Sunday, May 11, 2014

"No Makeup" Makeup

 Today was the first unbearably humid, sticky day of the season. When the weather gets like this, I have no desire to wear a ton of makeup because it's just going to sweat off within a few hours anyways, not to mention there's nothing more embarrassing than your makeup transferring to your clothing, or worse, to the clothing of someone else (my poor boyfriend has gone into a hug one too many times and come out of it with stray foundation on his shirt). So anyways, long story short (which is a joke, I can never make a story short) I went for one of those famous "no makeup makeup" looks.
As all girls are well aware, there is a stark difference between actually wearing no makeup and wearing enough makeup that you look natural, but any spots are covered up and perfected. Personally, when I got for the no makeup look, I prefer to focus on giving my skin a glow and popping some color on my cheeks so my skin looks healthy, yet still somewhat natural. Because, lets be honest, if I wore no makeup at all I just look tired and my skin looks dull.
So I started off my look with my much loved Bare Minerals bareSkin serum foundation. I've had this thing about a week now and I've already raved about it like I've been using it for years, so I apologize if anyone's tired of hearing me talk about it! This stuff just manages to look so natural when applied, and the skin-loving ingredients sink into your skin throughout the day so I find that it actually looks even better and more natural as the day wears on! Next up, I conceal and highlight my undereyes with my current favorite duo of Origins Quick, Hide! Concealer and by Terry's Touche Veloutee (in shade 3). These two gems work to brighten up, and even hydrate, under my eyes without looking cake-y in the least. I finished up my eyes by applying my new favorite mascara, Bare Mineral's Lash Domination Mascara. I cannot think of anything but praise for this wonderful mascara, and it makes my lashes look long, separated, and overall just lovely.
I finished off my look with some Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy on my cheeks, adding a lovely coral coral to freshen them up, and finally used my new Clarins Instant Lip Perfector in shade 5 on my lips. I just purchased the Clarins Lip Perfector in a travel size to try it out, and upon one use I already know I'll be picking up the full size once I run out. This stuff is amazing, and manages to hydrate and add a lovely color to your lips! Soon enough I imagine I'll have brought home all the shades offered...
Anyways, that concludes my attempt at a "no makeup" makeup look. There are many variations on this particular look, but this is how I do mine when I want to look simple, natural and glowing.

What do you guys wear when you're trying to achieve the no makeup look? Let me know in the comments below!


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