“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”
Hello my lovelies!
As many of you have probably noticed, I really like makeup. I think it’s fun, interesting, and a great creative outlet for those of us who don’t seem traditionally artistic. At the same time, I think there’s a lot to be said for people that have the ability to make their makeup look skin-like. I love the “natural” look, and I love the “cake face” look. What I’m saying is, do you, booboo. Screw what anyone else thinks.
I wanted to challenge myself by creating a look that was still me, but with the most “natural” appearance possible, and while using the least amount of products possible. I’m willing to admit that this isn’t the most groundbreaking look ever created, but it was also quite difficult for me to narrow my entire face down to only a handful (in my case) of products, while still maintaining my usual appearance.
A lot of times, when I do looks like this that juxtapose my natural state of being, I’m reminded of the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, where Julia Roberts pontificates on the difference between people who are like Jell-O, and people who are like Creme Brulee. I always grew up with the notion that I was Jell-O; that I’m messy, full of randomized flavors, and sometimes my taste is questionable. As I’ve grown, I’ve realized that I can be Jell-Brulee, because sometimes I am messy, and other times, I’m the most glamorous person in the room. I’m leaving my embarrassment of my multifaceted personality back in 2017, because I can be whatever I want, any time I want, and I don’t have to please anyone while doing it.
And we’re back after that brief, philosophical interruption to talk about how I achieved a full face using as little product as possible! For reference, I only used six physical products to achieve this full face, and I personally feel like it looks like I used my entire arsenal of makeup like I would any other day. Sound off in the comments on what you think!
Let’s get started:
Instead of combining 3-4 different foundations to get a perfect color and consistency, I chose a foundation that is easy to use, and builds up nicely. I chose to apply my foundation with a brush, as I find that this takes me less time than a sponge.
What I used: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation in “Porcelain”
I opted for a corrector instead of a concealer, and patted it out with my finger on the inner corner of my eye, as well as the under eye where I am darkest. I simply put my foundation over these areas once I was done.
What I used: Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in “Pink”
I used the same loose powder for my entire face to help save time. The powder I used in particular does have some slight color and coverage to it, so it still manages to give me a full coverage base.
What I used: Maybelline Fit Me Mineral Loose Finishing Powder in “Fair”
I used the same palette for ALL of this, and in the same order too. I first applied my contour to the hollows of my cheeks and to the deepest part of my crease. I then bronzed over top of my cheek contour and into my temples, while blowing out the bronzer in my crease and up to my brow bone. Lastly, I highlighted the tops of my cheeks with the pale, shimmery highlight shade, and packed this across my entire eyelid. I also used a mix of the contour and bronzer shades to fill in my brows. Always remember that no makeup product is limited only to what the instructions say.
What I used: NYX Contour Pro Palette
This is usually the best step to skip if you are in a rush, or just trying to keep it light. If you really want a rosey tint to your cheeks, use a lipstick before powdering. Just pat out onto the apples of the cheeks and swipe outward towards the temples with your fingers. I used the same lipstick for my cheeks and lips, just putting chapstick over the lips to create more of a shine.
What I used: L’oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen in “Matte For Me”
This is a given since it would be difficult to find an alternative product to use here. I limited my application to one coat for the top and bottom lashes, compared to my usual 2 or 3 coats.
What I used: L’oreal Voluminous Mascara in “Carbon Black”
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!
Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own