How to find the perfect "Nude" ?
We have a new collaborator on the blog, Charlène, a professional makeup artist and beauty expert. A classic and sophisticated look goes in part throught the makeup, so each month, our collaborator will give you advices and tricks on "timeless" makeup looks, on how to enhance your features and many other aspects about cosmetics in general. Her first article will help you to find the perfect "Nude" for you, because we know that it can easily become a headache due to the array of products offered on the market. Have a great reading!
To begin with, if you think a "Nude" is automatically related to "beige" or "skin color", think again. A "Nude" can be a gloss, a lipstick or a natural colored lipbalm. To make your "Nude" as natural as possible, you have to rely on two important things:
First, rely on your skin tone. You have to choose a light color if you have a light skin tone or a dark color if you have a dark skin tone.
Second, as funny as it sounds, you have to choose based on the color of your gums! Who knew? Indeed, by choosing a shade that is as close as possible to your gums color, we find a perfect match.
It should be not forgotten that a "Nude" as not necessarily have matte finish. You can also go with a glossy finish to get a more subtle effect ; perfect for the ones that don't like to wear a lot of makeup and prefers a natural look! You can also go with a pearly finish when you want to add some luminosity to your lips. For matte finishes, they're perfect for any kind of lips. Do not forget to exfoliate your lips and threat them with vitamin E before going to sleep so that the matte finish look smoother, especially when temperatures are changing and your lips get dry.
To conclude, don't be surprised if we suggest you a pinky "Nude", that is normal, it's to give you a better complexion! Don't forget that there's no age to wear "Nude" colors on your lips, the trick is just to find the one that suits you better. Moreover, don't hesitate and use a lip pencil to increase the hold of your lipstick and prevent it from leaking. A "Nude" is a real go-to when it comes to lipstick shades, wear it at the office, the cocktail or even on weekends!
Charlène H - Makeup artist
Picture Jean-François Pednaud / Model Priscilla Ann Desjardins / MUA Charlène Harvey