April 5, 2016 Angela Melero Looks

Forget the "No-Makeup" Look & Go Nude

OK. We know we’ve been a tad obsessive about bright, neon makeup lately. From tutorials to new product launches, we’re quick to tell you to go bold or go home. That being said, we feel we should clarify that we still have some serious love and loyalty for neutral shades as well. Trends come and go, but nude makeup will never go out of style in our beauty book. To show some love to our fave neutral looks, we asked makeup guru Alana Dawn to show us a few cool color combos that will make you want to go totally nude.

Nude Makeup


ProTip: For all three looks, we recommend using full-coverage, matte foundation, subtle contouring and highlighting, eye primer and a taupe shadow as a base for the lids.


Look #1: True Nude

Product recommendations for this look: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Tough As Taupe, Lancôme Le Crayon in Nude


Step 1: Dust a taupe-colored eye shadow all the over the lids and into the crease — blend for a more natural look.

Step 2: Line lips with a flesh-toned, nude lip liner and follow with a nude lip gloss.

RELATED: The Right Nude Makeup Shades for Every Skin Tone


Look #2: Brown Nude

Product recommendations for this look: YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadow in FougeNYX Lip Lingerie in Teddy


Step 1: Apply an espresso-colored shadow to the outer corner of the eye and into the crease. Blend it well so it looks smoky.

Step 2: Take a rich, brown matte lip cream and apply it to the lips, leaving the center of the lighter for a subtle, ombré effect.


Look #3: Pink Nude

Product recommendations for this look: Urban Decay Naked3 PaletteL’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color Timeless RoséUrban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Nooner


Step 1: Cover the lid with a light, pinkish-nude eye shadow.

Step 2: Swipe on a soft pink lipstick and dab it with a tissue. Layer on a nude lip gloss for a more toned-down look.


Photo: Carlos Moscat

Model: Stephanie Farugia

Makeup: Alana Dawn

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