Sunday, 13 March 2011

Spring Make Up Trend: Going Natural...

I'd like to begin by saying this is not so much a trend as a natural thing to do as we enter into the warmer seasons, it's a classic. BUT there's going natural and going natural...with a little help.



(Stella McCartney Spring 2011)

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS:


BASE:
You need to keep it fresh and clean, if you feel confident enough to do so ditch the heavy foundation and powder routine. Try a light foundation like MUFE Face & Body or Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere.
If you've got the odd blemish, disguise it with a light dab of creamy concealer so it doesn't look cakey.
A nourishing cream will make the perfect base for a dewy finish, try Oilatum. If your skin is combination/oily try a lighter moisturiser such as La Roche Posay Toleriance.

REMEMBER: It's what works for your skin! You can adapt the products and the look to work with your skin type, if you feel the need, dust a light mineral powder over the top to set the foundation.


A BIT OF COLOUR:

In Spring/Summer cream products come out to play. To get a natural healthy glow try NARS Penny Lane Cream Blush or browse MAC's new creamblend blush range - So Sweet, So Easy is a dream.
Illamasqua Rude Blush will be divine on darker skin tones but equally fabulous on paler girls who crave a pop of a peachy coral cheek.

Keep eyes simple, try Becca's eye tint in Baroque for an easy eye or if your loyal to your powder eyeshadow Jest from MAC provides a hint of golden peach.

BROWS:

If you're going natural, brows need to be prepped and groomed. They're going to become a central feature to your face!

See HERE for a more in depth look and step by step

LIPS:

Bold lips are another big trend this S/S but keep them natural for this look. Try a lip tint or tinted lip balm to enhance your natural lip colour. Have a look at Max Factor's lip markers for a range of gorgeous hues or try the Body Shop Lip Stain for a flawless pout.

My Personal Favourite Combo? Body Shop Lip Stain in Shade 01 and MAC Calm Mode Tinted Lip Conditioner.

LASHES:

This can be up to you, always curl before mascara application to give your lashes maximum impact without and falsies. If you want to go the whole hog make like Stella and go without but if you can't bare the thought of leaving the house without anything on try to go without on the bottom lashes for a fresher appearance.

TOOLS:

Fingers!! This look lends itself to blending with your fingers, cream blush, eyeshadows and lip balm are the ultimate in easy blend! Try an angled eyebrow brush to achieve perfect brows.

Will you be going Natural this Spring??

Laura
xx

4 comments:

  1. I love the natural look! Thanks for sharing this!

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  2. fabulous thanks for sharing xxx

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  3. thanks for the heads up :).

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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