When I did the nude makeup post, Carter made a suggestion for a particular look (I think it was a combo of an eyeshadow, eyeliner and lipstick?) that sounded lovely. I said I’d like to do a post where people could submit their favorite makeup looks, and … here it is. You’re invited to submit in comments one of your favorite “looks” – whether it’s built around a particular feature, like a smoky eye, or highlights a much-beloved product is up to you.
For the purposes of commenting, we’ll assume the basic prep (e.g., sunscreen, foundation) has been done, unless you want to pimp a particular foundation or tinted moisturizer – in which case, go right ahead! This is the time of year when lots of folks — including our male readers — are looking for sunscreen suggestions.
Also please add information about your skin tone/eye coloring etc., if you think it would be relevant to readers.
Have fun! I won’t be replying to comments, but I’ll be reading them, looking for ideas …
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Okay, here’s mine: March’s Five-Minute, Ten-Hour face, built around my new toy – the nude lip. I’m pale with hazel eyes.
On eyelids: Bobbi Brown cream shadow in Slate (a matte greige), applied with a brush. It hides my pinkish lids and makes my eyes stand out, but it’s still neutral and subtle.
Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in Black Plum (my BB gels do not budge) and/or, if I’m feeling the heightened drama, more penciling at the lashline with MAC Powerpoint pencil in Permaplum.
Mascara: Blinc (a tubular mascara that does not flake or irritate my eyes)
Cheeks: MAC Strada, the perfect neutral cheek powder, with a very light touch of pink on the apples, not too far forward (NARS Penny Lane cream or Sephora Rose Rebelle 1 matte powder.)
Nude lip: NARS Chelsea Girls (lip lacquer) – OR — Shu Uemura lipstick in 318M (“matte neutral pink, warm undertone”) which is as nude and matte as I can go while avoiding the brown-lips-of-death look (note the WARM undertone. No beige here!) If the Shu’s too extreme you can gloss it. They have some great nudie colors and I think the clear tube is fun, link to their lipstick here.
A pinky-sized dab of MAC Shroom, a very pale moonlight shimmer, on the inner eyes next to the tear ducts, and above my lips on my cupid’s bow.