Who doesn’t love a great comeback? The nude trend has returned, as Spring 2013 fashion shows were mostly about bare make-up and simple but flawless skin!
Text: Maria Meintani
«Ιt’s not really the time to be flashy» says hairstylist Orlando Pita, and we couldn’t agree more. All aspects of today’s life are currently showing a tendency to get simpler, fresher and minimalistic and the same goes for our make-up; we want it to be decent but practical and we really need that sense of freedom that comes from using a few key products, in order to achieve a light, ethereal result.
Νude make-up has been a recurrent trend during the past few years. It’s actually the ultimate choice for a chic, effortless-looking appearance. However, getting it done is not as simple as it looks. In order to adopt the nude trend, you need to have well moisturised skin and a really good foundation that will cover any blemishes, fine lines or dark spots. A perfect base is essential for this look, so please be really careful when it comes to your skincare (this is a general tip actually).
Of course, like any other rule out there, nude make up has its own twisted versions. After all, a «clean looking» face is a perfect canvas tempting you to get creative on it! These are some examples:
There is an easy way to brighten up this low profile make up. Using a bold colour on your lips will give your look a really strong character based on the major contrast between your colourful lips and the nude tone of the rest of your face.
In case you find nude make up extremely simple or, maybe, a little boring, there is another way to spice things up a bit. Adding a splash of colour to your eyelids will do the trick and give a playful tone to your face.
I believe that this is a great look to sport during spring, the season that requires a fresh, glowing skin. If you wish to go with it, just make sure you have a clean and well pampered skin to work on and, of course, don’t be afraid to experiment a little by adding one fancy element at a time!