Beauty: Editor’s Pick

Stay Golden

With so many Estée Lauder products to choose from,
it's hard to play favorites. But that won't stop us from trying.
Here's what we're loving this month.

Beauty enthusiasts can never seem to get enough nudes. It's counterintuitive, since you'd think a typical beauty junkie would crave an explosion of color, but there's something to the subtle chicness of a nude-toned eye palette that keeps everyone clamoring for more.

Tapping into this beauty industry touchstone, we worked with our Global Pro Makeup Artist, Victor Henao, to create our definitive take on the nude eyeshadow palette. Calling them the Golden Nudes, Henao explains that this is his selection of every nude shade he's ever fallen in love with. "Whether you want to highlight your eye shape with a solid veil of color or define it with multiple shades, this is the ultimate versatile palette," he advises.

Looking at the palette head on, from left to right, here are Henao's tips for how to make the most of it:

1. Use the first 3 colors (Fierce Safari 2, Defiant Nude 2 and Fiery Saffron 3) to highlight the eye. Sweep a thin veil across the lid, crease, and inner corner of the eye to highlight.

2. Go for the 3 shades on the right side of the palette when you want to define the eye. Use Rebel Metal 2 on the lid, Fierce Sable in the crease, and Defiant Nude 5 to deepen and blend everything together for a naturally sculpted look.

The Golden Nudes are just one in a limited-edition collection of six palettes—three for eyes and three for lips—so be sure to mix, match and play with them all.

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