Glowing Nude Makeup
If you're looking to go au naturel -- with your makeup, that is -- we've got a list of tips and tricks that will make your nude foray a real cinch. No cat eye, no red lip; just pure and simple beauty that brings out the best in you. (Psst: We love Bellapierre mineral makeup products for completely natural-looking, luxurious looks equipped with SPF!)
#1: Foundation. Even if you're not typically a foundation kinda girl, you can use a light-coverage formulation that'll keep your complexion looking flawless without having that icky, caked-on appearance.
#2: Blush. A truly natural finish just wouldn't be the same without that rosy glow. Pick a shade that's just a tinge brighter than the apples of your cheeks and lightly apply it with an angled blush brush that's designed for contouring and highlighting.
#3: Shimmer. Use a shimmer powder to amp up your natural radiance! Most shimmer powders can be used wet or dry, depending on your desired impact. Plus, you can mix the glimmering blend with moisturizer to enhance your allover glow, with lip balm to add some pizazz to your pout, or with eye makeup to give a little sparkle to your peepers. The possibilities are endless! Look for a shimmer powder with pure mica powder and titanium dioxide for chemical-free formulations.
#4: Eyeshadow. Combine light and dark neutrals and browns for a natural-looking finish that works for daytime or evening. Keep the lightest shades closer to the inner coers of your eyes and reserve the darkest hues for the outer coers for a look that accentuates your eyes' shape but still looks soft and flirty.
#5: Nails. Bet you didn't think we were going to go there! Yes, you can opt for nail nudity -- just pick a neutral tone! One coat of a basic nude or pink can look like you're wearing nothing at all, and two or three can create a creamy and sophisticated result.