One thing that I love about makeup is bringing out the natural beauty in someone.. Makeup does not need to be heavy or caked on to have that gorgeous glow.. But it can be a lot more internal than just external.
Eat lots of omega-3 fatty acids (like found in nuts and salmon) and anti-oxidants. (Antioxidants are part of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients present in foods. They are most common in plant foods with bright, distinctive colors, such as red cherries, orange carrots and purple blueberries (for instance). The most common antioxidants are vitamins A, C and E, beta carotene, selenium and lycopene). Both of these things are total radiance-boosters that work a lot faster than you might think.
WATER, PEOPLE..! Cannot begin to express it enough how much this plays with your skin.. The more you drink, the less dehydrated your skin will be..
Stop smoking.. I’m not here to lecture anyone about smoking, but working so close to people’s faces, I see the tell tale signs straight away. The pores around your nose and the crevices of your cheek to your nose get filled with black from the cigarette smoke..
Sometimes It feels scaly and can be hard to cover without looking like I’m spreading foundation across a piece of dry canvas.. And just overall the skin surface feels dehydrated.. I’m not even going to get into the lines it creates around your mouth and eyes as you all know about this.. So I’m trying to tell you from a makeup perspective.. So long before any other elements come into play about the signs of aging from smoking (or worse, cancers), these are the smaller problems that come up..
Now…. After my blabbering about how to get great skin, let’s get onto the fun stuff.!!! Makeup.!
To start, it’s always great to have a great moisturizer. My favourite at the moment is from jurilique. With alot of good quality moisturisers, it is best to pat them into the skin, rather than rubbing..
Once that has settled in, you can apply your primer. The reason why I suggest a primer for a dewy look is that there are some beautiful prism / illuminating primers out there such as the Burberry fluid base or MAC strobe cream. Depending on the level of glow you would like you can either apply it prior to your foundation, with your foundation, or after your foundation. If I use my cinema secrets which is a cake foundation I put it on prior. If I use my Burberry foundation, I mix it in together.
So assuming I’ve done foundation at this point, let’s move onto powder. I very rarely use powder on any of my applications unless absolutely necessary. In this case I like to use MAC mineralize skin finish which comes in a range of shades so choose the one that’s best for you.
Another one I love is actually from inglot. It’s a multicolor system and is great for pale to medium level skin. There are other shades to suit darker skin also.
So with the mineralize powders you want to highlight your face.. So think of where light hits.. Down your nose.. The top of your lip (Cupids bow), the tops of your cheek.. Especially around the high tops of cheeks around to the eye bone.. You could use your fingers for this application as sometimes it’s nicer if it’s buffed in rather than with a brush which could leave it looking powdery..
Next we are onto bronzing.. I’ve tried many a bronzes in my time of doing makeup. My skin can tend to throw alot of orange so I get very wary of adding more orange to it haha.. The best one to date I have found ( and will spend my money on) is NARS laguna. It definitely is a more green based bronzed which makes it extremely suitable for all skin types.. Apply your bronzer around your highlighting to accentuate. So under your cheek bone, top of your forehead, your neck..
Now that your face is done, let’s move onto the eyes.. The fun part.! For this look we obviously try to keep to neutral colours.. But the beauty about doing natural dewy looks is it doesn’t have to be your standard.. I love using pink champagnes, light olive greens, lilacs as an alternative.. It’s all about what is going to make the eyes pop!
Lips.. I love to keep the lips quite natural.. So I highlight the cupids bow (which is the gorgeous little centre part of your top lip) with either our highlighter we used earlier, or even a soft sand shimmer dust or eyeshadow. I would then use either a nude lipstick or even just a lovely natural gloss.. Nothing too shiny and nothing too sparkly.. I think it just ruins what we are going for..
Well, that’s it for my natural dewy look.! I’m sorry if the post was rather large but I do really hopes you learnt something from it.! I will work on making them smaller but still informative 🙂 Suggestions are always welcome as to what you would like me to review or what you would like to see.!