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IT LOOKS EFFORTLESS, BUT THERE’S A TRICK TO MASTERING MAKE-UP’S NO-SCANDAL NUDE
Nude lips – don’t be fooled, it’s not the same thing as wearing no lipstick. Nude lips are created by wearing a lipstick that looks like your lips should look without lipstick, but don’t. Are you still with me? The look is well demonstrated by Kim Kardashian, who wears a lippy in the same tone as her skin, allowing her to emphasise her eyes. All skin tones are different, so there are nudes that cover the spectrum from pinky-beige to beigey-beige. The trick is finding the shade that is right for you. If the veins in your wrist look blue, you have cool undertones and should stick to rosy nudes. If they look slightly greenish, you have warm undertones and should aim for peachy nudes. If you can’t tell, you’re probably neutral, and should aim for beigey nudes. The main rule is to not go lighter than your skin tone or you’ll look washed out. Make sure your lips are exfoliated by rubbing gently with a wet toothbrush, apply a thin layer of foundation, then your colour. Mattes can be too drying, so opt for creamy products like those shown here and top up with gloss if required.