Nude makeup is one of my favourite looks to create; I love how it can softly define my features and be worn from day to night. Here are some of my top nude makeup picks:
I prep my face using the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Serum* to hydrate and soften the skin before makeup and I spritz the Urban Decay Summer Solstice Spray* after to ensure that my foundation gets locked in once I apply it. For primer, I apply a healthy dose of the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow* to help perk up my complexion, adding a soft glow to help illuminate the areas I want it to.
Picking a foundation isn't the most important as long as it's one that I love and will do what I want it to do that day. The Ciaté Extraordinary Foundation, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation* and the IT Cosmetics CC Cream* are all in the running when putting together this look.
I personally feed like blusher, bronzer and highlighter really pull this kind of look together, so picking the perfect products is vital. As someone who likes both cream and powder products I'm not opposed to mixing them together. The Milk Makeup Baked Bronzer is ultra creamy and blends into the complexion seamlessly, whilst my liquid blusher of choice would be the Glossier Dusk Cloud Paint as it's brown undertones work well with the rest of my nude makeup.
If I want a powder alternative, I use the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow* followed by the Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Blusher*. This mauve offering is perfect if you find brown toned blushers wash you out and you want to keep with the nude theme whilst adding just a tiny amount of colour.
For my eyes, I like to keep them as bare as possible, only allowing for a soft wash of one colour over the lids. Usually this is in the form of whatever bronzer I've used that day, brightening up the inner eye with a highlighter too. The illuminator of choice for all over my face is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy* which adds just the right amount of glow without being too overpowering or un-nautral looking.
There's a new nude lipstick around here and it's the Charlotte Tilbury Dancefloor Princess* which is part of the new Hot Lips 2 collection. World Duty Free are now stocking Charlotte Tilbury at London Heathrow at Terminal 5.
What are your favourite nude makeup picks?