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FOTD: A quick & easy natural look

Often times, the fiance and I are just chilling at home for the night when all of a sudden last minute he decides he wants to go to the movies, or the grocery store, or Denny’s, haha. And I just got out of the shower! So I have only 5 minutes to change, brush my hair, and look somewhat decent! LOL.

If we are just doing a simple errand, of course I don’t need to put on a full face, but I personally want to look at least somewhat awake and refreshed. The look below was very easy to do, and didn’t even take me 5 minutes.  And you can easily accomplish this by:

1.) Quickly dab a few dots of concealer under the eye and blend. This hides any dark circles, diminishes the look of any puffiness, and gives you a more ‘awake’ look.
2.) Apply a tinted moisturizer to your entire face (I use Dior’s tinted moisturizer). This moisturizes your face after your shower as well as giving you a nice natural tint to cover any discolorations, blemishes, or uneven skin tone.
3.) Apply a few coats of mascara on your lashes. This opens your eyes and makes them stand out so you don’t look tired or dead looking. You will be amazed at the difference just applying a coat of mascara makes! (Optional: You can also apply a quick sweep of a neutral eyeshadow such as MAC e/s in “Bisque”, or “Orb” on your entire lid before applying mascara)
4.) Shade in your eyebrows, since eyebrows shape your face, shading them in can make the rest of your face pop.
5.) Dab cheeks with a blush color of your choice. My favorites are MAC “Springsheen” and MAC “Stereo Rose” MSF because they have a nice soft sheen to it and look very natural on the skin. What I love about blush is that it adds warmth to your face.
6.) Finish off with either chapstick or a lipgloss, or even a light colored lipstick.

What I used:
[Face]
Lorac Double Feature Concealer in DF2 under the eyes
– Dior Tinted Moisturizer (Shade #2)

[Cheeks]
– MAC “Stereo Rose” MSF

[Eyes]
– 2 coats of L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
– Anastasia Brow Pencil in “Medium Ash” on brows

[Lips]
– MAC l/g in “Red Devil”

Natural Look #2

Every now and then I get messages from people who comment on my use of bold colors, and many of you are scared to try looks with COLOR, most of you haven’t taken that plunge of going “outside the box”, except Bionic Beauty who took her first steps into color and got some purple eyeshadows! But it’s fun and it’s amazing what you can do. So I know a lot of you think that all my looks are always dramatic and involve colors or bright colors, but truth is, I love sporting the natural look on what I like to call “lazy days”, where you still wanna look hot but without all the effort!

The only reason I show a wide range of looks here is so that you gals can just see all the different color combinations you can do, all the different looks, and really just breaking that box of always being either neutral or black. If I did tutorials on just browns and taupes, etc, I think it would be rather boring don’t you think?!

So for the gals that are still scared to try color, I have done another natural look tutorial for you! Enjoy!

What I used: (sorry I don’t have a picture of all the items)

EYES

– Revlon’s “White Whisper”
– MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly”
– MAC Eyeshadow in “Tectonic”
– MAC Palette Neutrals and Browns (Patina, Bisque, Mulch)
– Milani Eyeshadow in “Snow Frost” and “Java Bean”
– ULTA eyeshadow in “Lustre” as the highlight
– Indelible Gel Eyeliner in Black Out
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
– MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC30

FACE:

– Everyday Minerals Sandy Glo mixed with KT Naturals Medium Warm Beige
– Luminous Blush

LIPS:

– MAC Lipstick “Sparks can fly”
– Sephora Lip Liner #206
– MAC 3D Lipglass in “Lightswitch”

Step 1:
I applied MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as my eyelid base, then applied Revlon’s White Whisper Eyeshadow all over the entire lid, and topped it off with MAC’s Tectonic just above the crease.

MAC’s “Tectonic”


Step 2:
Then using a small eyeshadow brush or an angled brush, take a dark brown or medium brown eyeshafow, I used a mixture of PATINA, MULCH and JAVA BEAN and applied it to the outer V, to almost the middle of my lid then outlined the top (like a ranbow) to the inner corner of my eyelid.

It’s a bit faint in the photos, but if you look closely you can see the outline of the taupe color…

To give you this:


Step 3:
Highlight the brow bone with a light color, it can be matte or shimmery whichever you prefer, I chose Lustre because it’s super pretty!

Almost done…


Step 4:
I then lined my eyes, DO NOT line the bottom, if you like you can put a neutral eyeshadow on your lower lash line, but adding eyeliner at the bottom makes this look dramatic. And now it’s time for the concealer; use an eye cream or a moisturizer before applying concealer so that the concealer has something to “hold onto” then using a concealer brush, apply your concealer in dot and dab form under your eyes, be sure to dab only as brushing it will take away the color, and just dab till the entire area is concealed. Then apply a powder on top of that for it to ‘set’. (not shown)

Step 5: Apply your foundation and blush.

Ta-da!

Lips with “Sparks can Fly”

Video Tutorial (The Natural Look)

I had a picture tutorial on the natural look, but here is a video, the lighting is actually better on youtube, then it got rejected for being TOO LONG (about 15 minutes), I didn’t know it was that long, but I like to talk. HAHA, besides someone mentioned that I spend more time walking y’all through it so don’t complain! :)

Natural Look

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You probably can’t see in detail from the video, so here are the pictures:

My eye with my highlighting base and Milani’s “Snow Frost”:

The FINISHED product:

Here is a picture of the lips, using the lip primer:

Foundation (Mineral), KT Naturals in Medium Warm Beige, HUGE size!

Au Natural.

I get some requests for a more natural, everyday look that you gals can wear to the office, school, grocery store…something quick and easy- yet natural.

Estimated “get-ready” time: 10 minutes

Well for this look, I used:

– MAC Paints in “Chiaroscuro”
– MAC’s eyeshadow in “Bisque”
– MAC’s eyeshadow in “Mulch”
– Milani eyeshadown in “Antique Gold” (you don’t really need to put this one)
– Carbon Black Mascara
– NO EYELINER
– Everyday Minerals in “Winged Butter” (Intensive)
– Revlon’s Blush in “Blushed”

For lips:
– Laura Geller’s Lip Primer
– Sephora Lip Liner
– A cream/beige shiny lipgloss from when Forever 21 made makeup…


Put your highlighting base all over your lid, and put the “bisque” ONLY slightly above your crease, not the entire lid, then take an angled brush and apply the “mulch” starting from the outer part of your lid towards the center and outline the TOP of your lid only, use a blending brush to get rid of any harsh lines.

*If you don’t have any MAC Paints, you can use a shimmery cream eyeshadow in place, I like Laura Geller’s Cream Eyeshadow Duo Wand:

Apply lots of coats of mascara, don’t use eyeliner!

Apply your foundation and blush. Then shade in your eyebrows.

For the lips, I primed it first with Laura Geller’s Lip Primer, you can use a cream foundation or concealer as a primer, it’s important to use a primer for your lips to bring out the true color of lipsticks or lipglosses as well as giving it something to hold onto. After the primer, I used a nude lipliner and topped it off with a sheer lipgloss.

Primed lip:

Ta-da!

I also bought “Model in a Bottle”, so I will try it and let you know the result. :)