I also realised that none of my eye looks so far was from theBalm's N*de'Tude eyeshadow palette, which is my favourite neutral palette ever. Perhaps the size of the eyeshadow pans is responsible for this - I do not want to ever hit pan on these pretties! Not to mention the gorgeous packaging. Incidentally, it also contains the most versatile neutrals, with which you can do soft as well as dramatic smoky eye looks.
As usual, I accentuated just the one eyeshadow for this look, although I lightened it out with a couple of paler shades on the inner lid.
Here is a light-handed, almost black smoky eye makeup look with theBalm's N*de'Tude eyeshadow palette.
For this look, I chose Sleek, a matte blackish-brown eyeshadow, for the major part of the lid and the crease, with a light hand. Sleek is a super-pigmented and very dark shade, so I only used a smattering of shadow.
On the inner one-thirds of the lid, I layered Sleek over Selfish, which is a shimmery medium taupe, in order to soften the colour a bit. I used Snobby, a pale gold, in the very inner corners. So the star eyeshadow here is Sleek.
All photographs are in natural light. The reason the lighting is uneven is that all these were taken in the car, with me on the passenger seat. The photos were taken at the end of the day, so do ignore the oily pores.
Isn't this palette absolutely wow? I love it more than Urban Decay N@ked 1 and 2, even though I cannot bring myself to use it up. I may be travelling again in July, so I hope to pick up some nice neutral palettes with versatile, pigmented shades. I already have UD 1, 2 and 3, this palette and Too Faced Chocolate Bar. Suggestions welcomed!