New Makeup Essential – The Neutral Kit


MAYBE YOU TAKE a less is more approach to your makeup look. Or maybe you find inspiration in the many looks of Nicki Minaj. Either way, there’s a new makeup must have to add to your arsenal – the neutral eyeshadow kit. Matte neutrals can be used on their own to create a clean, sophisticated look, or used as base colors to amp up brighter shadow shades. Some of our favorite makeup brands have recently released neutral-only kits for those of us looking to expand our cosmetic collections. Check it out!

Too Faced Naked Eyeshadow Collection This collection comes with six accent colors and three base colors, and it comes packaged with step by step guide looks from creator Jerrod Blandino. Who says neutral has to mean boring?

Urban Decay Naked – There’s Naked, Naked 2, and now new Naked Basics. Urban Decay pretty much has the neutral eyeshadow kit game on lock. Naked and Naked 2 included shimmery, sexy neutrals that look gorgeous on every skin tone. Naked Basics includes matte colors, the better to amplify the nude eye look, or to add even more pop to a shimmery nude look. Well played, Urban Decay.

Benefit Cosmetics World Famous Neutrals – Benefit Cosmetics always makes cool makeup kits with the kind of packaging you long to prominently display on your dresser, and their new neutral eyeshadow kits do not disappoint. Their new, vintage inspired eyeshadow kits are for sale exclusively at Sephora. World Famous Neutrals come in three varieties – easiest nudes ever, sexiest nudes ever, and most glamorous nudes ever – one for every kind of nude makeup lover out there.

Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.