Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Anti-Makeup Girl's Guide to Makeup

"No makeup" makeup look anyone? My friend is very conservative, and does not agree with makeup being used on a daily basis---or on any basis, for that matter. Today I finally convinced her to play model for me and transform her into a chiseled beauty. What do I mean by that? She has cheekbones and even skin! Right now she is next to me, telling me the only reason she actually played model: I bought her dinner. Paninis!

Now, onto the no makeup makeup look, for lazy girls or girls who oppose makeup.

Step 1: Conceal any redness/blemishes/acne. I used Benefit's Erase Paste. Use a concealer brush, or just your clean fingers! Apply this in any under eye circles, redness, or blackheads to giev yourself a nice, even skintone.

Step 2: Blush! Find a nice rosy, pink shade and use a blush brush, or your clean fingers. Smile to find the apples of your cheeks, and swirl the blush onto your cheeks, then blend it up towards your temples.

Step 3: Add a smidge of bronzer. I applied bronzer straight to my blush brush, and had my model suck in her cheeks. Where her cheeks sunk in, I applied the bronzer. Make sure to blend out any harsh edges between your blush and bronzer!

Step 4: Eyeshadow. I chose a taupe color to just hide any oily lids. I just applied this all over the lid. Nothing too fancy. No crease or contour color.

Step 5: Mascara. My friend is extremely hesitant about eye makeup. When I told her we were going to add some mascara, well...it took some convincing to get her to do it. So, I literally just barely applied some black mascara. I used Josie Maran's Get One Give One Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara. Well, that's a mouthful. I applied this to the tippy tops of her lashes, just to make them appear fuller, and her eyes bigger.

Step 6: Lips! This was another thing that my model was hesitant about. I used Victoria Secret's Beauty Rush Limited Edition Lip Gloss in Cherry Cola. She liked the smell of it! I took my lip brush and just applied a small amount to give her a dewy finish on her lips, but not too dewy!

Now, you're done! The finished product?:

Doesn't she look gorgeous? And not too made-up, either!

*cutting in here is the anti-make up friend- hey guys. if you are afraid to get your eyes poked out, let a trusted friend WHO WILL NOT POKE

So, have a wonderful night, lovelies. I will see you tomorrow with a cheerful post!


Jen said...

I love the look. I think that anyone can pull this look off and make it seem totally natural. Thanks for sharing! Tell your friend she looks gorgeous.

metroswimgal said...

you're too sweet♥ and totally welcome. i love knowing that people actually read this stuff, instead of just following because i followed them(: thanks, i'll tell her!

Anonymous said...

*anti make up friend here* thank you for the compliment. Also, just wanted to point out I did NOT get to finish my statement up there^ the end was: YOUR EYES OUT WITH THE PENCIL (ps anyone else confused by why people put pencils on their EYES!>?!?!?!) ok, thanks for the compliment <3