The Nude Face

Nude Face
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 06, 2009

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Singer Rihanna isn’t afraid to embrace her dark side! Line eyes with a black eyeliner and smudge for a sexy and smokey look. Stick to a nude, matte lipstick to finish the look.

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Singer Beyonce adds glam to this laid back look by applying a touch of peach blush to her cheeks. The perfect shade of all skin tones?: NARS blush in Orgasm ($25,

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Comedienne and actress Mo’Nique puts her best polished look forward. Play up the eyes by adding in faux lashes and line the inner corners with a sparkly eyeliner. Note: Makeup Pro Sam Fine says, “It’s all about a nude, sculpted face! Choosing rich shades of brown, bronze and toffee compliment any complexion.”

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Sometimes less is more! Undress your face and follow the lead of our favorite celebrities who showcase a new way of looking naturally nude and gorgeous.

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Accentuate your mouth (like the lovely Halle Berry) by lining lips with a coffee colored lip liner and finishing with a nude lip gloss.

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Actress Paula Patton showcases amazingly groomed brows. The key to achieving the perfect nude face is to pick one element to accentuate like eyes or brows.

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Model Chanel Iman gives a luminous glow! Try sweeping a bit of highlighting cream on the apples of your cheek bones to achieve this radiant look.

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We all know that singer Mary J. Blige always gives good face! Her secret a natural dewy complexion. Achieve the same by dabbing on a bit of liquid foundation and skipping the face powder.

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Achieve a flawless matte face like the supermodel Iman by skipping the liquid foundation and sticking to a powder. Note: A natural look makes your dramatic eyes pop.