“No Makeup” Look

There are a lot of women who do not like or do not have time to wear makeup, although they still want to look better every day or to enhance a feature of their appearance.
There is a solution for them, of course, which I will write about below.

First of all, clean and moisturize your face with the proper moisturizer before any makeup is applied. If your face looks flawless, you can skip the foundation and apply just a concealer to cover the shadowed areas.
If you were not blessed with the most perfect skin, then apply a foundation that has a dewy finish, so not only will make you look even but it will also make you look glowing. Set it up with a translucent loose powder and add a sheer blush on your cheeks.

If you want to accentuate the eyes, you can add a natural color eye shadow over the entire lid and line the inside rim of the eyes, both the upper and the bottom one, using a brown, black or grey kohl pencil, just to add some definition. This will also make the lashes look fuller.
Also, apply one coat of brown or black mascara and you are almost done. The eyebrows should be well groomed and filled in very soft, for this it is better to use a powder eyebrow color rather than a pencil, as it will go on softer. Stay as close as you can to your natural hair color when doing the brows.
For the lips, if you still want them to look natural, go with a lip balm or a sheer lipstick in their natural color or simply, just apply a transparent lip gloss.

And now…ready to leave the house with “no makeup”: who might say you wear it? 😉

How To Apply Evening Makeup

makeupbydiana-com_evening-make-upWhether going out in the night or having a special occasion, the makeup we wear should be different than the one we are used to wear every day. That means that more definition is required for the eyes, cheeks or lips. But most of the time, the star of the evening makeup will be the eyes.

So, here it is a simple way of creating an evening look.

After the face is cleansed and moisturized, I recommend applying the makeup for the eyes first. This will prevent any falling shadow messing up with the makeup base. The first step of the makeup is applying a corrector on the entire eye area, both on the eyelid and under the eyes, in order to correct any skin redness and to cover the dark circles. It is very important to blend the corrector at the base of the eyelashes. By doing this will assure that the makeup will go smoother and will stay in place all night, as well. But before any color is applied, sweep a little loose powder on the entire eye area.

Now we are ready to apply the color. We don’t necessary need more than two shadows. An easy choice is using black and vanilla. One of the easiest methods of applying them is blending the black color on the entire mobile eyelid up to the bone. Fill in any gaps between the eyelashes with a Kohl black pencil and apply it also inside the inner rim of the upper and lower lid. Blend it into the black shadow, using an angle brush and fix it with shadow below the lower lashes. Using a thick brush, blend the light color on the brow bone and the inner corner of the eyes. Applying two coats of mascara is very important as the emphasis of the makeup is on the eyes, you can even add more drama by using some false lashes. Do not forget about the brows. Use a natural hair color eyebrow pencil or powder to fill them in. Clean any excess of eye makeup with a Q-tip or clean brush.

Having the eyes all made up, we can apply now the foundation to even out the complexion and set it up with a translucent loose powder. Because we want the attention to be on the eyes, the lip color should be a soft tone. As regards the cheeks, we could use a heavy pigmented color as the night makeup blush is stronger in intensity.
If black is too much for you, it could be replaced by dark grey, brown, green, blue or purple.

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How To Apply Everyday Makeup

makeupbydiana-com_everyday-make-upEven if it is just a simple day, no special occasion coming, there is a type of makeup everyone could use, without being too much. Therefore, this is the makeup for every day, which should look natural, but elegant.

The most important steps for achieving any look is cleansing the skin and applying the proper moisturizer based on your concern. The eye area is the most delicate one, so don’t ignore it and opt for a special moisturizer designed for that.

I usually prefer to apply a primer before the makeup is done, in order to assure a smoother application and better wear of the makeup. Concealer is one of the best friend when coming to cover any imperfections like dark circles under the eyes or age spots. It can also be applied on the upper eye lid, to make this even and serving at the same time as a base for the eye shadow. In this way our eyes look rested and fresh. A sheer foundation is applied all over the face, to even out the color of the skin. It can be applied with a foundation brush, a sponge or with the fingers. But the best of these is using a brush. Think that you are painting and the finish will be seamless. While using a sponge, this will absorb too much product. If more concealer is needed, you can apply it one more time on top of the foundation, just on the areas that still have shadows. I prefer to use an illuminating concealer after the foundation is applied to brighten up the eye area. If used before the foundation, the brightening effect will disappear.

 

Using a powder to set up your makeup is necessary. I recommend a translucent loose powder, as it is lighter and will create a natural look. It can be also swept over the lids, so the shadow will stay longer without getting into the crease.

When choosing eye shadow colors, the best ones to look natural are the earth tones like brown, gold, orange, beige, olive. The brown looks good with any eye color. There shouldn’t be more than two colors on the eye for a natural makeup. To define the eyes, an eyeliner is applied and smudged with a brush for a soft look.
We should not forget about mascara, in order to achieve thicker and darker lashes. Again, both black or brown works well.

Many women skip making up the brows, which actually give a frame to the eyes and expression to the face. They should be well groomed and brushed in a natural shape. Use an eyebrow pencil or powder to fill in any gaps. Eyebrows should be done only after the foundation and powder is applied, so there will be no remaining of these products on the hairs.
The blush and the lip color should be both in the same color family, both warm or both cool.

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