Makeup that’s meant to look like you’re not wearing any makeup may sound like an oxymoron or an impossible beauty riddle, but the on-trend nude look isn’t a hopeless task, after all. In fact, a natural face actually means fewer products, fewer steps and a pretty easy getting ready routine. The trick? Knowing just which products you need to achieve your nude #makeupgoals.
The motto for creating the perfect nude face: “Less is more!” To achieve a flawless and dewy complexion, start with a tinted moisturizer or BB/CC cream. A light-to-medium coverage formula like tarte Amazonian clay BB tinted moisturizer blends easily into skin and covers imperfections while also improving skin clarity and texture. Apply a swipe of cream blush like Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge to the apples of your cheeks and blend upward. The real key is to use cream-based products on your face because they create a more natural-looking finish than powder.
When it comes to natural eye makeup, the right eyeshadow palette makes all the difference. One of our favorites is Urban Decay Naked2 Basics because of its array of matte neutrals that work with pale, olive, medium and deep skin tones. First, create a base on your entire eyelid with the color closest to your natural skin tone and then apply a taupe or brown one shade darker along your socket line for definition. Trace your lash line with a kohl eyeliner, like this version from Clarins, and blend slightly at the ends. Finish with a layer or two of defining mascara. We love how Lancôme Definicils High Definition Mascara separates and evenly coats each lash. The result is a gorgeous, natural and wide-eyed look!
The good news here is that there’s a few ways to achieve a nude lip. Besides just matching your natural lip or skin tone, you could try a shade pinker, a tint darker or perhaps, a bit more bronze. Luckily, bareMinerals answers all your nude lipstick prayers with its all-new Gen Nude Lip Collection. The launch includes 60 different shades (yes, 60!!!) in 4 different finishes. Barely-there buffs, shiny tans and matte mauves — we can’t wait to get our hands on every gloss, lipstick and pencil in the nude rainbow.