If I have to be completely honest, I’m not one for wearing much make up or even wearing make up at all. You can find me most of the times in my own little world galavanting to everyday places with no make up on whatsoever. I’ll wear make up if there’s a special occasion, sometimes to church, or to an event or an important function.
When I do wear make up, I prefer to go for the more natural and subtle look which usually involves a light base or foundation and no eye shadow. So girlies, if you want to look absolutely fabulous everyday or even to events or outings but still want to be able to wear make up without your face looking like it belongs to a different person then keep reading for a sneak peak of my everyday make up look.
The rest of my face can get quite dry upon applying foundation so I’m happy to have found a little solution to that which I’ll address in a moment. For your base, it’s best to use a foundation that is light or weightless and preferably fragrance free. I use Iman’s Second to None, Cream to Powder foundation. It helps give a more natural look and I think it’s perfect for my skin tone as it literally blends in.
My advice if you want to avoid looking ‘overdone’ or ‘caked’ with too much make up on is to avoid heavier and thicker foundations, such as Mac’s and Fashion Fair’s. It’s great if you prefer to have that look, or if you have a lot of breakouts on your face for example, but if you want an everyday natural look then a lighter foundation is the better option.
OK, so you have the base done, but one thing is missing – a warm and subtle blusher to add warmth to your cheeks. I only use one blusher and it has served me well as it compliments my skin tone and adds the right bit of warmth to my face. Fashion Fair’s Beauty Blush Warm Sand when put on correctly can enhance your look. I usually use a correct blusher brush, squeeze my cheeks, apply a hint of blusher, smile, then add some more blusher to my cheeks. You don’t need a lot as the last thing you want is to walk around looking like a clown.
For your eyes, I would suggest only wearing mascara, I like wearing eye liner and eye shadow, but come on, we’re going for the everyday look so looking as natural as possible is best. You can experiment with your mascara and choose one that you prefer but that isn’t too thick. When it comes to my make up, I buy products from concessions or the actual brand’s store. However, when it comes to my mascara, I will always purchase it at any high street store (within reason).
Last of all, I nearly always use powder to complete my look. I use Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Finished Pressed Powder. It’s a darker colour to my actual skin tone which I like as it means that it completely covers my face and better compliments the skin colour of my neck which is darker than my face.
I hope my everyday make up look tips helped you and that you feel ready to walk the runway and still feel and look beautiful but natural at the same time.
This is a collaboration with Nyasha and Zoey.
To read Nyasia’s Everyday Celebrity Skin Regime please visit her website – Nyasha Shay
To read Zoey’s Everyday outfit look please visit her website – Keep It Feisty