Favorite Blending Shades
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Today's post is actually a result of a conversation that I had with Anneke yesterday about great transition shades that blend out nicely. I started pulling them out and looked at the lot of my favorites and figured it would make a good post.
1. Laura Mercier Cafe au Lait
2. MAC Copperplate
3. MAC Wedge
4. NARS Bali
5. Laura Mercier Plum Smoke
6. Laura Mercier Fresco
7. LORAC Smokin'
8. MUFE 164 Cafe Latte
Some of these colors are shades that I would not be drawn to as all over the lid colors. Like Laura Mercier Fresco, a sort of blush apricot with terracotta undertones. Definitely not something that would catch my eye at the makeup counter, it's not really in my comfort zone of eye colors. However, it looks fantastic when blending out darker hues or a contrasting cool crease and it can really compliment my brown eye color. Basically my point is that some of the best transition colors might look drab, dingy or downright slightly dirty looking on their own but you may find yourself reaching for them all the time (MAC Copperplate in particular is a great workhorse).
I do realize that most of these shades are mid range in terms of price, and that's not intentional. I just tend to look to certain brands who I know have fantastic quality matte shadows (namely Laura Mercier). I'm confident that you could find very similar shades from Inglot as well as drugstore dupes, it's just that I haven't tried since... I already have these. They exist though, I'm sure of it.
Do you have favorite transition shades that you reach for all the time?
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