Friday, 24 June 2016

How To Look Fresh Faced


Sometimes caking our faces with makeup doesn't give us the effect we want. Bumpy patches, texture, and that typical thick appearance makes our skin look horrible and defeats the purpose of applying the products in the first place. I'm quite good at creating a 'simple, natural, dewy' makeup and I think it's a saviour when you need to look fresh and more put together. So these are my tips to looking fresh faced and naturally polished. 


Base
The first step is to create a very natural yet flawless base and the way to do this, is by using something like a bb/cc cream for evening the skin tone, and then only applying concealer on blemishes. My absolute favourite is the Sleek Makeup BB Cream, it's glowy, light to medium coverage, easy to apply and looks so natural on the skin. The key to making the face look well slept and fresh is blusher, it can be pink or peach, powder or cream, the main thing is to not skimp on how much you apply. A good pop of colour on the cheeks is the secret to looking youthful in the face. I've been loving the Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop as my blush recently, it's the perfect peachy coral with some sheen. I have to have some extra glow going on, so I always apply a cream highlighter to my cheekbones, nose, and cupids bow.  The product I always reach for to do this is the MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl. It's the perfect shade for fair/light skin with it's white-gold tone but don't worry, there's a shade for everybody in this product which is great! My final step is to very carefully apply some powder. Try to use something quite finely milled and only use it where you really need it. I use the Soap and Glory One Heck Of A Blot Powder under my eyes, on concealed areas and lightly down the nose. 

Eyes
I like to keep the eyes really minimal for this look because I just love focusing on the skin. For eyeshadow, I tend to apply some kind of cream, wether it's a paint pot with a bit of sheen, or a shadow crayon, I tend to stick to neutrals because they work better with the natural colours of the face. I love Maybelline's Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze for something a bit noticeable and when I want something very close to my skin tone I like using the Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow in Almond Eyes. I skip liner and go straight to mascara, and lots of it! It really opens up the eyes and helps you look more awake. My all time favourite mascara that gives me length, definition and volume has to be the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. For brows I simply use some Tinted Brow Mascara in Brunette from NYX to add some colour and shape to them. 

Lips
When it comes to lips, you can do whatever you please but if you really want to keep that natural theme, a touch of gloss or even a sheer lipstick will be the cherry on top. Again, pinks and peach tones are the most universal and I tend to for something like Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors for the perfect mix of colour, moisture and sheen. 

What are your tips and tricks to looking perfectly un-done?

Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
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