So lately I’ve really been in the mood for lattes, mochas and cappuccinos…..in the form of eyeshadows, nail polish and lipstick that is!! Yes it’s true, my entire beauty routine as of lately has consisted of pretty much the same tones that all seem to center around our beloved morning beverage, coffee. It may sound kind of strange but when I was putting on my makeup the other day, I realized that I was rocking some very beautiful coffee-nude tones all the way down to my fingernails!
If you have followed my blog for awhile now I know you know I love the monochromatic look and major multi-tasking products, but lately I have been using different shades of similar coffee tones so my final look has a little more depth then a traditional monochromatic look. The thing about these coffee-nudes is that they are SO wearable, yet give you a super polished look. I mean who knew that with a quick swipe of eyeshadow in the crease and contour on the cheeks that I would look so fierce in five minutes?! lol Anyways, I have truly fallen in love with these products and below you will get a better sense of each tone they bring to the table, and how you can use them to define your face, and nails!!
Aila Cosmetics “Namaste” Nail Polish: Described as a “soft mocha with a glimmer” I knew I had to make this mine since I am sucker for a good nude polish. First and foremost this is a five-free formula (free of DBT, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor and toluene), vegan, paraben free, and chip-resistant. The formula is beautiful, it covers well with two coats, isn’t runny and isn’t streaky. I get about 5-7 day wear if I’m not scrambling through a diaper bag or clicking car seats or washing dishes too too much that week LOL. I love this soft mocha shade because it’s much bolder than your basic nude, it’s cool toned lighter brown shade with very slight shimmer (not glitter) that makes this a perfect everyday shade! Retail: $18 http://www.enkelnontoxicluxuries.com
Kjaer Weis “Dazzling” Cream Bronzer: Now I know a lot of you are thinking, “but that’s a bronze shade.” Yes but oddly enough this bronzer does not really brighten and bronze my face like I thought it would. In fact, this shade reads very cool-toned on my rather fair skin and comes off as a medium toffee shade. At first I was bummed but then I immediately tried it as a contour and fell in love! It is SO easy to contour with this shade and gives your face a subtle definition that you can wear everyday and bring in some depth! This is also great as a quick eyeshadow! Now don’t fret if you were hoping for a true kind of more warm bronze because I see this shade reading different on every skin tone, just as the Kjaer Weis highlighter does!! Retail: $56 http://www.thedetoxmarket.com
Kjaer Weis “Grace” Eyeshadow: I fell in love with this shade thanks to http://www.genuineglow.com and ordered it quickly after it was released. Described as a “light mocha color with a semi matte finish” it really is true to form. This is a cool toned taupey shadow that is perfection for defining the crease, and even smudging the lower lash line. I also love just sweeping it on the lid then piling on my liquid liner for the ultimate retro look! Pair it will a nude lip and its so gorgeous! This is a true semi matte, it has a very subtle sheen that really doesn’t show up on the eyes, and it also blends like a dream, this is a true versatile shade that everyone should have in their makeup bag!! Retail: $44 (compact) $25 (refill) http://www.thedetoxmarket.com
Ilia “Come Undone” Lip Crayon: This is another kind of nude-toffee like shade that defines my lips and gives me that perfect matte nude pout. With that being said don’t expect moisture from this because it is quite drying, so you can prep lips with a hydrating balm to help with that! These crayons also are amazing lip liners and really pair well with some lip gloss for a more understated look! Did I mention that Ilia is certified organic and full of healing oils such as rose hip, sesame, and papaya?! Retail: $24 http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com
So I hope you enjoyed my coffee themed post and just remember that nudes aren’t so boring, they are super versatile and can give you a really bold and defined look when you get creative! Hope you all had an amazing week free birds!!