Monday, August 22, 2011

Tutorial: Nude Makeup

Hi everyone, here is my second makeup tutorial. It's my step-by-step take on how to easily achieve a Nude Makeup Look.


As Nude colours can really wash out a complexion, it's really important to find shades that suit your skin tone. This can be achieved by trial and error or testing out shades at the makeup counter. I personally avoid too light a lip colour as those tend to make me look really ill.


1. For me, good skin is the key to this Nude Makeup look. For an even complexion, I recommend tinted moisturisers or sheer BB creams over foundations as they let the natural glow of your skin show through. I'm all for enhancing the skin rather than masking it.


I tried out my new Garnier BB cream. As BB creams have quite a thick consistency, only a small amount is needed to blend over the entire complexion. This BB cream was nice and sheer, and left the skin with a dewy glow.

Product used: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-in-one BB Cream


2. I applied a pale nude eye shadow over the eye-socket to even-out the upper eyelid.


Product Used: Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Trench 0.2


3. I tightlined the upper eyelid with a waterproof pencil liner.


Product Used: Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Eyeliner in Black


4. I then neatly lined my upper eyelids with a black gel liner.


Product Used: Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black


5. I then curled my upper eyelashes and applied a coat of black mascara.


Products used: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, Lancome Hynose Doll Eyes Mascara


6. To prevent looking washed-out, apply a neutral shade of blush the cheeks. I used a subtle shade of light pink with a golden sheen.


Product used: MAC Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl (LE Liberty of London)


7. Nude coloured lips are another key component to this look. I only own one shade of nude lipstick, so it's definitely my go-to shade for nude lips. I love how easy to wear it is.


Product used: myface cosmetics Gigabyte Lipstick in Vintage Pink


Here's the completed look. I was going for was a natural, yet polished look:




28 comments:

  1. what?! Garnier made BB cream? xD everyone's getting on the band wagon o_O

    this look is so pretty! I took notes ^^

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  2. The beauty powder is so so so gorgeous! Love it! : D And I really like how you do your thick liner.. Why are your lashes so loooonnng? T_T *cries*

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  3. great tutorial. .
    you look beautiful Penelope

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  4. omg I LOVE this, your post reminds me to 'no make up' make up vid on youtube^^

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  5. Love how you look! I agree with your no.1; but even after so much money and time, I still don't have good skin *sobs*

    you lucky you <3

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  6. I didn't know Garnier had a BBcream ! It's probably not sold in France though... Love your nude FOTD, it's flawless and perfect <3

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  7. wow gorgeous!!! love the tutorial!!! thank u for sharing :*

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  8. I agree base makeup should enhance your skin and not cover it up completely...it looks more natural. Very pretty and wearable FOTD!

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  9. not too sure about the garnier bb cream,but its garnier! and its affordable.

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  10. You look beautiful! Are you planning on doing a review on the garnier bb cream? Would love to see swatches and your thoughts :)

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  11. It looks like your wearing barely nothing. Mission accomplished. :)I love the simple eyes and the lips.

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  12. This is a really gorgeous and different look on you. It looks mature, in a really really good way. I can't believe you have one nude lippie though, what a surprise!

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  13. beautiful and understateed look that really accentuates your natural beauty!!!

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  14. you apply the eye liner well, I can never get it that precise most of the time!

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  15. great tut! :) i like the final outcome but then again i like all the makeup looks you post because you're so pretty & everything just looks good on you. ^_^

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  16. the natural glow on your face looks amazing. good FOTD for a business casual meeting. thanks for sharing.

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  17. great tutorial! i have shell pearl from the MAC Loves Barbie collection & often reach for it. it imparts the most beautiful peachy color with a suble glow. your are gorgeous!

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  18. thanks for the tut! i love how simple this is and how it totally brightens up the face! u have such great skin =)

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  19. Very pretty Penelope! You look beautiful and your nude look is lovely. You look pretty with and without make-up! I'm jealous!

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  20. I wonder if the UK version of the Garnier BB cream is the same as the one found in Malaysia? There's one out now, and Garnier is promoting it heavily!

    Pretty but I think the whole look is too nude for me, I prefer a pinker lip...

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  21. Wow, you look so chic and elegant with this Nude Look, Penelope! Stunning as always! <3

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  22. Hey, nice wearable look! It looks so great on you. :)
    xoxo,
    LoveSkinBest

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  23. How are you finding the Garnier BB cream? I must admit I am curious! I wonder if it'll ever make it to Canada.
    Lovely nude look, still polished and sophisticated looking but looks so effortless!
    Re: your husband...does he have any single Asian guy friends back in Scotland?...D:

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  24. aaa your soo prettyy and i love this look soo pretty and wearable!! you look soo pretty!
    Mi_Mi
    x
    mi-miworld.blogspot.com

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  25. I think you've pretty much mastered this.. it's something I would wear everyday for work too :D You look gorgeous there!

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  26. Thanks girls for your lovely comments!
    @Charisse yes, i'll be doing a review post very soon
    @MACnunu Yes my hubby has a Scottish accent, but no single Asian guy friends in Scotland though :( (none with scottish accents)

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  27. I love these types of posts giving you step by step guide! Your skin looks amazing.

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