×

Max Made


IN THE NUDE


 

Put dewy, youthful skin in the spotlight with this runway-approved look from AVON.

Sometimes, the best way to make a statement is in the nude. Nude-toned cheeks, eyes and lips that is, to showcase a strong outfit against a flawless complexion.

I saw this visual come to life last week, when I served as make-up director for Michael Lo Sordo’s #MBFWA Resort 18 show.

MSL’s collection channeled a high voltage, accidentally-sexy secretary look: think loosely tailored swirling satin gowns juxtaposed with racy red stockings and lace body suits peering suggestively behind cutaway details.

To counter the sensuous intensity of each look, I wanted to create a more innocent nude-on-nude palette, drawing the focus back onto the skin, courtesy of Avon. When your clothes make such an impact, it’s better to keep your make-up simple for balance… and I chose a more innocent appearance to counter the come-hither quality of the garments on show.

Every look begins with the skin anyway, and the key to creating a more youthful look is all in how you leverage your complexion. To create a fresh visage, my choice of foundation was Avon’s Flawless Foundation. With light-to-medium coverage, ‘Flawless’ leaves the skin looking exactly that – on the younger side of dew where you can powder lightly to control any unwanted shine. With a modern formulation, it’s perfection to apply, gliding effortlessly even on mature and drier skins. In short, it lives up to its name.

Now, when you want to draw the attention back to the skin’s natural glow, the trick is to accessorise your complexion with variations of nude (opaque) shades that follow the natural shade on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Think in themes of pink, peach, mauve and neutral (yellow) NUDES that are an extension of the tones in your natural features.

So, if you have a mauve undertone to your lips, choose an nude lipstick with a slight mauve undertone, as this will compliment and enhance your overall natural colouring. The same with your eyes – if you have a pink undertone to your lids, choose a shadow palette that is made up of similar nude-pink tones. Makes sense?

 

Here is why this works: layering with your natural colouring will draw the attention back to your skin. It’s like a surround sound effect…. A no makeup-makeup look that will have your onlookers guessing how is it that you’re beaming with light with such a minimal makeup approach? Keep ’em wondering I say, and stow this handy trick up your sleeve for when you’re feeling racy from the neck down.


 

Maxmade Approved Products:

 

LIPS

Avon True Colour Lipstick in Daffodil Petal, & Naturally Nude & Carnation


 

EYES

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quads in Romantic Mauves & Tenderness

 

 


CHEEKS

Avon True Color Luminous Blush in Classic Arura & Golden Glow

 

 


Credits 

 

Makeup & Products Review: Max May | Words: Alina Berdichevsky | Photography: Stanley Images

With Special Thanks to the team at Avon….

 

Leave a Reply

ORGANIC BEAUTY: DOES NATURAL MAKE UP WORK?

We set out to find the best natural make up in the biz with the help of eco-makeup artist, editor & all-round organic expert Emmily Banks. See what stood up to the Maxmade test!

Read More…

WORLD’S SEXIEST HAIR

 


Is there a sexier hairstyle than loose, textured waves? Recreate the most smouldering hairstyle known to man in 5 minutes flat with one of my favourite products.

Read More…

IN THE NUDE

 

Put dewy, youthful skin in the spotlight with this runway-approved look from AVON.

Read More…

MOTHER’S SLAY

 

Hey, you sexy mother… treat yourself with an effective beauty ritual this Sunday that tailors to your skin as much as your personality.

Read More…

LOOK WHERE WE MET (GALA)

The MET GALA is on everyone’s lips but it’s the eyes that got us talking. Here is how to try the hottest beauty trend at the event at home!

Read More…

24 HOUR SKINCARE

No rest for the wicked! Protect, nourish, de-stress and revive your skin with around-the-clock care for a flawless face.

Read More…

MADE IN AMERICA: MS RACHEL COOK

On her recent visit to Sydney, we scored the ultimate coup: shooting all-American model and social media star Rachel Cook for a sizzling MM exclusive!

Read More…

THE POWER OF PRESSED POWDER

Up your pressed powder game with our curated line-up of the premium dusty performers, designed to perfectly cover any skin type – or let your glow shine!

Read More…

HOLY OIL

 

Nourish, protect, hydrate, rejuvenate and repair! Find out why Oil is the liquid gold elixir for your eternal youth…

Read More…

EYES LIKE ADELE

A cheat sheet to mastering the classic liquid liner.

Read More…

PICTURE PERFECT PALETTES

Feast your eyes on this season’s must-have eyeshadow palettes – curated to take you from desk to dusk (and dawn)!

Read More…

RED ROMANCE

A Valentine’s edit of the little red lippies that will love you all night long.

Read More…

MADE TO LAST

Done with love and to hold the test of time. It’s the must-haves of makeup that will let your creative creation last the distance!

Read More…

Thesupermodellook_Maxmade

THE TEXTURE MAKERS

You asked, I answered: how to create this sexy ‘done-undone’ textured hair in 3 easy steps!

Read More…

TRUE BLUE: MY FAVOURITE AUSSIE PRODUCTS

 

It’s the Maxmade Order of Australia beauty Awards of the products you need to know and use.

Read More…

A ONE NIGHT (S)TAN(D)

If the commitment and risk of a spay tan is a little overwhelming, or you just want to give your skin that classic red-carpet glow – then this edit is for you.

Read More…