Beauty Exploration: The Neutral Zone.

Hey there, bow friends!
I know, it’s been a long time.  I needed a break and some recharge time with friends and family.  In order to get back into the swing of things, I thought I’d talk to you all about one of my favorite shades for my eyes these days; neutral browns and bronzes.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette; Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette; MAC Satin Eyshadow in Mystery; Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 003 Brown; Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze; Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick in 003 Bad Girl Bronze.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette; Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette; MAC Satin Eyshadow in Mystery; Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 003 Brown; Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze; Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick in 003 Bad Girl Bronze.

I knew I needed to do this post when I went through my makeup bag the other day and realized all of the eye products went along the theme of bronzy, coppery, brown, neutral.  That wouldn’t be a big deal if there weren’t 6 products in my bag along those lines.  In order to understand my neutral overload, I thought I’d kind of dissect them and tell you why all of them are absolutely necessary (or try to convince myself they are because I’m in denial, obviously).

MAC Mystery; Maybelline Bad to the Bronze; Rimmel Scandaleyes Brown Liner; rimmel Scandaleyes Bad Girl Bronze Eyeshadow Stick.

From top to bottom: MAC Mystery; Maybelline Bad to the Bronze; Rimmel Scandaleyes Brown Liner; rimmel Scandaleyes Bad Girl Bronze Eyeshadow Stick.

I’m going to start by talking about a shadow I haven’t really shared my true love for.  MAC’s Mystery is a Satin finish shade I bought to fill in my brows.  If I’m going for bold brows, this is the product I’d use.  It’s also a perfect, deep shade to use in the crease for a cut crease or just for some definition.

There’s no hiding my love for the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.  I’ve talked about it quite a few times and with good reason.  It’s a smooth and creamy texture that primes and adds color with a bit of shimmer.  It’s a great base and staple to any eye look I do.

The Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliners are really great in place of your standard Kohl liners.  They’re creamy and extremely long-lasting.  I’m talking crying-during-the-opening-scenes-of -Up-without-budging long-lasting.  The brown shade comes in handy when I don’t want to go for something as bold as black.  It always applies smoothly and looks soft in the waterline.

Another Rimmel Scandaleyes product for you, the eyeshadow stick in Bad Girl Bronze.  I’ve only used this a few times, but I adore it.  It’s extremely creamy and a more red-brown than the Bad to the Bronze Color Tattoo.  It has decent lasting power, but I like to use it in the outer crease or to line my eyes instead of an all over the lid shade.

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette shades in Left Eyelid Shade and Left Definer shade. Urban Decay Naked Basics Shades in Naked 2 and Faint.

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette shades in Left Eyelid Shade and Left Definer shade. Urban Decay Naked Basics Shades in Naked 2 and Faint.

Now I know what you’re thinking.  “Tara, why the heck do you need two palettes?” Well, let me tell you.  The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette has everything I need as far as matte shades goes.  They’re super pigmented, travel friendly, and there’s a pretty good variety of shades.  The 2 shades I’m most obsessed with right now are Faint, a cool toned, milk chocolate kind of shade and Naked 2, a muted, browny taupe.  They are both perfect transition colors and Faint can work to fill in my eyebrows as well.

The next palette is the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette.  If I need a little more sheen or shimmer I’ll go for this little beauty.  This is a much raved about set of shadows and I can see why.  They are so pigmented and the shades are gorgeous.  My 2 recent favorites are 2 shades from the left hand side.  The first is the shade labelled “Eyelid” that’s a rose gold, coppery shade.  It’s the perfect color for a 1 shadow all over the lid look and seems to look good on everyone.  The second shade is a little out there for me.  It’s the bottom shade labelled “Definer” and seems to be an almost black brown with burgundy and gold flecks.  It’s perfect for smoking out any eye look.

Comfort Zone Palette Definer shadeI also had to give notice to the definer shade on the right hand side.  It’s a duochrome brown, purpley, blue shade.  It’s absolutely gorgeous and is almost a perfect dupe for MAC’s Club.  It looks fantastic in the outer V area for an extreme smokey eye with a little extra oomph.

That was a lengthy post to jump back into the game with, but it had to be done.  These products are pretty top-notch.  Have you used any of them?  Maybe you can recommend some non-neutral shades for me to try out…

I hope you all are having a great weekend!  We shall talk soon.

-Tara Joy ❤

15 thoughts on “Beauty Exploration: The Neutral Zone.

  1. Becca

    Thank you for sharing! I HAVE to buy this Wet N Wild palette next time I go out. It looks gorgeous! I have the Wet N Wild trio in Walking on Eggshells (I think that’s what it’s called), and I’ve been really impressed.

    x B

  2. Paro

    Neutral is as far as i go, when it comes to makeup.. Really wanna pick up the naked basics palette, but my old palettes are far from running out..makes me feel guilty for buying the same kind of stuff lol.. neat little picks you got there ♥

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