So you want to make your features pop, but you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup? No problem! With so many new makeup lines on the market and the trends moving towards a clean soft look, the sky is the limit. Here are a few quick tips, start to finish, for a flawless, beautiful face.
Start with a sheer foundation to even out your skin tone. Tinted moisturizers are a nice way to lightly even out your skin tone without feeling and looking like you have a lot of makeup on. If you have oily skin, try a light oil-free foundation and apply it with a damp sponge for the sheerest application. If you’re not a big foundation wearer, find a light concealer and use it only in the areas you need coverage. I like the Bobbi Brown Tinted moisturizer.
Next, apply a creme blush to the apples of your cheeks. For the best application, smile big and apply the blush from the apples blending up towards your temples. Peaches and pinks are the hottest colors this season. Opt for blush that has a hint of shimmer for a light reflecting glow!
After applying all you creme products, set them with a silky translucent loose powder. Instead of applying it with a brush, try using a velour powder puff and roll your powder on. This technique will set your makeup in place without moving it around (which can happen with a brush). The puff will also give you a little more coverage. Laura Mercier makes a great Velour Powder Puff.
The Eyes. Instead of using two or three levels of color on your eye, try doing a wash of color. Start with a light shimmery, satin eyeshadow all over the eye. For more depth add a complimentary color over the lid to the crease. Finish with a dark brown or black mascara, and don’t forget to groom your brows!
With so many pretty lip glosses and sheer lipcolors on the market, there is no end to your options. For the most natural looking lips, stay with sheer, light reflecting colors. Instead of lining your lips first, skip the liner or try lining after you have applied your lip color. Remember, keep your lips looking there best by applying a lip treatment at night before you go to sleep. This will keep chapping down to a minimum.
Finish your natural look with some of the shimmer powders and bronzers. Place the shimmer powders on places you want light to bounce off. Cheekbones, browbones, and temples are the best places to wear a shimmery powder. Bronzers should be used sparingly and placed in all the areas that are suntouched.
And remember, always use good brushes to get the best results on your makeup application. Your tools are everything!