Urban Decay Full Spectrum Makeup Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

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Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

My new year’s resolution is to start wearing eye makeup this year. I normally am a foundation, mascara and brow only girl. Then, I had my makeup done by one of those services that comes to your home and fell in love with the way I looked in the photos. After that, all my photos looks so dull and boring to me.  I’ve always had a fear of looking bad wearing eye shadow. I think it is because I have hooded eyes and normal makeup tutorials or advice doesn’t translate to me. Over December, I did tons of research and consulted makeup artist friends about the best ways to do makeup on hooded eyes like mine. Now that I have learned so much and feel confident about doing my makeup, I wanted to share with this Urban Decay Full Spectrum Makeup Tutorial for Hooded Eyes. The palette has amazing pigmentation and is now on sale for a great deal. You can get it here: http://bit.ly/2iM251B The full tutorial is written out below or you can watch it on Youtube here.

Foundation & Primer

I start my look with Supergoop Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40. It calms redness and protects.

Then, I add the Nivea Shave Balm as a Primer allowing it to dry before I start applying the foundation.

Nivea Men Sensitive Shave Balm as Primer

For foundation, I use the Chanel Les Beige broad spectrum SPF 15 in the color No 20. I usually do two pumps to the back of my hand and then dot it all over my face starting with one pump. When I don’t need a lot of coverage (no pimples), I use only one pump. I buff the foundation into my face using a the Trish McEvoy 71 Brush Perfect Face.

Les Beige Foundation

Chanel Les Beige Foundation Eye Makeup

For eye makeup, I am using my new palette the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette. There are tons of awesome colors.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Tutorial

I start with the purple color Delirious using the Real Techniques Oval Shadow Brush to windshield wiper the color onto the area of my eye where I would like to make the crease. This is far above my actual crease since I have hooded eyes. Then, I used the MAC blending brush to blend out the color.

 Urban Decay Full Spectrum Tutorial

Then, I used the second purple color – Sketch with the e.l.f. Smudge Brush to the corner to wing out the look. Add more color to the crease with the Real Techniques Oval Brush.

On the lid, I am using the color Gossip in a dome shape on the lid with a MAC pencil brush. The dome shape is perfect for hooded eyes like mine.

Using the Maybelline Master Precise by Eyestudio – Black Liquid Eyeliner, I go very close to the lashline.

Master Precise Line



For concealer, I am using Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser. You have to twist the top to get the concealer out, and I pat into the undereye area and pull it done to make a large triangle. Then, I use the Eraser in between my brows, down my nose, on my cupid’s bow and my chin as a highlighter.

I buff the concealer into my face using a Trish McEvoy 71 Brush Perfect Face. This is my favorite concealer. It’s the bomb! The concealer covers dark circles under my eyes which are not an easy feat.

Using the Neutrogena Shine Control to set the concealer.

Neutrogena Shine Control

Face Powder

I set my face with Maybelline Loose Powder Applicator to press into my face. Then, I use the Real Techniques Arched Powder Brush No 100 to blend in the loose powder. The bristles are so soft, and the brush is so luxurious.

Maybelline Loose Powder

Blush & Contour

Using the MAC Blush Brush and the Cargo Blush in Calatine, I tap the brush and place the color on the apples of my cheeks. Then, I use the other side of the Cargo Duo (Medium Bronzer) to contour the hollows of my cheeks, under my chin and on the forehead.


For lips, I am using the Rimmel Long Lasting Lip Liner in Nude. I overdraw my upper lip to help balance my large lips. Then, I add the Milani Color Statement Lipstick in 55 Bahama Beige on my mouth.


I have new eyebrow routine that I absolute love. The method starts with the Maybelline Design & Fill Duo in Soft Brown. With the soft side, I rub the powder into the meaty part of my brows. I use the pencil side to make small strokes to cover my chicken pox scar and to make my brow longer. Now, I use the Maybelline brow precise fiber volumizer in blonde to color the brow hairs.

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XOXO, April

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