There is just something about a nude makeup look—even though it’s subtle, the finished look is never basic or lackluster. In fact, a makeup look starring nude hues brings out the best in our individualized facial features with little pompous circumstance. Stars such as Adele, Meghan Markle, Megan Fox, and Laura Harrier and their talented makeup artists have perfected the art of nude, and we want in. To get the insider POV on how to hone nude looks at home, we chatted with Nick Lujan, the global director of artistry and education at Kevyn Aucoin.
We know that any great makeup look starts with a well-established foundation—both literally and figuratively. That means starting with skin prep and ending with the application of complexion products like foundation and concealer. We know there are tons of products on the market. But if you keep your skin type (and Lujan’s advice) in mind, you can’t go wrong. Our expert recommends looking for lightweight, hydrating skincare options—think skin-plumping ingredients like hyaluronic acid and, of course, skin-loving primers that both hydrate and smooth.