All About Nude

It’s one of the hottest trends this season and a firm fashion favourite amongst celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton. And for make-up it’s going to be your new gorgeous go-to summer look. In every shade from honey toned beiges to dusky pale pinks, nude is the colour you need to know about. It is all about understated glamour amd there’s a look to suit everyone – Georgina Hardiman shows you how…


Nude is one of the most flattering colours and works well on all skin tones to create that gorgeous, dewy base. Make sure you choose your colours depending on whether you have a natural pinky, creamy or honey beige skin tone.

TIP: Always prep skin first – use a hydrating primer or serum. The flawless nude look starts with good skincare.


Wearing nude on the eyes can be so beautiful – pick shadows with a hint of sheen or shimmer, use across the lid and finish with lashings of black or dark brown mascara.


Avoid super-pale shades (it looks too dated) but chose colours that perfectly complement your skin tone. Go for a satin or full on lacquer gloss finish but make sure you keep it shimmer and matte free – you’re not taking it back to the sixties.

TIP: Dab lip balm over your lipstick with your fingertip to pull the shade back slightly.


From shell to sand and ivory to beige, nude nails are a key trend right now. The secret is all about finding the right shade of nude varnish for you, pick colours that are as close to your skin tone as possible, just like when you’re looking for a new foundation.

Your Comments (5)

  1. Charlotte wrote on May 20th, 2013 ...

    Charlotte on May 20th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Loving the nude trend! Can you tell me what colour the YSL lipstick is?

  2. Jo wrote on May 20th, 2013 ...

    Jo on May 20th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I love all the nude shades. Hard for me to wear without looking sick. I’ll try a darker nude then “pull it back” as suggested. Thank you!

  3. Team wrote on May 21st, 2013 ... Team on May 21st, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Hi Charlotte the YSL Lipstick is Blond Ingenu – Shade 24

  4. Zubaida wrote on May 21st, 2013 ...

    Zubaida on May 21st, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Hi , I really love the nude look. Can u please tell me the shade for benefit crease less eye shadow and what nude lip color will suit a light Asian skin tone? Thanks

    • Team on May 22nd, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Hi Zubaida, thank you for your comment.

      The Benefit Crease Eye Shadow is Bikini Tini.
      In terms of a lip-colour try find one that has a slight hint of pink help to give you that nude look without looking washed out.
      YSL Rouge Pur Couture have a few gorgeous nude shades – try Rose Bergamasque or Beige Tribute.

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