Naked is the New Black

Hey Glossies,

Over the past few months, I have been excited by neutral looks. (Don’t get me wrong, I still love my greens, purples and pinks!) After listening to Beauty Talk with Illusions Cosmetics on Thursday, I wanted to try a more naked look than what I am normally do.

So a couple of years, I purchased NARS Voyage e/s.  The color is a soft sandy matte with flecks of gold shimmer.  I was rather excited about the possibilities of this shadow.  A great  shadow for a naked/neutral look.  Ok the problem…no primer/base would allow the shadow to NOT be blotchy looking.   I have sobbed a time or two in my face wipes mumbling “why can’t I make this shadow work?”  Then one day I heard a voice from on high or maybe it was Milan Rouge‘s post about using NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk that gave me inspiration. Four months later, I purchased pencil.  I finally gave it a go and it worked well. *Pop lockin’* Definitely a must-have!

My next challenge is to make NARS Night Star.  Stay tuned!!!


  • Primer
  • Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation – Caramel
  • NARS Sheer Glow foundation – New Orleans


  • Cosmedicine Oil-Free Lotion
  • NYX Jumbo eye pencil – Milk
  • NARS Voyage
  • Purely Cosmetics CTP – Bronzed Brown
  • NARS Mekong
  • Tarte EmphasEYES™ Waterproof Clay Shadow / Liner – Black
  • Maybelline Falsies mascara


  • Natural Glow


  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick – Wild Plum

Mix Maven

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  • NuNu Fairville May 16, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Very pretty. Perfect for 9 to 5.

  • Marley August 31, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Very pretty! I like that it’s neutral, but still defines your features well.

  • Charden August 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    This is cool. I like it.

  • Jam Bella August 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Pretty. A great everyday or interview look.