Ever wonder why celebrities always look great even without makeup? Well, many of them ARE wearing makeup…you just don’t know it! Achieving that naturally radiant look doesn’t have to come from the help of a professional. You can have fresh, flawless skin by keeping it simple and not caking on the cosmetics. Here are our must-have makeup picks to get that natural beauty look.
Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation, $42
When trying to achieve the au naturale look your complexion becomes center stage. Keep your eyes and lips neutral so you can show off your glowing skin. This foundation contains SPF 15, gives you brighter and smoother skin with a finish that will take you from work to happy hour. It offers full-coverage to hide any imperfections without feeling heavy and comes in 10 different shades to match any skin tone.
Physicians Formula pH Powdered Bronzer, $14.95
The pH complex in this bronzer perfectly matches your skin tone for a personalized hue all your own. Here’s how it works: The bronzer actually senses the pH level of your skin and adjusts to your own level in just 60 seconds, giving you the sun-kissed glow you are looking for. This specialized bronzer even solves the age-old problem of your makeup looking perfect in the light of your bathroom but maybe not so perfect once you step outside. The built in light adjusting pigments adapt to your environment and change with the lighting….so cool!
Stila Convertible Color, $25
A rosy cheek is the perfect compliment for a natural makeup look. This blush has a creamy texture with a translucent color that adds just a hint of flush to your cheeks. Dap the creamy formula on the apples of your cheeks with your finger tips and you’ll have instantly brightened up your face.
Diorshow Brow Styler & Pencil, $29
Our eyebrows undoubtedly frame our face, and having the right hue and shape helps to give our face definition. This 2-in-1 pencil offers simple and fast brow grooming. I learned about this fab product from celeb makeup artist Ricky Wilson who did my make-up for the red carpet at the Tonys! The retractable pencil helps to fill in and define the brow coming in a universal shade that works on all skin and hair tones. Open the other side of the pencil to reveal a handy brush to tame any unruly hairs.
NYX Boudoir Mascara-Le Frou Frou, $5.99
When going for a natural look, a little bit of mascara to play up your eyes does the trick. This smudge-free option is perfect for adding some volume and length to your lashes. The black formula comes with a super dense brush that catches every last lash. We love that it’s flake-free and doesn’t clump. And, you can’t beat the price!
Smashbox Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener, $22
Bring a little light to your eyes with this double-ended highlighting pencil. When going for the natural look you don’t have to rely on eye shadows to bring definition to your eyes, simply highlighting them in the right spots will make them pop. Use the Highlight side of the pencil on the inner corn of the eyes and sweep cross the brow bone. Use the Inner Rim to line the lower rim of your eyes to give tired lids a pick-me-up.
Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Gloss, $25
This non-stick, sheer gloss in a tube, ‘Sexy Nude,’ is one of our favorites! It’s classic yet flirty with just a hint of color and shine….you can wear it alone or over other shades to tone them down. We love that it contains an SPF and glides smoothly over the lips giving you a perfect pout that won’t dry out.
Warmer weather means you want to keep your make-up routine clean and simple. International celebrity makeup artist Sue Devitt shows us how to create a natural eye look in 4 easy steps and gives us lots of tips on how to get it right!
1) Use a medium neutral eye shadow to coat the eyelid with an eye base brush for softness and color.
Tip: Apply above the crease so it doesn’t set your eyes backward.
2) Apply ivory eye shadow right underneath the brow bone to highlight and help blend in the colors.
Tip: Blend with your fingertips for a natural-looking skin texture.
3) Define around the top and bottom lashes with a dark chocolate shade, using a lash line definer brush to subtly bring out color of the eye. Applying a touch of color underneath helps to bring out the color of your eye.
Tip: Touch-up concealer as necessary after applying eyeshadow and liner.
4) Apply a few coats of mascara.
Tip: Wiggle the brush from the root out to the tip to add both depth and volume to your lashes.