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THE NEW NUDES

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.

REACH FOR PEACH: BRONZED PEACH TONES ARE THE PERFECT PARTNERS FOR WARM COMPLEXIONS.

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.

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 TRÈS CHEEK
Blend well to ensure there are no hard lines; crème blusher is great for a fresh, youthful finish.

MULTITASKING MAKE-UP
Stila Convertible Colour in Lillium
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BARELY THERE BEAUTY
The right nude make-up will accentuate your best assets without competing with them.

THINK PINK: A SHADE THAT’S UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING.

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.

FOUNDATION COURSE

Clear, radiant skin is essential. Exfoliate and moisturise before applying sheer formulas and tints.

GO NUDE
A sheer lip colour in a neutral shade is modern code for a polished finish. Use lip pencil for longevity.

ON THE LASH
If foregoing mascara is a step too far, opt for a light sweep of black. Curl lashes first for a wide-eyed look.

BRUSH UP
The right tools make applying make-up a breeze and ensure an even, blended coverage.

TRY TAUPE: MUSHROOM TONES WORK WELL WITH OLIVE SKINS.

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.

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RADIANT AND SCULPTED
Contouring on the low points of the face and highlights on the high points will create depth.

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.

LIQUID LIGHT
Autograph Liquid Glow Illuminator
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SOFT BUT DEFINED

Natural make-up can still create an impact with the right application – use an eyeliner thinly along the lash to add thickness.

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