Winter is all about the berrys, Spring is all about the Corals, then we have Summer a season where I tend to tone down all the makeup, mainly because my skin has the best days and I tend to focus on great skin. Neutral beige and pink tones have recently become my best friends. So I’ve collated some of my favourite nude make-up products. Lets start with eyeshadows, now I’m a one wash wonder kinda girl, and thats exactly what these MAC eyeshadows are. Very easy to wear and blend and just provide you with some shimmer which work perfectly with that ‘no makeup, makeup look’. Expensive Pink and Mulch are my go-to simple colours, wear them as a simple colour or add a winged eye-liner.
With the eyeshadows being quite light and the coverage being quite light I tend to focus on the dark circles under the eyes. In the summer, particularly during the 6 week break my dark circles are at their lightest and the MAC prep and prime in Bright Forecast works perfectly as it covers and highlights at the same time. Very similar to the YSL touche eclat but with much better coverage.
Nars Audacious lipstick in Anita is probably in my top 5 favourite nude lipsticks, it has a beige tone which I feel like would suit most skin tones – but more than anything I blooming love the formula, its ultra creamy and hydrating without being slippy and lasts surprisingly a long time given how much of a creme finish it has. Hourglass Nude Lipstick in shade 06 is a little lighter in both pigmentation and texture compared to the Nars Anita. This is my ‘on the go’ lipstick where I don’t use a mirror. It has that ‘old school’ lipstick taste.
I am through and through a coloured nail type of girl – I love my bright pinks and reds. But sometimes you just need to tone it down and to me the ultimate nude nail polish is Nails Inc. Porchester Sq is the ONE. Its the perfect beige tone with hints of grey/lilac tones. The gel formula is long lasting, super opaque, and dries insanely quick.
I have yet to find a blush which is peachy tone and quite natural but I do have my eye on Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed…