Health & Beauty

How to Get a Natural Aussie Glow (Win! A Nude by Nature Prize Pack!)

July 9, 2018

When considering our ideal version of a sun-kissed summer look, our thoughts automatically drift Down Under, where gilded beaches and bronzed bodies hold high court. But, when hopping on a flight to Bondi Beach simply isn’t possible, we turn to Australian beauty brand Nude by Nature—available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart across Canada—to help us reach perfection in the glowing-makeup department. Here’s how! —Noa Nichol

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step 1: primer. Glow or no glow, it’s always smart to start with a primer to create an even, luminous base for makeup. Primers often include moisturizing ingredients that benefit the skin and support other products you’re using (learn more about why you should use a primer here). Our pick: Nude by Nature’s Perfecting Primer ($32), boasting an un-tinted formula that blends seamlessly into the skin, restoring freshness and helping fight visible signs of ageing thanks to ingredients like vitamins A and E and green tea.

step 2: concealer. Summer’s no time for blemishes and dark circles, and a trusty concealer can help solve these issue in a jiffy! Working with your foundation, concealers provide extra coverage to disguise skin imperfections—and, when it comes to creating a glowing makeup look, liquid concealers are best for adding dimension, especially under the eyes, and to support any contour or highlighting products you’re going to use (check out the top five benefits of concealer here). Our pick: Nude by Nature Perfecting Concealer ($24), with moisturizing, fragrance-free, radiance-boosting ingredients that promise never to crease.

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step 3: illuminator. One of the essentials to creating a glowing makeup look is an illuminator—easy to use, these beauty boosters provide a natural, subtle luminosity to the skin. Illuminators come in liquid, cream or powder form. Our pick: Nude by Nature’s Sheer Light Illuminator ($32), which blends flawlessly over makeup and delivers an instant touch of radiance. Pro tip: mix in with your liquid foundation such as Nude by Nature’s Sheer Glow BB Cream to give a natural luminous glow.

step 4: foundation. Selecting a foundation for creating a glowing, natural look can be down to a couple of criteria. Look for a liquid version or a powder that melts into the skin which provides a radiant finish and a hydrating formula that delivers light to medium coverage. Ideally, you don’t want to use a foundation that is too heavy or delivers a matte finish. What you’re trying to achieve is bright, radiant skin, and for your beautiful, natural features to glow. Our picks: surprisingly, Nude by Nature’s Radiant Loose Powder Foundation gives the best natural dewy finish despite being a powder thanks to one of its key ingredients, Kaolin clay, which warms on the skin and sets like a liquid. However, if you’re looking for a liquid foundation, then try Nude by Nature Luminous Sheer Liquid Foundation ($36) or, for super-hot summer days, the brand’s lighter Sheer Glow BB Cream ($30).

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step 5: bronzer. Another can’t-skip beauty product for creating the perfect, healthy summer glow, a great bronzer will give warmth and dimension to the cheekbones, contours and perimeter of your face without the damaging effects of the sun. Our pick: Nude by Nature’s Natural Glow Loose Bronzer ($30) is highly pigmented, oil free and adapts naturally to skin tones, providing the perfect Aussie-approved glow.

step 6: highlighter. This beauty fave is used to add dimension, radiance or luminosity to emphasize facial features. Highlighters are generally available in multiple shades, making them a versatile cosmetic tool to have at home or to use for touchups during the day. The most common areas for highlighting are the cheekbones, nose, Cupid’s bow, temple and hairline (forehead). Our pick: the gorgeous Nude by Nature Highlight Palette ($32), featuring three luminous shades (bronze to add warmth and definition, rose to add a hint of radiant colour and champagne to instantly illuminate and enhance). Alternately, try the Touch of Glow Highlight Stick ($28): a glide-on cream-to-powder stick highlighter used for creating points of light and intense colour (and also available in three shades). Pro tip: the Highlight Sticks are a great handbag multi-use product, which can also be used on eyelids as a shadow or eye primer for a more-intense colour payoff. Then, to finish off your look, use Translucent Loose Finishing Powder to set everything in place for even the hottest of summer days

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step 7: lips. To complete your glowing look, don’t forget to add a touch of colour to your kisser. Nude by Nature’s entire Lip Collection is formulated without synthetics or carmine (crushed beetles often found in bright-red and pink lipsticks) and enriched with 100 per cent natural ingredients. The Moisture Shine Lipstick ($23) in particular leaves a silky feel and luminous shine, and contains HA Microspheres to moisturize and plump.

Win! A Nude by Nature Aussie Glow Prize Pack!

We have a winner! Congratulations Simona F. of Vancouver, who won a Nude by Nature Aussie Glow Prize Pack, including the brand’s Perfecting Primer, Perfecting Concealer, Sheer Light Illuminator, Luminous Sheer Liquid Foundation, Natural Glow Loose Bronzer, Touch of Glow Highlight Stick, Moisture Shine Lipstick, Radiant Loose Powder Foundation and Translucent Loose Finishing Powder!


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