched her makeup to her dress.  To copy her look, use Ebony 03 and an angled liner brush.  Use the brush along the bottom lash line, and then along the top, blend out to create a beautiful emerald smokey eye.

Rachel McAdams2

Kerry Washington looked absolutely flawless last night.  She focused on her eyeliner, which you can use Sierra Nevada 06 with an angled liner brush.  Her eye shadow was very soft, and for that you can use Sierra Nevada 02.  She went with a nude lip, so you can use our clear lip base on its own, or with a little Naturally Nude 02.


Saoirse Ronan looked gorgeous!  Her dress was beautiful – it instantly reminded me of a mermaid.  Saoirse went with a smokey eye, and it had more of a matte look.  For this,use our eye primer to make the pigment more matte, along with Debonaire 05 and a little Debonaire 03 under the lower lash line.

Saoirse Ronan

Have you ever wondered “How do these stars have SUCH amazing skin?!”  Try out our Naked Advanced Skin Cream!  With healing manuka honey, it is the perfect key to be on your way to glowing skin!  You have all the tools you need, let’s see your red carpet ready looks!

Hot Trend: Dark Lips

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Have you noticed celebrities lately sporting dark, beautiful lips paired with simple makeup?  I love that this is currently trending because it’s not only glamorous on everyone, it’s so easy to do!


  1. Start with a natural, healthy lip base that has long-lasting staying power

  2. Then apply your favorite pigment color

  3. Press your lips together to blend evenly, blot, and voila – you are done!  Feeling more gorgeous already!



Here are a few of my favorite Naked Pigments that would be PERFECT for this dark, sultry look:  PC-06   UR-04   BB-06   CB-05   SN-05IMG_0604


Makeup Monday – Golden Globes Edition

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The Golden Globes:  movies and TV together.  I love the combination. It looks like such a fun night.  It’s such a big mixture of all my favorite stars, I couldn’t help being glued to the red carpet coverage for hours.  There were so many great looks on the red carpet last night, it was hard to choose which looks to showcase today.  But here you have it, some of the best makeup looks from the Golden Globes 2016.

Olivia Wilde brings out her dress color in her eye make up.  You can copy this look using UR-05 on your eyes.  Make sure to define the shape with black eyeliner on the top and bottom lash line.  Then you can use NN-02 with our clear lip base for a great nude lip!

Olivia Wilde

Gina Rodriguez had a beautiful blue gown, and used a little sapphire blue liner to bring out the color of her dress.  You can use EB-02, smudged with a thick black eye liner to copy her look.  Then sweep JV-03 over your lids and inner corner of your eye.   Use lots of our clear lip base with a little bit of pigment BB-03 for a sweet look.


Jada Pinkett Smith looked gorgeous in green.  You can mimic her look by using MN-04 on your lids with black eye liner and mascara.  Use DE-04 on your lips for a beautiful look.


Bryce Dallace Howard played up her features flawlessly with a natural look.  She used colors to complement her skin tone and hair color, and she looked stunning.  To get Bryce’s look, use SN-03 close to your lash line and blend out with SN-02.  You can use BB-03 as both your blush and your lip color.  Perfection!


Zendaya played up her natural features with a pop of soft color on her eyes.  Use NN-05 and lots of mascara or false eyelashes to copy her look.  Use NN-03 with our clear lip base for a pinky-nude lip.


Kirsten Dunst had a gorgeous smokey eye look going on.  To create this look, use DB-05 blended with DB-06 and lots of mascara.  For your lips, use MN-03.

Kirsten Dunst

Rosie Huntington-Wheatly had the perfect bronzey-glow going on.  To copy her look, use MN-02 on your eyes.  On your lips, use BB-04.  For a glow, you can use PC-01 as a highlighter with a flat bronzer (or your favorite blending brush), put in your basic highlighting areas, and blend.  Always make sure your face is moisturized before highlighting for best results!


I can’t wait to try out some of these looks!  I think I will try out Rosie Huntington-Wheatly first to channel summer. 🙂  Whose makeup was your favorite at the Golden Globes?  Which look will you try first?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Makeup Monday – AMA Edition

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Ah the American Music Awards.  I love music; I love award shows, what could be better?  Okay, okay, obviously the Grammy’s, but I have to take what I can get!  The stars were still out, showing off their awesome dresses, hair and of course, MAKEUP!  So here we are with another run down of how you can recreate some gorgeous looks with Naked Cosmetics pure pigments.

First, we have Selena Gomez.  I love that she wasn’t afraid to add some color to her eyes.  You can use Urban Rustic 04 to create her look.  It is a gorgeous pigment, and will glam you up in no time.


Ciara went with a really pretty smoky eye.  She started with a lighter color on the inner corner, which you can use Debonaire 03, and then blend out into Debonaire 05 to get this gorgeous look.


I loved the questions swirling around Gigi Hadid’s hairdo – Did she cut it?  Did she trick everyone?  Either way, there is no question about it, she looked stunning.  She kept her makeup super simple, and easy to recreate.  Use Painted Canyon 01 on the inner corner to give you that glowing look, and Naturally Nude 01 on your lids.  You can also use our lip base and Naturally Nude 02 to create her lip color, and you have her whole look.  Now whether to cut your hair or pin it, you’ll have to ask her hairstylist.  🙂


Demi Lovato looked so glamorous.  I loved her hair, and her makeup was perfection.  She also had a smoky eye, but hers was a bit more matte.  To recreate her look, use Debonaire 01 and Sierra Nevada 06, and blend, baby, blend!  A ton of mascara should finish it off nicely.  Use your favorite deep red lip color and you’ll be confident in no time.


Congrats to our Favorite Female Country Artist Carrie Underwood!  She was looking fabulous as always!  Carrie always has just the right amount of glam.  Her eyes were played up just enough, with a matte nude lip.  To mimic her look, use Sierra Nevada 02 on your eyes with lots of mascara.  Pair with your favorite matte nude lipstick and you’re good to go.


So whose look was your favorite?  Selena’s bold color?  Ciara or Demi’s take on the smoky eye?  Gigi or Carrie sticking to a more natural look?  Or did someone else stand out?  The great news is, Naked Cosmetics single pigments are on sale now, so you can pick as many looks as you want to recreate!  Hurry, the sale ends soon!

6 (gorgeous!) Shades of Autumn

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This past week I took some time to play with our Heavy Metal collection in more depth, and I have come to a realization: this is THE perfect collection to take you through fall (and winter!). Heavy Metal Collection

Each pigment has such variation from dry to wet and when used with eye primer, it is amazing.  For these swatches I did the same color in 3 applications – dry, with primer and wet.

Heavy Metal Collection display

There is this perfect stormy gray (HE-01) This color would be perfect in a smokey eye look, or to brighten up your gray winter days.

HE-01 Chelsea

This light gold (HE-02) reminds me of the beautiful leaves in the beginning of fall. It makes a gorgeous shadow with our eye primer! Use it wet for some extra drama!

HE-02 Chelsea

This color is the epitome of pumpkin spice (HE-03)! And I promise, no extra calories in this one! 😉 Now you can wear your pumpkin spice while drinking your PSL, if that’s your thing.

HE-03 Chelsea

This deep copper is another fun fall color (HE-04). It makes me think of apple cider and cinnamon. Used wet, this could create a really dramatic look.

HE-04 Chelsea

This purple is stunning! (HE-05) It would be really fun to be used as an eye liner, or use with our eye primer for a classic shadow.

HE-05 Chelsea

This blue has to be my favorite blue in our entire line. (HE-06) For some reason this screams “Elsa” at me. It would be an amazing eye liner, incredibly dramatic wet, or a fabulous nail polish! Do you want to build a snowman?

HE-06 Chelsea

What is your favorite pigment in Heavy Metal? What is your favorite way to wear it? Comment and let us know!!