The sunny days are finally breaking through and giving us the opportunity to enjoy casual outdoor catch-ups with friends. Relaxed, nude make-up is perfect for completing a summery look on these occasions.

Going nude: six beauty favourites

Here are six fabulous products to create a natural look with a subtle hint of sunshine-shimmer.

Base

Revlon’s Nearly Naked in Vanilla. This new liquid foundation range from Revlon has a fluid consistency, blending well into the skin. As the name suggests, it gives light coverage – evening-out skin tone whilst creating a very natural appearance. Great for a relaxed, daytime look, although you might want more coverage for evening. (We’ll be reviewing a selection of high-end to high-street foundation at Average Janes soon, so don’t worry, we’ll have you covered!)
£8.99 from Boots.

Eyes

Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Ivory (51) and Champagne Quartz (2). Layer the Ivory over the lid and towards the browline to give a smooth base and lighten the eye. Champagne Quartz – a beautiful shimmery peachy-gold nude – blended into the crease line gives a hint of contoured colour even when your eyes are open.

MaxFactor MasterpieceMax. This is my absolute go-to mascara. It gives fabulous definition without clumping – you can get away with just a flick for a daytime look, or layer on for high-impact flutter in the evenings.

Ivory (51), £16.50 from bobbibrown.
Champagne Quartz, £16.50 from bobbibrown.
MaxFactor MasterpieceMax, £9.99 from Boots.

Lips

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait. I’m a bit late to the party with Lip Butters (I’m sure many of you will already know how fantastic they are!), but since trying this one I’m a complete convert. The moisturising butter element gives a smooth texture that easily glides on, and the subtle shimmer accents this nude look without feeling as ‘done’ as wearing lipstick. Great for a natural daytime look, and avoids dry lips too.

£7.99 from Boots.

Cheeks

MaxFactor Flawless Perfection Blush in Mulberry (225). A subtle dusky-pink to give a slight hint of rose colour to the cheeks, without looking flushed – again, perfect for this nude look. Mine is well-used for everyday, as you can see from the photo! As a habitual user of powder blush, I’m excited about also branching out into the great cheek sticks around for Spring/Summer so keep watching Average Janes for a review of those soon.

£6.99 from Boots.

There we have it, helping you feel comfortable whilst going nude..


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