Monday, 22 April 2013

Look of the Day: Bleu Nude

Happy Monday, everyone! For this Look of the Day, I wanted to do something a bit different, something outside my comfort zone. It's no secret that I'm super crazy about bright colour and that I actually feel the most at ease with vibrant hues on my face. But this time around, I wanted to keep it simpler. To go nude. Facially, at least ;)

So this look is definitely quite neutral, especially for my standards. Though I couldn't help but punctuate the nude tones with a single colourful splash. I decided to do this with the help of Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bleu Exquis. One of the treats I picked up at my recent Chanel Makeover at the Bay, Bleu Exquis is a lovely blue liner that falls somewhere between electric and navy. Deep enough to provide definition, but vibrant enough to make a statement. It paired perfectly with nude cheeks (thanks to Laura Mercier Crushed Hazelnut and NARS Sex Appeal) and  my favourite nude lipstick ever, the sheer and ultra-wearable Hard Candy Perfect 10.

If you've been following my blog over the past month or so, you'll know that I've been pretty obsessed with blue eye makeup of late. I thought this look might be perfect for someone who wanted to wear blue tones on the eyes without going full-on Cleopatra. I hope you like it!


Here's a closeup of what Bleu Exquis looks like on my eye. As you can see, it's quite pigmented with a bit of a sheen. It has ever-so-slight violet undertones and it applies quite smoothly both on the upper eyelid and the waterline. I found the wear-time to be excellent, so I think this will be a perfect companion for the humid summery months!

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bleu Exquis

Here's another shot of the look, followed by a full breakdown of the products I used:


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Foundation (Combination/Oily Formula) in Buff
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and Hard Candy Glamouflage in Light (on blemishes)
Powder: Wet N' Wild Cover All Pressed Powder in Fair/Light
Bronzer: Laura Mercier Powder Blush in Crushed Hazelnut (to contour)
Blush: NARS Powder Blush in Sex Appeal (along cheek bones) and MAC Bite of an Apple (very lightly on apples of cheeks)
Highlighter: Laura Mercier Powder Eye Shadow in Sandstone (on cheekbones and down bridge of nose)

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde (now known as Taupe)
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: Laura Mercier Sandstone all over lid, brow bone, and inner corners and MAC Mulch (very lightly) in crease
Eyeliner: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bleu Exquis
Mascara: Boots Maximum Volume Mascara (Waterproof) in Black

Lipstick: Hard Candy Painted Lady Lip Colour in Perfect 10


And a few more photos:







And that's it! Overall, it felt quite liberating to go nude, and Blue Exquis was the perfect touch to keep me from feeling completely naked! Will definitely be sporting this look often during the summertime!

Is this a look that you would wear? What are your thoughts on blue eyeliner? What products do you use when you want to 'go nude'?

Thanks for reading! xo


68 comments:

  1. Ι love your blue eyeliner,looks really good on you
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    Mary

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  2. I Love this eyeliner!!! Looks amazing :)

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  3. Jen this looks amazing on you!! Love it!

    Stacey

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Stacey! Glad you like the look :)

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  4. I love the nude! Gorgeous :) xx

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  5. I love this beauty look, it looks amazing. Shall we follow? let me knowXSE

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! Will check out your blog soon :)

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  6. Blue eyeliner/eyeshadows look SO good on you!

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks, Sandra! Your kind words are always so much appreciated :)

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  7. You suit the blue eyeliner amazingly well! Looks stunning x

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I really am loving this liner lately :)

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  8. Ooh that looks gorgeous!! I've never tried blue eyeliner before, but I'd definitely give a darker shade like that one a try :) xo, Ellie

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! You should definitely give blue eyeliner a go! I was really surprised at how wearable it is :)

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  9. you look beautiful, love all the products you've used and the eyeliner looks perfect, i always struggle to apply myself so totally impressed when someone gets it done right!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Lola! You are too sweet :) Luckily this eyeliner is so easy to wear!

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  10. But I like full-on Cleopatra look.:D I also like this one, it looks great on you and I actually tried something similar on me too but I don't think I did such a good job as you did though... And I don't know whether it's the Nars blush or the highlighter but your skin looks frigging glowing and so healthy!!

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    1. Haha, I love a full-on Cleopatra look too! Funny that I'm more comfortable with that than with a nude look, but I like to step outside the box once in a while :) Thanks so much for the kind words, girl! xo

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  11. Love the look! You look so cute! And love the lipstick.

    Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin?

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Rosh! Hard Candy Perfect 10 is definitely one of my favourite nude lipsticks ever. Will check out your blog soon! xo

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  12. You are definitely working that eyeliner girl. Great photos!

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  13. Aaahhh the eyeliner looks gorgeous!! I absolutely love that shade.

    Louise
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    1. Aww, thanks, Louise! I've surprised myself at how much I'm loving blue eyeliner. Definitely a nice change from my everyday black or brown liner :)

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  14. Beautiful look!!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  15. love the eyeshadow!

    francesca
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  16. Ah, I love this look on you! You can really work some blue eye makeup, lady!! I love the subtle pop of your blue liner with the neutral face and lip makeup. Gorgeous Gorgeous!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I've really surprised myself with the wearability of blue eye makeup. The Chanel eyeliner I'm wearing here is one of my favourites! xo

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  17. I love the blue! I often go green but I might try a little blue next time.
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    1. Thanks! I was more of a green/teal girl too, but I'm loving blue at the moment! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. Ahhh this looks beautiful on you! I love this shade of blue.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Christine! This eyeliner has been such a pleasant surprise- the colour is so perfect! xo

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  19. I never thought I could ever pull something like this off, but it looks really good (and not tacky) on you, so I would reconsider! Thanks for showing something like this.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Lisa! I've surprised myself too- blue eye makeup can look super tacky, but this liner is so wearable! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  20. You look so pretty! I really want NARS Sex Appeal, it looks like such a pretty blusher and perfect for paler skintones! I love your blue liner too, it makes your eyes kinda pop xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Gemma! NARS Sex Appeal is super subtle, but such a pretty option if you have fair skin :)

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  21. great blog!! do you want that we follow each other?? have a nice day dear!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Beatriz! Will check out your blog soon :)

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  22. Looks lovely. I wear blue eyeliner quite often <3

    xx

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    1. Thanks, Mira! Isn't it a great colour? :)

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  23. wow! such a pretty natural look, I really love the eyeliner it looks amazing on you really brings out your eyes :) xx

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    1. Aww, thanks so much Krystel for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  24. Looks gorgeous on you!! I love lining my eyes with blue x

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    1. Aww, thanks Coco! I haven't used blue eyeliner in years and I've been so pleasantly surprised at how wearable it is! :)

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  25. The whole look is absolutely lovely! I love a really wearable punch of color. Just found your blog thru Christine @ LittleRedBow! So glad I did!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jasmine! I appreciate the kind words and that you stopped by! I love Christine's blog :)

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  27. I love how adventurous you are with make up. I have had the same make up routine for like the past 8 years, lol. Love the eyeliner, it looks great and I love your cheekbones. You look very pretty. :)

    Ps. It's soooo nice to meet a fellow 'Empire Records' fan! What's with today, today? <3

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    1. "The fat man walks alone!" ;) Yeah, I've seen Empire Records about 50 times. It's such nostalgic movie for me and will always be among my favourites :)

      And thanks so much for the kind words about this look! Glad you like it! xo

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  28. I love love loooove blue eyeliner and i think it suits you beautiful without being a 'HELLO IM HERE' eyeliner :) x

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Yes, I find it's a great way to wear colour without being over-the-top. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  29. Girl you look gorgeous!

    -Alessia

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Alessia! You're too sweet. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  30. That nail polish in Lilis <3! Gotta have it! The blue eyeliner looks really good on you, but I would be too afraid to wear it - I don't even know how to put an eyeliner on correctly ;)!
    Have a nice day, Jen :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Isn't Lilis gorgeous?! And thanks so much for the kind words! This eyeliner from Chanel really makes eyeliner fool-proof. Thanks for stopping by, as always, Gita! xo

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  31. I've always been a bit dubious when it comes to eyeliner any other colour than black, but this looks really pretty :) xx

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    1. Aww, thanks, Sadie! I have found it to be incredibly wearable- a nice alternative to black :)

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