Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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.

67 comments:

  1. i am a huge fan of steel grays and blues when it comes to bodacious eyes, so this is definitely worth a shot!

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  2. Lovely! Very well done

    X Zoe X
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  3. So pretty! I love silver/gray eyeshadow, unfortunately it doesn't work with my coloring =(

    ♥ Gina Michele
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  4. I am very interested in that shimmer stick. Your makeup looks fab, keep rocking it out! xoxo

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  5. love the dramatic look on you. fun colors!

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  6. That color really suits you, you look gorgeous! Your honesty about the products you tested is much appreciated.

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  7. Fantastic and helpful tutorial!

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  8. how is your skin absolutely flawless? It's kinda ridic... I need your tips to perfect skin like yours :)

    xxx
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  9. AHH love the smokey teal eye! Perfection Keikoooo :) xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  10. Looks gorgeous! :) Love that tone!

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  11. Awesome! Thanks for the tutorials :)

    xoxo
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  12. When I try to do make-up like that it inevitably looks like I tried to head butt a clown. I envy your ability to do fancy make-up and make it look easy.

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  13. Great tutorial and gorgeous results! I'm going to have to try out the eye shadow quad for sure!

    P.S. which eye shadow base do you use?

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  14. I've never heard of this brand before,the products look great! I love the grey smokey eye, the blending is seamless. Must try it out again!

    Emma

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  15. love these tutorials - i'm learning so many different ways to do my makeup that i've been trying and failing to do on my own for years now (e.g. winged eyeliner, and now the smoky eye!). off i go to cvs for the proper supplies to do this one!

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  16. Love it! You look fab. And how cute is that eyeshadow quad? It looks like a little egg, and I am a total sucker for packaging. RUNNING to go buy it after work! :)

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  17. wow, i am so in love with this look!! wish i could get these products in the UK!! i love that pearly teal colour.
    i love the colour on your lips- I am definitely going to try blogging a pigmented lipstick.
    i always look forward to makeup mondays. you do the best makeup tutorials :]]

    Charlotte x

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  18. You've probably already mentioned this elsewhere on your blog... but what do you use to get your eyebrows so perfect looking? I'm dying to know!

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  19. I love love love love love love love this look! No really!! And its all drugstore prods :D I was eying the collection when it first came out, but have yet to pic anything up- I definitely am now :)

    xo, Brittany

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  20. I wouldn't be surprised if Salma won an award for the quad's packaging. It's quite unique. Especially for a DS line.

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  21. I love that you do these tutorials..When I try to put on mascara it usually looks like a huge mess, but I think with your help & practice I'm going to get it...one day! lol Thanks!!

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  22. I really adore all your makeup...they are so soft but intense at the same time! :)

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  23. okay, okay...i always see these and think i want that makeup! i wish i could be your muse and let you just make me up each week!

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  24. Gorgeous! I love this look I am gonna try it!

    XoXo
    Plami

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  25. Beautiful post. I love it when you do makeup tips, you have no idea how much I have learn from you already.

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  26. gorgeous! love the look!

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  27. cool photos! you look great! you need to be a make-up artist! or are you already?

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    Meena ♥

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  28. Love metallic eyes!

    xxoo

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  29. This eyeshadow looks very shimmery and metallic- I love that and usually can't get that kind of shine from a pharmacy brand. I think I will try this, thanks for the great reviews and tutorials.

    Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  30. All of this looks great, especially the shimmer stick and the eyeshadows - what great colours and creative packaging!

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  31. The look is gorgeous. :) ~I really, really do love it and would like to try it. The nuance smokey eye quad seems like an awesome little package too. Must get. :)

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  32. Can't wait to try! Love the colors on you! And I love how the eyeshadow palette closes like flower..so adorable!

    XOXO from SF
    Shels
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  33. It looks amazing on you. you've got the most amazing skin and the shape of your eyes is perfect for this eye make up.
    Very very pretty Keiko :)

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  34. Stunning! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  35. please some advice on applying crease free concealer. your skin looks flawless, i wish mine were too, but I NEED concealer because my genetics predestined me for dark circles. any advice? i would greatly appreciate it or directing me to another tutorial i may have missed. i use mac sculpting concealer pot and skinfinish mineralize powder to set it. but its definitely not all day wear. i think i am missing a step. am I? or maybe my moisturizer is wrong? or my application is not right. please help.

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! It looks perfect! :D

    Have a Good Day!

    David

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  37. This has got to be my favorite makeup look that you've done!

    La Petite Marmoset

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  38. makeup looks flawless!

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  39. OMG! You are so good at it! It looks amazing!

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  40. love this look and the colors! i need to check out this new collection..

    Krystle
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  41. So beautiful!!! :))

    Sandra
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  42. What a beautiful job Keiko. You look stunning.Aren't those eyeshadow quads amazing!

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  43. How did you ever learn to do your makeup like that? You amaze me every time!


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  44. What a beautiful look, Keiko. I'm looking forward to trying this out.

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  45. What a wonderful makeup look! This would be perfect for a night out with friends.

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  46. Beautiful look!

    Might try this for Saturday night :)

    Bisou

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  47. love your eyeshadow, will try it soon..

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  48. I love all of your Makeup Mondays! This one looks great

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  49. Wow, that eye shadow packaging is too cool! Love the eyes.

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  50. i'm using this look for my senior pictures! thank you so much! :)

    love, rach.
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  51. You are my makeup guru. Thank you for helping me not be afraid of eye shadow!

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  52. I love greys and blues together in a smokey eye. Lovely look, can't wait to try it out!

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