• Natural Makeup

Natural Makeup

To each his own but I like my makeup on the lighter side. There are little tricks on how to get a natural contour going instead of going insane layering multiple products. I like makeup that enhances what someone already has instead of making them look so perfect, they look artificial and unrecognizable or makeup looks that are cakey. For this natural makeup look, we’re going to keep it simple with minimal product and time!

The process: 

  • Clean skin with witch hazel.
  • Apply BB/CC cream gently as if it were moisturizer. BB/CC cream is super lightweight and is much thinner than foundation. It will give you a light natural makeup look. If you need a little more coverage, apply two layers.
  • Apply concealer under the eyes in an upside down triangular shape, not straight across the under eye.
  • Apply bare minerals foundation powder or a powder of your choice on the top of your forehead, cheek bone area, and jawline. This will create a natural contour. (The powder color should be 1-2 shades darker than your skintone) The purpose of contouring is to mimic the ways light hits the face. It also defines the face and makes it pop. But contouring and foundation often is used in excess and can make someone look too perfect and fake or cakey. Less is more 🙂
  • Fill in eyebrows, curl lashes and apply lip gloss or lipstick!
    • Put a small amount of vaseline on lashes and comb them
    • If you want your eyes to pop more, apply mascara. Check out my posts on the best mascaras out there 🙂
  • Done!

Keep it simple and enhance what you already have. Big lashes, a glowing complexion and definition in the cheeks is all a woman needs. I know many women prefer to use foundation instead of BB cream since it provides more coverage for acne and discoloration but I would also suggest working on the real foundation of our faces first, which is our natural skin. Get to the root of your acne or breakout issue instead of using heavy coverage. Depending on the type of skin problem, it can be fixed with a better diet and skin care routine 🙂

 

For more skin care tips, read the post below and tell me what you think of the suggestions 🙂

Skin Care Tips for a Flawless Complexion

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Eyelashes & Mascara- Best Tips

What woman doesn’t love big eyelashes!? Here are some tricks on how to put your eyelashes on the map.

  • Start with an eyelash curler: curl your eyelashes starting at the root and clamp down multiple times then curl again slightly above the root and clamp down multiple times. This will give you the best curl.
  • The “Chizzle”. Don’t ask me why I call it this but move the brush from left to right in a quick motion starting at the root, instead of brushing your eyelashes upward. This little vibration reduces clumps, separates lashes and creates awesome volume.
  • I have yet to find the mascara brush that gives me everything I want so I use two different mascaras. First, I use L’Oreal’s “Double Extend Beauty Tubes” mascara. Amazing stuff! It’s great because the formula tubes your eyelashes so when you remove it with water, it literally just slides off no mess! If I want a natural look, I’ll just apply the L’Oreal masacara. If I want a more dramatic look, I’ll use Maybelline’s “LashSensational Full Fan Effect”. The Bomb! The wand is amazing and has so many brush bristles. It has a funky fanned shape that handles everything. It lengthens and declumps.

When choosing your mascara, make sure there are a lot of bristles on the brush that are close together. This will give your eyelashes that fanned out effect.

  • Curl again once mascara has dried

You’re now ready to showcase your flawless lashes!

Eyelash Care tips:

Once you remove your mascara, put a tiny drop of castor oil on a q-tip and rub on eyelashes.

Big lashes without mascara-

If you are in a rush or going to the gym and want a very natural look, here are quick tips on how to achieve big full lashes.

  • Curl lashes starting at the root and clamp down multiple times
  • Do the same but this time curl slightly above the root of your lashes
  • Last but not least, dab a bit of Vaseline on the middle of your lashes for volume.

For more on natural makeup routines, read the post below and also comment! 🙂

 

Natural Makeup

 

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