Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Natural Glam

I've never been a person who felt afraid to be 'glam' and go very over the top with my makeup and never believed in 'less is more' for myself personally. However, after browsing YouTube and talking to a few of my friends, I realised a lot of people are more afraid to be 'glam' than I first thought. Therefore, I came up with a step by step 'Natural Glam' look to hopefully help anyone who is reading my blog that is in the same position to refer to and see that 'glam' doesn't have to mean heavy makeup. 

  1. I first started with the 'Simple Skin Face Moisturising Cream' on a 'Real Techniques Expert Face Brush' and gently buffed that into the skin.
  2. I then went in with the same brush and applied the 'Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser' in the colour 'Terre Neuve' and buffed that into the skin. The reason I chose to use a tinted moisturiser rather than a foundation is because it provides less coverage and allows your natural skin to still show through including cute little freckles. This tinted moisturiser or any is perfect for dry skin also as it provides moisture for the skin as well and light coverage.
  3. Next using a 'MAC 266 Angled Brush' and 'MAC Wedge Individual Eyeshadow' I lightly filled in sparse parts of the brows, lightly giving them a fuller look and more angled shape without them looking 'drawn on.' 
  4. Starting with eyes taking 'MAC' Soft Ochre Paint Pot' on my ring finger I gently applied it all over the lid. This is the key to long lasting eyeshadow. 
  5. Next using my 'Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette' Im dusting the shade foxy all over the lid up to the brow bone as my base using a 'MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush.'
  6. Then using the same brush taking the shade 'Pistol' I am taking a little bit of shadow each time and blending it into the crease and outer 1/4 of the lid in small circular motions, slowly building it up rather than going in straight away with a lot of shadow, thus giving it the more 'natural' smokey eye. 
  7. The last step of eyeshadow using a 'MAC 217' I am pushing the shade 'Bootycall' over the inner 3/4 of the lid, leaving the darker colour in the crease and outer corner alone to keep the smokey effect.
  8. Taking 'Rimmel Glam'Eyes Professional Liquid liner I just followed the lash line and slightly winged out the liner slightly to give the eye a more glam and lifted effect.
  9. Lastly with the eyes I just coated the lashes with the 'MAC False Lashes' mascara starting from the root and wiggling it to the tip of the lashes, and also applying a light cote on the bottom lashes.
  10. Using a 'Real Techniques Orange Beauty Sponge' I took 'Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer' in the shade 'Vanilla' and applied it by dabbing it under the eyes with the sponge.
  11. The next step was just to set the whole face with powder and I did this with the 'Laura Mercier Translucent Powder' with a 'MAC 138 Tapered Face Brush.'
  12. Using the 'Bobbi Brown Face Blender Brush' I next applied 'Nars Blush' in the shade 'Orgasm' on the apples of the cheeks to give a healthy glow to the face. I chose not to apply highlighter as this was a natural look and the shimmer from the blush was already strong enough alone. 
  13. Lastly to finish the whole look I just applied a light coat of 'Dior Addict Ultra Gloss' in the shade '267 So Real' giving an extremely natural flush and shine to the lips. 

Within this look I thought I would also include a 'Natural Glam' hair style. It is extremely simple and easy to do, all you need to be able to do is french plait. If you struggle with that, the same as I used to and still do! Then leave me a comment down below and I could write a blog post on a simple french braid if that would help. For this look i simply parted the hair in the middle and french braided the hair each side securing it with clear elastics and pining the plaits to the back of the head, and next with a curling tong curling the rest of the hair into loose ringlet curls. It's that simple!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and this 'Natural Glam' look. Please leave me a comment and thank you for reading!

Danie xoxo

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