Considering Nude Makeup (what’s in a color?)
by advicesisters.com staff
The word nude has so many different connotations. However, to a search bot the word “nude” referring to makeup colors & “nude” meaning something quite different, makes no difference.
We tried other words for “natural look no makeup colors” (E.g. Flesh, Nudey, NuDishn– but there really isn’t a substitute for the word “nude” when it comes to makeup that looks nearly natural on your face.
There are so many ways to conceal yet reveal, we can’t honestly just call all of them “nude.” We are just calling all of them: “lovely! “
Budget Friendly Surprise for Your Eyes
If you’re looking for something trendy, beachy and in the nude category, but you’re not sure if the look is really right for you, here’s a tip: try the Sand Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Hug S’ and Kisses 010 from Catrice Cosmetics with half a dozen shades inspired by the sands of beaches around the world--for under $3.50!
We love all of these colors, but if you just use a couple, you’re still getting a bargain. The formulas are fairly intense and in mattte, perle, and shimmer formulas ranging from light sand to chocolate brown so there’s plenty to play with.
If that’s not enough to entice you, the mini applicator has a brush tip on one end, a sponge-tip on the other. It’s a steal! Visit Ulta.com
Lipstick That’s Cheap, Cute and Wearable:
The right way to wear the nude lip trend is to add a least some color or shine in a tone deeper or warmer than your lips, not to blot them out completely.
Since the trend isn’t going away anytime soon, a “cute trick” to get the look (for amazingly, less than $1.50 ) is with Essence Cosmetics Sheer & Shine lipstick in “Cute Nude.”
This is more like a tinted lip gloss that is sheer, silky and light on your lips. The smudge-proof formula has enough color and shine to “be yourself: but better. Visit essencemakeup.com
Spectacular Splurge-Worthy Foundation
When something is spectral, it appears to vanish or disappear. The Serge Lutens Spectral Foundation is a creamy liquid that transforms into a silky powder-finish on your skin without seeming to be there at all (yes, spectral).
It has argan oil for skin hydration and light-reflecting pigments that blur anything bad on your skin. and in a moistly-matte formula in five shades from light to deep.
The moistly-matte formula in five shades easily cover even bumpy skin like it’s not an issue. You won’t’ feel like you’re’ wearing makeup at all.
Open the chic, square black container carefully, because it’s really a liquid in a low jar. The flat spatula that’s included is not much help except to dole out a little bit onto a brush,
At $175 it’s a big splurge for a lot of people but if you get the right shade and use the right amount ( ca little covers very well) you’ll get pleasure and value! Visit Barneys New York and SergeLutens.com
Blot Out The Bad Stuff!
There are two versions of the LORAC PRO Blurring Translucent Powder with a formula brightens, absorbs oil, and contains peppermint to keep your skin cool and shine-free.
The silky powder pressed or loose, applies smoothly and evenly and helps makeup stay fresh longer (no wonder pros love this stuff)!
What you’ll love it for is for blurring pores and imperfections (even tones down redness a bit), and that is the stuff you really want for a no makeup look.
Both the pressed powder compact and the Loose Powder in the shaker top, are housed in user-friendly, black matte compacts with interior mirrors.
The pressed powder has a puff housed underneath the product. The shaker jar closes security over the applicator puff. visit loraccosmetics.com
Conceal Don’t Reveal:
We’ve selected three very lovely products from Jane Iredale that conceal three different ways with Vegan, Gluten-free, natural and cruelty-free formulas.
It comes in three shades: Light Medium and Deep. We took note of the strong herbal/mint scent.
The gentle product has botanicals and antioxidants along with opaque pigment that helps to cover blemishes and treat them at the same time.
Unlike some harsh chemical zit zappers, this one can be used as much as you like and is layer-able, but you’re likely to find that it really lasts.
It would also cover breakouts and acne, but it’s meant for all those other things that you might want to cover including scars, tattoos, veins and port wine stains, etc.
There are five tones: Light, Medium Light, Medium, MediumDarki, and Dark).
Although it’s not really a skin treatment, there is Organic Willow Bark Extract included for antioxidant protection and to help soothe the skin.
The soft, hygienic gel applicator is easy to clean (we used a small makeup brush to apply ours precisely).
There are yellow peach, gold and deep brown undertones. so it matters most what your under-eye circles look like:
No. 1 & No. 2: yellow based, neutralizes redness.
No. 3 & No. 4: peach based, neutralizes blue, violet and gray.
No. 5: yellow/brown based, neutralizes redness in darker skin tones. No. 6: orange/brown based, neutralizes brown and black in darker skin tones.
We love these click-it pens that conceal and brighten. They also have Cucumber and White Tea Extract calm tired eyes and reduce puffiness.
Crambe Maritima Leaf Extract helps reduce the look of dark circles de-puff, while Avocado and Sunflower Oil gently nourishes the area around your eye that is so delicate.
You don’t need a lot of product to get a big effect. Use the brush tip as your applicator, and apply around your eyes, nose or lips, or anywhere you want to highlight.
For all three concealers Visit JaneIredale.com
New Nudes For Nails:
The No-color or nude nail look has never gone out of style.
So we’ve just selected two new “natural” colors From Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer and Gelish Soak Off Gel Polish from their brand new Matadora Collection, inspired by the colors and fabrics of Spain.
While four of the six colors are bold and bright, “I’m Drawing a Blanco,” and “Mauve Your Feet,” are light and subtle.
Mauve Your Feet is more flesh colored than mauve. It applies in one shiny, opaque swipe thanks to Morgan Taylor’s specially designed wide applicator brush.
I’m Drawing a Blanco is a sheer starlit wash of silvery shimmer (more coats makes it mother of pearl).
Morgan Taylor and Gelish are related as are the creators – daughters of the Gelish owners. Advicesisters.com will review the full Matadora Collection in an upcoming feature. Visit morgantaylor.com & gelish.com
Use it under your makeup, over your makeup, or mixed into other products (moisturizer, BB/CC creams, foundations) to add luminosity while helping your makeup to stay on longer.
This high pearle product has light-diffusing, soft focus pigments that really make even dry dull skin look brighter and more youthful. It’s paraben-free.
We were sent “Dusk” a golden copper, to try. It will add a golden glow even when the beach days of Summer are behind you. We didn’t try “Dawn” but it looks like a pretty, silvery pearl. Visit loraccosmetics.com
The chic, black compacts with little mirrors and a sprinkling of silvery stars are what makes these dreamy Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminzer Illuminators ($29) extra special.
The opalescent creamy highlighters are available in several different shades. Two limited editions are Lunaris and Solaris (moon and sun) capturing the radiance of the daytime and the night-time.
The iridescent holographic silver or rose gold shades add a glow, but they’re more lit from within, not shiny/gaudy.
The amount of highlight can be light and subtle unless you choose to add layer after layer.
These are easy to tote for travel, and they’re not greasy or sticky. You get elegant long wear and a luxurious, velvety texture. We can’t get enough of these!
Rituel de Fille was founded by three sisters (two are experienced makeup artists) who were inspired by the magical side of natural ingredients, and the ritualistic, ceremonial power of pigment. ll Rituel de Fille products are 99% natural and handcrafted without parabens, sulfates, talc, phthalates, synthetic dyes or synthetic fragrances, they’re cruelty-free.
All Rituel de Fille products are 99% natural and handcrafted without parabens, sulfates, talc, phthalates, synthetic dyes or synthetic fragrances, they’re cruelty-free.
Pop one in your makeup bag for purse –they travel easily! Visit https://ritueldefille.com/