Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Natual Looking Make-up

I don't wear much make-up. Never have. I had the foundation I bought for my wedding for several years and finally threw it away because it was so old. So, when I do wear make-up, I don't want it to look like I'm wearing make-up - I want to make sure that it looks natural.

I achieve this by choosing neutral colors. I choose a blush that is a light pinky-peach color, that mimics the natural coloration visible in my cheeks after playing hard. I choose a lip color that is a deep pink type of color - something that doesn't stand out.

When it comes to foundation, I learned a trick a few years ago that helps me achieve a natural, dewy appearance. I apply my lotion and foundation at the same time. I put five dots of each on my face - forehead, each cheek, nose and chin. Then, I smooth it all in. I find that the lotion helps me achieve a thin, even coverage with the foundation and having the lotion blended it gives it that dewy look. I don't remember who taught me this trick, but I find that I am able to succeed at a natural looking appearance when I apply it this way.

This post shared at Works for Me Wednesday.


Lisa B. said...

I don't wear makeup on a daily basis since becoming a stay-at-home-mom. I do like this fun tip though!