Make-up nudes, gently layered on to skin, create a soft, subtle and radiant look. Follow our Beauty Ed’s tips and guide to the best products on the market.
Try these naturally nude make-up tips:
Instead of black liner and mascara, go for softer browns and navy.
Focus on your brows using powder and a brush rather than a harsh pencil.
For lips and cheeks, go for fresh tones to pick skin up, rather than just matching what you’ve got, which has paled – so everything’s back where it should be, but in soft focus.
“Soft peaches and pinks add glimmer and warmth to a nude make-up look,” says our Beauty Ed.
MAC CREMEBLEND Blush in Brit Wit, R245. An easy-to-wear, creamy blush you can blend with your fingertips.
Clarins Blush Prodige in Soft Pink, R360. This blush is slightly more sheer and iridescent, and comes in paler shades to use as a highlighter.
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Ginger, R300. A pretty, peachy-pink delicate blush.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer, R545. A beautiful bronze that’s great for shaping the cheekbones.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, R350. A lovely shiny powder. For a chic look, apply just a dab on the tops of your cheeks above your blush.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette in Ivory Power, R685. Ideal for a nude smokey eye.
As you age, lips get paler and finer so warm and plump with soft pinks.
MAC Lip Conditioner, R200. Keep one in the bag, one on the desk, one by the sink… The best lip conditioner you will ever use.
Lancôme Gloss In Love, R315. We just love this gloss in Fizzy Rosie.
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lipstick in Pretty pink, R220. A baby pink that’s sheer.