Are You Ready to Go Nude?

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:

Νude skin + bold lips

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.

Nude skin with a twist

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!