This isn’t a tutorial as such but I will explain how I created the look and the products I used to create it. This is definitely a beginner friendly look so don’t worry! No smokey eyes or contouring here!
When I think of natural makeup, I don’t think of 20 odd products that takes 2 hours to complete and includes loads of contour, highlight, eye makeup etc. Natural for me is enhancing what I have and only what I have. So making my skin tone even, filling in the brows and making me look more awake. My makeup look takes around 15 minutes to do and I wear it for college, work, interviews and even just around the house if I decide to wear makeup that day.
This tutorial only uses less than 10 products and a couple of brushes. Some things you can miss out like the colour correcting or the light eyeshadow and this look becomes only around 6 products. I do use blush and highlight but that’s only because I don’t want my face to look flat. I want some depth and dimension.
So what products do I use?
Well, for my base I use a primer and then a little bit of colour corrector to cover any blemishes or red patches. For this look, the primer I used was MAC Fix+ and my Freedom Pro Camouflage Paste in Green. I then apply my foundation with a brush and today I used my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Vanilla. I don’t bother with concealer for this look because I only use concealer for full glam as I find it quite heavy on my under eye area. I use a translucent powder to set my face and bake my under eyes and this makes my under eye area a little brighter and lighter. Today I used the RCMA Translucent Powder.
To add dimension, I used my MaxFactor Creme Puff Blush in Alluring Rose and because this has some neutral brown tones within the pink, I can get away with using this just above where I would usually contour and it defines my cheek bones and add colour to my cheeks. I’ve used this technique for many years because I cannot contour to save my life! The highlighter I used was my mini Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter and I applied that to my cheek bones, nose and cupids bow.
I fill in my brows with my homemade solid brow pomade and then add a neutral pink or nude colour to my eyelids just to add a little colour to my face. Depending on my outfit or mood, I will switch up which eyeshadow I use. I finish off my eyes with the MaxFactor Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara. I love how long and thick this mascara makes my eyelashes look!
Finally, I apply the lipstick of my choice. I tend to pick a nude or a pink but on the odd occasion, I’ll wear something a little bolder. Today, I picked my MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Tranquility and this is probably one of my favourite Matte lipsticks and was my FIRST liquid lipstick! I love the entire range of the velvet liquid lipsticks and I will be listing my favourite matte lipsticks in one of my first Blogmas posts so keep your eyes peeled for that!
I’d like to thank my sister for once again taking the photos for this post. She is only 11 and while I’ve had to teach her how to use my DSLR, she’s picked it up quickly and knows how to take some pretty artsy photos!
So how many products do you use in your every day makeup routine? Let me know!