Single Impact Makeup Products
Fresh in Fifteen in THIRTEEN
While I’m big on palettes of makeup because it’s easier to travel with and also easier to have everything in one place, there’s something to be said for single makeup products that get the job done.
My eyes are pretty hooded when opened, so I always like to add a bit of depth to my crease to create a rounder look. Usually I do this with a lighter shadow across the entire lid, and a darker shadow in the crease. But in the case of this Nars eyeshadow in Ondine, I simply used two different brushes and packed the shadow on in the crease versus going much lighter on the lid. I loved the end result! This is a great hack for keeping your routine simple, and also fantastic if you want to travel extremely light with just a single eyeshadow!
I was at Nordstrom a few weeks ago and swatched this shade (Ondine) on my hand. I thought it was beautiful and I loved the subtle purple undertone it had. It looked smokey but still versatile. I also saw this blush in Impassioned but they happened to be sold out in store.
I do more online shopping these days than ever before, especially when there are free return options, because it’s simple and it gives me a chance to really think about a product before committing to it. I shop thoughtfully, but knowing I can try something on, whether it be an item of clothing or makeup, at home, with other things I already have, really gives me a better taste on how I like it.
So I went home and promptly ordered both products from Nordstrom.com and they were at my doorstep in no time.
For this look, I used a flat and wide eyeshadow brush, swept it across the eyeshadow lightly, and applied it all over the lid. For the crease area, I grabbed a rounded crease brush, picked up a bit more shadow than before, and pressed it back and forth, sweeping in the crease area. This instantly added more pigment and depth, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
If you want an even lighter look all over the lid, sweep a clean brush right along your lash line, but I was pleased with just the light base I created at first.
The blush, in Impassioned, is the lightest, dustiest, softest pink and I think that’s why I was drawn to it. Most of my blush is BOLD and COLORFUL, which is what I love, but a barely there blush is also nice for a simple makeup look. I love how it pairs with a nice, warm bronzer.
I rediscovered an older YSL lipstick from a bag I haven’t carried for a few months and am so glad I found it. It’s a glossy shiny coral pink (#15), and YSL lipsticks are the best tasting/smelling lipsticks around if you ask me.
It was nice to just have a small assortment of products to work with for this look, but I’m also looking forward to mixing that eyeshadow with some other deeper shades for a smokier look too!
this post was created in partnership with Nordstrom and RewardStyle.