As much as I love a full face of make up some days I prefer to go for a more natural look. I’m not the best at natural as if I’m wearing make up I tend to like to go all out. I’ve found one thing that helps is going for a brown/black mascara and one that’s not what I’d normally like. I’m not one to step away from the mascara wand and think one more coat always helps (until it’s one coat to many and you end up with 5 lashses!!)
The products I tend to reach for when wanting a more natural look are
- Urban Decay Naked 3 (review) especially shades strange, limit and nooner
- Bourjois Healthy Mix (review)
- HD Brows foundation Powder (review)
- Benefit Fake Up (review)
- Benefit Gimme Brow (review)
- Makebelieve Enhance Sunbream Bronzer (review)
- Seventeen Cheek Stamp Blush in Blushin’
- George Volume Lash brown/black
- No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Daydream
Here are the swatches without flash above and with flash below. Lipstick, blush, bronzer, naked eyeshadows in strange, limit and nooner.
Annoyingly my phone seems to have a feature I can’t figure out how to take off and blurs my selfies. I love a foundation like Bourjois healthy mix for looks like this as it has enough pigment to even out my skintone but is light enough to not leave the skin looking totally flawless. A little bit of Benefit fake up blends away the dark circles. I then lightly set it with the HD brows powder foundation. For brows I love using Gimme Brow. Using a coloured brow gel helps the brows stand out more without looking too defined and still leaves them looking like brows.
I’m someone who has to contour every day, but I do apply it very lightly just to the hollows of my cheek bones for this type of make up. For me I find my skin most compliments a baby pink blush for a softer look. Lately I’ve been trying to save my beloved Dandelion and the Seventeen Blush is being a good substitute although I found the application a little weird.
For eyes it’s probably the hardest for me to keep natural. Where I have naturally fair eyelashes I’m used to applying lots to make my eyes stand out. I’m loving using the George Mascara as it gives my eyelashes a bit of colour and volume. The eye shadows in Naked 3 are great for adding a little bit of colour to the eyes without it looking too much. I strange all over, limit through the crease then a small amount of nooner. For lips a bit of lip balm would work but as I recently borrowed the No7 lip crayon from my mum I’ve been loving the slight wash of colour!
What products do you use for the more natural make up days?