Chic And Elegant Nude Makeup Look To Try

Written by Anushka ShahApr 04, 2023
Chic and Elegant Nude Makeup Look to Try

It’s a given that literally nothing can replace the smokey eye or bold lips, they’re classic fierce and here to make some noise! However, on the other end of the spectrum is the delicate and dainty nude look magic. Working on the subdued colour wheel, these looks are simple, classy, require few products and complements every outfit. Owing to its versatility and all the flexibility the nude makeup look offers, it is go-to makeup look for one’s daily hustle as well as for those celebratory days. So much so, celebrities are equally obsessed with this makeup trend and have even taken its charm to their oh-so special wedding days! Since it is the trendiest RN, it is imperative you hop on the nude makeup bandwagon and get updated on all the tips and tricks. So, scroll down for the best makeup scoop in town.  

How to create the nude makeup look  

We get it, sometimes you want to look flawless but don’t want the peeps around you to know you’ve taken all that effort. But you also don’t want to go the overdone, no-makeup makeup or absolute bare face. So, the intersection of these looks and the glamazon full face, surfaces the nude makeup looks. And we’re all geared up to teach how to create it. Now keep your hands on your brushes, eyes on the prize and prep to paint the town red in 2022’s favourite beauty look - nude makeup!  

 Step 1: Cleaning  

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You may think this is a step you can probably overlook or may believe your dry skin doesn’t really need a wash before you get patting. However, to get any makeup look right, it is important to first learn the basics of skincare. Cleansing, toning and moisturising are essential if you want your makeup to look flawless for a longer time. So, begin by taking a pea-sized amount of face wash in your palms and apply all over your face in gentle, circular motions for at least a minute. Once done, wash it off and make sure the water isn’t too hot or too cold as it may make your skin oily or dry. Plus, just don’t get your hands on the most appealing bottle on the racks, choosing the right face wash is also important. And if you may need some help?  We’ve got you - here’s what you should pick based on your skin type. 


  • Dry skin - Cream-based cleanser 

  • Oily skin - Gel-based cleanser 

  • Normal skin - Foaming cleanser 

 Step 2: Moisturising  

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If you’ve been following the pioneer of the clean girl aesthetic, Hailey Bieber - you know that the dewy base is what dreams are made of. And if that look is on your agenda, we couldn’t stress more on moisturising. Preventing your foundation from settling into fine lines and pampering your skin with hydration, moisturising is where it’s at.  


Depending on your skin type, choose between a cream or gel-based formula. Apply in tiny dots all over the face and then spread evenly until it is absorbed well. Do not rush into any step even if you are in a hurry, as this may make your skin look greasy, especially if you have oily skin. Give it a minute or two to settle into the skin before moving on to the next step. 

 Step 3: Primer  

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The girls that get it, get it, there is no replacing the A1 magic potion - primer. This wonderful makeup product plays a vital role in how your makeup looks at the end. And tbh, no one is a fan of makeup over as soon as the night is. Therefore, if you don’t have a primer, buy one right away and watch how it transforms the look of your skin and makeup. If you’re looking for suggestions, I’m all for the Lakmé Absolut Blur Perfect Primer. Giving your makeup that long hold and perfect ground for base application, it seamlessly fills in pores, smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles and also controls the oil on your face. This ensures your makeup stays in place for a long time and does not budge. So, whether you are creating a nude makeup look or a bridal makeup look, wearing a primer is a no-brainer. And if you add our recommendation to your cart, ladies - you’re sure to thank us later.  

Step 4: Foundation 

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Moving on to the MOST crucial step, and literally the foundation of it all, wearing the right foundation. While choosing a foundation for your nude makeup look, you need to not only consider the right shade, but also the right texture and formula - yes, these are factors you shouldn’t neglect. For a minimal makeup look, try not to pick a heavy foundation that gives full coverage. If you ask me, a girl who loves that completely foundationed look, I am a fan of the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation. Really the best in the game.  

And while this Lakme solution does the trick by itself, Some people even prefer using a CC cream for that dewy finish. So, if that wakes up a more confident you - don’t hesitate! Moreover, the perfect foundation shade is always one that matches your skin tone or a shade darker, do not take any lighter shades as it may appear unnatural and ashy, especially in those flash pictures! So, for that even and amazing look, take a small amount on the back of your hand and apply it on your face using a damp makeup sponge for the perfect finish.  

Step 5: Eye makeup 

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Moving on, we’re about to shed light on the most essential part of any makeup look - the eyes! After all, the magic does lie in one’s peepers. So, take girls, notes must be taken.  

  • Take your nude eyeshadow palette and pick a fawn or taupe shade onto the brush. The idea is to use a shade that’s the closest to your natural skin colour. And if you’re open to suggestions as to which eyeshadow palette does the trick on Indian skin? Nothing does magic like the Lakmé Absolut Infinity Eyeshadow Palette - Soft Nudes. Bringing to you loaded pigment in just one swipe and unmatched blendability, this palette is all what you need for eyes that do the talking.  

  • Once done, take a slightly deeper shade of brown and apply it to the outer corners of the eyes, this will contour as well as make your eyes pop. 

  • To add some drama to your look, use a cream coloured eyeshadow and apply it on the brow bone, just below your brows. This will enhance your eyebrows instantly. 

  • No eye makeup look is complete without eyeliner and mascara. So, use gel eyeliner, preferably in brown and draw a smooth line along your lash line, finish the look with two coats of mascara. This will bless you with a look that’s literally #snatched!  

 Step 6:  Cheeks  

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If you know, you’re aware a little amount of blush goes a long way - especially when your makeup look has no colour. Adding some pink power to your cheeks will def make your makeup appear a lot more natural and give you that cutesy appeal.  

However, to get the blush bang on stray away from contrasting shades, use something that will look natural and blend well with your skin tone. There are many powder and cream based blushes available in the market in beautiful shades, choose accordingly. But you’re asking us, we’d pick the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos. Giving you that beautiful sunset blend without much effort, this single- stroke blush is what you need to give to your nude makeup looks! However, don’t go overboard, the whole idea is to keep the look minimal, so start by applying a tiny amount and then apply more if needed. 

Step 7:  Lips  

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Last but not the least, your lipstick will tie the whole look together and give you the perfect nude makeup look. Even if you like your reds and pinks, you can’t wear them with nude makeup as that’ll just look a bit too OTT. So, we sugessted fall back on the unfailing Lakmé Cushion Matte.  

  • Ideally, pick a shade that’s closest to your skin tone and apply carefully using the applicator. If you are using a bullet lipstick use a brush for application. 

  • Start by drawing an ‘X’ on your Cupid’s bow, then apply lipstick to the corners of the lips, and fill everything in. 

  • You can add a dash of transparent lip gloss for more drama. 

FAQs about Nude Makeup Looks to Try This Year   

Q1 Can I create a nude makeup look using CC cream? 

A. Yes, nude makeup is all about that natural and dewy finish, so if you don’t have too many problem areas on your skin, a CC cream would work just fine. 

Q2  Is it necessary to wear nude lipstick with this look? 

A. The whole idea of creating a nude makeup look is to make your face look as natural as possible using makeup. If you use a different shade of lipstick, then it won’t be called nude makeup look!

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