Riffing off my recent nude makeup moment, here’s a look that I consider just to still be quite natural and an absolute must in any makeup repertoire: a neutral matte eye. It’s classic, unfussy and versatile – work appropriate but flattering enough for dinner dates too. Even better, all it takes is two eyeshadows!
All I did here was apply a light camel colour shadow with a large fluffy brush all over my lid, and then blend a dark brown into the outer V and crease for depth. I lined my eyes with a brown gel liner, aiming for a softer, sort of smudged out look and therefore not worrying about keeping my lines super sharp.
The two shadows I used for this look were Wanderer and Multi-tasker, both from Tarte’s Tartelette palette.
Its the strangest thing: matte eyeshadows are such necessary staples, but when I’m out shopping I always seem to forget this and pass them over for flashy metallics and pretty shimmers. Then I’ll come home with six duochromes and kick myself because I was supposed to be out buying a matte transition shade.
So it’s nice to finally own a whole palette of matte shadows. I don’t usually use it on its own (as I did here), but it really comes in handy when I want to darken a look – having that range of deep mattes and transition/crease shades all in one spot is so convenient.
In terms of formula these aren’t the finest mattes money can buy, but if you can’t justify paying double the price for a Viseart palette, this will more than tide you over. I’m definitely happy enough with Tartelette to not be in the market for any more mattes right now!
Here’s parting shot of the look again, with the full product list underneath.
Face: Burberry Fresh Glow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Soul Drops, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, Ben Nye Banana Powder
Eyes: Wanderer and Multi-tasker from the Tartelette palette, MAC Fluidline in Dipdown, Kiss Me Heroine Make Mascara
Cheeks: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso // Brows: MAC Mystery // Lips: Canmake Stay On Balm Rouge in #05
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