Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blend With The Trend: The "No Makeup" Makeup Look

It is officially my sembreak! I'm so happy. I think my school might win the award for the most number of school days award. I feel like I am back on track after those seemingly endless nights of reviewing for final exams.

This fall season, I have heard and read that the "no makeup" makeup look is a big trend. It is basically a look with very minimal products on. Basically, the concept of this look is to achieve an even skintone, a gorgeous flush and a radiant finish. I also think that this would be perfect for those girls who hate wearing makeup or for those who just want to have a natural look. Its like your face, but better I would say. I feel that this look is very appropriate for school because of its subtlety.

Like in these pictures, we want to look polished and au naturale. Here are some of my thoughts on how to achieve this look and be a barely there beauty.

An even skin tone is the key to this look. Of course we don't want to look like we have a mask on. (unless it's Halloween)
1. Moisturize your skin- Especially if you have dry skin, dry patches would just be emphasized if you do not. It also makes the makeup apply smoother.
2. Try a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream if you have great skin, or for blemishes put on concealer first then the tinted moisturizer. Remember to blend the edges to avoid visible lines.
3. Use a cream or gel blush for a more natural finish. Apply with your fingers on the apple of the cheeks and then blend toward the temples.
4. Powder the areas that would be oily by midday but if you have dry skin, you can skip this step. However, in this humid weather of ours, I really would recommend putting on a dusting of powder.

Don't put shimmery eyeshadows or eyeliners because that is not the case in real life.
1. Eyeshadow- If you can, I would really just want to skip this step. However if you must, just apply an eyeshadow color that is a bit darker than your skintone to your crease to define it. Do it very very lightly.
2. Eyeliner- Again you can skip this step but if you like to do it, do tightlining. It is when you put the liner just on the very roots of the lashes. You can push the lashes up and put the liner on the inner rim or just put it in between the lashes.
3. Don't forget to curl your lashes for that more awake look.
4. Mascara- Put one or two coats and if you don't have a lash comb like I do, just run your fingers through the lashes to get rid of the clumps. You must remember to put it ever so slightly that people won't notice that you have mascara on but they will say that you have nice lashes.


Don't even think about doing the whole lip liner, lipstick, lipgloss combo. You just want a subtle color that wouldn't make you look washed out. Think about tinted lip balms that are always good to have because you are moisturizing your lips while still having a good wash of color to your lips.

Now you can do the barely there beauty! Its nice to be back.

Jenica x

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