For a natural makeup look, you want to look like you’re not wearing makeup. But there are features of your face that will POP by applying a few neutral makeup shades. Subscribe to my Channel if you like this tutorial.
I’m Off to Run Errands…
Natural makeup looks start with Dream BB Cream by Maybelline. I recommend this because it is super sheer. Therefore it evens out your skin blemishes and indentions without looking like foundation. It does not have a thick coverage. That means that you can still see pores, and it is an un-makeup’d look. It feels watery thin but not watery. Does that make sense? My LauriePOP Ideas That POP YouTube video above explains it better. I wish we could just FaceTime every morning, and I could explain.
To continue our neutral makeup look for running errands or taking down Christmas decorations with the family (fun or not fun?), we need to apply a light couple of dabs of blush. Blend some bronzer on your forehead, T zone and all the way down your neck. It gives you some pep in your step…and it blends your coloring!
For the eyes I always prep my natural makeup look with eyeshadow primer. This cream covers blemishes, but it sets the eyeshadow that goes on top of it for the whole day. This step is key! Setting your eyes sets you up for a natural, energized and ready-for-the-day look.
My most effective Under Eye Purple People Cover Upper is Mary Kay’s Under Eye Corrector. I promise I don’t sell Mary Kay; I just love their stuff still!
Can we take a minute to remind ourselves that we do not wear makeup to impress people. Think about why you wear it. Really. Do you wear it for yourself? Do you wear it because you enjoy it? I appreciate the approach. I appreciate the art. I appreciate the care you have for your face. We’re taking care of our makeup look. So, no pressure. And be yourself – even with makeup on. It’s just makeup. But you are you!
With practice this look will take you five minutes. I should do a five minute makeup challenge video!
You’re going to stipple a yellow shadow over the eyeshadow primer. My Christmas present to myself was this palette in all shades. They’re basically the matte shades from the Urban Decay palettes in one place. I highly recommend this for all skin colors, moods and wallets! They go on lightly so that you can build slowly. So luxe!
Then in the crease you will apply this salmon color. You can see the peachy tones coming through even with my yellowish eyeshadow on. THAT is what you’re accenting. If you have green coming through, try a green or gray. Fun!
You finish the eyeshadow by applying the yellow base all over the completed eyelid. Voila!
|MakeUp||Brush I Used|
|BB Cream by Maybelline||Hands or Beauty Blender|
|Eyeshadow Palette Japonesque (linked to Amazon)-all matte colors||Eyeshadow Brush I Gave Myself for Christmas|
|Bronzer||Bare Escentuals Brush|
|Mary Kay Blush||Vintage Blush Brush|
Add a little eyeliner if you like it and a few swipes of your mascara, and you’re good to go…after you put on some lip gloss of course. And remember that you’re never fully dressed without a smile!