Over the past few weeks I've been an increased number of makeup questions - mainly regarding my makeup on my recent travels to NC and LA. With the heat and lots of traveling/being on the go, it is just easier to go lighter on makeup so I am sharing a few tips on how I get a 'fresh face', less makeup look! (My normal daily makeup routine is HERE.)
I'm not sure while I named it Step #1, but I guess this part is pretty essential. I feel like making sure my skin is exfoliated and super hydrated is what helps make the fresh face look more natural.
1. Tata Harper Skincare Daily Essentials Set | This is fairly new to my daily routine - I've been using it for a couple of months and didn't want to share until I knew I loved it. But, I completely love it - especially the Serum & Moisturizer. (I do use all of the products in the set however.)
2. Lancome Genefique | After exfoliating and cleansing, this is the first thing I apply to my skin, it helps to make my skin more radiant & smooth.
3. Clarisonic | I use my Clarisonic nightly & I don't travel without it.
4. Mario Badescu Acne Wash | I still have a lot of acne issues and I've mentioned before that this is the one wash that I really like for acne fighting - I use this in the PM w/my Clarisonic.
I am ALL about making my eyes look bigger so I think this tip is a really important part! The key is the SKIP top eyeliner (or just do a thin line on the top - nothing thick or bold!). I only use my Mac Kohl Pencil in Feline on my bottom water line. Also, when I wear no or less eyeliner on my lid, it makes my eyelashes looks 1000x longer! (Read my daily makeup tutorial for eyelash tricks, though.) I switch between 2 mascaras: this one & this one.
Another key to a fresh face is having a little bit of color on your cheeks + having some highlight! I've been using THIS blush in 'Petal Power' a lot lately but while I was in LA I got it in 'Warm Soul' (seen in yesterday's Snapchat) & I'm obsessed w/ 'Warm Soul'. You can kind of see the shade in the image above - it is beautiful. Anyway, I love this blush because it has a highlighter built in essentially so it is not too crazy, but still gives a glowing look to your skin. (I use THIS brush.)
I swear by bronzer no matter what day it is or where I am or how busy I am - lol. I don't let my face get into the sun much at all so I bronzer is my BFF. And truthfully, I think using bronzer kind of brings everything to life. When I use bronzer for a fresh face, I just sweep it around the hairline mainly! (The bronzer above is HERE & the brush is HERE.)
Conceal. Conceal. Conceal. I've got a lot of acne scarring and other not so cute stuff so I am all about covering - even if I am wanting to wear less makeup. I love this concealer because it is long wear and full covering. I use it under my eyes to cover my dark circles & anywhere I have a scar or spot to cover. If you use a good concealer, you can skip heavy foundation - which is great. However, my skin is challenged so I still apply THIS all over to make sure everything blends nicely.
+ I always use a little color on my lid - the one I was wearing in recent snaps is THIS one in 'In Orbit' and I am obsessed. It will be used daily!
Okay, I hope this helps & answers most of your questions!
Lip Products used in first image: 1. Stripdown, Blankety, Dior Maximizer (right side) | 2. Whirl, Cherish, & Ample Pink (left side) (The top left one is from yesterday - I had tons of questions about this look from some Snaps I posted.)