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:
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