Smoky makeup looks good on everyone, but if you aren’t the sort to opt for the usual dark, smoked out shades, here’s a radiant nude alternative you can try!
Beauty blogger Dasha Kim puts a “neutral, light and fresh” twist on the usual smoky look with a focus on natural, nude colours and a flash of radiance from a glowy base and highlighter, of course!
Here are four ways to bring out a seriously sultry glow!
It goes without saying that a good base will compliment any look. For this one, keep things glowy with a luminous hydrating foundation. Dasha uses a blend of three shades of the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, built up in super thin layers for the perfect amount of coverage. You can also bring out a lit-from-within glow by applying an illuminating primer or liquid illuminator like the new NARS Super Radiant Booster underneath your foundation!
Now this is where the smokiness comes in. Instead of the usual dark grey or brown shades, pick an matte eyeshadow slightly deeper than your natural skin tone, blending well. Dasha uses the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Hammamet, a warm matte beige and bronzed rose. Bring out the glow by tapping on the same liquid illuminator on the center of your lids and inner corner of your eyes. Finally, keep your eyes defined but natural by tightlining your lash line and smudging it out with a matte shadow.
Here’s a simple way to amplify your highlighter without making it look like too much! Pick up some cream or stick highlighter with a brush and apply it with that rather than fingers for a beautifully diffused and natural glow. Then, layer on your liquid illuminator with the same brush to bring out the glow even more.
This is also one of my favourite tricks. Lip gloss is a sure-fire way to add a lot of healthy glow and shine to your look. Pat some clear gloss (we love this drugstore gem) and glow away!
Watch Dasha’s full video below: