Monday 20 October 2014

I Woke Up Like This...

Orange lipstick and glittery eye shadow has had it's time and now it's time for a more subtle approach when it comes to makeup. The trick to perfecting a natural glow is to look after your skin which means cleansing and using moisturizer twice a day. Drinking lots of water and eating well is also an essential for keeping your skin looking healthy. With this look, you want it to appear as if you are wearing no makeup at all whilst you are merely wearing the essentials.
Avoid foundation and as an alternative, try a light BB cream and instead of lipstick, use lipbalm to give a slight shine. If you want to wear blusher, keep it minimal and the same goes for mascara (no clumps please). To give your eyes some definition, use a matte brown eyeshadow (see bottom right picture) or use a tiny amount of eyeliner. The trick with the eyeliner is to get it as close to your lash line as possible and to absolutely avoid flicks because that defies the point of 'Natural Makeup'. I would use liquid liner because you can get a really sharp line but it doesn't matter too much if you prefer pencil or gel liner.
I use this makeup routine daily and it doesn't take long. You will find that wearing less foundation will improve your skin and it also feels great to embrace your natural beauty! I hope that this is helpful and that you all have a great week x