Is Nude The Way To Go?

Tastes change, preferences change, opinions change – heck, people change. And there's nothing wrong with that. I used to wear blue eyeshadow with such pride and actually I couldn't contain my shock when I first became aware of blue eyeshadow's bad rep. Then I saw the eighties reference and I got why frosty blue gets the slack. However, I really loved my colorful eyeshadows back in the day. I used to get stackable metallic cream eyeshadows and alternate them every.single.day on my eyes. White, cream, gold and blue were my faves, by the way. Fast forward ten years (yes, it has been a decade since I went to high-school) and the only thing I wear on my eyes are natural, earthy, nude eyeshadows. I'm a die-hard fan of every Urban Decay Naked and Naked Basics palette – with the honorable mention to theBalm Nude'tude palette. 

I understand that some might find naturals on eyes a bit boring but I really love them – and prefer to switch things up on my lips. And a pretty nude palette with a gorgeous peach/coral thrown in for the dreamiest transition shade popped in my lap. Catrice Sand Nudes Eyeshadow Palette | Hug S’ and Kisses 010 ( 4.99 €) reminds me a bit of the Catrice Chocolate Nudes palette – this one's a bit cooler, has a better color contrast within the shades and a pop of color. That gorgeous coral was the most thrilling thing for me because it made this neutral palette more exciting – without compromising what I love (a natural look). Unfortunately, the coral has poor color payoff and applies unevenly. You don't even see it in the crease. Palest two shades are generic – first one is shimmery (and shimmer's all you have left) whilst the second is a bit chalky. Pale taupe doesn't even show up on my skin so the only good ones are the last two shades. 


Essence 2 in 1 Eye Shadow & Liner | Light Me Up 03 ( 2.99 €) –  I love that it's a jumbo twist up pen and there's no sharpening involved. But the cap gets a no-go from me because, if you don't wait for it to ‘click’, it'll slide away and the eyeshadow will smear everywhere. It has a bit of a waxy texture but it can be blended with the warmth of your fingers. This lighter shade is a pale cream with a lot of shimmer. I'm not keen on wearing it all over the lid – just a highlight in the inner corners of my eyes (or under the brows). Essence 2 in 1 Eye Shadow & Liner | She's Got The Mauve 06 ( 2.99 €) is my bae. There's not much shimmer here and what is there is very fine. The finish is metallic and the texture applies beautifully – this is an all-over-the-lid material. Shade is a muted mauve/taupe with some brown and violet undertones – gorgeous! This one doesn't crease too much – if you put an eyeshadow base underneath or a powder shadow over it, it'll stay put. 

Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base ( 3.49 €) is my old fave – won't write too much about it, most was said in its dedicated review (here). It's perfection and works beautifully under all eyeshadows. So, tell me – are nudes your thing or do you like wearing something daring on your lids?

  • Ukusi se mijenjaju, preference, misljenja – ljudi se mijenjaju. I u tome nema nista lose. Sjecam se da sam voljela nositi plavu sjenu sa takvim ponosom, da nisam mogla obuzdati sok kada mi je prvi put ukazano na losu reputaciju koju uziva u beauty svijetu. Nije mi bilo jasno sve dok nisam pomnije proucila reference na trend iz osamdesetih godina. Moja ljubav spram sjena u bojama je bila prilicno velika i znam da sam kupovala kremaste sjene cije su se posudice mogle slagati jedna na drugu – one su mi bile omiljene. Metalik krem, bijelu, zlatnu i plavu sam naizmjenicno nosila svaki dan na ocima. To je bila situacija od prije deset godina (da, zaista je toliko proslo od mojih srednjoskolskih dana!) a danas nosim iskljucivo neutralne, zemljane tonove na ocima i preferiram prirodni look. Velika sam zaljubljenica u Urban Decay Naked i Naked Basics – a moram spomenuti svoju ljubav i spram theBalm Nude'Tude palete.
  • Shvatam da su nekima neutralne sjene postale dosadne ali ja ih silno volim i vise se volim poigrati bojama na usnama. A prije nekog vremena mi je na testiranje dosla veoma lijepa neutralna paleta iz koje me najvise zainteresovala krasna koraljno/breskvasta nijansa. Catrice Sand Nudes paleta sjena za oci | Hug S’ and Kisses 010 (cca 10KM) me dosta podsjetila na Catrice Chocolate Nudes paletu – samo sto je ova hladnijeg podtona, ima bolji odnos svijetlih i tamnih sjena i ovu zanimljivu breskvicu. Upravo je ta breskvasta sjena bila najatraktivniji aspekt posto mi ne kvari koncept neutralno nasminkanih ociju ali je istovremeno zanimljiva i vec sam zamislila kako ce biti divna za prelaz u sminkanju oka. Nazalost, entuzijazam je pokvarila losija pigmentacija, slab intenzitet i neravnomjerno nanosenje. Uopste se ne vidi na mojoj kozi. Najsvjetlije dvije nijanse iz palete su genericne – jedna je gotovo cisti shimmer dok je druga previse praskasta. Blijedo taupe se ne vidi uopste na kozi dok su preostale tamnije nijanse solidne.
  • Essence 2 in 1 sjena i olovka za oci | Light Me Up 03 (cca 6KM) – svidja mi se sto je ova debeljuskasta olovka na odvrtanje i nema potrebe za siljenjem. Ali cep mi je dosta iritantan jer, ako ne sacekate ‘klik’ zvuk, cep ce samo skliznuti sa olovke i sjena ce se razmazati po svemu sa cim dodje u kontakt. Teksturom je pomalo voskasta ali je uz pomoc topline prstiju mozete lijepo izblendati. Ova svjetlija nijansa je blijeda krem koja sadrzi dosta shimmera. Licno je ne volim nositi preko cijelog kapka vec kao hajlajt ispod obrve ili u unutarnjem uglu oka. Essence 2 in 1 sjena za oci i olovka | She's Got The Mauve 06 (cca 6KM) mi je divna. Zavrsnica je metalik, ne sadrzi previse shimmera a onaj koji je tu je veoma suptilan. Nijansa je miks onih lijepih mauve i taupe nijansi uz malo smedje i ljubicaste. Prekrasna je i nju volim nositi preko cijelog kapka. Ne uvlaci se u pregib oka znacajnije ako ispod nje koristite bazu za sjene ili ako preko nje nanesete praskastu sjenu. 
  • Catrice Prime and Fine baza za sjene (cca 7KM) je moj stari favorit – necu sada pisati mnogo o njoj jer sve sam navela u recenziji (ovdje). Fenomenalan je proizvod koji funkcionise ispod svih sjena (bez obzira na brend). Mene zanima da li i vi ostajete vjerne neutralnim bojama na ocima ili vise volite rizikovati sa necim neuobicajenim?

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2 Comments

  1. Septembar 10, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Essence 2u1 mauve mi je ovo ljeto bila super saveznik kad mi treba "izići iz kuće za 15 minuta look" 😀 i nijansa je lijepa skroz

    • Septembar 17, 2016 / 6:50 am

      Te nijanse su mi omiljene! Nesto poput Maybelline On and on bronze – jos licka maskare i okice gotove 😀

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