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!
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