Barely-There "NUDE" Makeup Tips & Tricks

Summer is here! It's the season when you want to look fresh, flawless and natural because you don't want your makeup to look cakey with the extreme heat we are experiencing everyday; p

Here's how to get this barely-there "nude" makeup look...


I can go out without any lipstick on but not without my eyebrows. Just like moisturizer and sun protection, never leave your house without a well-groomed brows. Personally, I use a shaver/razor to trim, groom, shape and arch my eyebrows.

Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencil 24h 1 Day Tattoo in Grayish Brown (103) Php 795
Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencil 24h 1 Day Tattoo in Grayish Brown (103) Php 795

For definition, my eyebrows work well with either a pencil or a powder or a combination of both just like this new 2-in-1 Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencil 24h 1 Day Tattoo in Natural Brown (102) from K-Palette. I will definitely write more about this exciting new product in my succeeding entries.

Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencil 24h 1 Day Tattoo in Natural Brown (102)

I posted an eyebrow tutorial using a powder here. You can also read about the eyebrow makeover I did on my sister here.

* K-Palette Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencil 24h 1 Day Tattoo is also available in  Light Brown (101).


Now is the time to ditch those concealers and heavy creams and switch to powder or powder/foundation. If you don't apply creams/concealers properly on your face, it can easily get cakey in this crazy summer heat.

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur with SPF 15/PA+ Php 898

If you can't totally ditch creams, at least try to switch to beauty products that have a lightweight cream like Beauty Shot Face Blur with SPF 15/PA+ from Etude House. It provides multi-blurring effects for instantly refined and smooth skin. Show some freckles, natural is in!

I am currently using my favorite line from Kanebo, Media Moist Fit Foundation. It can be used wet/dry. I prefer using it dry, as a powder for a shine-free face.

For wet application, I use the sponge provided. For dry application, I use my Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush For All Formulas to apply it. You can view photos of the brush I used here and here.


After exfoliating your lips with a brush, do not forget to hydrate your lips with your trusted brand of moisturizer or lip balm before going out under the sun. Treat you lips right, say no to chapped lips!

Essence Lipliner In the Nude (11) Php 99

I am in love with my recent purchase from a brand called Essence. It is a lip liner made in Germany. I have tried and tested several brands that are more expensive but nothing comes close to Essence in terms of ease in application. Works like a lipstick, say no to tugging please! 

Essence Lipliner In the Nude (11)

Pardon the lip photos in this entry as I am still perfecting the Korean version of Ombre Lips called Gradiant Lips. It is a combination of a nude lip liner and pink lipstick.

Essence Lipliner was used to outline my lips in the photo above.

Maybelline Pink Alert Colorsenational POW1 on my inner lips


Now that you know some tricks and tips for a Barely-There "Nude" Makeup look, arm yourself with a smile on your face to brighten up another person's day!

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