I usually opt for shimmery nude shadows for my everyday look—they’re subtle yet they still highlight and define my eyes. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Shimmering Taupe ($19, elizabetharden.com) is a perfect go-to shade. The gray-brown color coordinates with nearly every blush and lipcolor combo imaginable and the soft pearlescent finish has just the right amount of sophisticated sparkle. I use it all over my lids, or along my crease to add depth to my look.
Taupe eyeliner is like the black blazer of our makeup wardrobe: It looks great with everything and end up reaching for it almost every day. When we’re in a rush in the morning or after a workout, or are sporting a punchy lip color or blush, we always smudge creamy nude Make Up For Ever Professional Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in 24L around our eyes. It’s literally foolproof— you cannot mess it up— and gives eyes just enough hazy definition without looking like makeup. And it doesn’t budge all day long— truly perfection in a pencil.
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Nude lipsticks usually fall into one of two categories: Too light and concealer-like, or so sheer that your own lip color shows through and the pigment disappears. We’ve found a happy medium in Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Dusty, a true nude balanced with just enough pink so lips look neutral but not chalky. The hue is opaque, yet still feels creamy and soft on lips. It’s perfect for when you want your eye makeup to stand out or are looking for an easy, natural look.
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