“Natural” Beauty…

Oh Heyyyyyyyyy,

I’m going to do a quickie about my “no makeup” make up look. Some days I don’t want to do a full face of make up because I’m not doing anything major apart from maybe going to the shops or going round a friend’s house for a coffee but I still would like to avoid looking like the undead. So on these days I use a little bit of make up here and there to hide all manner of unsightly things but not enough so that it looks like I’ve put any make up on. This allows me to trick the outside world into thinking that this is what I look like with no make up on. Yes, it’s genius, I’m expecting my Nobel Prize any day now.

1. Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 003 (or whatever BB cream I happen to be using at the time.) Now I’m not reeeeeeaaally sure I know the difference between a tinted moisturiser and a BB cream but the latter claims to hide blemishes better so I’ll go for that. This particular one, like all of my other high end make up, was purchased as a gift for me by my darling ma. The coverage is good, better than some others I’ve used. It’s not particularly moisturising though, I feel like it gets absorbed into my skin really quickly so I sometimes use a normal moisturiser first, like I would before putting on foundation.

2. L’oréal Voluminous Mascara ( or whatever mascara I happen to be blah blah bah) I use a minimal amount. Hardly any at all, just enough to re-blacken the lashes really as the BB cream will turn them a bit ghostly.

3. MAC Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder (from the Archie collection) A v. light dusting onto cheeks, bridge of nose and sometimes eyelids. Just perks up the skin a bit.

4. Blusher Whatever I happen to be using. Today it’s MAC Creamblend Blush in Posey which give a rosy cheecked effect. Again, I only push a small amount into the skin with a brush as I want it to look as natural as poss. Like I’m one of those active people that eat a lot of fruit (HA!)

The End. Please refer to ‘after’ pics below. Didn’t do a ‘before’ one this time as a) I forgot and b) there’s one in a previous post, nobody needs to see that mess too many times.

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PS: When I take selfies with this camera (because I don’t have any kind of fancy schmancy, tripod set up) it makes me look like a cross eyed frog person so mega soz.

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6 thoughts on ““Natural” Beauty…

  1. beautiful Az! I wish I could do no make up make up so well! do you have any cheaper recommendations for bb cream? Iv only tried a couple and with both I found that (with or without moisturiser underneath) it turned out very patchy and then when I tried to blend it more it had already dried so it just rubbed off and I was left with a big white patch! I know we’re totally different skin tones but its just the consistency/finish I’m having trouble with! xx

    • Thanks Aims!

      The only other one I’ve used are Loreal which was a bit too orangey for my skin and the first ever one from Garnier which I preferred (though it was also a tad dark for me.) I think it must be something to do with their ingredients because they were also not easy too blend but the Garnier one is quite good. Try actually mixing some in with your moisturiser and then applying. x

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