Thursday, August 13, 2009

How to: A Simple, Natural, Pretty Look

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Hello beauties! Today, I'm going to show you step by step how to achieve a pretty yet natural look.

Step1: "I'm going to start with a fresh, clean face."

The easiest way to make your skin look fresh, gleaming, and natural is with a good tinted moisturizer.

How: Choose a good tinted moisturizer that won't make you look like a greaseball if you have oily skin and show your dry patches if you have dry skin. Every skin type needs a different tinted moisturizer. If you have a lot of acne scars and uneven skin tone its better to go with a tinted moisturizer with a medium to heavy coverage. If you younger and don't have that much acne scars then opt for a lighter coverage.

Step 2: "Next, I'm going to erase those dark circles"

All you need is some concealer, liner, and mascara. No need for any eyeshadow.

Get your favorite concealer and dab some on those dark circle, don't forget to blend well. Apply some black line on your upper lashes only so it looks more natural. Then, add some mascara.

Step 3: "Oh stop it! Your making me blush!"

Go for a bright, mousse-like blush, it looks more natural. No cream because it will make you look like a greaseball. No powder because it is way too heavy and looks more unnatural.

Take some of that mousse-like blush and dab it onto the apple of your cheeks. Smile to locate them. Blend upward toward the temples.

Step 4: "Gimme my lip stuff!"

Absolutely no lip gloss, way to shiny. Not natural at all. No lipstick either, too cakey. We are aiming for a sheer lip liner and some tinted lip balm.

Line you lips with a sheer pencil and then dab on some of that tinted balm to enhance you lip color.

Step 5: Get ready for the compliments!

People are obviously going to comment on how great you skin looks with no makeup or how you have practically no dark circles. But of course you know the secret ;)


P.S. I wish I could show you some pictures of the finished look but if you follow me on Twitter then you know that I tried a new Clinique product and it completely broke me out.

Monday, August 10, 2009


The Precious Pearl Palette ($130 Value)
Stila's Limited Edition Precious Pearl Palette is half off at Sephora! It used to be $40 and now its only $20 ($140 value!) I already have one but I'm going to buy another one as a gift since its limited edition. There are endless looks you can make with this palette since there are six eyeshadows.

From the Sephora site:

This set contains:
- White Gold (soft creamy white with gold shimmer)
- Soft Pink (light pink with pink and white shimmer)
- Mid-tone Pink (neutral warm pink with pink shimmer)
- Deep Blue (dark blackish navy with blue shimmer)
- Green (intense mermaid green with blue and green shimmer)
- Gold (deep gold with yellow and gold shimmer)