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How To Do The Nude Makeup Look by Alice McGenniss-Destro
How To Do The Nude Makeup Look

From Jennifer Lopez to contouring Queen Kim Kardashian, at the moment the red carpet and runways are teeming with flawlessly nude complexions. Subtle and chic, the nude look will also breathe a little life into your pale winter skin. Want to master the trend from home? We've done the beauty groundwork to arm you with the right products and techniques. Let's get started!

Know Your Colours

Knowing which nude colours suit your skin tone will make a world of difference to your overall beauty look. If you have a pale complexion, opt for peachy nudes and light pinks. If however you have olive undertones, try your hand at cream and beige pigmented products.

Prepare Your Base

Your makeup will fall short if your face isn't well prepared. Use a milky cleanser to remove dirt and impurities, and then lather on the moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated. Let the moisturiser set for around five minutes, and then create an even base with primer. To fill in fine lines and smooth over large pores, apply the dewy product over your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead.

The Technique

With your skin now prepared, use a light coverage foundation or BB Cream to unify your complexion. Use your fingertips to apply the product to the middle of your face, and then blend it out towards your hairline. For an airbrushed finish, you can follow up by blending the product with a flat foundation brush.

To bring warmth to your nude complexion, apply cream blush to the apples of your cheeks. Then set your base with a dusting of translucent powder to keep everything in place.

As the key is to keep everything subtle, apply a wash of champagne eyeshadow to the base of your eyelids. Then use a soft kohl pencil to outline your upper lash line. Finish with two coats of black mascara and a slick of nude balm.



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