“Is that the girl Kiera Knightly calls to get her beat face?”
With BECCA’s Ombre Nudes Eye Palette ($40) in your makeup bag, peeps will wonder if you’re a celeb makeup artist. The palette makes it a whole lot easier to create professional-caliber, super-blended eye looks, even if you’re totally new to makeup.
Seriously. If I gave a four-year-old hopped up on Oreos and Cherry Coke a couple blending brushes, this palette, a blindfold and my face, that kid would create hella tight makeup looks at least some of the time. 🙂 It’s that good.
The palette houses five matte brown neutral eyeshadows, some of which only vary slightly, and they all have subtle gray undertones. Some of the shades are so closely related that they wouldn’t even be allowed to marry in some states. 🙂
Because the shades are so similar, they’re very easy to transition into each other, making them absolutely fabulous for hazy, blown-out eyes with subtle gradients.
And the velvety formula helps. The shadows glide and slide like Tom Cruise in Risky Business. They’re easy to coax with my blending brush, and no problems with fallout.
That said, I’d still be careful with that 224 because things can turn muddy very quickly.
This blended matte brown eye look I’m wearing is one of my all-time favorites. It ain’t flashy, but I don’t think it ever goes out of style. Sometimes I use it as sort of a blank canvas to showcase something else, like a bright lip or glittery liner, and I think it’s equally at home at parties or dressed down for work.
P.S. Kiera? I know you’ve got Lisa Eldridge on speed dial (OMG, LOVE HER!), but if you’re ever near Novato, guuuurl, you know where to find me and my palette of BECCA Ombre Nudes. We got ‘chu. 🙂
AVAILABILITY: Available now at BECCA counters, Sephora stores and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (The shadows can get a little muddy if you over-blend them.)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,