Barely - There Make Up

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  • 12 Jun - 18 Jun, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

While the bold looks with a red lip or smokey eyes remain classic, women all over the world are slowly becoming obsessed with the nude makeup look. It is simple, looks classy, requires minimum products and goes with every outfit. This makes it the go-to makeup look to wear everyday as well as on occasions for most women. Celebrities are equally obsessed with this makeup trend, so much so that some of them even preferred to wear it on their wedding day! Since it is the trendiest and most sought-after makeup look right now, it is imperative you learn how to create the perfect nude makeup look for yourself in a few easy steps.

Step # 1: Skin prep

In order to get any makeup look right, it is important to first learn the basics of skincare. Cleansing, toning and moisturising are essential if you want your make-up to look flawless.

Step # 2: Primer

The next step is to apply a primer. This wonderful makeup product plays a vital role in how your makeup looks at the end. It fills in pores, smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles and also controls the oil on your face. This ensures your makeup stays in place for a long time and does not budge.

Step # 3: Foundation

Moving on to the most crucial step, wearing the right foundation. While choosing a foundation for your nude makeup look, you need to not only consider the right shade, but also the right texture and formula. For a minimal makeup look, try not to pick a heavy foundation that gives full coverage. The perfect foundation shade is always one that matches your skin tone or a shade darker, do not take any lighter shades as it may appear unnatural and ashy. Take a small amount on the back of your hand and apply it on your face using a damp makeup sponge for the perfect finish.

Step # 4: Eye makeup

It’s time to move on to the most important part of any makeup look – the eyes.

• Take your nude eyeshadow palette and pick a fawn or taupe shade onto the brush, the idea is to use a shade that’s the closest to your natural skin colour.

• Now take a slightly deeper shade of brown and apply it to the outer corners of the eyes, this will contour as well as make your eyes pop.

• To add some drama to your look, use a cream coloured eyeshadow and apply it on the brow bone, just below your brows. This will enhance your eyebrows instantly.

• No eye makeup look is complete without eyeliner and mascara. So, use gel eyeliner, preferably in brown and draw a smooth line along your lash line, finish the look with two coats of mascara.

Step # 5: Cheeks

You will be surprised to see what a little amount of blush can do to your face. Your nude makeup look will instantly appear a lot more natural after you add a hint of colour to your cheeks.

• Avoid using a contrasting shade, use something that will look natural and comes close to your skin tone.

• To emphasise your cheekbones, use a little bit of highlighter. Again, do not go overboard. You only want to make sure that your best features are highlighted.

Step # 6: Lips

Last but not the least, your lipstick will tie the whole look together and give you the perfect barely-there makeup look. Even if you like your reds and pinks, you can’t wear them with nude makeup. Your favourite lipstick brand will definitely have lots of nude lipsticks to choose from. Pick a matte or creamy shade.

• Ideally, pick a shade that’s closest to your skin tone.

• Start by drawing an ‘X’ on your cupid’s bow, then apply lipstick to the corners of the lips, and fill everything in.

• You can add a dash of transparent lip gloss for more drama.