The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.
The key to the preparation is having clear skin to achieve the “no makeup” look. A good routine that keeps your skin looking flawless, will also mean that you’ll barely need any makeup. We highly recommend the Diamond Blend range of products which are always being revised and added to as needed. We also like DreamTone by Lancome it works well (although results are visible from 3 months plus).
Tint to match your complexion.
Tinted moisturizer products are light and allow your skin to show through makeup. Avoid that “cakey” look, If your complexion is relatively even, you can get away with a simple tinted moisturizer and then spot conceal blemishes, under eye circles or discolorations. If your skin requires more than a tinted moisturizer in terms of coverage, look for a liquid foundation with a natural finish. A great one isGiorgio Armani Maestro Foundation (£38). It uses innovative fusion technologies that instantly and immediately impart radiance to the skin and blur out defects. It has a huge range of tones to tailor-match your own. We also recommend Stila cosmetics illuminator, corrector, bronzer One Step product range (24) they are revolutionary in their powerful yet easy to use dispensers that magically transform your look ..
Brush your brows. Play with the direction upward near the nose and outward for the tail ends and fill in with eyebrow pencil where necessary, using two shades to achieve a natural tone and finish with an invisible brow mascara, or we particularly like BrowDrama by Maybelline, in shades for Blonde to Dark hair the results are wonderful and application takes a few seconds. Remember that bushy-esque brows impart a youthful, radiance to the overal image.
Eyes and lids Apply a flesh tone color with slight flecks of gold or copper under the lower eyelid against the water line, this can be done in just a few flicks of the wrist, you are not going for red carpet glamour, just a natural radiance. We also like to add a white line to the inside of the bottom eyelid to give a very clean look to the eye area and this works especially well if you are not opting for mascara on the lashes.
Brush some mascara lightly Sweeping gently over top and bottom lashes and give them a good curl.
Just enough to thicken your lashes a bit and add definition to your eyes. If you get clumps, brush through them with a metal lash brush. It also works well without mascara at all if you so desire.
Choose a flesh tone matte lip gloss or lipstick and apply to lips. This will also work with a neutral coloured lipbalm, particular products that lend themselves to this clean look are Liz Earle range of lip treatments.
Apply a bronzer or burnt peach colored blush to cheek bone for slight contrast. Remember to steer clear of any products with too much shimmer or irridescence.