If you are contemplating next season’s nude look and wondering exactly how to work it without being a) 18 and flawless, or b) any more tired looking, we have the answer. Nude lips can look amazing, but a flat matt nude is an absolutely no-no for the English rose complexion; save nude lips until you have a smattering of tan or seek out nudes that have strong undertones of pink to stop your lips looking as though they’re smothered in concealer. Eyes on the other hand are a yes-yes! Muted, stoney shades look fabulous on every skin tone especially with flicks of spiky black mascara to widen out the eye area. Shu Uemura Cream Eyeshadow in ‘Brown’ has enough depth to key into the trend look and still act as a base for more bold shades if you want. Personally, I like this shadow – which stays put all day, incidentally – on it’s own, with a soft dark brown kohl lined just above the lash line. It somehow looks very fashion-y but natural at the same time.

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