Take neutral to the next level with this gilded nudes makeup look

When it comes to makeup, many of us favor more neutral tones. They tend to look understated, natural and cool, enhancing your features without looking over the top. Getting stuck in a neutral rut can render your makeup look a little bit dull.
However, you don't have to experiment with color to take your makeup look to the next level. You can stick to neutral tones and still create something interesting and exciting. The way to do this is to experiment with different finishes. Choosing reflective metallics and sparkly glitters will ensure that your neutral toned look is anything but boring.
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Materials
- Illuminating primer (BECCA Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer)
- Medium coverage foundation (Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation)
- Buffing brush
- Liquid concealer (NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer)
- Precision face brush
- Darker concealer (NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in shade Café)
- Loose powder (Cover FX Matte Setting Powder)
- Small powder brush
- Powder bronzer (NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna)
- Bronzer brush
- Matte peach blush (MAC Pro Longwear Blush in Eternal Sun)
- Loose powder highlighter (Juvia’s Place The Nubian Nefertiti Loose Highlighter)
- Small fluffy brush
- Brow gel (Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in 15 - Blonde)
- Angled brush
- Spoolie
- Mid-toned brown eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Sable)
- Fluffy eyeshadow brush
- Champagne colored liquid eyeshadow (NYX Lid Lingerie in Nude To Me)
- Pale nude pencil liner (Sephora 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner in Coconut)
- Shimmery nude liquid eyeliner (NYX Glam Liner in Glam Nude)
- Black mascara (L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara)
- Nude lipstick (MAC Pro Lip Palette Necessary Nudes in SISS)
- Lip brush
- Dark nude lip pencil (MAC Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare)
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Instructions
1. Use fingers to apply an illuminating primer across your face.
2. Apply a medium coverage foundation to your skin using a buffing brush for a seamless finish.
3. Brighten up undereyes and the high points of the face using a radiant liquid concealer. Blend with a precision face brush using a tapping motion.
4. Use a liquid concealer a few shades too dark for your skin tone to contour the cheekbones, forehead, and nose. Blend with the same buffing brush.
5. Set your face using a loose matte powder and a small powder brush.
6. Apply powder bronzer to the perimeter of your face for extra dimension.
7. Apply a matte peach-toned blush shade to the apples of your cheeks.
8. Use a smaller, fluffy brush to apply loose highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones. Apply the excess to your temples, cupids bow, the center of your forehead, and down the bridge of your nose.
9. Use an angled brush to apply brow gel in small, light strokes. Comb through with a spoolie for a more natural, fluffy finish.
10. Apply a mid toned brown eyeshadow into your crease using a fluffy brush. Take the same shade onto the lower lashline.
11. Using your fingers, tap a small amount of shimmery champagne liquid eyeshadow to the center of each lid.
12. Apply a pale nude kohl pencil to the lower waterline. This opens up eyes and makes them appear bigger.
13. Use a shimmery nude liquid liner to line your upper lashline and create a wing.
14. Apply black mascara to top and bottom lashes.
15. Use a lip brush to apply a nude lipstick. Using a finger, dab some of your shimmery champagne liquid eyeshadow over the top.
16. Finish the look by defining your lips' edges with a darker nude pencil. Tap with a finger to blend.
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