Beauty: Shades of Nude

It’s been a rather neutral week, colourwise, so I thought I’d continue that theme with a face of fairly nude, matte shades, with several new products that I’ve recently added to my regimen.

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After moisturizing and priming, I applied (1) Urban Decay’s Naked Skin foundation, which I’ve been trying out recently and think has a lovely luminous quality and fairly good coverage without being too heavy. I set the foundation with (2) Mineral Veil translucent powder and lightly brushed (3) Nars bronzer, just to warm up the skin slightly.

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Another fun new product I’ve been trying is (6) Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Dipbrow Pomade, applied in short strokes with an angled brush to define the brows. I like it a bit better than straight eye shadow, not only because it’s water- and smudge-proof but also because you need to use so little product. I applied a bit of (4) Benefit bronzer just under the cheek bones for a bit of definition, with just a touch of (5) Benefit blush on the cheek bones for a bit of colour (using a brush to blend the two together afterwards).

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For the eyes, I used Stila’s In the Light palette, first covering the entire lid with a matte ivory shade (Bare). On the center of the lid, I applied a matte beige pink (Bliss) and used a matte light brown to define the crease (Sandstone). Using an angled brush, I layered on the brown shadow (Sandstone) along the lash line. To brighten the eyes, I lined the waterline of the eyes with white liner pencil. Finished up the look with (8) Benefit mascara on both the top and bottom lashes and (9) Nars Satin Lip Pencil over the lips.

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Photos: David Potter

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Products used:
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup (color 1); 2 bareMinerals Mineral Veil; 3 Nars bronzer (Laguna); 4 Benefit bronzer (Hoola); 5 Benefit blush (Dandelion); 6 Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (Ebony); 7 Stila In the Light eyeshadow palette (Bare, Bliss, Sandstone); 8 Benefit They’re Real! Mascara; 9 Nars Satin Lip Pencil (Rikugien); 10 Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner (Pure White)

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