Summer is officially here! For many of us that means it’s finally time for a vacation! So when it comes to your makeup, the question is what do I bring and what do I leave behind? Here are some tips and a look inside our makeup bag.
Lately the trends rocking the runways, the red carpets and even the beaches has been all about the bold colors! We love these looks and I don’t think the bold hues are going anywhere soon. But sometimes an occasion (or a rough morning) calls for something more natural…more nude!
There are trends and fads that we love and lose but there are also the staples, the go-to’s that we can always count on to make ourselves look our very best. From our pro-team here are our 5 Favorite Makeup Looks.
- Matte Makeup – this flawless, gorgeous look has always been around. Allowing your natural features to flourish and look fresh all day long. Any of our Java or Naturally Nude pigments will enhance and beautify your skin.
3. The Smoky Eye – lay on some heat this date night with the perfect smokey eye. Using DB-05 across the lids and SN-06 in the crease and on the water line, you can seriously add some sizzle to your game.
4. Cat-Eye – what is considered Retro has actually always been a fashion hit. There are lots of ways to personalize the cat eye technique and it couldn’t be simpler with a small angled makeup brush and DB-06 for a hint of mesmerizing sparkle.
Don’t forget to tag us @NakedCosmetics in your Instagram pics so we can repost your fav looks using our pigments!
Hollywood’s biggest night, The Oscars! The stars were out and they were slaying that red carpet. Unfortunately, Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t wear Shock Effect so I can’t do a whole post about him. (Congratulations Leo!!!) So we will talk about the looks we CAN try to recreate. Good thing for us is that lately, the trend is makeup that is great to wear every day, no matter the occasion. Here are just some of the lovely ladies of the night.
Let’s start out with Sophie Turner. She has such a gorgeous complexion and glow to her, and her dress was out of this world. Her makeup was soft and went perfectly, it seems, with her personality. For her look, use Twilight 03 on your eyes and Naturally Nude 04 with clear lip base on your lips.
Next we move on to Lady Gaga. Can we just think back for a moment about the Lady Gaga who used to show up dressed in the most over the top ensembles? She completely went from the “shock” factor to the “wow” factor. And it. is. Amazing. To recreate her look, use Naturally Nude 02 on your eyes. On your lips, use Blushing Bronze 03 with a little bit of clear lip base.
Rachel McAdams matched her makeup to her dress. To copy her look, use Ebony 03 and an angled liner brush. Use the brush along the bottom lash line, and then along the top, blend out to create a beautiful emerald smokey eye.
Kerry Washington looked absolutely flawless last night. She focused on her eyeliner, which you can use Sierra Nevada 06 with an angled liner brush. Her eye shadow was very soft, and for that you can use Sierra Nevada 02. She went with a nude lip, so you can use our clear lip base on its own, or with a little Naturally Nude 02.
Saoirse Ronan looked gorgeous! Her dress was beautiful – it instantly reminded me of a mermaid. Saoirse went with a smokey eye, and it had more of a matte look. For this,use our eye primer to make the pigment more matte, along with Debonaire 05 and a little Debonaire 03 under the lower lash line.
Have you ever wondered “How do these stars have SUCH amazing skin?!” Try out our Naked Advanced Skin Cream! With healing manuka honey, it is the perfect key to be on your way to glowing skin! You have all the tools you need, let’s see your red carpet ready looks!
Last night’s Emmy’s were full of glitz and glamour. I always look forward to award shows. Although I think I enjoy the red carpet more than the show itself. I love to see what everyone is wearing and how they are going to do their makeup. It’s always fun trying to re-create the stars’ looks, and Naked Cosmetics has such a wide variety, it’s almost impossible to find a look you can’t mimic! Here are my top 3 favorite makeup looks from last night.
Laura has always been gorgeous. Her look has changed so much since she has gone with darker locks, and her look last night was incredible. Her eyes were so dramatic, which was a beautiful contrast with the nude lip. For the lips, BB-03 mixed with our clear lip gloss does a great job. Our Sierra Nevada collection would be perfect to recreate her eye look with! Use SN-04 on the lid, SN-02 in the crease, and SN-06 as your eyeliner. TONS of mascara or false lashes, and voila! You’ve created Laura’s look!
Sarah has really grown into such a beautiful young woman over the last few years. She is always on point with the latest trends, and last night was no exception. Her skin was glowing, her hair was gorgeous, and her dress was AMAZING! She kept her makeup simple and stunning. To recreate, simply use CC-01 on the lids, CC-02 on the crease, and NN-04 with clear lip gloss for the lips.
Taraji P Henson
Taraji absolutely slayed the Emmy’s. Her hair, her dress, her makeup. Gorgeous! We can all TRY to recreate her look, and to do that, use NN-03 on your lips and NN-06 on your eyes. Then start piling on the mascara. Better yet, use some falsies.
Now go on, find an award show and strut your stuff! But first tell us who had yiur favorite makeup look last night?! Leave a comment here or join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.