"no makeup" makeup look :)

28 June 2011

The magnificent Sam from Pixiwoo just uploaded a video about a "no makeup" makeup look using less products - basically from medium to no coverage but more on highlighting and just a touch of warmth on the face.. and funny enough I sported this look on my recent visit to lovely Melbourne just 2 weeks ago so I feel like I've connected with her in some way (cue hysterical laughter here).

Most MUA will say that to create a "no makeup" look you would normally use tons of products. Layers of foundations and concealers will be applied to get that "perfect" complexion. If you watch The Hills you would know that it's Whitney's signature look and she admitted to have more products on to get that look than usual.

That's why I think the "no makeup" look is much harder on days when your skin is not behaving well because you'll have more to work on than when it's all clear and bump free.

Now saying that, I've been a fan of this look for years regardless of the state of my skin. It wasn't bump free day all the time but on the days that my skin is clear enough, I would use less coverage, less products and still get the same look and sometimes better.

Which takes me to my next point, makeup looks better on good, well hydrated, well maintained, well taken care of skin. In fact the more you take care of your skin, the less makeup products you will use in the long run.

So here's a snap shot of my "no makeup" look (winter makes my skin behave better than in summer):


In case you're interested, here are the products used:

Clinique Superdefence SPF25 moisturiser
Neutrogena Intesive deep wrinkle eye cream
Clinique tinted moisturiser (shade 3)
MAC studio sculpt concelear (under the eye)
MAC Transparent finishing powder
Covergirl Mascara
MAC Spaced Out l/e (blush on the cheeks)
Revlon Nude Lustre lipgloss

I skipped any eyeshadows and liner only because I was wearing glasses. I like to feather up my lashes and make it flirty under the glasses :) Also I didn't have any highlighter with me at that time.

But that's my take on "no makeup" makeup look :))))

Are you a fan of this look?

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