"Innocent, peachy, fresh, delicate, monochromatic and natural" these are the words that describe the autumn-winter makeup trends in 2011.
The Nude Makeup wants to recreate a glowing, wholly natural and romantic look. However it looks simple, the nude makeup is not easy to achieve, if you want to look like you were born with it here are a few tips that always work. First of all, it requires a healthy skin, so be careful of what you eat and drink.
After cleansing and toning your skin, apply concealer under the eyes and also try to cover your red or brown spots. If your skin is great you can skip this step and instead of concealer use a moisturizer. We recommend Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Nude Make Up by Laura Mercier. It has protective sunscreen and be used as a foundation for a natural appearance.
In order to have a flawless finish you might need to apply some foundation. To get the best of it, always apply it with a brush using small brush strokes and always select a foundation that is appropriate to your skin tone. Below you can take a look at our picks (Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Yves Saint Laurent Perfect Touch Foundation, Revlon Color Stay Mineral Foundation, VS Makeup Soft Focus Liquid Foundation SPF 20, Revlon Age Defying Makeup Foundation with Botafirm for Dry Skin, Clinique Superbalanced Makeup, Mineral Liquid Foundation by Fresh Minerals. )
When it comes to eyes, apply modest tones to lower lid up to crease, then, on top of the previous eyeshadow apply some soft neutral pink. Add darker brown to outer corner of the eye and into crease. Last, apply gold tones to brow bone as a highlight. Now that you are done with the eyeshadow, line your upper lashline with a black/brown pencil liner. Line your lower lashline as well with the same pencil but at the end use a smudge brush to soften the line. Below you can see our favorites: Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eye Shadow Nude Elements 322, NYX 3 Color Eyeshadow, Nude/Taupe/Dark Brown, JANE IREDALE PerfCOLOUR MINERALS EYE SHADOW NUDE CRYSTAL 04,ls Eye Shadow Nude Crystal 04, Colour Surge Eye Shadow Trio in Blushing Nude, Bobbi Brown Nude Eyeshadow Palette, NYX Single Eyeshadow - NUDE, Christian Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Parisian Lights #559, Urban Decay the Naked Palette, NYX Single Eyeshadow Nude, Smashbox Cream Eye Liner - Putty ( Medium Brown ) or Eye Shadow - Bliss ( Shimmer ) and MAC Pigment Loose Powder Eyeshadow Nude. Of course there are more on the market and you can choose whatever fits you best.
Paint your lips using pale pink tones, or only transparent lipgloss, almost like a nude lip…but not quite. We want to create the natural look using cosmetics. From the Mac Collection you should choose “Angel”, “Plink’, “Crème Cup”, ”Pervette”, “High Strug”, “Delish”, “Freckletone” or “Jubilee” depending on your skin tone and what looks better on you. Other great lipsticks you should try are: Mineral Lipstick- Nicely Nude, Belle de Jour by NARS, Benefit Ultra Shine Gloss in Nudie-Tude, Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick in Darling,MAC Lipstick in Myth, or whatever fits you best. This season is all about natural look. Because lip color is very close to your skin tone is very important that you line them up with a natural liner.
And lastly, use a soft and creamy blush to give a fresh, pink and shiny look to your cheeks. You can apply it either with a brush or fingers. Clinique Touch Blush offers a matte finish and is perfect for all skin types. We like “Spiced Kiss”…but whatever looks good on you. You can also try: Daniel Sandler Mineral Matte Blush Hush Pink, Cargo Blush Key Largo, Revlon Matte Powder Blush, Sonia Roselli Mineral Matte Blush or Covergirl TruBlend Minerals Naturally Luminous Blush.
At the end brush some mascara from the base to the tips of the upper eyelashes. There you go: you’ve created a perfect nude makeup that you can wear during summer or winter and looks gorgeous.