nearly nude

6 May

As Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) comes to an end, I have noticed a huge trend in many of the shows with regards to the lips – they are bare, understated but certainly not forgotten.

I like to call this trend the ‘nearly nude’ – using a nude coloured lipstick close to the colour of your lips, to perfect the nude lip look.

Napoleon Perdis mastered this look at the Carl Kapp and Thurley shows at RAFW 2011, which saw the models look polished and innocent, with flawless skin and a nude lipstick that would have us tricked into thinking that they woke up with those perfect pouts and inner glow.

Carl Kapp


For both these shows, Napoleon Perdis used the Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Hess (AU$33) on the models. This is a slightly pink nude and would look perfect with a smokey eye or just a bare face look.

For that flawless base, the Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum and Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer were both used for each look to create a perfect working canvas, with the Carl Kapp look using the China Doll Foundation, Mighty Concealer Pen and Mattifying Mineral Powder to give a porcelain matte finish; and the Thurley look using Advanced Mineral Makeup.

And to achieve those luminous cheeks from Thurley, Napoleon Perdis used Light Patrol Luminizer Palette in Pink Ice.

The ‘nearly nude’ look is so easy to do yourself, and isn’t high-mainty or time consuming. Join me in jumping on the nude bandwagon (not literally guys… gross! Who rides nude on a wagon?! sheesh)

Another trend I’m noticing is the un-kept, brushed up brows…do any of you like that look? I don’t know about you, but I like my brows to look neat and well groomed.

[Image source: Napoleon Perdis, The Facial Company]

6 Responses to “nearly nude”

  1. Haute Style May 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    OMG love this lipstick! Totes getting it!!!

    • hip&haute May 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

      Ahh me too!! Think they’ll do a 2-4-1 deal for the haute girls? hahaha

  2. Madame B Fatale May 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Love that lip colour too! Not nearly my lip colour as I have super pigmented lips 😦 But I still wear a nuder lip a lot of the time anyway. Haha do I ever make any sense.

  3. Emily May 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Love this look! I don’t think I could pull it off. Don’t have the face for it, but those models look absolutely amazing

    • hip&haute May 11, 2011 at 11:22 am #

      Umm Em don’t be silly, you could totally pull this off… a nude lip would look so hot on you with your skin tone.

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