Creating a flawless, nude face takes just minutes (another added bonus of the trend!) but the first step in creating the look is the most important – consider it the primer’s primer. Begin by washing your face using a Clarisonic – clinically proven to cleanse your face six times better than your hands – which then allows for better product absorption. This makes your face the perfect, clear canvas for adding nude makeup touches to finish the look.
PERFECT CANVAS- THE PRIMER’S PRIMER
Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution
For flawless makeup application, one must first have the perfect canvas. Clarisonic, the pioneer in sonic cleansing, introduces the Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution, the key to unlocking your brightest complexion. Users experience beautifully transformed skin that is brighter, softer, and more radiant, seeing an immediate 37% improvement in the texture of skin, 2.5x greater skin clarity after one week, and 10x greater improvement in hyperpigmentation after two weeks.
Kit includes: Clarisonic Aria, Universal Voltage Charger, Radiance Brush Head, 6 oz Skin Illuminating Cleanser, 6 oz Sin Renewing Peel Wash, Brightening Activator Serum
Price: $249, Available at Clarisonic.com, Sephora, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, select physicians’ offices and spas.
Sonic Radiance Customization Set, $125; Skin Illuminating AM Cleanser, $25; Skin Renewing Peel Wash, $25; Brightening Activator Serum, $65; Radiance Brush Head, $27; Radiance Brush Head Two Pack, $44
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisture Blur Instant Skin Smoother
Designed to give women more options for blurring away their skin imperfections, L’Oréal Paris introduces the new Revitalift Moisture Blur Instant Skin Smoother. A first-of-its-kind product offering the instant blurring effects of the existing Miracle Blur, but now in a moisturizing formula. Consisting of an emulsion of oil/water, as well as glycerin, this formula will leave skin with a velvety lightweight finish while keeping it hydrated for 24 hours. The product instantly dismisses the signs of aging while working to correct fine lines, wrinkles, while firming over time.
Price: $24.99, Available at lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers
EYE SHADOW PRIMER
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
After talking to makeup artists, listening to our customers, seeing the response to our Professional Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion, and viewing several YouTube tutorials on how to crack open a vial of our famous Eyeshadow Primer Potion to get every last drop, we’ve decided to make life a tad bit easier…Introducing everyone’s favorite Eyeshadow Primer Potion, now available in a sleek, squeezable tube. Everyone knows Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion is unmatched by any other in the beauty industry but did you know it guarantees more vibrant eyeshadow for 24+ hours? Like your favorite genie, this magic potion grants every makeup maven’s three wishes: eyeshadow that lasts, truer, more vibrant color, and absolutely NO creasing.
Price: $20, Available in 3 shades at Sephora, ULTA, Sephora.com, Beauty.com, and UrbanDecay.com
NUDE EYE SHADOW
Urban Decay NAKED2 Basics
When UD junkies cried out for a palette of matte neutrals, the original NAKED Basics delivered, and left them begging for more shades. Always one to satisfy their fans, Urban Decay introduces NAKED2 Basics. Cooler in tone than the original, this palette comes with six taupe-hued matte neutrals, including five never-before-seen shades, along with one shade with a slight satin finish – ideal for highlighting and adding dimension. Never chalky or powdery, every shade in NAKED2 Basics has a rich, buttery feel for the perfect application, delivering rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. Use the palette to create the perfect neutral matte eye, and then on the days when you’re craving more color, pair them with your favorite bolder shadows. These shadows are neutral enough for those with cool skin tones to olive complexions to darker skin.
Price: $29, Available at at Sephora, ULTA, Sephora.com, Beauty.com, and UrbanDecay.com
NUDE LIP BALM
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm Nude
Colour Riche Balm Nude delivers care and comfort to lips while providing the shine and sheer color that women crave. Unlike traditional lip balms that can feel waxy or oily, this creamy texture feels silky on the lips. Six universally-flattering shades each impart a sheer hint of color.
Price: $7.99, Available at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.