July 14 is National Nude Day and we’ll be celebrating it by being nude in public (with makeup.) Nude looks give your skin a luminous, dewy look that’s perfect for the beach or summer weddings and shows up great in photos. Here are five steps to create the perfect classy yet understated summertime nude look so you, too, can celebrate the skin you’re in!
Start with a Clean Canvas
tone and moisturize your skin first.
- Use SPF!
If you’re using a foundation with SPF, you can skip this step.
your eyelids. Sweat collects in the creases of your lids, so primer will
keep your makeup looking fresh all day.
concealer sparingly. Blend concealer well to keep it looking natural. Limit
concealer to the undereye area, along the lash line and corners of the eye.
- Nail your
shade. Make sure your foundation is as close to your natural skin tone as
possible. Fenty Beauty’s Pro
Filt’r line includes over 50 shades, and provides a Shade
Finder to help you zero in on your perfect match.
- Try a BB or
CC Cream. BB (Beauty Balm) and CC (Color Correcting) Creams are popular for
nude looks, because they’re sheer, lighter in texture and less oily than most
foundations. Many BB and CC Creams include SPF coverage.
- Set it
& forget it! Use translucent powder to set foundation for a silky,
diffused look that reflects light.
- Say NO to
contouring. In full sunlight, contouring has a fake look that doesn’t vibe
with the nude look.
- Pass on
bright blushes. Brightly pigmented blushes steal the spotlight from your natural
dimension with highlighter and bronzer. Use an angled brush to swirl
highlighter over the apples of cheeks or on top of the cheekbone. Sweep bronzer
around the perimeter of the face, slightly below the cheekbones and along the
The Eyes Have It
beat your brow. Solid brows look unnatural in full sunlight and can smear
when you sweat. Instead, fill in brows using tiny strokes, to create
eyes” your look. Stick with eye shadows that are 2 shades lighter or darker
than your skin.
your crease to give subtle dimension.
(invisible eyeliner, applied at the waterline) makes your lashes look thicker
and fuller, and gives your eyes understated definition.
- Lash out.
Like skin, lashes are the star players of the nude look. Try curling, using a
volumizing mascara, or even go all in with a lash
- No bolds.
Go for lip colors that are within 2 shades of your natural skin color. Not
sure how to pick a nude lip? Fenty
Beauty created a nude trio of universal nude colors that look great,
no matter your skin tone!
- Less is
more. Use lip color sparingly. Try using your finger or a lip brush to
apply pigment, then blot to give your lips a natural look.
- Glossy is
good. A light swipe of gloss over naked lips or topping off a nude lip
color finishes off your dewy, luminous look.
Use the Vagaro Marketplace to find a make-up artist who can create the nude look of your dreams!
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