For anyone wondering how they can achieve neutral makeup look, here is what I do. In short, my my routine usually consists of sunscreen, foundation, blush, lip product, eyebrow filler and I recently added a translucent power. Here we go:
First things first. Apply sunscreen all over our face. I use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch in SPF 30. I do not use a face lotion because this sunscreen is smooth and I feel it doubles as a lotion. Next, I add foundation on my hand and mix it with sunscreen. This sheers out the foundation a bit but also makes it easier to apply. My foundation is Tart amazon clay. Then I dot it on my face focusing on my T-zone, cheeks and chin. I grab the elf powder brush and smooth it out. Other times I don't even use a brush and just use my fingers. The choice is yours. After this step is done, I usually apply more foundation on areas that need more attention. You can call it, spot treatment!
(optional) The Translucent power is a step I recently added, but not necessary. Sometimes I even forge to put this on. However, when I use it, I use the Elf completion brush to grab some product and apply it all over my face, focusing on my t-zone. The translucent power I am using is NYC Smooth Skin Lose Face Power. Moving on...
To pluck out unwanted hairs, I use the Tweezerman. Its does a great job at getting the thickest and thinest hairs out. However, be very careful when using it, because it will rip your skin off if you accidentally grab skin instead of hair (lol). To fill in my eyebrow I use the BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio in dark. I do like it because it comes with a brush that is usable (I use that little brush for this purpose only) and the colors match my brows well. Included in this trio is a dark, medium power and a wax. I don't use the wax. Should I?
The next stop is blush! Lately I have been enjoying using the Elf Blush palette in Dark. It has different hues of pink to choose from. I usually go with the bottom right color, the darkest looking one. Its the one I'm wearing on the picture below. Word of warning, you need to dip your brush on the product very lightly or you'll end up with to much on your brush and cheeks. We aren't going for a clown-look. Again, your choice. Now on to eyebrows...
Lastly, I will do my lips. I like to dab on chapstick before applying any color to my lips because I feel it preps them up and makes them smoother. At the moment I am really liking the lip liner by Prestige in L-26 KISS. Its a great neutral pop of color (like that oxymoron? lol.). Using this lipliner, I not only line my lips with it, I fill them in as well. Then I dab on more chapstick.
And that is the end. It doesn't take long to go through these steps and I think its a presentable look.
Hope you enjoyed learning about my routine! This is what it looks like in different lighting :)
Until next time.
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