Blushed Nudes

Blushed Nudes | affecionada

Happy Mother's Day Sunday! My mom and A's mom are a ways away, so we're headed down to Newport to have lunch with one of my girlfriends who is in town for a wedding. Looking forward to fresh lobster rolls, clams, and oysters!

I've been working on some updates to affecionada that I'm pretty proud of - I've re edited some photo content (see this, this, this, this, and this post), installed a 'Shop' page, and learned how to create an animated GIF, hence the fanciness above! I used this tutorial, which was easy to follow.

Blushed Nudes | affecionada

Although the idea of pink around my eyes isn't usually appealing, Suzie makes it look so pretty that I had to give it a try! I picked up Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes palette - twelve blush shades, including several Urban Decay Naked 3 dupes, for just under $10.

The shades:

  1. a sheer, shimmery white
  2. a shimmery, peachy pink
  3. a unique, shimmery, dove grey
  4. a light, shimmery pink
  5. a matte, mauve pink
  6. a shimmery warm brown
  7. a shimmery bronze/brass
  8. a darker warm brown
  9. a shimmery cool brown
  10. a charcoal
  11. a shimmery warm pink
  12. a matte black-brown with pink sparkle

By the number of "shimmery"s, The Blushed Nudes is clearly not one for matte lovers. Though, for the price, you could pick up a few other matte shades.

The notes: The darker shades are more pigmented than the lighter shades, the first four being the most sheer. All but the first shade were less chalky in texture than I expected. With primer, the shadows wore about 8 hours on my oily eyelids before creasing. I expect they'd perform even better over a base like the Maybelline Color Tattoos or the rose gold eyeshadow stick featured in this post. For now, I'm obsessed!

Have you tried these? Will you?