After seasons of smokey eye makeup and all the jazz up , this spring the runways were flooded with nude makeup. Back then it was all about covering up the real skin. The makeup colours were gray and ashy , but now nude lipsticks are just not limited to boring beige. Those of you who are minimalistic lovers , are definitely nude addicted. This sultry look is more than enough to complete a boring face without overstressed efforts. Nude makeup is something which not only goes with smokey dramatic eyes but one can also carry an all day nude look and still look up to the mark.

It may look very simple from the eye of an everyday passerby , but to get the perfect look you need to have knowledge about the perfect shade of nude to suit your body tone. One that looks natural yet brings out your facial features even more.

Here is a small guide for you of all the nude shades one must apply according to your skin tone.

1 ) OLIVE OR DARK SKIN TONE : Melted chocolate , Bobby brown or Coco cuddle are the best shades for you . Avoid shades that are lighter than your skin tone. Go for Colorbar Naked pink or colorbar bare. Colorbar has the best shades of nude lipsticks one could ever get. They give a creamy and a matte finish effect to lips . Stays for more than 5 hours with a smooth touch to it. Also , Loreal Paris by JLO and Frieda are to be tried on.

Celebrities to get inspired by : Priyanka Chopra / Freida Pinto



2) MEDIUM DARK SKIN TONE : Golden – beige shades are the best for such complexion , it enhances our skin tone which is why JLO chooses to wear such shades at the Red carpet. Again, go for sheer shades that are not lighter than your skin. For a more outstanding impact go for shades in peach ( Nothing yellow please ! ) These shades warm up your complexion and don’t make you look all washed out. If you want a long lasting lip color , go for matte shades. My favriote picks would be Lakme 9 to 5 lip color – Toffee Nexus , Lakme Satin lipstick shade 599 , Maybelline Super Stay – Coral.

Tip : Rather than putting an outline on your entire lip , gently sketch an outline along the cupid’s bow and outer corners only.



Sometimes on medium skin tones the outer lip corners appear to be a bit darker , In this case choose the color that suits the perimeter of your mouth so that it does not appear chalky around the rim of your mouth. So go for shades like salmon pink or hint of orange .


3 )  FAIR SKIN TONE : You need to understand the difference between a nude color which looks pretty and the one that looks pasty. Start with moisturizing your lip with a lip balm.Applying a lip balm makes the application of the lipstick easier . Apply the lip color by using the side of the lipstick rather than the tip , it prevents harsh lines .Now when you are all set its time to pick up the pinky colors and decide which one suits you the best. If you want to go for pink then stick to all the rosy colors. Avoid matt finishes when it comes to nude lips for fair skin , it generally makes you look ghastly. Stick to the satin texture . Add a touch of bronz maybe to brighten up your complexion.Define your eyes with liner and mascara.Stay away from orangeish shades , this makes paler complexions look all the more boring . My picks would be Loreal Paris Rose remedy , Lakme Enrich satin , Lancome shade 201 , Marks and Spencers Autograph lipstick in nude , Loreal Paris color rich nude , M.A.C Mineralize Rich Lipstick Luxe Naturale , Revlon Pink cognito .

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