Oct 19, 2011

Natural Makeup: Step by Step

The other day a gal pal sent me a link to this video and I thought it would be fun to share with everyone. I love to learn new makeup technique which can help me in the morning. All in all, I don't know if I will actually spend the time to do everything unless it is for a special event but it is helpful to know what is possible.


I didn't use foundation like the video. I brushed this powder here all over my face, used Shu Uemura blush in orange, brown and black eyeliner by Stila, Pink Sugar lipstick by Chanel. I also used my favorite mascara which provides all day long lashes without any smudge under the eye. (Stay tune for the post) To finish, I used Guerlain bronzer around the perimeter of the face to make my face look slimmer.
For brow, I used Anastasia eyebrow kit which includes eye shadow.
I used the petite arch brow template as a guideline (see brow on left) and modify to suit my own need as I prefer to keep my brows slightly thicker. All in all, I took about 20 minute from start to finish which included 5 minute for moisturizer and sunblock routine. I usually allow 5 minutes for skincare to settle before applying other things, even if it is just powder, lipgloss and mascara. How long do you spend in the morning with makeup?

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13 comments:

  1. I know this make up artist, her videos are superb! Lovely soft brown eyes, really like this tutorial, I think it is excellent for everyday make up. I don't put on make up on a daily basis, only for events and when I feel particularly pale or tired. If I have to wear make up I will spend around 10-12 min on it - sans the time spend on skin care.

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  2. That's great to know. I've been doing this for years. No make up make up ahaha and leaving the more strong looks for the special events.


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  3. It's a wonderful fresh, dewy look! I wish I could wear the bare minimal when it comes to makeup, but i need coverage. haha But i would prefer it this way. You look great!
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  4. You have such beautiful skin. I have ginormous pores!

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  5. @Lily: I like her tips. Although I won't be doing everything, it is still great to know.

    @Kristina: Ah... thank you for your kind words. : )

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  6. So gorgeous, darling!
    I love using powder instead of foundation, too!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. Lovely~
    i do like the lipstick color as well!
    ~mwah*

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  8. The more natural the make up is the longer it takes to recreate it :) You look great with this kind of a natural make up!

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  9. Wow what a slick tutorial! That's a lot of steps, but I love the effect!

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  10. Thanks for sharing--that was interesting. Nice result, but too time consuming for me.

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  11. You did a beautiful job! My morning routine for work takes about 15 minutes, and I am full coverage. Foundation, powder, eyeshadow, mascara, bronzer, eyeliner, lipliner and lipstick!

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  12. I confess, I forwarded this tutorial to a couple of coworkers today and we had a good laugh about it. As gorgeous as the model looks after all the makeup is applied, you have to admit it takes a lot of products and effort to get that "natural" look. It's hilarious how "natural" involves false lashes, then putting mascara on top of the false lashes.

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