Hi everyone! I had fantastic question from viewer Valerie Stewart this morning during Beauty Broadcast Live! (Did you miss it? Click here to watch!) Valerie asked- what are some ideas for shadow combinations from the Nude 'Tude palette? I thought it would be easiest to address this in a blog post, showing swatches of some of the different color combinations I like. Keep in mind, these are just a few ideas... there are many more things that you could do with this palette! :) Also, in case you haven't seen it, here's my video review/tutorial using the palette...
So here's the palette (click to enlarge)... I'd first like to say that the shimmery white shade called "Sassy" is a wonderful highlight around the inner corner, and used lightly- it can be a nice highlight under the brow. Also, Serious (matte black) and Sleek (matte dark brown) are great used as liners-- (sorry the pic above is kinda dark & isn't showing much contrast between those two shades). Here are just a few color combo ideas to get you started! :)
Look #1: Fast & Works with Anything!
We all just need a quick look from time to time... I love this look because the neutral taupe color looks great with absolutely any outfit, and it doesn't compete with any cheek or lip colors you want to use.
- First apply Sassy (white shimmer) around the inner corner and dust it lightly under the brow. This will totally wake up your eye!
-Then pat Selfish (shimmery taupe) all over the lid- this will give you a concentrated application. Then with a fluffy brush, blend it up into the crease. This will give some soft definition. Done!
Look #2: Quick Golden Girl Glow!
Ok... I don't mean you'll look like one of the Golden Girls (fabulous show), but this is another quick look that'll be a little warmer than the first one. Great if you're giving your skin a bronze glow.
-First use Standoffish (frosty peachy/pink) on the inner corner and lightly under the brow.
-Then pat Schitzo (shimmery golden bronze) all over the lid. Blend it up into the crease with a fluffy brush. This is the very same technique as the first look, just using different colors.
Look #3: Classic Neutral Eye!
Whereas the first two looks basically give a wash of one main color from the lid through the crease, this look will give more definition, but in a very natural way.
-First apply Standoffish (frosty peachy/pink) all over the lid and lightly under the brow as your highlight.
-Apply Sultry (matte brown) on the outer part of the lid, and blend it up into the crease, from inner to outer corner.
-Use Sleek (matte dark brown) as your eyeliner, going all across the upper lashline and smudging a little on the lower lashline if you want (keep in mind those dark colors could be good liners with any look you choose!)
Look #4: Smokey Mauve Eyes
Something that makes Nude 'tude special as a neutral palette is the fact that it includes pinky/burgundy shades. I love this combination of shadows for a dramatic look that's different from your typical smokey eye.
-First apply Standoffish (frosty peachy/pink) around the inner corner and lightly under the brow.
-The use Stubborn (pearly pink) on the inner half of the eyelid.
-Overlap part of the pink with Selfish (shimmery taupe), and cover the outer part of the lid.
-With a fluffy brush, blend Selfish into the crease.
-Add depth the outer corner with Sexy (matte plum/burgundy)- make it as dramatic as you want & extend it outward a bit for an "outer V".
-Smudge Sexy under the outer part of the lowerlashline...
-Add Selfish to the inner part of the lower lashline for a soft, smoldering look!
If I didn't already have my makeup done today, I wish I could've done one of these looks and shared pictures! But like I said, the idea came from Beauty Broadcast Live- so this was the best way I could think of to share ideas for these looks! :) Hope it was helpful! Thanks again to Valerie for the request!
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