I’m always trying to find the perfect balance between no makeup and makeup. It’s not that I don’t feel comfortable going sans makeup in public places, but I do feel a little better with some under eye concealer and color on my cheeks. Especially during the warmer months, I want my skin to breathe and have a nice, subtle glow. While I’ll leave the completely bare skin (does tinted moisturizer count?) to the gym, beach and at home, I’ve found a few products that cover just enough but still give that more natural look I’m always wanting.
For starters, I don’t apply any eye makeup for my everyday look. I begin with just a small amount of concealer under my eyes (this is my favorite) and a light dusting of bareMinerals Orginal foundation. I then add Laura Geller’s Bronzer that gives that perfect sun-kissed look. You can actually add it on wet (just dampen the body puff) and it will give a beautiful shimmer to your cheeks. Instead of a highlighter, I’ve opted to use Vapour Oragnic’s Radiant Blush that still highlights the top of my cheekbones. It also works beautifully as a lip or eye color. I’m a big proponent of having color of my lips, even if it’s a slightly tinted lip balm. Color just makes you look more alive and healthy. I’m wearing a mix of Laura Geller’s Lip Crayons in “Honey Fizz” and “Mango Sorbet”. Lastly, I’ll add a tiny bit of Gorgeous Cosmetics Powder Blush to the apples of my cheeks.
If my husband and I are going out to dinner or I’m meeting the girls for drinks, I’ll add two more steps to my beauty routine in the evening. I’ll first apply a very subtle amount of mascara, just enough to give my lashes some curl. My recent favorite is this Punk Volumizing Mascara by Doucce (that I last talked about here) I’ll then add a brighter or bolder lip color to complete the look- I’m wearing Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipsticks in “Quinn” here with this lip pencil in “Tangerine”
Laura Geller Beauty Bronzer/ Vapour Organic Beauty Radiant Cream Blush/ Laura Geller Love Me Dew Trio (using Mango Sorbet & Honey Fizz)/ Gorgeous Cosmetics Blush in “Peach Glow”/ Gorgeous Cosmetics Blush Brush/ Gorgeous Cosmetics Lip Pencil in “Tangerine”/ Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick in “Quinn”/ Doucce Mascara