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Nude glamour is flavour of the season

fashion-and-trends Updated: Oct 07, 2011 14:44 IST
Gursaakshi Sahni
Gursaakshi Sahni
Hindustan Times
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The classic trend of red lips can never go out of style. But this season, a beauty trend that has gained a wide following is nude and dewy lips. The trend is prominently visible on the fashion runways and amongst celebs, who have been flaunting their dewy lips with aplomb. Bollywood actors such as Katrina Kaif, Rani Mukerji, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, and Jacqueline Fernandez are often seen with nude and dewy lips. Recently, Hollywood actors such as Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Wilde, Kim Kardashian and Cheryl Cole were also seen with softer pouts.

Nude and dewy lips help enhance your features, add freshness and lend a healthy glow to your face. It is also one of the best ways to sport an understated glamourous look this winter. “Glossy lips always add a glam factor to your lips, and if you want to be experimental and use nude shades on the lips, go for the glossy ones or add extra gloss for a glamorous effect,” says make up expert Anuradha Sachar.

It’s easy to get the nude lips look right. However, experts suggest to reserve bold and dark shades while going for rarer high-on-couture occasions this winter season.

While sporting nude lips, you can opt for two different eyes’ make up. You can highlight the eyes with a smoky look or use bright eyeshadows for an evening out. Keep the eyes clean and line them with the 70s winged eyeliner and let the lips be nude and glossy. Makeup expert Komal Gulati says, “Let the focus stay on eyes and play them up with bright or smoky make-up and keep the lips nude and glossy.”

Who should flaunt the look?
The principle rule of shades — darker shades make you look slim and light hues add up to the bulk —applies here as well. According to experts, people with thin lips should avoid using darker shades, as bolder colours can make their lips look even smaller. Similarly, bright colour such as red looks best on fuller lips.

So, if you have thin lips, then use darker shades with caution. Opt for lighter, nude or pastel colours for a fuller pout. And if you have fuller lips, you can carry off the dewy nude look easily, but opt for earthy shades.

Choose your nude shade wisely
It’s very important to understand your complexion and use the nude or pastel shades accordingly. Gulati says, “Go for colours such as peach, coral, pinks and beiges, if you have a fair skin tone. While pastel earthy shades such as beiges and softer browns go well with the dusky or darker skin tones.” For a more dewy look, you can use normal pastel lipstick or matte shades and coat it with extra gloss for a soft dewy and fresh looking face. Kohl eyes look great with nude lips and gloss.