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Matte or Shimmer Nude Gloss for Autumn?

Matte or Shimmer Nude Gloss for Autumn? (tell us & win) When the nude “no makeup” look debuted in Milan almost a decade ago, few industry experts expected it to become the beauty look of a generation. But that is exactly what has happened.

neutral makeupNeutral makeup is the signature look of Generation Y who frequent music festivals, hang out in coffee bars and are connected to their smart phones 24/7. But what looks like no makeup is actually a clever application of beiges, sands and highlighters to create a dewy, fresh-faced effect.

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And no other product has had an effect like nude lip gloss. From soft champagne to latte to deep chocolate, nude shades are best-sellers around the globe (second only to pink).

nude makeupWear them on their own or layer them over lipstick to tone down a strong shade. Shimmer and high gloss textures have been wildly popular for more than five years. The new trend is matte.

nude makeup“The easiest way to update your look for Autumn is to change the texture from a shiny gloss to a matte,” explains Rebecca Restrepo, Elizabeth Arden’s celebrity makeup artist.

nude makeup“For someone who is afraid of changing colour, start by adjusting the texture.” When it comes to selecting a neutral lip hue, she recommends starting with a colour that is one or two shades lighter or darker then your natural lip colour.

nude makeup “That is a great place to start. I recommend wearing a new colour for a full day before you make up your mind. It’s important to live with it for a bit to see if you really like it.”

I gave away this set to one lucky reader. Michelle S from California told us she prefers shimmer to matte glosses. We drew her name at random from all those who entered. Congrats Michelle!

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    Ashley Martell
    October 30, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I love e boldness of matte finishes in lip colour. @ashdmartell

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    Karen D
    October 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Love the shimmer!@karen_dietrich

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    Lucky arachige
    October 30, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I much prefer matte textures ♡

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    cleo sids
    October 30, 2015 at 11:54 am


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    Mariya zakir
    October 30, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I love shimmer textures

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    gina blades
    October 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Shimmer, please. xoxo @obeezer

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    Carolyn Corrin
    October 30, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I am a shimmer lady. @victreebel21

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    Efi Michailidou
    October 30, 2015 at 10:42 am

    shimmer gloss textures alwaysss!!!!

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    October 30, 2015 at 6:53 am

    The matte textures seem to go over better.

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    October 30, 2015 at 6:33 am

    I prefer matte. @Stsoum2

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    Shannon M
    October 30, 2015 at 4:24 am

    I love matte lips on other people but I think shimmer glosses look better on me.


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    Brandy Keenan
    October 30, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Shimmer ,love the shine!

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    Lynn Woodcock
    October 30, 2015 at 2:55 am

    I love shimmer!

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    October 30, 2015 at 2:51 am

    The shimmer is so pretty! @beautifulwhins

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    Di Childs
    October 30, 2015 at 2:22 am

    I love the prettiness of a dewy shimmer! Twitter name is @ShinyGlitterBug

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    October 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I always used Shimmer Glose till this time now i wanna give a chance to Matte @esworld78

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    October 29, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I prefer Matte but I think for fall Shimmer would be best because it’ll go great with all the colors of fall and changing leaves.

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    Melissa Macintosh
    October 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    melissamcntsh56 Dave the shimmer is so sexy

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    October 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Twitter name : taneamaee
    I really like matte gloss textures but I also love shimmery! Its a love hate relationship because my lips like to be wrinkley if I wear mattes!

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    October 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Matte for sure ! ♥

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    Gurkiran Banwait
    October 29, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Matte all the way! No matter the time of year! ☺

    – Gurkiran Banwait (Twitter)

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    Sharon Harding
    October 29, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Shimmer gloss textures are my preference as they create a little more drama!

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    Katy Glynn
    October 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I’m a matte kinda gal!

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      Katy Glynn
      October 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      My twitter name is @glynnskee

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    Caroline H
    October 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    For me, it’s matte.

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    Angela Diaz
    October 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I’ve always been a “glossy” gloss person and I tried a matte and I’m truly obsessed!

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