Thursday, April 21, 2011

Makeup for the Non-Makeup Girl...

I understand not all of you wear as much makeup as I do. I LOVE the stuff. I can't get enough. Sadly, not every girl wants to look like a drag queen, so this one is for you natural girls.

Instead of a heavy foundation, try a good tinted moisturizer. This one from Olay is light weight. It's called Olay Definity Color Rapture. It will give you sheer coverage, so your face won't look cakey. Plus, it has a glucosamine complex. It is designed to fight what ages you most, transforming the look of discoloration, dullness and brown spots Plus wrinkles - for luminous, more flawless, highly defined skin. It's pretty much a two for one deal. A bit pricey for a drugstore product (around $24.00), but a really great product.

Next on the list, a good mascara. You don't need a ton of shadow or liner to make your eyes pop. You do, however, need a good mascara. Cover Girl Lash Blast is a great one. The brush is huge, so it will give you tons of volume. Be sure to curl your lashes first, then do your mascara. You can find this product at drugstores for around $8.

Third on the list would be blush. Nothing about super shimmery blush screams "natural", so be sure to pick out a matte. Dust a little on the apples of your cheeks for a sheer, flushed, natural look. Try Revlon Matte Blush, at drugstores for around $8. This shade, Blushing Berry, is universally flattering.

To finish off your look, try a lipstain. It dries matte on your lips, so you won't have glittery, uber glossy lips that your hair gets stuck in (hate that...ugh.). And a bonus? It's long wearing. Which means, you don't have to keep applying it all day. Also, the color is buildable. If you want a sheer wash of color, only apply one coat. If you want a bold look, apply several. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain comes in 10 different shades, and will cost you around $5 (again, at drugstores).

That's all you need, ladies!! This will take your natural look to the next level!!

1 comment:

  1. I've found that Bare Minerals is a pretty good non-makeup makeup, too. I put it on in the morning, rock my day, and it still looks pretty darn good by bedtime. When I was at the beach and it was super humid, I had to reapply Mineral Veil once or twice, but nothing terrible, and it wasn't cakey.