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The new nude: How to get holiday’s biggest fashion, beauty trend

Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo - Philstar.com
The new nude: How to get holidayâs biggest fashion, beauty trend

Nude or earthy makeup has been a popular choice among celebrities, as seen on these actresses that graced the recent Star Magic Ball. Philstar.com/EC Toledo IV

MANILA, Philippines — From the Star Magic Ball to the recently concluded Fashion Weeks in New York, London, and Paris, fashion and beauty trends have spoken: ‘Tis the season to go nude!

May it be on the runway or the red carpet, more and more celebrities have been wearing day makeup for a night engagement because it feels feminine, fresh and comfortable.

Here are some ways how you can also achieve a natural day-to-night look.

Au naturel lips

From left: Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin for Avon lipsticks, Gigi Hadid for Maybelline New York

For the holidays, the trend is to wear a lipstick close to your natural lip color, but one that also enhances your lips.

It is time to ditch those white-washed nude lippie looks, and replace them with the complexion-flattering nude shades that flawlessly hug your lips.

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes are designed to look like one’s lips, but with shades that are said to flatter every Filipina complexion. The line aims to feel like one’s second skin with its warm and golden undertones. Its matte pigments and moisturizing formula aims to give lips an effortless sophisticated look.

With shades specifically created for Filipina skin tones, every Filipina can now achieve the most flattering nude shade that brightens their natural lip color. There are 10 shades from two lipstick collections, the Creamy Mattes and the Powder Mattes.

Likewise, makeup brand Avon’s Perfectly Matte Lipstick line reportedly has 100 percent matte finish. It comes in 20 shades, including eight new nude shades, endorsed by Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin in a new TV commercial. Angel loves Red Supreme, while Marian adores Rose Awakening, a vibrant rose nude color.

Glam up your eyes

From left: Smashbox, L'Oreal Paris Le Stylo Smokey, and SM Beauty

From lipsticks, the nude trend has extended to eye makeup.

For effortless and easy-to-apply eye makeup, L’Oreal Paris offers Infallible 24H Gel Crayon, a smudge-proof, waterproof eyeliner that can arguably last for up to 24 hours. It comes in two shades – black for intense look, and gray for a more natural look mirroring the shadows under the eyes.

The band has also made creating a smoky eye easier with Color Riche Easy Smoky, a two-in-one crayon, so you do not have to switch in between brushes. It comes in five shades, from mocha to coffee, graphite, and satin shades, which are “blendable” to create more depth.

For the eyebrows, the label boasts of Brow Artist Pro, a three-in-one pencil, brow powder and brow brush in new shades: black, brown, burgundy and gray.

If you already did your brows, why don’t you try a bold cat eye? If you already tried both, maybe it is time to add some glitter and sparkle.

There are a million possibilities that you could try out. If you are still figuring out where to start, you can explore a wide array of eye makeup options at The SM Store Beauty Section and Watsons, which offer discounts and special offers on eye makeup until October 31.

Available at Beauty Bar in the Philippines, beauty brand Smashbox Cosmetics introduces a fresh selection of head-turners to the Philippine market.

Taking inspiration from the of-the-moment trends that breeze through the doors of the iconic Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles, the Cover Shot Eye Palettes offer a punch of color in a single swipe. Each pocket-sized palette houses six high-pigment colors and two base shades that blend easily.

Ablaze contains incandescent reds and browns inspired by the sear and scorch of the desert. Golden Hour promises a soft inner glow reminiscent of the sun’s rising and setting, with a moody purple shimmer as an unexpected palate cleanser. Aptly named, the Matte palette delivers ultra-pigmented creamy shades that go from neutral to dramatic. A stark opposite, the Metallic palette features golds, silvers and pearlescent colors, all topped off with a foil finish.

Meanwhile, the brand’s Spotlight Palette contains Blow a Fuse, Crank It Up and Turn It On––two shimmer finishes and one high shine shade to rid of the bad light on your face. Available in Pearl, each highlight shade boasts of a glow-from-within effect that allegedly adds effortless dimension wherever applied. The Spotlight Palette was created in close collaboration with YouTube’s own highlighting guru, Casey Holmes. Brush it into your shoulders and décolletage for an extra shot of shine.

Do ‘skinvesting’

Left: Jennylyn Mercado introduces Avon Fashions' new nude lingerie line. Center: Celeteque anti-acne gel (top), Blake Lively, which endorses L'Oreal Paris, which introduces True Match Powder Foundation and Revitalift (middle), and AgeLoc (bottom). Right: "Super Ma'am" star and Snow Crystal White Tomato ambassador Marian Rivera 

Besides gadgets and real estate, good skin is now considered an asset in getting a boost in work and in life.

Signs of aging can start appearing in late 20s and can keep on accelerating by age 30. The demands of work and lifestyle can take a toll on well-being.

“Women all go through skin aging but by investing in a proper and effective skincare regimen, signs of aging can be further kept at bay. You may get older by age but your skin doesn’t need to be,” says Fitz Domingo of L’Oreal Paris.

The brand takes pride of its anti-aging line Revitalift Laser X3, which avows to refine pores, tighten skin, and reduce dark spots with three percent Pr-Xylane LHA and Adenosine that are designed to make skin plump and correct fine lines by following a regimen composed of eye cream, total care, serum, power water, and day and night cream.

For acne-prone skin, Céleteque Dermo Science releases the Acne Spot Corrector Gel, which has Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and Poly Hydroxy Acid (PHA) that aid in exfoliating dead skin cells and assist to rid the skin of pimples, spots and other acne imperfections. A small dab on the problem area gets the treatment going. The gel ensures visible results within one week of application.

Also equipped with Lilac Leaf Cell Culture Extract, the product sets the user up for long-term results. The extract's anti-sebum properties help control excess oil that may eventually develop into acne.

Also developed for sensitive skin, L’Oreal Paris’ True Match Powder Foundation provides good but light coverage and protection from shine and oil throughout the day. It also reportedly has Velvet Caress Powder Technology, which gives a poreless and velvety finish.

For travels, NuSkin AgeLoc offers a new portable machine that you can program and set into an alarm, so you do not miss on your skincare routine and you can make sure to use the right amount of skincare.

Just like a machine, the body has its own wear and tear. The skin, over time, will show signs of aging, and it is the same with the female’s intimate area. The collagen fibers of the vaginal tissue lose their elasticity and youthful strength and vitality as women grow older and these changes may be caused by several factors—childbirth, aging, lifestyle and genetics.

With these factors, women may experience laxity of the vagina, trouble reaching orgasm, urinary incontinence and dryness of the vagina. Most women are usually hesitant to express these concerns, and these can affect their self esteem and confidence and, sometimes, even cause trouble during their intimate moments with their partner.

A tightening and rejuvenation treatment of the women’s intimate area, La Jeunesse Aesthetic Lifestyle Center's Vagin Serré is said to be the only treatment in the country that uses the top-of-the-line machine that utilizes CO2 Fractional Laser to tighten and rejuvenate the vagina. Women’s intimate area must also get some pampering, so it is important to keep it healthy.

Previously only available in premium priced injection or IV drip form in high-end aesthetic clinics, Phytofloral is the latest breakthrough in anti-aging and protection from free radicals.

Recently launched at an exclusive event at the New World Hotel, featuring brand endorser Marian Rivera, Snow Crystal White Tomato claims to be the first readily available oral supplement that contains Phytofloral, derived from the colorless Carotenoids found in crystal tomatoes.

Although the Crystal Tomato is non-GMO, it does have unusual properties.  A powerful anti-oxidant, Phytofloral protects skin against damage on a cellular level, and is particularly effective against photo oxidation or oxidation cause by UV rays of the sun.  Ultraviolet radiation stimulates melanin production, a side effect of which is free radicals. Phytoforal absorbs UV rays, and inhibits melanin production acting as a powerful sun screen that excels at evening out skin tone and minimizing visible blemishes. 

The return of nude lingerie

Nude bras are part of any woman’s closet essentials, and it is a must that they have more than just one pair.

Just like bras’ different styles and functions, women come in many shapes, sizes, and colors and this is what inspired Avon Fashions to release a line that celebrates the different shades of nude. 

The magic of nude bras comes when they appear invisible underneath your clothes, and this is not a luxury for women of all skin tones. Sometimes, an outfit will look and feel off just by wearing the wrong color of bra. Hence, the brand just released a full collection that comes in various designs and a full spectrum of nude shades – from light to dark with these skin tone colors: Light Skintone, Pink Champagne, Rose Gold, Dark Skintone, Nude, Mocha, Coffee and Dark Brown.

The seamless T-shirt bra gives a smooth and invisible look for tight and lightweight tops. For those sexy and sensuous days, the laced bra has intricate designs that feel great to wear under any outfit. Low cut, scoop neck and wide neckline tops are no issue with the natural-looking demi underwire bra. Perfect for daily wear, the non-wire bra will provide extreme comfort for any woman. The reliable full support bra is one for women with fuller breasts. Made with microfiber, the new lightweight underwire bras come in two styles: Willow and Feather.

With these new collections that come close to one’s skin tone, one can feel and look confident every day – holiday or not.

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