Light Touch

Best Nude Beauty Products

It may be time to pull out the cashmere and fur, but that doesn’t mean you have to layer the beauty products on thick. These fall must-haves are all barely there.


This potion comes out of the bottle as a gel, transforms into an oil when it hits your face, and turns milky when you splash on water. I can’t get over how soft it makes my skin.

Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser, $40, sephora.com.


Light-diffusing polymers impart a soft-focus look, and naturally derived biosaccharide gum keeps skin hydrated all day.

Gucci Silk Priming Serum, $52, gucci.com.


This fluid, with its subtle coverage, is a good first step for the foundation-phobe.

Lancôme Nude Miracle Perfecting Fluid SPF 15, $42, sephora.com.


The secret ingredient here is a rare type of green tea that contains an ultrahigh concentration of antioxidants. Only 2,000 jars were made—500 earmarked for the U.S. market. So if you love a rich cream that sinks in fast and leaves skin supersmooth, nab yours now!

AmorePacific Prime Reserve Epidynamic Activating Creme, $750, neimanmarcus .com.


This suedelike shadow is easy to smudge into sheerness when dry; dab it with a wet brush and you’ve got an intense greige.

Clarins Ombré Matte Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow in Taupe, $24, nordstrom.com.


I’m not sure if this spray actually cuts down my blow-dry time, but it does give my locks Holly Golightly oomph.

Color Wow Speed Dry Blow- Dry Spray, $24, colorwowhair .com.


Creative director Tomas Maier wanted his scent—a clementine, peony, musk, and tonka-bean blend— to conjure a meditative beach day. Breathe deep.

Bottega Veneta Knot, $125, neimanmarcus.com.


This gold is a fresh take on metallic—frosty without being shiny.

Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer in Acid Velvet, $20, giorgio armanibeautyusa.com.