8 products to try if you’re obsessed with nude tones
We can’t get enough of these barely-there colours
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / January 08 2019
When it comes to makeup, most of us fall into one of two categories: those that love to experiment with coloured makeup like red lipsticks, green eyeshadows and coral blushes, and those that prefer to stick to pared-back looks that use a combination of natural tones all over. If you fall into the latter category, you’ll be pleased to know that the newest makeup launches offer a host a pinky-nude colours in interesting textures, like glosses, paints, powders, liquids and balms. Here are our favourites.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow
A slick of neutral-coloured gloss is the easiest way to get in on the nude trend and a fail-safe option if you haven’t worn this colour before. Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty version contains shea butter to soften chapped lips and tiny spheres of shimmer to make your smackers look bigger.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Moca
If you’re looking for a product that offers more longevity than a gloss then try a liquid lipstick, like Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours. These last up to 12 hours, feel lightweight to wear and come in a range of pink and nude shades that you can match to your skin tone.
Dior Rouge Dior Liquid in Vibrant Metal
The new Dior Rouge Dior Liquids are ideal for those that like more of a shiny finish to their long-wearing lippie. Available in three finishes - matte, metal and satin - these also last up to 12 hours of wear, and are formulated with ultra-fine silica powder to fill in fine lines on your mouth.
Hourglass MECCA20 Ambient Lighting Palette
This three-in-one palette from Hourglass offers serious value and can give you an all-over soft-focus glow. There are three shades to complement your base - pep up your features like your nose and cheekbones with the illuminating colour on the left, add a pop of colour just on the apples of your cheeks to liven your complexion, and gently contour your features with the chocolatey tone on the right.
Tarte Radiance Drops
For a super subtle take on the nude trend for your face, apply a few drops of Tarte Radiance Drops onto your cheekbones and buff the product in to your foundation for a seamless finish. These drops have a serum-like consistency loaded with tiny pearls to hydrate and brighten the area.
Luma On The Glow Highlighter Stick in Cashmere Casbah
Alternatively, swipe a creme version like the Luma On The Glow Highlighter Stick onto the high points of your face and blend in with a fluffy brush or your ring finger to instantly pep-up a tired-looking complexion. This version is created using finely-milled powders, such as coral, pearl and ruby, to create a shimmery, dewy effect.
Clarins Limited Edition Bronzing & Blush Compact
Not only does this compact scream ‘summer’, it also works a treat when the shades are used together to warm up the complexion, or when layered for a sun-kissed smoky eye. Plus, its jumbo size means it’ll last you for years to come. We’re calling this a great investment piece to add to any makeup collection.
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Colour in Couple’s Massage, I Dream Of Cream and Toffee Temptations
Nude is one of the most flattering colours to wear on your nails as it can visually elongate the look of your fingers. The Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Colours offer much more than prettying up your digits: they also feature argan oil in the formula to nourish the top layers of your nails for a healthy summer mani.
Take the guesswork out of shopping for the perfect nude nail polish for your skin tone with this guide.
Which product are you looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.