Positively Beautiful by Carmindy

Nudist Colony

Since summer began it’s been non-stop color, color, color, but what if we want to get naked? I’m talking about nude makeup, of course, and it’s actually a very chic l
Try a wash of shimmering vanilla on your peepers, like Stila’s Kitten Eyeshadow ($18, Sephora.com), if you’re fair. For darker skin, use a peachy hue like Jezebel. Pair this sweep of nakedness with jet-black mascara on top and bottom lashes, so it contrasts with the nude and defines the eyes well.ook when the skin is looking sun-kissed (from a self tanner, of course). So how to wear nudes without looking washed out, you ask? It’s easy! You just need to choose modern formulas with a kick of shimmer and a hint of color.

On cheeks, start with a bronzer by sweeping it in a C formation, starting at the temples, working along the sides of the face and ending under the cheekbones. My go-to is Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Sunglow Powder Bronzer in Summer ($12.95, Drugstore.com), and I use a big fluffy powder brush to apply it. Next, apply a swirl of blush right on the apples of the cheeks only. Fair and medium skin tones look great in peach colors and dark skin needs to go for an orangey coral.

On lips, you never want to choose formulas that are too opaque, because it can make you look dated and dead. Opt for shimmery sheer nudes with a hint of pink or peach, like the Nars Velvet Gloss Stick in Buenos Aires ($24, Narscosmetics.com), which is a long-wearing chubby pencil, or try a gloss like Lorac Lips With Benefits in Mark ($18, Sephora.com). A few of my favorite drugstore glosses for lips are the Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss in Healthy Peach 500 ($8.99, Drugstoe.com) or the L’Oreal Colour Riche LeGloss in Nude Illusion ($3.99, Ulta.com).

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