I love natural looks, especially the nude makeup. It has been in vogue for a while now. It looks so much prettier and doesn’t show much different from the no makeup you. Now is the perfect time to perfect your nude look. There are plenty of places to go wrong, though, and sometimes trying to look like you aren’t wearing makeup requires, even more, make up! Here are tips for getting it right…
1.KNOW YOUR COLOUR
Knowing which colours will suit you is important. If you have pale skin, go for peachy colours, and light pinks. If you have olive undertones, select cream and pale beige.
2. TEST IT FIRST
Test any new makeup, preferably before you buy it, but definitely, before you wear it! You’d be surprised how many people choose a colour that looks wrong, and gives them a ghostly, washed-out, look, or have to scrub it off and leave their faces looking red and sore.
3.USE A LIP EXFOLIATOR
Nude lips are best achieved by using a slightly coloured lip balm, so your lips need to be in good condition! Invest in a lip exfoliates to make sure they are looking and feeling their absolute best.
Don’t forget that you can use concealer, but check you have a good quality one that is in the right colour and blends into your skin tone well. Just use it where you need it, including on your lips, if you want to create a creamy look!
Remember that your eyes can still look amazing without masses of makeup! Apply lashings of a good, volumizing mascara and curl your eyelashes, to give them maximum impact.
If you can, try to skip foundation. Instead, blend concealer over your trouble areas, and leave the rest of your skin bare. If you just can’t live without it, use a foundation that’s pale & closely matched to your skin, and use much less than usual. A thin layer is fine, it’s a natural look.
To give your lips some more oomph, try using a tiny amount of silver lip gloss in the middle of your bottom lip, or applying a clear gloss over your nude lips. This is perfect for transforming a day look into a night time dazzle.
8. SKIN PREP
If you know you are likely to be doing the nude look soon, make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturise as frequently as possible before hand. This will make your skin glow, and make you look naturally flawless.
Do you love nude makeup? Let me know your experience…