Wednesday, August 19, 2015

5 Tips for the Fresh Face Makeup Look..

 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.
Tip #1
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.

Tip #2
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.
Tip #3
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.)
Tip #4
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.)
Tip #5
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.)


22 comments:

  1. The too faced mascara is my favorite for length and volume (and I used the same eyelash primer as you) but it almost always gets on my brow bone. I guess because I have oily skin? Any tips on how to not look like a racoon while wearing it? Haha, loving all of your tips!

    xoxo,
    Amanda Sumner
    www.thegirlishblog.com

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  2. I love how you start with skincare products. It's so much easier to keep my makeup light when my skin is looking good! I post a ton about skincare and beauty products if you want to check out my blog! Thanks!

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  3. Thanks for sharing! You always look gorgeous! I'll try the Tata Harper skincare - sounds very promising. I love that you've been using it for month and review it now that it really works. I really get annoyed with some bloggers that will try a product once and tell you it works... Great post as always x
    Sabrina from www.thesunkisseddiary.com

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  4. Love all of your tips! Your makeup always looks flawless so you would never know you have any type of scarring! Have you ever tried Rodan + Fields before? They have an ammazing line specifically for adult acne/acne scars! I'd love to help if you're ever interested :) jamieschaller@gmail.com

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    1. As someone who also suffers from acne and has tried the Rodan + Fields Unblemish line, I just wanted to chime in and say it's definitely worth a try - I've tried so much stuff in the past and R&F was life changing!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing! I have scars that I need to cover up as well so I will have to try this concealer and acne wash :)

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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  6. Tata Harper and a great, basic make up are a must have for a perfect, fresh face result!

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  7. Yes your first step is definitely essential! The Clarisonic is also my favorite!

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  8. Love this! I'm traveling soon and need to tone down my makeup routine before I go!

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  9. Love this post! Your makeup always looks so beautiful! Love to hear the products you use!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  10. Great tips! I just discovered the Mario Badescu acne products and am obsessed! I've been toying with getting a Clarisonic for a while now but haven't done it yet. Maybe this fall!

    xo Bree
    http://bree-west.com

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  11. Bronzer is also a necessity for me! I feel like I haven't woken up yet if I don't have it on. I haven't been able to find many that I like that aren't too shiny thanks to the bright lights in my classroom, so its definitely helpful to have some new ideas!

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  12. I love these tips! I appreciate that your routine is super easy to follow - no complicated steps! Thank you for starting with skin care!! I'm a firm believer that skin care is the key.

    Ashley
    lifeandreactions.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for the tips! I love my Clairsonic and don't feel clean unless I use it.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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  14. Thanks!!! It seems very useful!!

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  15. Thank you for doing this post! I was definitely one of the people wondering what lip combo you were wearing!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your make up tip. You surely do look naturally beautiful, your make up is light and natural

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