A nude makeup look is my favourite for during the day. It is a soft and feminine but can very easily be vamped up for evening, with a few subtle changes! I have been particularly enjoying the Essence I Love Nude Collection of makeup, which I was sent to review. You may remember a post I did recently featuring the Essence I Love Nude Nail Polish Collection.
Essence I Love Nude Collection
The Collection, also consists of a range of eyeshadows, lipsticks and lipglosses.
Essence I Love Nude Eyeshadow ~
The I Love Nude Eyeshadows are available in six different shades, from a soft beige to a dark brown. I love the baked texture of the eyeshadow, which gives you a wonderful silky, satin finish. Colour pigmentation is great and a little eyeshadow goes a long way. RRP 47.95
Essence Longlasting Nude Lipstick and XXXL Nude Lipgloss ~
The Longlasting Nude Lipsticks are available in five gorgeous shades, which include a light nude, beige, light rose, mocha, as well as brown. The lipsticks have a wonderful creamy texture, which feels great on your lips! RRP 44.50
I am a bit of a lipgloss junkie and always have at least one in my handbag, which is usually a shade of nude! A nude lipgloss is a definite makeup must-have. You can wear it over any lipstick shade, to give your lips a little extra shine. The Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss comes in six soft shades, which are perfect to compliment any nude makeup look. RRP 38.95
I had a bit of fun creating two, subtly, different nude looks with a few of the Essence products I was sent.
In the look above I used a combination of 03 Crème Brûlée and 06 Coffee Bean, on the eyes, as well as a smoky dark grey liner and mascara. On the lips I used 01 Wearing Only a Smile Lipstick and 01 Shy Beauty XXXL Lipgloss. For a bit of colour on the cheeks I used the Essence Sun Club 2 in 1 Bronzing Powder in 10 Sunshine.
In the second look I used a combination of 01 Vanilla Sugar and 05 My Favorite Tauping, on the eyes. I lined the top lash-line with black liquid liner and finished off the eyes with black mascara. On the lips I used 03 Come Naturally Lipstick and 03 Taste the Sweets XXXL Lipgloss. For the cheeks I used the same bronzing powder I used in the first look -Sun Club 2 in 1 Bronzing Powder in 10 Sunshine.
To vamp up these looks for evening, simply add a bit of smokey drama to the eye or go for a bolder or brighter lip colour.