The Ultimate Nude Makeup TutorialDecember 14, 2021
Nude makeup will never go out of style. It’s flattering, works for any occasion and can be as toned-down or amped-up as you’re in the mood for. Whether you want to take a break from the bold aesthetic or refresh your go-to neutral look now that you’re leaving home more, keep reading for a five-step neutral makeup tutorial we created with the help of pro makeup artist Sadhvi Babu.
Lay Down Your Base
Start by evening out your complexion with a lightweight, full-coverage CC cream, like the Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+. Give your skin a luminous look and your CC cream even more staying power by applying the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Glow Setting Powder on top. To keep the look from appearing flat, apply a natural blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply a beige-colored shadow, like Laredo from the Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette, all over the lids, going from the inner corners to the outer corners and blending it into the crease.
Define Your Eyes With Eyeliner
For a low-maintenance, barely-there look, use a medium-brown eye pencil like the Maybelline New York Tattoo Studio Eye Pencil in Smooth Walnut to create a thin line of color on the upper lash line. For a softer look, you can lightly smudge the eyeliner with a brush. Repeat this on the bottom lashes, but focus on the outer corners and sweep it into the middle of your bottom lash line.
If you prefer a more dramatic, defined look, use a black liquid liner on your upper lash line instead. The NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner is a great budge-proof option.
Apply Volumizing Mascara
To further define your eyes and bring your eye makeup together, apply one to two coats of a volumizing mascara like the L'Oréal Paris Bambi Oversized Eye Washable Mascara. It separates the lashes while adding thickness that doesn’t clump.