Since I have a pretty fair skin tone, I used to focus on bright make-up routines, with a punchy lip, sparkly eyes, or a pinkish bronzer. It wasn't until recently that I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try out a nude beauty look. I've always been a huge fan of the no make-up look, so I decided it was worth a shot. And to my great surprise, it has become one of my favourite beauty looks that I apply on a regular basis (apart from this one, of course). Because as it turns out, if you follow these 5 super easy steps, a nude beauty look can actually bring out the best in your fair skin tone!
1 / DEWY BASIS
The no. 1 way to prevent a dull nude look is to start with a dewy basis. Apply a thin layer of Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow (I use no. 5), my favourite lightweight foundation that's perfect for sunny days (it has an SPF 30!).
2 / CORRECT IMPERFECTIONS
I've been using the Dior Fix It concealer since forever, so I was pretty thrilled to find this updated version, the Fix It colour! It comes in different shades, but I used the yellow one that's perfect for covering up dark blue circles below your eyes. Just apply a thin layer and tap it in with your fingers, to prevent it from creasing.
3 / ADD DEPTH
This look doesn't ask for a lot of contouring, because you don't want the result to be too 'heavy'. Rather go with a few swipes of the Guerlain Natural Blondes bronzer (no. 2) onto your cheekbones. The soft golden shade and subtle shimmers will light up your skin tone, which is exactly what you're looking for.
4 / FOCUS ON THE EYES
While you may not expect it at first sight, applying a shimmery copper eye shadow will make a huge impact for bringing out your eye colour (especially if you're blue-eyed, as I am). I used the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural eyeshadow palette, mixing the 2 pale brown shades on the right, and applying them onto my eyelids and below my eyes. Finish with 1 or 2 coats (not more!) of the Chanel Inimitable mascara in brown (no. 30); definitely avoid a black mascara for this look, as it will be much to harsh to complement the nude vibe.
5 / NOURISH YOUR LIPS
Finally, you'll want to add a bit of colour to your lips, to light up your face. Basically, your lips have to look like their most healthy version, so start with a nourishing base (I used my beloved Dior Crème de Rose plumping lip balm) and add a pinky nude colour on top, such as L'Oréal's Color Riche Matte Blush in a Rush lipstick (no. 103).
STYLE IT WITH
A white off-the-shoulder top, delicate golden jewelry, and red nails (I'm wearing Faby's Red at Night...).
Have you tried an out-of-your-comfort-zone beauty look recently? Do you like the idea of nude make-up on fair skin? I'm curious to hear! :)