Makeup, Tutorials

Makeup Monday: Steely Nuance

While in San Diego for the CVS Beauty Club luncheon with the rest of the Beauty Board, I had a chance to check out Salma Hayek’s new CVS/Pharmacy exclusive line, Nuance. That was a little while back, so you might have already heard about this. Why didn’t I break the news earlier? Because I won’t ever recommend anything without testing it out on myself, first. I wanted to make sure I actually liked these products before even suggesting you try them out. Now, to be fair, this is a *huge* collection (over 100 products) and I’ve only tried out a fraction of those – so I can only attest to the quality of what I’ve sampled.

Here, I created a look with some of my favorites in the collection. I used the directions straight off the box of the Nuance smokey eyes quad and added in a couple of my own steps, because you know I don’t wear my eyeshadow without a base underneath. It keeps your eyeshadow in place and makes the colors pop. After hours of wear, I had no creasing. Don’t skip this step!

Keep reading after the jump for the step by step tutorial:

That’s it – you’re done!

A couple of notes about the makeup:
– The lipstick is already semi-sheer, and I blotted it to give just a hint of color. The final product will be more pigmented than what you see on me.
– The mineral cheek trio can be used all together for a pigment color (swirl your brush on the trio for even color) or individually. The darker color is great for contouring. This and the eye shadow quad are the best bang for your buck, in my opinion.

Please take a chance to check out the CVS Beauty Club Beauty Board on Facebook for more tips and product suggestions from Mickey, Nichelle and me. I’ll also be hosting a live chat on Thursday, August 25th from 12-1:30 PM.

Full disclosure: I am a paid spokesperson of CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club Beauty Board. My opinions are my own.

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