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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Go Nude.


My makeup has been super minimal lately, and I've been loving the whole 'no makeup, makeup'. I've been super busy and have really been focusing on natural products to enhance and define my features. I'm a lover of a bold lip and winged liner, but on the daily, I'm all about the nudes.

For my skin I've been back into my Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel which is a perfect summer base. It's a tinted gel, so it offers a lot of hydration whilst evening out the skin tone and feeling super lightweight on the skin, a must for me in the heat! I use this with a buffing brush and it leaves my skin looking naturally radiant and glowing. After I've finished with my concealer etc, I'll move onto my cheeks, and I'm loving using a more brown toned blush like the Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze. You wouldn't be able to use this a bronzer, but it's lovely brown/pink shade which is super natural and gives a nice glow to the cheeks. Colours like this I find really flattering on every skin tone and they are so lovely all year round. They're also the perfect colour to pair with a red lip! Of course I can't leave the cheeks without doing a bit of highlighter, and sticking with the cream products I've been reaching for the Topshop Glow Cream Highlighter which is a gorgeous champagne gold shade. I pat this on the tops of my cheek bones, tip of my nose and cupids bow. I always pat this product in as I can find it sometimes moves my base around underneath if I use a brush or sweeping motions.

For my eyes I use a skin toned base, such as the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige, my favourite nude cream shadow ever! It's super pigmented, doesn't crease and lasts all day, it's also super inexpensive so you really can't go wrong! Next I pick out my favourite neutral matte palette and blend a medium toned brown into the crease. To define the lash line I'll take a dark brown or black eyeshadow on an angled brush and run that along my upper lash line, keeping it as close to the roots as possible. The Charlotte Tilbury Sophisticate Eye Quad is perfect for this, all the shades are very buttery and blend well together. If I want a bit more liner I'll pop some Make Up Forever Aqua Liner in the shade 19 in my upper and lower waterline. This is a very subtle brown shade, but I love it for more natural days as it defines, but isn't super detectable on the eyes.

Last thing to cover is lips. I have loads of nude/sheer options I could talk about, but today I thought I'd give a quick mention to MAC's Velvet Teddy. This is a very warm toned, caramel-ly nude which is a lovely everyday shade. It's not as pink as some other nudes I own and love, but it's still a really beautiful shade and a must if you're into your nude lips. 

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