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Friday
Feb102012

How to do natural, fresh faced make up....

The fresh-faced look is set to be one of this year's biggest beauty trends,  its all about keeping it low and natural, you don`t need to apply a lot of make up to still look amazing...

Take a look at my 6 step guide to achieve that flawless look...

1) Clean your face! 

Start of by doing the famous 3 step skin care routine - cleanse, tone and moisturise. This will prepare your skin for make up and remove excess oil. Its often better to use a moisturiser with an SPF 15 to protect your skin from the elements.

2) Apply foundation

It’s always better to apply your foundation with a foundation brush or sponge. Ensure you clean these regularly to avoid any bacteria transferring onto your clean skin and causing blemishes.

Blend your foundation across your jaw line so to avoid it looking like you are wearing a mask!  If you find foundation a little heavy for day time you can always use a tinted moisturiser instead.  

Next apply your concealer under your eyes and inside corner of your eye, patting gently with your finger to blend in. This brightens the eyes and disguises any dark circles. A light reflecting product usually works best.

Tip:  Camouflage those shadowy areas from nose to corners of the lips using your light reflecting concealer.

3) Powder

Use a powder similar to the colour of your foundation, this can be loose or presses. Pressed powder is tidier for your bathroom! Powder sets your foundation and perfects colour to create a smooth, flawless finish. 

4) Eyes

Pick out a natural coloured eye shadow and apply it to the lids of your eyes. Shimmery colours are good because they appear less heavy than block colours. Then define your eyes, applying to the top and bottom, with a dark pencil or eye shadow. Apply this lightly, but use slightly more in the outside corner of your eye. 

Using a dark eye shadow will create a softer more natural look than a pencil.

Next apply mascara, 2 coats will normally suffice for a natural look, but if you’re like me and like a lot of mascara, then go ahead and coat it on!

Tip: If you want your eyebrows to look more defined, then use an eye shadow which is of the same colour, and brush over the eyebrows.

5) Bronzer & Blusher

If you have light skin, dust a light bronze powder over your complexion for a healthy, natural looking "tan" year-round. Then apply a light amount of blusher in either pink or peach. If you have olive skin, then bronzer on the cheekbones looks good or a good amount of peachy blusher. Dark skin looks good with a good bronzer or dark blusher.

Tip: There are 2 ways to apply blusher - smile and apply just to the balls of your cheeks for that youthful look , or then we have traditional blusher that continues up the side of your face right up your cheek bones.

6) Lips..

It’s good to use a light, natural coloured lip gloss or a natural coloured lipstick if you prefer.

Tip: For a bit more glamour, apply a natural lipstick and add a clear gloss over the top.