Beauty: Nude makeup gets a new-season makeover
Polished yet effortless and suited to every skin type and tone, nude makeup continues to trend. This season’s update amps up the glamour: skin shimmers, lips are full and eyes are smoked, writes Alice Ryan
Erborian Super BB, five shades, £41, uk.erborian.com
A higher-coverage iteration of Erborian’s best-selling BB cream - BB standing for ‘blemish balm’ - this is the ultimate base with benefits. It blurs imperfections, evens tone, hydrates (white ginseng), heals (niacinamide) and protects (SPF 20) skin in one.
Pearl Beauty Multi-purpose Lip & Face Stick in Easy Going, £22, pearlbeautycosmetics.com
A calling-card product for Pearl Beauty, the Northern Irish brand famed for its user-friendly formulas, this creamy pat-on pigment is buildable, blendable and, in peachy nude Easy Going, gives both lips and cheeks a lovely glow.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Satin Lipstick in Honey Taupe, £23, anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk
If you’re looking for a high-pigment, full-coverage, long-wear lip colour that doesn’t drag or dry the skin, this is it. Just released in 18 new nude shades, it’s velvety soft both to apply and wear.
Lottie London Cheeky Glow Wand in Champagne Drip, £7.95, lottie.london
This blush/highlighter hybrid delivers a flush of colour and radiance at the pat of its cute cushion applicator. Thanks to ultra-fine pigments and shimmers, both shade and sheen are pleasingly buildable, while skin-caring squalene gives a dewy finish.
ICONIC London Lustre Lip Oil in Queen Bee, £22, iconiclondon.com
Combining the colour and glaze of a gloss with the care and comfort of a balm - it’s infused with moisturising Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid - this new lip oil is a doozy. Extra points for the nifty roller applicator and the fact it’s *genuinely* non-sticky.
Mylee Bare Elements Mygel Nail Polish in Naturally Darling, £7.99, mylee.co.uk
Known for delivering fresh-from-the-salon gel nails at home and for a fraction of the price, Mylee Mygel polish is a dream to apply, a cinch to cure (via either LED or UV lamp) and wears brilliantly. The new Bare Elements range contains a whopping 20 shades of nude.
Sigma Bite-sized Eyeshadow Quad in Peach Pie, £15, sigmabeauty.com
Unmatched for its eyeshadows - buttery soft, super-pigmented, non-creasing, long-lasting - Sigma has just cut the ribbon on a collection of clever quads: all riffing on the nude theme, each contains multiple looks, subtle through to sultry.
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