So yes, I do wear makeup almost everyday. It’s not a chore to me, it’s more of a daily ritual, and, if you can believe it, I find the application process very relaxing. I know not everyone feels the same as I do about makeup, and that’s ok! If you like makeup, or want to start liking/applying makeup, I want to help you streamline your everyday look, as well as give you a few tips and tricks to enhance your natural beauty!
Light Base + Spot Conceal: I think that a lot of people shy away from makeup and foundation because the thought of painting your entire face with a thick flesh-toned substance can seem a little creepy. Not hating on any full-coverage foundations out there (there are a lot of great ones, and they can look really lovely!), but it’s just not my style - especially for a fresh, natural, everyday look. If you are already working with clear skin, I recommend applying a light layer of a light coverage base, something like It Cosmetics CC Cream, or Glossier Skin Tint. Both will provide a little bit of coverage, and will help you achieve a more perfected, even skin tone. If you have discoloration or spots you want to cover up, I recommend still using those same light bases, and then going overtop with a thicker concealer - I love concealers from It Cosmetics and Laura Mercier for doing this job. If you’re worried about oil break through, or the concealer wearing down on your problem areas throughout the day - try applying a bit of powder to those areas after foundation, then concealing overtop, and adding one final light layer of translucent powder.
Cream Blush: directly onto the apples of cheeks: nothing to me gives off a fresh, healthy glow like some cream pink blush tapped onto the centers of cheeks! It’s such an angelic, almost doll-like look that I think can instantly make you look more alive + ready for whatever the day will throw at you.
Lash Curler + Lengthening Mascara: even on the no makeup-y-est of no makeup days, I will curl my eye lashes. This step really opens up the eyes and makes me look (and I think feel) more awake. Kevyn Aucoin’s lash curler is great, but you can find a wide variety at Sephora, Ulta, or the drugstore. If you want to take your everyday look a step further, try a lengthening mascara that will also separate your lashes - so fluttery! Glossier’s Lash Slick accomplishes this goal while looking very natural.
Dewy Highlights: want to look glowy without any added shimmer or glitter? Go for a natural cream highlight! My favorite, natural looking cream highlight is RMS’ Champagne Rose. It’s a gorgeous pale champagne tone that adds the most beautiful natural glow to cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and the bridge of the nose. If you want to add even more dew to your look, take a small amount and tap onto the centers of eyelids, and on the inner corners of eyes.
Juicy Lips: I am, and have always been, a lip gloss lover. A good gloss will accentuate lips in all the right ways - make them appear fuller + healthy. I love tapping a small amount of gloss onto the center of my lips either on bare lips, or, over my favorite natural lip liner or lip color.
I hope you guys enjoy these quick tips to enhance your natural beauty! Please let me know which of the steps above you take everyday!