It was when I saw this post from Lil Lady Life that I turned my attention to a shadow that had been sitting neglected in my Urban Decay Naked palette. I use the general palette quite often, have almost used up Virgin and wear Sin with Darkhorse far too frequently, but Smog lay unloved amongst the neutrals.
Apart from the fact that my laugh are out of control in this picture (I must've been very cheerful that day!) I love the way Smog makes my eyes jump out without being glittery, though it is quite a metallic, shimmery look.
I swept Smog over the lid with a flat shader brush, and blended the edges with a clean fluffy brush. I ran some Smog along my lower lashline, which created a sort of foiled effect which I really like. I like to run Sin from the Naked palette along the inner third of my lower lashline and into my inner corner, the shade is perfect for brightening up a look without clashing with any of the colours used. I finished off with Virgin to highlight my browbone.
The mascara I used for this look is the Revlon Grow Luscious mascara in Black Shimmer. I'm not sure of my feelings for this mascara, even though I've been using it for a while now. I'm not sure where the 'shimmer' comes into it, I see no difference in colour between this and my regular black mascaras.
I've been wearing this look quite a bit this past month, and I think the obsession will continue right through October as it is a look that suits all seasons. Running some deep brown liner and adding a more volumising mascara would take this look into a nighttime look, so I'm looking forward to giving that a go as well.
Are you a fan of Smog?
What are your most used UD shades?