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How To Get A Flawless Nude Makeup Look

Amplify skin’s glow with a nude makeup tutorial, pick personalized nude products, and get tips on how to do nude makeup!

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Nude Look

What Is Nude Makeup?

Nude makeup, no-makeup-makeup, natural makeup… these popular makeup trends share a common thread: simple, neutral, and stunning -- with room for customization. ‘Nude’ makeup is meant to enhance your skin’s natural coloring. This is a guide for celebrating the nude trend with natural makeup. getting nude makeup advice from a green beauty expert, and to show you what products to use to customize your own nude makeup look!

Looking for a natural makeup look that enhances your natural beauty? Sounds like nude makeup is right up your alley! The nude makeup color palette can be soft, sultry, or edgy. Add smokiness to your gaze with deeper tones of brown eye shadow or eyeliner. Add a dimension of natural shimmer to skin by using nude toned metallics. Or, play up the rosiness in your cheeks and lips by using nude pink tones. Nude, natural makeup is your outlet for experimenting with a more simplified palette, and making sure that your gorgeous complexion remains front and center.

Nude, Natural Makeup by @veganbeautyreview

We tapped vegan beauty guru Sunny of @veganbeautyreview to get her take on the nude makeup trend. Check out her featured look below, created using only fruit pigmented® makeup!

Sunny’s Nude Makeup Look: “Sandstone”

Sunny focused this gorgeous nude makeup look around our ultra moisturizing matte lipstick, Sandstone: a warm, camel nude lip shade. This natural nude makeup look features luminous cheeks, a warm nude lip, and softly shimmery shades of brown eye shadows that compliment Sunny’s pretty brown peepers.

Sandstone

How to get Sunny’s nude makeup look:

After applying Luminous Primer and foundation (Sunny is wearing BB Cream Shade 10 Luminous), grab your Pretty Naked Palette.

Using a rounded blush brush, softly dust apples of cheeks with Pretty Naked Blush (or your favorite nude shade of cheek color -- scroll down for our top blush picks!). Using an angled contour brush, gently swipe Naked Palette’s fruit pigmented® luminizer onto bridge of nose, high points of cheeks, and tip of nose.

For eyes, Sunny used all three eye shadows from the Naked Palette: Flax Seed (nude, dusty rose), Toffee (taupe grey with silver undertone), and Chestnut (rich, chocolate-bronze). For medium to deep skin tones, apply Toffee and Chestnut first, then use the lighter Flax Seed as a blending shade or for a pop of light highlight, as opposed to an all-over color.

PRO TIP: Using flat shader brush, start with the shadow that most closely matches your skin tone. Then, using a smudger brush, layer next darkest shade at outer corners of eyes and below the waterline. Use a small but fluffy brush to apply your darkest shade in your crease and outer corner. Finish by tapping that same brush back into the first color, then gently buff into the lid just above the crease

Complete this look with a mascara that will enhance volume and give your lashes a natural, feathery finish, and of course, the stunning warm brown Sandstone lipstick.

Nude Makeup Tips

Start by understanding the color and tone of your skin. This will help you understand what exactly ‘nude’ means for your particular skin tone. For example, if your skin is a deep tan with yellow undertones, you’ll want to stay away from cosmetics with cool or rosy undertones. Pick out the general color and undertones of your skin and complexion, then match with products that will blend or gently pop on your skin.

Stay away from vibrant hues. While we all love a show-stopping bold lip or pop of color around the eyes, there’s no room for them in a nude makeup look. The goal here is much more simple. Keep your skin the star of the show, and only accent it with muted or earth tones that fall in line with your skin’s natural color.

Look for shades of beige, pink, peach, and brown. These 4 undertones are present in every skin color, in some variation or another. Each can come in both a warm or cool version: for example, while most think of beige as yellowish (warm), there can in fact be pink beige, too! So since there are endless shades of beautiful human skin tones, it can help to start your search for nude makeup by narrowing it down to these 4 basic colors.

Use a facial primer to ensure nude shades won’t disappear on your skin. Picked the perfect eye shadow shade that subtly enhances your skin tone? Make sure it shines to its fullest potential with a good natural facial primer. If your skin is on the oily side, or you simply love a poreless matte finish, grab our Mattifying Primer. This silky smooth wonder is sans silicone and made with skin plumping seaweed collagen for more supple skin. Love luminous skin? Our Luminous Primer is vitamin infused, laced with anti-aging resveratrol from grapes, and gives your skin a radiant glow using responsibly sourced mica.

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Our Best Nude Makeup

In this guide, we’ve compiled the best nude makeup products made by 100% PURE! A carefully selected collection of fruit pigmented®, vitamin rich cosmetics to give you a natural glow that’s perfect for any occasion. Check out the breakdown by each makeup category!

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Foundation for Nude Makeup

To give skin a healthy, radiant glow, prime face before your foundation with vitamin and antioxidant rich Luminous Primer, made with anti-aging resveratrol and soft shimmer from mica. For foundation, we love Bamboo Blur Matte Makeup for a natural makeup look. It has an impeccable balance of light, dewy weight, and impressively matte and opaque coverage. Your skin’s natural luminosity can still glow, but you get the benefit of balancing skin tone, covering redness, and blurring imperfections with light-refracting bamboo silica. Looking for a specific finish and coverage level for your personalized nude makeup/ no makeup/ natural makeup look? Check our fave pics below:

Light Coverage:

Tinted Moisturizer

Moisturizing light-medium coverage with a dewy finish

Medium Coverage:

BB Cream

Medium coverage and a dewy, glowing finish

Full Coverage:

Bamboo Blur Matte Makeup

Medium-full coverage with luminous, satin finish

Nude Blush Makeup

We chose variations of earth toned blushes in cool, neutral, and warm undertones to suit any skin tone. Earth tones and nudes go together like peas and carrots, so you’ll be sitting pretty with our fruit pigmented® blush picks for your personalized nude makeup look:

Cool:

Pink Plum pressed blush

Earthy berry with cool, mauve undertone

Neutral:

Peach pressed blush

Peach nude with neutral undertone

Warm:

Cocoa Berry Lip & Cheek Tint

Clay nude with tomato red undertone

Mascara for Nude Makeup

Lash-strengthening, cocoa and tea pigmented Maracuja Mascaras are ideal for nude looks! The silky maracuja oil in the formula evenly coats lashes for a soft, feathery finish. We’ve picked our top 2 mascaras for nude makeup looks -- match to your complexion for your personalized pick:

Light-Medium:

Dark Chocolate Maracuja Mascara

Deep, cocoa brown

Medium-Deep:

Black Tea Maracuja Mascara

True midnight black

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Nude Eye Shadows

We have SO many drop-dead-gorgeous nude eye shadows that we had to reign ourselves in when picking our favorite shades! Our Satin Eye Shadows are creamy formulas in glass screw-top pots, and our Fruit Pigmented® Eye Shadows are pressed powder formulas in clear clamshells. Tend to lean towards dewy finishes? Go for creamy! Prefer more matte? Go for pressed! Check out our top picks for nude eye shadows below:

Matte:

Flaxseed (pressed)

Nude with dusty rose undertone

Sheer:

Petal Tip (pressed)

Sheer matte pink with nude undertones

Shimmery:

(superfine sparkle)

Java (creamy)

Creamy, warm coral-nude with gold undertone

Gilded (pressed)

Warm, true gold with tan undertone

Sparkly:

(larger, scattered sparkle)

Bahamas (creamy)

True, semi-sheer nude with warm sparkle

Vanilla Sugar (pressed)

Pearly beige nude with warm sparkle

Metallic:

Maui (creamy)

Deep copper-bronze with soft sparkle

Quartz (pressed)

Neutral, rosy brown metallic

PRO TIP: Want a one-and-done approach to nude makeup, especially eye shadows? Grab one of our fruit pigmented® makeup palettes for a built-in trio of pressed, neutral shades. Our fave makeup palettes for nude looks? The original Pretty Naked Palette for softer nude looks, Pretty Naked II for deeper, more dramatic nude looks, and the new Better Naked Palette for stunning shimmery metallics.

Lip Sticks

Nude Lip Colors

We’ve got more than a few favorites when it comes to fruit pigmented® nude lipstick shades, but we’ve narrowed down the list for your viewing pleasure! Instead of letting synthetic dyes and iron oxides near your precious lippies, we’ve used fruit pigments, fruit oils, and achiote seeds to pigment these luscious, lip softening beauties. Read on for a complete breakdown of our nude lip offerings, organized by finish:

Matte:

Cassia Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick

A neutral, deep antique pink

Satin (opaque):

Bee Balm Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipstick

A warm, deep peachy pink

Satin (semi-sheer):

Sultry Fruit Pigmented® Lip Glaze

Warm, peachy brown

Glossy (opaque):

Butterchew Lip Caramel

Pinky brown nude

Glossy (sheer):

Crystal Gemmed Lip Gloss

Sheer, shimmery, pale peach-pink

PRO TIP: Already using Cocoa Berry Lip & Cheek Tint on your cheeks? Sneak this beauty onto your lips using fingers, or retractable lip brush for more precision. This will make matching your lips to your cheeks a no-brainer!

Obsessed with all things nude? We don’t blame you. Check out the 3 easy nude nail designs we came up with using 10-Free trio of Truffle, Velouria, and Pinkerton. Stick with our blog feed to keep track of fruit pigmented® natural makeup tutorials, keep up with new product launches, and more!

We carefully hand-select products based on strict purity standards, and only recommend products we feel meet this criteria. 100% PURE™ may earn a small commission for products purchased through affiliate links.

The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.


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