Hello my lovelies!
Let me premise this whole post by saying that I know this isn’t super exciting or fun, but it’s VERY out of my comfort zone. If any of you have been following me for a while, you know that I adore my pancake face. I have no shame in the massive amount of makeup I pile onto my face, because it fuels my artistic side, and it makes me happy. On the flip side, I have zero issues going out in public, bare faced, with my cystic acne taking a front row seat. I can happily say that I like myself exactly the way I am. However, I do understand that not everyone who reads my blog wears the amount of makeup that I do, and as a blogger and influencer, I want to include everyone. For me, this look is very minimal and something that is new and different. As always, if you need to do something differently or tweak a step, then go for it!
Let’s get started:
This look involves a lot of cream based products, as they give off a more “natural” appearance to the skin. Feel free to switch anything out, add in products, or take away any items you don’t want to use. I will also be using a sponge for my cream products unless otherwise noted.
- prime the entire face with your preferred primer. I tend to lean towards anything mattifying, even if I am going for a more luminous look, because I’m super oily.
- Color correct any areas that you are concerned with. For me, this was the under eye area, and I used a salmon colored corrector.
- Apply your preferred light to medium coverage foundation. Don’t forget to drag this down to your neck and on your ears.
- Apply a radiant highlighting concealer to the under eyes, the chin, the middle of the forehead, and the bridge of the nose. Blend out with a beauty sponge.
- Using a cream contour shade, I like to stick to only contouring my cheekbones. When I’m going for something more natural, I generally don’t want to have as harsh a contour as I would when I’m more glam. If you’re used to contouring your nose, go for it. I prefer to “reverse contour” by blending out my concealer onto the sides of my nose.
- With a cream bronzer, apply this to the cheekbones, the sides and top of the forehead, the chin, and the jawline.
- Blend out both the contour and bronzer creams with a stippling brush. I prefer a brush for these particular products because I feel that the color payoff is better.
- With a liquid highlighter, apply this to the high points of the cheekbones, the bridge and tip of the nose, and above the brow.
- Set the under eyes with a translucent powder on your beauty sponge. Very lightly set the rest of the face with that same translucent powder on a large powder brush.
- Set the contoured and bronzed areas with a powder bronzer to ensure that nothing slides around on your face.
- Apply a blush that would be appropriately nude for your skin tone.
- Set the liquid highlight with a powder highlight. While I love my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors, these are a bit too chunky for a “no makeup” look. I would suggest something with a minimal amount of glitter.
- At this point, brows are completely optional. I was blessed with good eyebrows (thanks mom), so I filled them in very minimally, only coloring in any sparse areas, and creating a slightly more defined shape.
- The eyeshadow is just the powder bronzer I used earlier, distributed throughout the crease.
- Apply one REALLY good coat of mascara. Normally I apply two coats, but there’s no reason to go overboard with a natural look.
- Apply a truly nude lipstick. This should be a “your lips but better” shade. I chose something with a warm pink undertone, since my lips are naturally pretty pigmented.
- Throw a little gloss on, set the face with a setting spray, and rock the no makeup look!
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have an amazing start to your week!
Foundation – Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation On-The-Go “10 Porcelain”
Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”
Cream Contour/Bronzer – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Sticks “Contour” and “Bronze”
Cream Highlighter – Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops “Morning Light”
Under Eye Setting Powder/ All Over Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Powder Bronzer/ Eyeshadow – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “1 Golden Light”
Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush “Dollface”
Powder Highlighter – Lancome Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter “05 Buff Lights”
Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”
Mascara – Benefit Roller Lash
Lips – NARS Satin Lip Pencil “Rikugien”, NYX Butter Gloss “Tiramisu”
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