‘No-make-up make-up’ and the ‘natural look’ are concepts that have been around for years. Now, as spring beckons, the buzzword in beauty is ‘nude’. Australian brand Nude by Nature is one to watch, with its mineral, matt-effect Flawless Pressed Powder Foundation in Ivory (above, £25) and Cashmere Pressed Blush in muted Desert Rose (below left, £22, both debenhams.com). The Topshop Nude Collection features Nude Lips in pale brown Coven (far right, £8) and Smoke Stick for eyes in cream Glory (£6.50, both topshop.com, from tomorrow). Burberry’s offerings include Eye Colour Contour in Pale Nude (£23) and Full Kisses lipstick in Nude Beige (£25, burberry.com). What this demonstrates – along with the looks seen at the Burberry (left) and Tommy Hilfiger S/S 17 shows – is that beauty is embracing fleshy shades representative of all ethnicities and skin tones, from pale to very dark. So it’s no longer about trying to match products to our skin – instead, we can now play with shades that do the
job for us.