Though summertime is bursting with bright, bold color, sometimes it’s refreshing to bring out the nude in it. Nude makeup gives room to wear bright colors elsewhere like bright nail polis, clothing or accessories. However bright you choose to shine this summer, keep in mind that nude makeup brings out your features more than you would think. Take a breather from bold and try out these beauty products to achieve a fresh, nude makeup look this summer.
Dr. Brandt Pore Refiner Primer
Before applying any makeup and after moisturizing, work this all over your face to cover pores and prime before you put your face makeup on. Available at Birchbox, $45.
bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
To get the perfect nude summer beauty look, you need to start off with a fresh and dewy foundation. This foundation will not only give you a subtle dewy look, but it’s formulated without all the bad stuff like parabens, sulfates and fragrance. It’s also oil-free so for those who are prone to breakouts or have oily skin, don’t be afraid to try this out. Available at Sephora, $29.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
After you’ve applied your foundation, or before depending on your preference, swipe some concealer under your eyes and dot it on any visible blemishes. Rub it in gently so it covers any under eye circles and all blemishes. This concealer by NARS has buildable coverage for light to full coverage. Available at NARS Cosmetics, $29.
Cowgirl Dirt Finishing Powder
Dust this finishing powder after you’ve applied your foundation and concealer to seal it all in. It adds a much longer lifeline to your face makeup and has great staying power for those who tend to have oily skin fade their makeup. Available at Cowgirl Dirt, $18.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
This palette has all the basic, matte colors to give your eyes a naturally-enhanced touch. Swipe some of the lighter shades on your eyelids and brow bone for some definition. Available online at Urban Decay, $28.
IT Cosmetics CC + Radiance Ombre Bronzer
Apply a matte bronzer that’s not too dark like this ombre bronzer. Dust it under the apples of your cheeks to define those cheeksbones. Available at ULTA, $34.
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
Mascara is where you can dramatic with this look and really bring out your eyes. This mascara by benefit cosmetics will give your lashes amazing length and volume. Available at Sephora, $24. If you want to get even more dramatic with your eyes, try lining only the top lash line of your eyes with liquid eyeliner and winging it at the end for a chic cat-eye look.
Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Love
Top off your nude look with a soft, nude glossed lip. This color has a pink hue but looks nude on most skin tones. It’s a soft color that will give you a glossy pout for hours. Available at Nordstrom, $33.