This season’s makeup trends are taking a turn to the nude, it is the ‘No Makeup’ look with a healthy brow. If your skin is not perfect this tutorial will show you how to achieve flawless skin with minimal makeup in 5 minutes. I have listed some specific products that I know work well and that my clients love. The rest you may have already or can purchase easily online.
WHAT YOU NEED
Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer (2 shades lighter)
Stila Powder foundation (2 Shades lighter)
Stila Powder foundation (your shade)
Bronzer (I use Scott Barnes in ‘Sundance’)
Powder Blush in your lip color
Anastasia Brow powder
Taupe eye shadow
Cherry Chap Stick
Large Powder Brush
Small Powder Brush
Bronzer Brush (aka Blush brush)
Small angel brush for brows
Fluffy Crease Brush
Its not Magic. Its Technique. And its fast!
Step 1: Moisturize using Goe Oil. Lotion does nothing for my skin anymore. I am in love with natural oils and Goe Oil gel is my favorite. It penetrates the skin so it leaves you with a supple and dewy not greasy finish.
Step 2: Apply waterproof concealer with fingers under the eyes, down the nose, between the brows, on the cheek bones, brow bones and on the chin.
Why? This will add a pretty highlight and accentuate your features. It does not have to be perfect because it will get blended later.
Step 3: Powder with the lighter powder foundation using the small powder brush in the same areas you highlighted with concealer.
Step 4: Take the powder foundation in your color match and dust it around the rest of your face using the large powder brush. Lightly hit the middle of the forehead, dust across the cheeks and chin. Light handed! We still want the lighter areas to show through.
Step 5: Apply bronzer on the outer part of the forehead (around the hairline), temples, in the hollows of the cheeks and the underside of your chin and jaw.
Why? This adds dimension and carves out bone structure, which makes the face more dynamic.
Step 6: Apply a powder blush that is close to the pinkest part of your lips and lightly dust the cheeks, temples and eyelids.
Your almost ready!
Let it cook for an hour. Or to speed up the process, plank for 60 seconds and finely mist your face with water.
Translation: Makeup looks best after it has settled. The powders will settle in the oil and it will look like flawless skin that actually looks like skin!
Step 7: Next lightly fill in your brows using an angle brush and your brow powder. Accentuate the arch. Apply some taupe shadow in the crease using your crease brush. Using your angle brush apply some taupe powder along the bottom and top lash line.
Step 8: Finish with Mascara on both top and bottom lashes.
Step 9: Apply a lip color of your choosing. For daytime, I am loyal to cherry chap stick. It adds a slight tint and sheen with out overpowering your flawless complexion!
THERE'S A BONUS!!
To up the amp for the Fall season go with darker, bolder lip color. Add more taupe to the crease on your eyelid. This subtle pigment changes are bound to make you feel fabulous for the cooler months to come!
Follow these steps for flawless skin for one week. It is all TECHNIQUE, so it takes practice. Give yourself time to learn a new skill. Stop wishing you could do your makeup and do the homework already! After 5 days you be trained to work your face over in 5 minutes like a pro. Forever.
Why this works? When you apply many light layers of makeup it looks as though you have no makeup on because the person isn’t seeing one flat color of foundation, they are noticing your bone structure instead. You get noticed first, not the makeup.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephanie moved to Los Angeles at just 17 years old with dreams of being a successful makeup artist. Success and a long list of clients came quickly as she took up new roots in LA. Her talent has brought in work from many directions, feature films and commercials, editorial and special events. Her recent work includes commercials for Disney, Virgin Airlines and Audi. Her loyal clients appreciate her talents and she continues to thrive in the competitive market.
Photography by Inez Lewis for Established California
Model: Actress Tilda Torres