As much as I’m craving a bit more color for springtime, I still love the sophistication of a muted nude/monochrome makeup look. I think it gives off a vibe of confidence, like you aren’t trying too hard but you definitely wanted to wear some makeup.
I’m walking you through the steps I took to create this look today using all products that can be found at Nordstrom. I mix between shopping in store and ordering online, and I’m always pleased with my experience. Their return policy is amazing, and the selection of beauty products is pretty much endless!
To begin, I applied MAC paint pot in Soft Ochre all over my lids with my finger. This is eyeshadow primer and creates the perfect canvas.
Next I applied NARS Ashes to Ashes all over the lid, and used a deeper brown shade from a Charlotte Tilbury palette I have to create some depth in the outer corner. I wanted this look to be really soft, so I didn’t go too strong on the crease.
Then I picked up the Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick and applied it all over my face. It comes with a cushion applicator, which made it really easy to use, and this is a true radiant finish. In other words, this will not wear matte or flat, this most definitely looks like real skin so if you love that look, you’d love this foundation!
I applied NARS Soft Matte concealer to my under eye area using my finger. I love that the warmth of my hand softens the product enough!
For my brows, I’ve been using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Blonde a bit more than my usual Hourglass Arch Eyebrow Pencil. I still love the latter, but the former has been a fun change up from the usual. It’s a much tighter and more precise size, and I like how clean it is to use.
I applied a contour shade from the Anastasia Contour Palette in light along my jawline, under my cheek bones, and along the edge of my temples.
And then mixed two light pink shades from the NARS Unfiltered 2 palette for a pop of pink on my cheeks.
I finished with Hourglass lip stylo in Influencer. This is as brown as I’ll get when it comes to lip colors!
Another reason why I love a monochrome look is that it can go with anything! It won’t compete with a bright color and it’s a natural way to kick up your features.
This post was created in partnership with Nordstrom.