Trend Spotlight: ideas to inspire
Nude make-up doesn’t mean no make-up. The modern way to wear a flattering nude look is with polished, radiant skin, tonal accents and subtle sculpting, writes Jess Clark.
The spring/summer catwalks were a sea of variations on the nude make-up look, with raw, natural beauty the order of the day at (below, from left) Stella McCartney, Burberry Prorsum and Victoria Beckham. Apply peach, gold and bronze shades to the eyelid for an instant eye-opening effect.
Blend well to ensure there are no hard lines; crème blusher is great for a fresh, youthful finish.
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Pink works especially well on pale and cool complexions – those with more blue and red undertones. Choose soft petal-pinks for lids and lips, keeping the look fresh and pretty, and go easy on the eye make-up for a modern take on the English rose.
Clear, radiant skin is essential. Exfoliate and moisturise before applying sheer formulas and tints.
Opt for soft, neutral shades with a hint of metallic shine to catch the light and add depth. Accentuate the face’s natural ‘architecture’ for added definition. Using a light touch, follow the contours of the eye, blending to avoid hard lines.
Photos: Simon Songhurst / Stylist: Sorrel Kinder / Make-up: Adam de Cruz / Hair: Jonathan Malone / Models: Alex R at Models 1, Li Wei at Premier, Hannah Daykin at Models 1
NAILS TO KNOW
Forget the French manicure, the new neutral nail is taupe, such as Leighton Denny High Performance Colour in Supermodel.
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