"A nude makeup look is polished and pretty and because you're simply boosting your skin tone, it'll never appear as if you tried too hard,"
Explains Los Angeles Make- up Artist Brett Freedman
- THE BASE -
Don't overkill with a heavy foundation. Best go for a sheer foundation. We tested the following products:
YSL "Le Teint Encre de Peau" BR40. Leaving the skin feeling peachy and matte without being this foundation being heavy. Subtle fragrance.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF20 - Natural color. The texture is lightweight and easily blends with my skin leaving a natural coverage and offers an SPF 20 protectant as well.
BareMinerals BARESKIN - a serum foundation, smooth and silky.
For the Party goers: Tom Ford - Flawless Foundation Stick. The best thing we've seen on the market in a long time. Expensive but well worth it.
- THE EYES -
Chose an eye shadow in the same color family as our skin tone, maybe with a shade or two darker.
- EYESHADOW -
We picked, Bare minerals loose pigments "Pebbles" which we applied in the crease of the eyelid giving dimensions to your eyes.
Just on top and under the eyebrows, we liked the latest Guerlain Waterproof vanilla cream color which opens the eye & The Gold Eyeshadow by KIKO
- MASCARA -
Obtain abundant lashes with: L'Oreal Volume Million , DiorAddict ITLash
Their plastic brushes enable you to evenly distribute the mascara.
EVENING LOOK: accentuate your eyes with Charlotte Tillbury's Brown Metal cream shadow: 'Eyes to Mesmerise: Mona Lisa'. This makeup gives your eyes more structure and dimension without looking over the top. Giving a real natural look during the day and in the evening you can combine with a darker brown to accentuate the eyes.
- CHEEKS -
Contouring has never been sexier nor easier, thanks to Charlotte Tillbury's Filmstar Bronzer & Highlighter Glow.
We also liked NARS LoveJoy Blush. Intense color with golden sparkles.
- THE LIPS -
A pinky - beige very much en vogue this summer.
Chanel Lip Gloss: Nude 206
Bobbi Brown Lipstick: Bikini Pink 8
YSL Gloss/Stain: Beige Aquarelle 19
- THE BODY -
BlackUp - Body shimmer. seriously sparkly, everything we love.