There's never just one "trend" for a season whether it be for shoes, clothing, hairstyles, or makeup. This is helpful to the masses so that we in the real world (not the model, celebrity, or rich and famous world!) can pick and choose from multiple trends which ones work for us and tweak them!!
So another one of the big makeup trends seen in makeup on the Fall 2009 fashion runway was the...
Naturally (but not so natural) Nude Face.
A variation of this look was done on the runway models in the Balmain, Balenciaga (the model pictured above is from this designers Fall '09 collection), and Alexander Wang shows.
When it comes to the overall nude face, there are simple ways everyday ladies can pull it off without looking pale and cadaver like!!
Wear a translucent powder, at least, to matte out your skin and even out skin tone slightly. There's a new powder out there by dermatologist Peter Thomas Roth called the "Un-Wrinkle pressed powder" ($35) that is touted as the ultimate in pressed powders with antioxidants and skin smoothing minerals. It's got cutting edge ingredients (peptides and neuropeptides) and is triple milled for a soft and velvety coverage. It floats over wrinkles and fine lines so as to "un-wrinkle" your face!! Also press this powder over your eyebeds to even out the veiny coloring on your eyelids.
Rock a pale lip, but err on the side of caution and use a color that has a bit of pink to it or a bit of shimmer. It's tough to work a full on flat nude lip without looking like the above mentioned cadaver. Try out Maybelline New York's Shine Seduction lip color in Champagne Fizz ($8) for a wearable and sexy neutral gloss.
This goes against the color neutral, but wear brown or black mascara atleast to make the nude face pop and not fade away. There are tons of new mascaras out there and Smashbox Lash DNA ($19) is getting a lot of love! This mascara is there to give you minimal clumping and making your lashes look inky and defined. Apparantly the brush construction has a lot to do with the application of the formula making you look like you were born with these lush lashes. This mascara also comes in a plum shade which would be super hot and unexpected to be your only color on a nude face!!