The summer months are a great time to experiment with colour, but they're also great for trying out nude makeup looks with hints of shimmer. Bronzed skin, glowing cheekbones and soft nude lips make the perfect addition to any outfit and will leave your complexion looking radiant and fresh.
Sienna Miller is one of our beauty icons when it comes to perfecting the nude makeup look, as her complexion always looks radiant and healthy. We love her glowing skin and nude lips, which offset her smokey eyes perfectly.
How To Perfect The Nude Makeup Look
Neutral makeup is a great choice to go for when you want your makeup to be simple in style and colour. It will give you a classic and gorgeous finish that will look perfect on any summer evening.
Prep Your Skin
Primers are a great way to keep your makeup in place all day and your complexion looking fresh. The Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser doubles up as a moisturiser and primer, and we absolutely love it. Made with all-natural ingredients and no chemicals, it keeps our skin looking and feeling as healthy as can be.
Glycerin is responsible for keeping your makeup in place, bonding with your makeup to prevent it from slipping. It is present in the Aurelia Moisturiser, making it the perfect product choice.
Use A Radiance Foundation
Rather than going for a matte base, opt for a hydrating foundation that will give you a radiant finish. This will help to give you that gorgeous summer glow and leave you looking healthy and youthful. We love the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, which is enriched with Vitamins and which gives a beautiful luminosity to the skin.
If you do suffer from oily skin, dot a mattifying primer just on the areas where you feel there is excess oil. Benefit's Dr. Feelgood Balm reduces shine, absorbs excess oil and contains Vitamins A, C and E to keep your skin healthy.
Keeping your skin bronzed and beautiful is perfect for the nude makeup look. It gives your skin a hint of warmth without looking like you're wearing too much product. The Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer comes in 3 shades and gives the perfect hint of colour to the skin.
Illuminate And Highlight
Adding some glow to your skin is the perfect way to keep your complexion looking radiant. You don't want to go OTT with the highlighter though; simple and subtle is the look we are going for. The RMS Living Luminizer will add a hint of radiance without looking like you've smothered your face in glitter. Apply to the tops of your cheekbones and underneath your brows for maximum effect.
Go For Bare On Your Lips
Don't go the matte foundation look on your lips as it will wash out your complexion and that's the last look we're going for! Instead, go for something with a hint of bronze colour and shimmer to give you that little bit of radiance. We love the limited edition Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Lip Gloss, which contains a host of Vitamins to keep your lips hydrated and gives them a hint of colour and sparkle...Hello summer!
If you want to pair your nude makeup look with a smokey eye, then have a read of our blog post on how to get Victoria Beckham’s Smokey Eye!