Although full coverage cosmetics make everyone look flawless, there are days when you should replace them with something more natural that gives you a fresh and dewy look without clogging your pores. The following make-up look is very versatile: you can wear it every day for work or going out and you can use it during hot summer days, when you want to let your skin breathe. Before starting with the make-up, don’t forget to clean and moisturise your skin and apply a primer that will help the make-up last throughout the day.
The first thing you will need is foundation. Since this is a natural make-up look, you can use the Nearly Naked liquid foundation from Revlon cosmetics, which is very light and evens out your skin tone without being cakey or greasy. For even more natural results, apply the foundation with your fingers instead of using your brush. Since this foundation is low to medium coverage, you might have to do some concealing afterwards, in case you have spots, blemishes or discoloration. You can use a more heavy coverage concealer this time, such as the NARS Creamy Concealer, but apply it only on imperfections. To cover up dark under-eye circles and get a radiant look, use a light, luminous concealer such as the L’Oreal Magic Lumi highlighter. If you have dry to normal skin, this is all you will need for the face, but if you have combination to oily skin, set everything in place with a face powder. For example, you can use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, which gives your skin a matte look without being heavy or cakey.
Next, it’s time to do the eye make-up and since you’re aiming for a fresh and natural look, you should choose a pastel eye shadow colour, such as light pink, lavender or light blue. If you don’t have time for complex eye make-up, use one of the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eye shadows all over the lid. If you have time, you can use a neutral palette such as the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Apply the lightest shade all over the lid, then use a darker colour in the crease for more definition. Then take a white, silver or champagne colour and apply it in the inner corner of your eyes to make your eyes look big and wide awake. Finish off the eye make-up by applying one or two coats of mascara.
To complete the look, put on some lipstick. If you want your lips to look full and sensual, but at the same time stay hydrated through the day, you can replace your conventional lipstick with a lip stain. For example, the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable crayons. These lip colours from Revlon makeup last throughout the day and make your lips soft and smooth. You can convert this daytime make-up for night time wear in just a few minutes. Create a cat flick with black eyeliner or smudge the eyeliner with a cotton swab for an easy to get smoky effect. As for the lips, you can opt for the timeless red lipstick, which will give you a glam and seductive look.