“Nude” looks were all over the spring runways. From sporty khaki at Alexander Wang to aggressive minis in barely-there hues at Jen Kao to twisted and knotted nude chiffons at Burberry Prorsum, you’re going to want to run out and get something in this naked hue as soon as the dust settles from the mad rush that is the holidays.
But it wasn’t just the clothes that had gone bare. Bare faces were the look du jour, especially after an overload of seasons of the ubiquitous smoky eye, the red pout, and most recently, garish ’80s redux exploded onto models’ visages.
While I’m still a fan of a pop of color here and there, and will be well into the spring (look for it in bold swipes on the lid, on the lips, or on the cheeks, but not all three), the nude face is, I have to admit, quite refreshing.
Of course, the problem is that “nude” on one person is another person’s death mask. Even nude, we’re not the same color. So how to get the “nude” makeup look when, naked, our skin tone is nothing like Agyness Deyn’s?
M*A*C solved that problem with their new All Ages, All Races All Sexes line, available starting tomorrow, January 7, at M*A*C counters and at www.maccosmetics.com.
With a range of nudes in lipsticks, eye shadows, brow pencils and powder blushes, from palest beige to deep chocolate, you’re bound to find a nude hue just for your skin tone.
I love M*A*C’s Lipglass in Spirit & Soul (seen below, far right). A dark taupe-y hue that alludes to the dark, slightly Goth lips on Rodarte’s runway, without looking costume-y.
And their Powder Blush in Personal Style is the perfect color for contouring and shading (no bronzers for me!).
M*A*C’s Equality lipstick is a cool way to get that nude pout. If you feel like it washes you out, just add a dab of pale gloss on the center of your lips — it gives your kisser a 3-D effect.
The line is available tomorrow January 7, at M*A*C counters everywhere, 800-588-0070, and www.maccosmetics.com.