It’s been a little while since I had a makeup post around here, so when my friend Meg from Meg O. on the Go mentioned sharing our favorite neutral makeup, I was totally in. So today, Meg, Becca, and I thought we’d share our 5 or so favorite neutral makeup items. It’s perfect timing, as back to school season is upon us and it seems like everyone is looking for that perfect neutral makeup no-makeup look. Plus if I’m completely honest, I’ve always been a neutrals girl. It’s only recently I’ve added any color to my eye looks. I think I had my fill of color after wearing too much blue eyeshadow in middle school. ;)
For those of you who aren’t into the video, that’s okay! I shot a couple of photos of my favorites, and will happily share my thoughts about each item and why it made the cut. I’m an equal opportunity blogger… I’ll write, photograph, or record for you. ;)
My Favorite Neutral Makeup
Too Faced Soleil Bronzer in Milk Chocolate: Obviously I’m very fair, so when I saw the Milk Chocolate shade added to the lineup I had to have it. At $30, it’s a little steep but the color is perfect for us pale princesses. If you’re a darker skin tone, they also offer Chocolate and Dark Chocolate shades. I like this because it’s completely matte, perfect for year round and doesn’t oxidize or go orange-toned.
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Could I have a neutral makeup favorites post without mentioning the original Naked Palette? It got me hooked on Urban Decay shadows, and the first remains my favorite. If you can’t tell, it’s been well loved. ;)
Runner Up: Urban Decay Naked Basics: All matte and travel-friendly, plus it’s almost half the price!
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Prim: This pink-nude blush is so pretty and the perfect neutral, as it goes with nearly any other color. If you’re looking for a wash of color more on the brown side of pink, this one’s it. This probably wouldn’t suit dark skin tones, however, as it is pretty light in color.
Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Spice Spice Baby: Cute name and even better color. This is the ultimate your lips but better shade! I particularly love this for fall and winter because it’s creamy and hydrating, and just slightly glossy. Plus, I have yet to see this on my teeth. Win!
Bonus: Julep Nail Polish in Alexandra: I wasn’t sure if nail polish counted as makeup, so I decided to call this a little “extra favorite”. This creamy white is perfect for fall, as it complements burgundy wine tones and cognac so well. I also love this paired with a metallic accent nail!
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop: Could I not mention this at least once this summer? Everyone probably already owns it, but that’s for a good reason. It’s beautiful and suites every skin tone. Even on the fairest of fair, it can work as a blush or blush topper. It’s really just the perfect golden glow.
What are your favorite neutral makeup products? I’d love to hear which ones you think I missed or should try, and don’t forget to check out Becca and Meg’s posts! :)
Great vid. The naked palette is great for a neutral look!
Thanks so much, Kay! It really is!
LOVED your video!!! That Too Faced lipstick is gorgeous! I don’t actually own any TF lip products and that needs to change stat. And of course I’m with you on Champagne Pop…. best highlighter EVER!! I practically bathe myself in it… lol. I always forget to bust out the Naked Palette but I think I will today!!! Thanks for collaborating with me, your video was so awesome!!!
Thanks Meg! I love it, and the La Creme lipsticks are going to be half off on September 9th at Ulta if you want to try them! :) Your video was fabulous too and so fun collabing with you and Becca! :)
I loved the video! I think you’re the first person to make me feel like I *need* the naked 1 palette! It looks so pretty!
Aw, thanks Carly! It’s such a good palette. I pretty much used it exclusively the first year I owned it, and just replaced the shadows I hit pan on. :)
All right. I’m convinced. I have to get the Naked palette.
You won’t be disappointed, I absolutely love it! :)
neutral is my favourite look – i wore too much blue eyeshadow when i was younger as well lol. my favourite nude lipstick is milani nude creme. it’s only like $5 and it is the absolute perfect colour. love it!
I saw that when I was shopping the other day… I’ll have to grab it next time, it does look so pretty!
Loved the video! You are so fabulous at it! Great post for back to school, back to work for me soon! Maybe sometime if you want to swap…..I could sew something unique for you, and you do video for me…if I get brave enough…lol.
Have a great week sweet girl!
Aw, thanks so much Valerie! I’d definitely be interested in swapping – that’s a great idea! Shoot me an email or Facebook message when you get time! :)
This is a great palette, I almost always wear make up but I want it to look natural, this is a great help for me – thanks!
The Naked and Naked Basics are amazing for natural eye looks (but can also be played up for a special night out!) So glad you found it helpful, Kate!
I’ve been debating getting that blush for awhile now!! It’s so pretty!
It really is! I may have to grab the full size of it :)
A bronzer that smells like chocolate? I’m into it…
YES it’s amazing! Too Faced also makes a Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette that smells like chocolate too! :)