Timeless Dramatic Eyes Featuring Paula's Choice The Nude Mattes Palette

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Today I have a classic dark matte look to share featuring my newest palette, the Paula's Choice The Nude Mattes Palette (see my initial review here). The key to this look is to use some sticky tape or Post-It notes to get those clean angles near the wing of the eye.

Take a look!


Shadows Used

Inner Corner: Beige + Pink Sugar
Lid: Beige
Outer-V: Chocolate Truffle
Crease: Tan, Plum Taupe + Clay
Lower Lashline: Gunmetal Grey + Plum Taupe

Other Eye Products

Brows: Sigma 'Medium' Brow Powder + Femme Couture Perfect Arch Clear Brow Gel
Eye Primer: Tarte Clean Slate Primer, MAC Paint Pot 'Soft Ochre'
Liquid Liner: L'Oréal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner 'Black'
Waterline Liner: L'Oréal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner 'Black'
Mascara:  Em Cosmetics Lash Gallery Lengthening Mascara + L'Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara 'Blackest Black'

Eye Brushes/Tools

Tarte Eyebrow Double-Ended Spoolie Brush // Sigma E47 Shader Crease Brush // Sigma E36 Blending Brush // Real Techniques Detailer Brush // Eco Tools Eyeshadow Brush // Sigma E21 Smudge Brush // Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush // Sonia Kashuk Small Multipurpose Powder Brush

On the Face

Primer: Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment
Foundation: Estée Lauder Double Wear '1N1 Ivory Nude' mixed + Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum '52'
Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi 'Ivory'
Powder: Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup (discontinued) + MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural 'Light'
Bronzer: NARS Laguna
Highlight: Hard Candy Baked Bronzer 'Tiki'
Blush: The Balm 'Swiss Dot'
Lips: Milani Color Statement Lipliner 'Nude' + Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner + Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs 'Ravishing Rose' (Limited Edition) + NYX Butter Gloss 'Fortune Cookie'
Setting Spray: Urban Decay 'Dew Me' (Discontinued)

Face/Cheek Tools

Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Top Multipurpose Brush // Real Techniques Stippling Brush // Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki Brush // Eco Tools Bronzer Brush

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I purchased the beauty products I mention above with my own money.
* Paula's Choice The Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette is not paraben-free.


  1. your eyes are so STRIKING! Love it!!!


    1. Thank you Miss Louise! It's the lighting ;)


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