We’ve assessed the evidence: brushed brows aren’t going anywhere, tantouring is in, and emphasised freckles and sun-kissed blush are extending their moment. No-makeup makeup is here to stay — and we’re ecstatic, aren’t you? Who can resist a makeup look that flaunts your natural beauty, keeps your makeup bag light, and earns you extra minutes in the morning? Even models expertly fake an au naturale look for castings, and we’re revealing their secret: a perfect harmony of nourishing skincare and hydrating, lightweight makeup.
Imagine your bare skin, at its beautiful best — but better still. Skin texture? Impossibly smooth. Skin tone? Effortlessly even. Cheek bones? Sculpted, no less. All with just a handful of beauty products, dosed and placed to perfection…
First step, skin prep. No-makeup makeup ceases to exist without carefully considered skincare, so start your look as you mean to go on: with hard-hitting radiance. We want a spa-fresh, hydration-drenched, perfectly plumed complexion, right? Enter the Pure Shots serum range.
The Pure Shots range is special, to say the least. These customised serums treat skin concerns at the core to fast-track visible and lasting results, uniting cutting-edge science with refillable packaging and botanical ingredients harvested at our Ourika Community Gardens. Simply choose the serum aligned to your concerns and lifestyle, reap the skin rewards, and refill it for life.
Once you’ve taken care of your skin concerns, seal in the goodness with a luminous layer of Nu Glow In Balm. An oil-in-water priming moisturiser with natural origin shea butter, it casts sunbeams over skin with light-reflecting particles that emit the smoothest soft focus —a fail-safe makeup stand-in, or a guaranteed multidimensional glow when followed with foundation.
Barely-there makeup rarely calls for foundation, but a flawless skin tone is non-negotiable — and this is where a skincare-makeup hybrid Becomes your saviour. Consider Nu Bare Look Tint your seamless second (and perfectly even-toned) skin. It delivers hydration and flexes to your skin tone like a tinted moisturiser, and builds coverage like your favourite foundation. Bust most importantly, it lets your skin uniqueness shine through.
The result? A fresh and healthy tint that makes you look more awake and feel more alive, whilst giving your skin signature the spotlight they deserve.
NATURAL FLUSH OF COLOUR
Straight off the beach, fresh in from the cold or mid-long, balmy night, there’s no doubt you look your best when that rosy glow kicks in. To replicate this in a natural way, product and placement are key. Cleverly formulated like skincare to seamlessly melt into skin, Nu Lip and Cheek Balmy Tint delivers a subtle pop of colour and a final hit of moisture from hyaluronic acid, shea butter and soothing orange blossom from the Ourika Community Gardens .Observe your skin as it naturally blushes to get this step spot on. What’s the undertone? Where does the skin naturally colour? Along the outer cheekbones? A little higher, under the eyes? Over the bridge of the nose? With your fingers or a brush, dab and build colour in all the right places for a healthy, lived-in flush — sans embarrassment.