The perfect monochromatic look consists of nudes, bronzes, natural pinks and peaches. “Wear the look with a foundation that doesn’t make skin look too pale or shiny,” says celebrity makeup artist Nicole Bryl, Make-Up New York.
On Your Nails
A creamy, icy taupe, Essie Yogaga echoes the monochromatic look. $8, essie.com
How to wear: Darker skin can get away with light nudes on the nails; light skin should stick to darker nudes. Some shades work for all skin tones.
On Your Cheeks
Housed within a collectible case Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace Bronzer gives a subtle dose of bronze to the skin. $57, saks.com
How to wear: Sweep bronzer on the face, then add blush. Place highlighter high on the cheeks so they don’t look flat.
On Your Eyes
The four shades in Clinique Colour Surge Eyshadow Quad in Teddy Bear let you create the perfect nude eye. $27, clinique.com
How to wear: Play up your eyes with one tone. “If you choose bronze as your color, keep the other features soft or amp up two features to be more pronounced in that color. Always prime your lids before applying eye-shadow, especially when using light and nude tones so the color shows up more,” says Bryl.
On Your Lips
Serge Lutens Lipstick in Compliment Beige is an elegant, nude petal pink. $75, barneys.com
How to wear: Lightly line the lips with a neutral color that’s close to your natural lip color and fill in with lipstick. “Natural fleshy nudes work well for most. Or get double-use out of your cream blush—dab it onto lips and top off with high-shine gloss,” says bryl.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes are the perfect nude shoe—the sexy spikes make for an unexpected twist. $1,195, christianlouboutin.com
Natural-hued accessories, like this KARA by Kara Ross Twisted Oval Maple Resin Link Necklace with Gold Metal Link, complement nude makeup. $175, kararossny.com
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