The Nude Makeup Edit

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

nude makeup, natural makeup, no makeup makeup for medium asian indian skin

Like most makeup addicts, I love playing around with makeup, experimenting with new techniques or colours and trying out new products all the time. But in all honesty the makeup I love doing the most and the one I do most often is a good old nude look. This is the makeup that looks so natural I could fool someone into thinking I'm not wearing much or any makeup at all. I think everyone has their go-to nude makeup look and here are the products I've been reaching for lately to achieve this perfect no makeup makeup, natural beauty accentuating look.



BASE

Before purchasing Estee Lauder Double Wear Light I used to struggle with base products that provided enough coverage to make me feel confident but that didn't look too full on. When I need to go visit family or attend a meeting at my daughters' school I really don't like to look done up at all and that why this base product has been a game changer for me. It gives a decent amount of coverage without being heavy or really very detectable on the skin, lasts a long time and is great at combatting shine.

BROWS

I love using powders to fill in my sparse brows but for this look I like to keep it looking naturally full rather than helped along with makeup even though I use makeup to achieve this. Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows has the tiniest little brush that coats all the hairs in the tinted brow gel, bulks my brows up without looking obvious and gives them that naturally full look we all desire.

EYES

For my eyes I am very much a one swipe and blend kinda girl for my nude makeup look, relying on cream shadows to give me some colour on my eye lids as close as possible to my natural eye lid colour. Recently I discovered Topshop Matte Smoke Stick - Sphere and have been obsessed with it since. Its a chubby crayon that glides on, easily blended with only my finger for a natural sweep of colour and the formula is long lasting and not prone to creasing.

When I want a nude look with a little more dimension, I have been reaching for Trish McEvoy Light & Life Eye Color Palette II* which is a lovely mix of shades designed to accentuate the eyes in the most subtle and natural way. Apart from the white shade and the navy cream shadow, I have been loving creating beautiful nude looks with this palette. The matte shadows need a little work to blend out nicely, while the shimmers glide on with no problem. I love that the shimmery shades are super subtle when applied with a brush so I can use them daily without feeling overdone. But when used with my fingers, they apply very opaque making this a great palette for special occasion makeup too.

swatches trish mcevoy light and lift eye color palette, nc40 medium indian asian skin swatches, eyeshadow palette, trish mcevoy eyeshadow palette swatches
My most reached for shades from the Trish McEvoy Light & Lift Eye Palette II

Personally I still accompany my usual nude makeup looks with black winged liner which of course isn't the most natural looking but that's just my thing I have to do. If I really need to keep my makeup looking minimal I opt instead for a touch of brown pencil liner. My favourite is Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl - Cocoa Bean which I have used for years now and repurchased many times. Its a great shade of brown, neither too cool nor too warm and the soft formula glides on and can be blended or smudged out easily and then it stays put all day.

CHEEKS

For my cheeks I love using No.7 Natural Blush Tint Powder - Honey which is perhaps only a touch or two shades darker than my natural skin tone making it the perfect nude blush for me. Sadly it was discontinued and so I use it sparingly while I search for a worthy dupe. I also tend to opt for bronzers as blushers for this look as they add dimension and colour without looking too colourful on the skin. Cream blushers are also another favourite of mine for more natural looks. ColourPop Super Shock Blush - Aphrodisiac is a gorgeous muted dusty beige pink to mimic my naturally flushed colour. This shade works with so many looks and different eye makeups that I find myself using it a lot.

Bite Beauty Multistick - Cashew is a great multi-use product that I love to use together on my cheeks and lips when I use it. It can also be used on the eyes but I find it creases on me so I avoid it. But on the cheeks, it provides a lovely flush of colour that is diffused beautifully with a stippling brush for a warm colouring for the complexion. And on the lips it makes a gorgeous 'my lips but better' shade that is pigmented and long-lasting without looking over the top.

nc40 swatches bite beauty cashew, medium skin tone swatch colourpop aphrodisiac, topshop smoke stick sphere swatch nc40 skin

LIPS

For my ultimate undetectable nude makeup look though I avoid lipstick altogether and prefer a lip balm to add shine and moisture to the lips. I am so happy to have Trish McEvoy Lip Perfector Conditioning Balm* in my life because not only does it hydrate my lips without making them sticky or greasy feeling, it also adds the most natural tint of colour to my lips, making them appear naturally voluminous and healthy with a hint of natural pink.

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Do you prefer colourful or nude makeup? What makeup products do you use to create your perfect nude makeup look? I'd love to know...




Sal xxx
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38 comments

  1. I like color every once in a while, but on a day to day basis, nude eyes with a black winged liner is my go to look. Sometimes color is just too out there.
    The Double Wear Light sounds interesting, i use the original one for filming, but it is too much for everyday wear.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Same here...I will occasionally play with a burgundy. That's why I love the Light version so much, all the same perks without looking too much xxx

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  2. Every time I am about to create a natural look, I get carried away and I add colour, 90% of my makeup looks are with colour. I started using a light and a dark blue eyeliner recently and I also use a dark green. Colourpop Aphrodisiac is such a lovely shade.

    Yiota x
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh that's amazing that you feel confident enough to wear colour so often. I would be so conscious. I love the idea of a pop of blue or green using eyeliner xxx

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  3. I love nude makeup, and one of my faves ever are the MAC blush in Blushbaby and the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in the color 23!

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

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    1. Oooh I shall have to check both of these shades out. I wonder if they would work as well on my skin xxx

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  4. I'm just the same: as much as I love experimenting with makeup, I wear a nude look most days, especially when I don't want to look like I'm trying too hard! You have some lovely picks here! I really want to try the Bite Beauty Multistick in Cashew: I love it when my cheeks perfectly match my lips, it's good to know that it doesn't really work on the eyes, though! Great post :)

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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    1. That's exactly what I feel like...haha! Yes, the multistick is so beautiful even though it isn't as great as a cream shadow xxx

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  5. I more a nude gal, hey, lets just keep it to makeup haha. But sometimes colour, I'll do but I kinda just stick to what I know. I love your picks here Sal, I've been wanting a few Bite Beauty bits for a while now, would you be able to let me know how I can get my hands on some?


    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha ;) I ordered my Bite Beauty bits from Sephora hun xxx

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  6. I absolutely LOVE the look of that eyeshadow palette!! I'm a big fan of DW Light too. The No 7 blush is fab! In general, I love a nude makeup look but sometimes add some colour in the form of a blush xx


    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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    1. The palette is great and would work on any skin tone too. Yes, I love a good colourful blush too ;) xxx

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  7. That eyeshadow palette has my name all over it, totally my kind of shades. And damn Sal, you hit pan on a blush?! I really need to stop buying and start using.....

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    1. I've actually hit pan on a few blushes. Basically, when I like something I use it to death hahahaha! xxx

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  8. I am very much a natural nude makeup person. Adore your swatches in this post as always xxx

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    1. Thanks hun, yes its just the easiest look to create and wear ;) xxx

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  9. I really like the sound of the Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows! I think I might have to pick it up! Great post Hun! x

    Maiya |http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk

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    1. It's a great one to use really quickly to achieve polished looking brows xxx

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  10. Photography skills = on point. SO jelly of how good you are at placement and everything! xx That Eyeshadow palette is stunning - if I go into negatives on my bank account within the next week, it'll be your fault! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Awww thank you so much, that is so kind of you to say love :) Oh dear...I know what you mean though - my wish list is far longer day by day xxx

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  11. I've never actually tried the double wear light but it sounds like exactly what I need in my collection right now!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. For everyday I love nude makeup shades especially eyeshadows as they make me look professional (I think and hope). Come weekend, the inner Liv comes alive and I play with so much colour!! Love all the products you mentioned and that gorgeous Trish McEvoy eyeshadow palette is calling my name!! Thanks babe for sharing and I always love all your posts as they are very relatable!!..xx

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    1. Hahaha I love it. You look fabulous in nude makeup and colourful makeup just the same. I don't think I could do what you do with colour and look just as fabulous. Thank you for your kind words as always Liv xxx

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  13. I love experiment with colour and I have major soft spot for blue eyeshadow. But I've not quite got the confidence to rock on the school run yet haha! So nude shades it is. I need that TM palette, it's stunning! Also love the look of that NO7 Blush xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Ooooh blue eyeshadow? Aww you totally should do it...school runs aren't that long so you could build your confidence ;) xxx

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  14. The Trish McEvoy palette looks beautiful! You know I'm a nude makeup lover too! I haven't worn eye shadow in 2 weeks 😱

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Yup, nude makeup all the way! Oh wow! I hope its going well and you're well hun. xxx

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  15. I don't think I know anyone who doesn't have something nude in their collection, it's such a staple colour for makeup users. You can't really go wrong with it. Oh my gosh that palette by Trish McEvoy is gorgeous, really strange but I like how the pans are square, something satisfying about it....
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Hahahaha no I know what you mean. The squares look great xxx

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  16. You know me, I love experimenting with makeup and you can see me sporting smokey eyes or bold lips even for parent's meeting at school, haha!
    But, truthfully, on usual daily basis my makeup look is quite nude too as it's the easiest and quickest to do and just make me look well put together without being OTT. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. I love all the variety of looks you create and its great to hear you rock them everywhere. xxx

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  17. i have heard great things about the Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows! i really want to try it out!

    clairetalksbeauty.com

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  18. I've never tried Topshop's palette before!
    I want to try that palette!
    Thank you for the information! xx

    https://www.oneirojewelry.com

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  19. The Trish McEvoy palette looks beautiful, I love the selection of shades. The EL double wear light is one I reach for when I want something natural but provides some coverage too. The longevity is also a game changer for me.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. I know right...its been one of the best discoveries for me and I just wish I bought it sooner xxx

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