Thursday, September 29, 2016

My "No Makeup" Makeup Look

There are days when I want to look glam–apply full coverage foundation, perfect my brows and shadows, brighten up my cheeks with my favorite blush, put on some lush red lipstick and then when I'm all done, I'd preen in front of the mirror for a few minutes then wipe them all off again. That's how close to being 'glam' I ever get. I'd probably save a few selfie shots then post them here (I don't feel all that brave really), maybe include the products I used for the look. Maybe throw in a few product reviews while at it but other than that, I'm sticking to the makeup style I am most comfortable with.

My makeup style, if I am to describe it, leans more on the natural side. Most of the time, all I want is just to have well-groomed, natural-looking brows, supple-looking lips and radiant blemish-free skin with that beautiful, inner glow. It is not easy I tell you. I spent hours going through Youtube how-to videos looking for makeup tips on how to perfect such a look and it's all worth it I think.

Ladies and gents, here's the finished look:

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF 30
Benefit Porefessional
Benefit 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
Ellana Intensive Blend Foundation in the shade 'Cafe Mocha'

Eyebrows: Etude Drawing Pencil No. 3

Eyes: Clinique Eyeshadow Quad in Teddy Bear
Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening Mascara

Blush Mix:
Ever Bilena Blush in Amethyst

theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Blush

Contour: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

Highlighter: Benefit High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter

And on my lips! :-) Wet n Wild Megashield Lipstick in Bare-ly Legal which is the perfect nude and then a dab of FS Luscious Lipstick in Creamy Nut for a hint of pink and some shine

I don't have to wear all these same products to get a similar look. There are loads of other makeup products (on my wishlist) that I'm looking forward trying, I'm sure I'd be able to come up with different versions of this.