Instead, I'd rather create some balance. Right now, our oil production is down thanks to cooler temps which means that we can absolutely nail a matte face. From there, we can really bring our best faces forward by adding strategic "glow points" in certain areas. Combined, you create an elevated version of the no-makeup look.
The Glossy Nude face is simple. You pair a matte skin with glossy nude lips. Instead of using a nude shade of lipstick, experiment with applying foundation over your lip then finishing with a clear gloss or your favorite lip balm. Try lining your lips ever so lightly if the foundation is too much of a match. What makes your nude lips pop even more is the application of a little highlighter on your cupid's bow. I also create a similar effect by pressing the lips together & bringing my lower lip just slightly over the upper lip so a little gloss covers the cupid's bow.
The Glossy Nude is my new favorite thing. It's so easy to recreate and doesn't require much time. Start with a matte face and focus on the highlights. If you want to experiment with this look, you can check out various Face Gloss brands on the market. Yes, face gloss is a real thing. It's colorless glow and you apply it to the high points of your cheeks for a ultra-natural highlight. Another wonderful aspect of this look is that it doesn't require lots of steps. I can carry a tube of my favorite lip balm and I'm set for the day.