Do you want to look flawless in 5 minutes? Nothing more simple, one of the biggest trends for this spring / summer season is… NUDE MAKEUP. If you want to enjoy what Mother Nature gave you (like Hollywood divas do!), then you should choose a natural look with a light coverage. In this way you will highlight your best features and mask the imperfections. Of course, there is makeup involved in a natural look! The celebrities are not going on the street with naked skin; they go for a subtle makeup.
Nude makeup style will give you a youthful appearance, glow and the impression that you are not wearing any makeup. This is why the BB creams and CC creams were invented a few years ago – to help correcting imperfections for a flawless effect like the Asian women’s skin.
If you want to be à la nude focus on the skin care before applying any products. For a gorgeous glowing look, it’s essential to have a very good skin. In order to have such a beautiful result, you have to apply a day moisturizer and wait 5 minutes before applying any other products (let the skin to absorb the cream). Find out the 16 golden rules for a flawless skin here.
- Hide and correct the imperfections
If you want a minimal makeup, first you have to hide any imperfection on your face. Even of the perfection cannot be reached, we can simulate it with makeup products. Hide any blemishes, pimples, dark circles, bags under eyes or irritations. Apply a primer and use a corrector or a stick foundation to camouflage the defects and to even out skin color. Read how to get rid of puffiness and dark circles here.
Next step, for a beautiful nude makeup, is to apply a light liquid foundation or a bb cream / cc cream. Use a wet beauty blender and tap it carefully into your skin. And finish the smoothing with a HD Powder which is extremely fine and invisible to cameras and to the naked eye. It sets the foundation and matifies the skin.
- Sun kissed skin
To reach that youthful glow, apply a shimmery blush on your cheeks with a natural hair brush. If you are a brunette use a peachy shade and if you are a blondie you should go for a pink shade instead. For a beautiful sun kissed effect use a touch of bronzer to sculpt your check bones.
- Eye definition
To open your eyes and make them look more awake, the mascara is your best friend! For a natural look, choose a color palette with colors close to your skin tone. And don’t apply too much! This season, the star colors are: Pastels (peach, pink, light brown, ivory). You can also try light shades of blue, green or marsala.
This step is very important in achieving the perfect balance. Natural thick brows are so fashion right now! Tweeze, trim and arrange them with your special brow kit. For the final result, fill them in with a powder, gel or pencil (use two color shades for a natural effect).
Don’t forget to remove your makeup every night, even if you used a small amount of products. The dust and sweat will plug the pores and it may cause acne and irritation. Be careful with what you eat because you’ll see it on your face skin. Hydration is very important – inside and out. Drink a lot of water and use a moisturizer perfect for your skin type every day. To help your skin look better apply masks, facial treatments and massage every week for a smooth appearance.
Just like what we eat, the sleeping hours will reflect on our skin. Try to relax and charge your batteries with a good nigh sleep.
Wash your face with cold water every morning to close the pores. Apply face cream and beauty primer to hide pores, soften the skin and help the makeup last longer.
Exfoliate your lips
To achieve a sexy full lip, you need to keep them in good condition. Invest in a lip exfoliate or use a homemade gommage (sugar + honey) and scrub your lips with it!