Beauty Note: The New Nude


I'm always searching for those perfect products to create a flawless, natural beauty look. Here, makeup artist Katie Angus shares the secrets behind Ola's flawless nude look.


'No Makeup, Makeup' as it has been commonly known is a look favored by many and concentrates on the perfection of skin and brows. It basically takes your face to the best version of its natural self!

Skin prep is extremely important as it provides the foundation to the healthy base we are setting out to achieve. I recommend Dermalogica Multivitamin face mask for an added boost to the skin ahead of your Makeup application, it's fantastic for pore tightening and a quick fix for any night out! 

Here I massaged Charlotte Tilbury magic cream into the skin and used Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser to even out skin tone and create the first base. I then built up foundation gradually looking only for the areas of skin that may need it in order to even out to one tone. Around the nose area, under eye and in case of any redness or blemishes in most cases. Laura Mercier under eye concealer was also used but very minimally and applied with a fluffy brush to keep it light. Contour began with Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate Palette and continued using 'Hoola'by Benefit. This is a favorite of mine as it is completely matte so perfect for shading.

Set your brows with eye gel before pencilling, in this case I used MAC shades and apply a clean and even coat of mascara (Laura Mercier Faux Lash featured here) to complete your look.

Look 1 | Rachel Comey Top | Rachel Comey Earrings | Frame Denim Jeans
Look 2 | Kate Sylvester Trench Coat | Sarah & Sebastian Earrings

Model | Ola at Chic
Photography | Ana Suntay-Tanedo
Styling | Talisa Sutton
Hair & Makeup | Katie Angus