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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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    Kassandra Pacheco
    November 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Matte or Shimmer Nude Gloss for Autumn? Definitely Matte. It is more utilitarian, giving you more options, a do-all gloss!

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    kelley roach
    November 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I prefer shimmer.

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    Karen D
    November 8, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I prefer shimmer.@karen_dietrich

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    Nicole Acuna
    November 8, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I prefer shimmer


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    November 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I prefer the Matte

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    Lorraine Clayton
    November 8, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I think I prefer the matte finish

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    shea balentine
    November 8, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I think I prefer the shimmer shades! Twitter – @sheabalentine

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    Sharon pickeral
    November 8, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Hard to choose i love them both, really depends on the color but if i hsd to choose it would be Shimmer. Twitter name is Sharonpickeral

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    Carole Sauve
    November 8, 2015 at 1:06 am

    I like the matte gloss texture the best. @CJ_in_Canada

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    November 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I used to love a good shimmer gloss- but as I’ve gotten older I love matte colors more!

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    Addie F.
    November 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I actually prefer shimmer, although I know matte is trendier these days. I do minimal eye makeup so I like to make my lips stand out. And I feel like matte lip products dry my lips out! @a_lucky_fish

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    Ann-Marie Vaughan
    November 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I like matte. @GossamerMoonglo

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    Natalie Crossan
    November 7, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Matte please 🙂 @nattylara

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    Denise Malia
    November 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I am partial to the matte look. @animundi

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    November 7, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I prefer matte but shimmer is nice when you are tanned in the Summer.

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    Karen D
    November 7, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Have always gravitated towards shimmer shades.@karen_dietrich

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    November 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Bonjour à vous,
    my sweet angel loves shimmer gloss textures, that’s for sure 😉 and i have to say it’s a good choice 😉 lol
    thanks a lot !!!
    bon we 😉

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    roger simmons
    November 7, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    My wife would love this! @TruckDadto3Kids

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    Lisa Gray
    November 7, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    The shimmer for the holidays

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    November 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Matte and shimmer both have a time and place. I like to mix the two.

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    Robyn Bellefleur
    November 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I prefer matte.

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    Jasmine Ho
    November 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Matte please!

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    Christy Peeples DuBois
    November 7, 2015 at 2:45 am

    I prefer matte textures in glosses. Thanks so much.

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    Rachel Beltz
    November 7, 2015 at 1:45 am

    I prefer shimmer of the two choice, but my happy medium would be somewhere in the middle of the two finishes!

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