Saturday, 8 March 2014

Look of the Day: Nude 'Tude #2

Happy weekend, everyone! As you read this, I'm spending time with two of my closest, oldest friends (BFFs since 1989, for real!) shopping, eating too much food, and catching up over a glass of wine (or in my case, whiskey on the rocks. Yes, I drink like a grandpa). Super excited to have them in Toronto for a couple days!

Today's post is the second in a series featuring one of my favourite new makeup finds, The Balm's Nude 'Tude Nude Eye Shadow Palette (to see the first look in the series, click here). This gem of a palette was gifted to me by Jenn at A Beautiful Zen and I have been getting a ton of wear out of it! The look on today's roster features some of the lovely pink and plum tones from Nude 'Tude:


I paired the eye look with some shimmery pink blush (the ultra pretty BeneFit Bella Bamba) and a rosy bronze shiny lip (YSL's Beige Anarchist Glossy Stain). I also went a bit crazy with the winged liner for this one. You know when you keep trying to make your eyeliner even on both sides and it ends of being a race for which side can be more dramatic? Well, that happened. And I quite liked the result! It had been way too long since I took my go-to Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen for a spin.


Not onto how I used Nude 'Tude for this look! I started by applying Stubborn (a shimmery candy pink) all over my lid. Next, I applied Sexy (a deep matte burgundy) to the crease and outer corner of my eye. Then I used Selfish (a shimmery taupe) as a transition colour, blending the pink and plum shades together. Finally, I popped some of Sassy (a frosty white) on my tear ducts and brow bones for a highlight. Here's the end result!


Now for a full breakdown of everything I used!


The Breakdown:
Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: Elisha Coy Always Triple BB Cream Shade #1
Concealer: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Concealer in Y1
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light

Bronzer: Bourjois Delice de Poudre #51
Blush: BeneFit Bella Bamba

Highlighter: BeneFit Watt's Up (on cheekbones and down bridge of nose)

Brows: Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Dark Blonde
Primer: NARS Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Eye Shadows:
(All from the Balm Nude 'Tude Palette): Stubborn (all over the lid), Sexy (on the crease and outer corner of my eyes), Selfish (as a transition colour, blending the pink and plum shades together), and Sassy (on my tear ducts and brow bones as a highlight)
Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real!

Lips: YSL Glossy Stain in Beige Anarchist


And a few more shots of the look:






So there you have it! This was such a fun look to sport around last weekend and is definitely further proof of how pretty and versatile The Balm Nude 'Tude Palette really is! Will be posting more looks using the palette over the coming week. Stay tuned!

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for reading! xo

34 comments:

  1. SUCH a gorgeous look Jen!! Enjoy your weekend xxx


    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Thanks so much, Stacey! Hope yours was great as well :)

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! I hadn't used it in ages and had forgotten how much I liked it! xo

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  3. Beautiful look! Love the winged liner, it doesn't look like you were having an issues whatsoever, that line is so precise! x

    morerebe.com

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  4. I have been looking for colors like this. In fact I may pop in to Sephora today.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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    1. You should! Thanks for stopping by, Alicia :)

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  5. Beautiful! Your eyelashes are insane!

    emmazingbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. You are the master of lip products.
    I am loving that YSL lipstick on you and the name... Anarchist!
    Between you and I it reminds me of my punk rock days in high school (but much more glam)
    Lovely post you look stunning :)
    TarteTanya

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    1. Aww, thank you, Tanya! That YSL Glossy stain is one of my faves! I had punk days too :)

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  7. Love how you did your liner, even if you said you over did it :)!

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

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    1. Aww, thanks! I do love playing with winged liner :)

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  8. Your blusher is stunning! Its inspired me to dig out my Bella Bamba for work tonight! :)

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    1. Thanks! Glad I inspired you! Bella Bamba really is great :)

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  9. Wow! Your eyelashes look amazing! It's fun how makeup "mistakes" can turn into something we really like.
    nentasfrivolity.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Ingrid! Yeah, nothing wrong with dramatic winged liner once in a while :)

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  10. I like the result too, beautiful!

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  11. Looks like you're getting quite a bit of use out of it! Well done! Love the liner!

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  12. I like the way you blended the nude tones on your lids very well. I'm amazed by your long lashes and I wouldn't have known your eyeliner was a common mitake that many ladies make when balancing the eyeliner coz they look like they were drawn quite well. Thanx for sharing your looks with us.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jo! Much appreciated :)

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  13. I really love this look! Very natural and chic :) your eyelashes are incredible so long! xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  14. Wonderful, your looks are always so beautiful. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa <333

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    1. So sweet of you to say, Vanessa! Thanks :)

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  15. So pretty!!
    Love your makeup!
    Wanna follow each other let me know! Kisses

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  16. Ah yes, I was wondering whatever happened to Jenn's Nude'tude palette! Glad it found a better home, eh? ;) BELLA BAMBA IS GORGEOUS. MUST. HAVE.

    Love this look on you, it's fresh and spring-y! :D
    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

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    1. Hehee, yes- it was the nicest gift! I've been using it like crazy :) And yeah, I hadn't used Bella Bamba in ages and am so glad I did! Thanks, Vanessa! xo

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  17. so pretty Jen, love that blush on you! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, as always, Liss! xo

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