Makeup Crush: Blush Nudes

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Blush shades at Burberry's spring 2014 show. Photo: First View

Pink might not be our go-to for fashion items but when it comes to makeup, a soft, blush-hued nude or sultry mauve is the perfect way to create a luxe, feminine vibe for day or night. Plus, it pairs beautifully with winter’s rich navy and charcoal shades. Heading to see family this week? Try this color trend with your favorite CC cream and a few swipes of black mascara for a look that’ll work with anything from cozy sweaters to sophisticated blouses and stay put from dinner through the evening.

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Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude, $49

Lipstick

This cool pink shade is ultra-flattering and the idea complement to a sultry makeup look. If you have darker skin, try a beautiful mauve like Tom Ford's lipstick in Casablanca.

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Clarins Eye Quartet in Nudes, $42

Eye Shadow

Swipe this sheer, shimmery pink all over lids and then add definition from the crease to the lashline with one of these soft brown shades. Finish with black or brown mascara. 

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HIPP x RGB Nail Polish in S4, $18

Nail Polish

Jenna Hipp's sheer pink polishes for RGB are ultra-gorgeous and the fourth shade in the range, meant for darker skin tones, is our favorite among them. If you have fair skin and prefer a softer look, try the first shade for a flattering finish. 

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Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain in Beige Anarchist, $34

Lip Gloss

For a blush-hued lip color that's high in shine, try YSL's gorgeous gloss in Beige Anarchist or Naughty Mauve. Wear it with a little black dress and sky-high heels for a luxe alternative to classic red lipstick. 

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Nars Blush in Deep Throat, $29

Blush

For a gorgeously healthy flush, try a sweet pink blush finished with something to further highlight skin like RMS Beauty's Living Luminizer. For darker skin tones, try one of Nars' more pigmented shades like Outlaw or Seduction

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