Do you want to be a daytime diva? Are you ready for a look that is great for all of your daytime activities? Well, follow these steps for makeup application and achieve a stunning, yet natural daytime look. This is perfect for everyday wear and will be appropriate from the boardroom to a stroll in the park.
Use Tinted Moisturizer For easy daytime wear, use a tinted moisturizer instead of a crème, powder, or liquid foundation. This is perfect for summer and will give your face a fresh dewy look. To give your face an added punch of color, use a crème blush and get an “inner glow" look. A great tinted moisturizer is LORAC's ProtecTINT SPF 30 Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer, and our pick for a crème blush is NARS Crème blush.
Add a Luscious Liner Many may think that wearing eyeliner will negatively affect the “natural look" that you are going for, but it will only add to the effect if you use this trick. Apply liner to your upper lashes underneath instead of on top. Cake liners are a safe bet if you are new to makeup application. To apply, take an eyeliner brush and add the cake liner. Next, gently push the color up and underneath the roots of your top lashes. You have instantly created invisible definition and your eyes will look more open. If you are the more advanced makeup wearer, a liquid liner works great as well. A wonderful, eco-friendly liner is NVEY ECO Organic Cake Eyeliner. A liquid liner that I recommend is Givenchy Parad'Eyes Fluid Eye Liner.
Eye-Brightening Mascara Touches of mascara can be used as an eye brightener. For women with light-eyes, layering brown mascara over blue will offer an eye brightening and more alert effect in a very subtle manner. For dark-eyed women, layer brown mascara over green to achieve the same effect. If you want volume that is buildable, Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof is a customer favorite that works well with this technique.
Finish with a Natural-Colored Lip A finishing touch to a natural face is at the center of the face, the lips! Using a lip pencil all over instead of lipstick will look sheer, natural, and be long lasting. You will want to use a natural colored lip pencil all over the lips, apply it in a light, feathering stroke to make it blend and almost disappear into the lips. To seal in the pencil, add gloss without shimmer and you will have a flawless look. Kevin Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil and LORAC Gloss Stick are a dynamic duo that I always use.
Use these four tips to achieve the best natural look possible. Please note, as with any makeup technique, practice makes perfect. So after the first few times of trying, you will be able to effortlessly achieve this look and give the cover models on magazines a run for their money! As always, good luck and I know you will be a stunning daytime diva in no time.
Saigon is a skincare guru to the Stars and a freelance writer. She has written many articles on the subject of skincare and cosmetics. Visit her website and get the most sought after brands in beauty used by today's Hollywood insiders at http://www.makeupallure.com