For female models and actors, having a fresh face is extremely important. This means no flashy or bright makeup but clean and simple. When attending castings or go-see’s your face should be a clean canvas for any clients who want to book you for either print and/or runway but also for commercials, films and TV. So girls, rocking the nude lips is a major must & even better, it’s universally flattering!
It’s okay to wear a bit of makeup to auditions and castings but go basic and natural. Having the perfect nude lipstick is a must so be sure you have one best suited for your skin tone and colouring on hand at all times.
Even if you’re not in the entertainment industry, a nude lipstick is a staple for any girl’s makeup collection as it has become a part of such a new classic look. You have so many options with a nude lip! You can play up the cheeks with colour or eyes with a smokey look or dramatic lashes.
So when attending an audition of any kind, be sure to wear you nude lipstick to add some simple colour to your lips. You’ll stand out whilst looking like that natural beauty you are!
Some shades I recommend (featured above in order from left to right) are M.A.C’s ‘Fleshpot’, a gorgeous pale nude shade; ‘Hue’ for a more pink toned nude; and ‘Viva Glam II’ for a darker beige-nude. CN $18.50 / US $15.00
- First be sure to exfoliate your lips so they are soft and smooth. I recommend a sugar scrub (there are some DIY options for this that can be found online) and then add a lip chap to moisturise. This is important so your lipstick isn’t streaky and because some nude lipsticks tend to be sheer.
- Second be sure to apply a thin layer of concealer or your foundation to act as a base, especially if your lipstick is on the lighter side. This also helps make the colour more opaque.
- Apply a matching lip liner for a fuller and more dramatic flare and then your nude shade of choice. (You can either leave it Matte or add a nude gloss on top).
We love both Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry! They both know how to rock their nude lip according to their different skin tones and colouring. Blondes can get away with a lighter nude shade (M.A.C ‘Fleshpot’) while dark haired beauties like Katy should go with a warmer nude with some pink hue’s (M.A.C ‘Hue’).
What is your favourite nude lipstick? Let us know!