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October 16, 2012

SPRING/SUMMER TREND TUESDAY : No Make Up Make Up + Purple Trend Giveaway WINNER

One of the most on trend looks this Spring/Summer is the No Make Up Make Up look. Essentially, this look is about enhancing your natural features (eg. eyes, cheekbones, skin etc), without going overboard or adding extra colour. 

In saying that, however, this look tends for focus on flawless skin, with a natural flush of cheek colour and barely there eyeshadow and lip colour.

Give that this is a full look, I decided to film myself recreating it. Click to watch the video or scroll down for my step by step instructions. 

Here's how I achieved my No Make Up Make Up look - 
  • Apply a primer to ensure the look lasts all day. I used Bellapierre's HD Make Up Primer
  • I mixed my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Nude with my NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Mont Blanc for a medium coverage base with a natural finish 
  • For illumination under my eyes I applied my Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat, however an illuminating product or undereye concealer will work
  • Using my MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut I lightly contoured my face
  • For a natural flush of colour on my cheeks I applied my Aveda Petal Essence Cheek Tint in #142 Phlox
  • To set my t-zone without looking too matte, I used my MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Light
  • As always, I primed my eyelis with Urban Decay's Primer Potion 
  • To neutralise my lid colour I used a matte cream eyeshadow from Revlon's CustomeEyes Shadow & Liner palette in Sweet Innocence
  • To contour my eyelids I used a combination of Naked and Buck from my original Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • I used my lashes and applied Max Factor's Lash Extension Effect Mascara in black to the top lashes and Clinique's Bottom Lash Mascara to, you guessed it, the bottom lashes
  • For a natural lip colour and sheen I applied Maybelline's Baby Lips in Protective Berry overt Benefit's BeneTint
  • To highlight my face I patted Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl to the tops of my cheekbones
As you can see from the video or the steps below it, I used  a lot of cream products. You'll find that cream products blend seamlessly into the skin, creating a more natural finishing. When blushing naturally, your cheeks go a pink colour rather than an orange or purple based shade. With this in mind, I chose a pink cream product for my cheeks.

I opted for a lip/cheek tint rather than a lipstick. Tints provide natural colour and, depending on the product, can last all day, requiring less maintenance than a lipstick or gloss. Also, you may have noticed that I didn't do anything to my brows. I wanted them to look groomed, yet natural, so I just ran through them with a spoolie.

And now let's get into annoucing the winner of the SPRING/SUMMER Trend Tuesday Purple Eye giveaway
And the winner isssssssssssssss...

"I'm very taken with orange lips at the moment"
Congratulations, Fawn! I totally know what you mean. If you follow me on Instagram you'll know I love a good orange lip and I'll definitely be doing a trend post on it. You have won yourself a Model's Prefer Infinite Colour Shadow Pencil in what a poser! and a Model's Prefer BIGLash Mascara in Black. Fawn, please email me at dontstopbuying@hotmail.com to organise the postage of your prize. If unclaimed by midnight on October 18 a new winner will be annoucned. 

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway. Your trend requests have been noted and I will definitely be doing a post on them all eventually. 

So, everyone, how do you achieve the perfect No Make Up Make Up look? What are your favourite products to create a natural glow? 

Always look your best,

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1 comment :

  1. yeeeeee im emailing you straight away...thank you so much :)


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