Blushed Nude: Simple and Feminine, Everyday Eye Look (with video)
October 23, 20184 min read
A 'blushed nude' is the best way to describe this flattering, soft and natural everyday eye shadow look.
Let’s talk about Bliss.If it’s not already, it’s about to be your new all-time favorite mineral eyeshadow (you’re welcome).It’s so light and shimmery, and it has a tiny hint of the softest pink– it just looks so sophisticated and luxurious.
And it goes with everything
You can wear it as an absolutely out-of-this-world gorgeous highlight on your brow bone, you can wear it as an all-over lid color for a light, airy, shimmery look that is perfect for Spring and Summer, you can turn it into your very own non-toxic nail polish (I can’t be the only one who is a total sucker for those shimmery soft pink shades??), you can even just open it up and stare at it delicately shimmering in the sunlight and feel happy. I may or may not have done that (heehee!) In any case, a color this divine surely deserves to be paired with an equally regal shade… enter Princess Mineral Shadow!
Princess and Bliss
Now, even if you don’t normally wear pink eye shadow, let me just tell you– I don’t either.Even though I’m all about the super light pinks (like Bliss) that you can wear as a highlight, I don’t tend to gravitate towards bolder pinks because I’m afraid they will make me look tired or like I’ve been itching my eyes a bunch. However, when I saw Princess I knew it was something special. It just sort of… called my name…
Princess is a super wearable and easy to use pink since it is not very bright– in fact, it is the ideal pink to wear with a nude-based look because it complements the softer, muted nude tones perfectly. It has a soft quality to it itself, and it is such a beautiful color that it makes you feel pretty instantly– it’s inherently feminine and elegant without being over-the-top or girly as I find many true pinks can be.I personally (highly!) recommend this as the perfect pink, it’s gorgeous and appropriately subtle without losing any of its charm– and it is a wonderful choice for all ages (from little ones who want to play dress up with Mom’s makeup and all the way on up from there for the 45 and underand 45 and up beauties!)With all that said, I wanted to share my take on these two gorgeous mineral shadows today with a quick makeup look that I have beenabsolutely loving lately!
Step 1I began with my Perfect Cover Foundationapplied all over, as well as a dusting of my favorite Satin Finish Powder as a highlight on my cheek bones (can you spot that beautiful subtle glow in some of these photos?) as my starting “canvas” and then got down to business.
Step 2Using my Eye Shading Brush I applied Soft Touch all over my lids as my base color, and then blended it out using my favorite Mini Fluff Brush (it’s seriously so soft and amazing… the perfectperfect blending brush).
Step 3Then I went in with the Flat Shading Brush again to apply Princess to the center of my lids– making sure to really pack it on! After I had enough pigment on the center of my lids, I took my Mini Fluff Brush again to blend it out from the center so that it covers my full lid.I like to do this when I am applying a color over a neutral because it helps me make sure I don’t end up with too much color on the edges of my lid where the neutral is already blended out.I want to make sure it is a smooth transition and that the color is not over powering on the edges!
Step 4For the final step, I went in with Bliss for a quick brow bone highlight (still using my Mini Fluff Brush!) and then used my ring finger to apply a little dab of bliss to the inner corners of my eyes before blending them out with the Mini Fluff. This helps me apply my inner corner highlight more precisely as well, plus it gives me a really good color payoff!
And there you have it! Literally as easy as 1-2-3, yet so gorgeous you would never know.
My hubby (Jack) even noticed– er, sort of? He asked if I had done something different to my eyebrows (I hadn’t. LOL), but after I told him that it wasn’t the brows, but that I had put on eyeshadow he said he liked it. So I’m calling that a win. ;)
Lisa's Note: And here is the very same eye shadow combination on another face (mine!).
Both Abby and I have a cool skin tone, but that is where the similarity ends. She is a 'bright winter', meaning she has more contrast to her look and can wear brighter, deeper colors. I am a 'soft summer' meaning I wear soft-muted colors best as there is less overall contrast to my look. There is also quite a few years between us.
A simple eye shadow look for women with cool skin tones, soft muted coloring and beautiful mature eyes! Three eye shadows, super simple and pretty!