Set the Tone
Because nude makeup is supposed to simulate your own skin tone, make sure the shades you choose have a complementary undertone. (See how Gabrielle Union, Hilary Duff, and Mila Kunis all wear nude shades right for their complexion.)
First, assess whether your skin is fair, medium, or dark. What Not to Wear makeup artist Carmindy recommends peach-based hues for fair girls, pink pigments for medium skin tones, and caramel-infused shades for dark-skinned gals.
Avoid choosing makeup that's too beige. "Many women with pale skin make the mistake of choosing a beige nude," warns celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. "The combo will almost always wash you out." He points out that dark-skinned women can make the same mistake: "Beige nudes will lend an ashy look due to the lack of red pigment."
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