Fall Makeup Inspiration: Notorious Nudes
A true chameleon of lip choices, nudes have the power to flaunt femininity one hour, and elude a sexiness as striking as Angelina the next. Barely-there lips take a back seat to dramatic eyes or sculpted cheeks, but won’t go overlooked. It's understated sexy at its finest. We’re in the nude this fall with the Femme Nude Lip Stylo ($30) from Hourglass. This set of creamy lip crayons capture the striking, super-luxe beauty of a muted lip and will be available at Sephora in August. Celebrity makeup artist Moanie Lee created six fabulous ways to wear this season’s lip du jour. Click through the slideshow and get ready to look beautiful in the buff!
Nude No. 1 - Arresting
Achieve an eye-catching look by pairing a pale-pink lip (perfect for a softer complexion) with Twiggy-like eyes for minimalistic daytime makeup. Keep the pink lip, but transition into night by applying a dramatic mocha shadow and smokey liner.
Nude No. 2 - Provocative
Offset this honey beige nude pout with a dramatic purple smokey eye. Bringing color into the eye’s palette is a chic way to balance super-beige lips for an all-day affair.
Nude No. 3 - Minimalist
Flirty and feminine, this look is kept simple with a flawless complexion, a touch of mascara and barely-there shadow in a rosy shade. The lip, a medium rose nude, mirrors the eyes for a super-soft weekend look.
Nude No. 4 - Spontaneous
There’s a time and a place for a color-blocked eye, or a fierce, never-ending liquid liner. If you’re feeling a little avant garde in the makeup department, keep the lips simple with this pink-beige nude. Spontaneity is always welcomed and encouraged!
Nude No. 5 - Artistic
Whether it’s slightly smudged or precisely painted, this Bardot-esque cat eye does not need any competition. Offset the exaggeration with a golden peach nude for a great transition into fall beauty.
Nude No. 6 - Sensual
For the Scarletts and Angelinas of the world, behold the very essence of bombshell sexy. Match smoldering chocolate eyes with this deep-mauve nude lip for the ultimate in sensual date night looks.