Great Neutral Summer Shades From Votre Vu Cosmetics

As someone who loves only a minimal amount of variety in their beauty routine, I am a firm believer that one can never have too many neutral eyeshadows and lipsticks/lipglosses in their collection. The bad news is the storage issue – where to keep everything. The good news is – since everything is neutral toned it all works together. Colors can be mixed and blended together to get new combinations. The possibilities are endless! I recently added a few more easy-to-wear natural colors from Votre Vu Cosmetics to my summer look that I want to share with you. I like to think of it as a selfless act of spreading beauty awareness rather than straight enabling. But we can argue over semantics later, onto to the products.

Palette Play Eyeshadow Quad in Nude

votre vu eyeshadow quad in nudeI can rarely ever pass up a beautiful eyeshadow quad in a multitude of shades of brown. They are the easiest colors for me to wear on a daily basis and take from day to night without even giving it a second thought. The texture in the Palette Play Eyeshadow Quad in Nude is a mix between shimmer and matte, without swinging the pendulum too far one way or the other. It gives the perfect balance of both and can be built up to be quite intense. I stick with the tan or beige shade on my lids and contour with the taupe shade in the crease and finish off by lining the upper lash line with the deep chocolate brown. It’s available on the Votre Vu website for $42.00.

French Kiss Moisture Rich Lipstick in Colette and Lisette

Colette

Colette

Lisette

Lisette

Only when I do a smokey eye do I prefer a really pale lip. Other than that, I typically like a slightly amped up “my lips but better” color for the daytime as I feel it pulls my look together. These two shades in Colette and Lisette give me oomph without being too much. Colette is quite bronzy so I like to just dab it on my lips and then mix with a soft peach or gold gloss. Lisette is a gorgeous rose/mauve that wears beautifully with a bronzed cheek. Both have a bit of shimmer in them which I typically don’t prefer, but I find that when mixing them with lip balm or a sheer gloss the effect is lovely. Purchase both shades here for $23.00.

Lip Lustre Lipgloss in Sultry and Tender

Sultry

Sultry

Tender

Tender

Just from the pictures alone, you can tell how perfect these colors are for summertime. The top shade in Sultry is a bit of a deep bronzed brown, and looks good layered over a pinker based lipstick to help balance out the tones. I love pairing a bronze shade with a pink or rose shade to give a warm well-rounded lip color that can be worn with most of my makeup looks. The second lipgloss in Tender is more pink in person than in the photo making it a makeup bag staple. Who can resist a delicate rose lip gloss for everyday? Nobody I know. And if you can – you are a better person than I. Ha! Both Lip Lustres are available on the Votre Vu website for $22.00.

Have I convinced you yet that you need these colors in your makeup routine? Head to the Votre Vu website to check out the full range of both color and skincare.

 

Maree About Maree

Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.

Comments

  1. You really can’t go wrong with neutral shades. That quad would be absolutely perfect for vacation.

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