I feel like there’s a fine line between looking fresh-faced and looking too “done.” In my opinion, it’s all in the products you choose to use. This is my usual weekend makeup routine when I’m running around town! This tutorial is for those days where you want to feel put-together but not overly made-up. Keep reading for step-by-step directions below (including my product recommendations)!
Start with freshly cleansed and moisturized skin. I like to cleanse with my Clarisonic and moisturize with Shiseido Pureness Moisturizing Gel-Cream.
Apply a BB cream to your entire face, focusing the majority of the product on your forehead, nose, upper cheeks, and chin. Use your fingers to sheer it out towards your jawline and hairline. I like M.A.C. Prep + Prime BB Cream because it evens out my skin tone without covering up my freckles.
Using a large, fluffy powder brush, apply a non-shimmery powder bronzer to underneath your cheekbones, temples, hairline, jawline, and down the bridge of your nose. Make sure to gently blow off excess product before touching it to your face. I use NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny.
Apply a peachy-gold highlighter to your cheekbones, hairline, browbone, and down the bridge of your nose. I’m obsessed with Mai Couture Highlighter Papier in St. Barts.
Tame and lightly define your brows with a fiber gel like Benefit Gimme Brow. It adds thickness and volume to your brows while still making them appear very natural.
Curl your eyelashes. I recently upgraded my drugstore eyelash curler to this one from Shiseido and WHAT a difference! No more weird crimped lashes in the corner of my eyes and my lashes stay curled all day!
Apply a defining mascara. I really like Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes because it gives definition and length without looking clumpy or fake.
Slick on a lipstain. I just recently discovered Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey and it’s become my go-to product. Just the tiniest bit gives the most gorgeous, natural stain which lasts all day. It also looks good on everyone! TRUST.
Set everything with a facial spray like Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater. It gives your makeup staying power and still allows everything to look glowy and natural (instead of powder, which can look mannequin-esque).
I’d love to know what your “no makeup” makeup routine consists of! Does it looks anything like mine?
P.S. 9 steps to your daily flawless face.