Natural Matte & Wet
Hi! I'll share a natural (nude) makeup with you. I will show you two pictures. The first one shows a classic matte makeup but the second one is wet. I tried to make the post more interesting to you with that step. I hope you'll like it.
I know I wrote it a lot of times, but the first step is always the same. I cleaned her whole face with micellar water from Bioderma so the real work on the makeup can only begin.
We started with the foundation. She has perfect skin even without makeup, so I opted for the Face and Body foundation from MAC and applied only a thin layer with the 104/BUFFER. I always try to use the same foundation when I work with Lívi.
The perfect base is ready, what means we can move to the next step. I wrote we wanted to get a natural look, but don't be afraid we maxed out the contouring. I picked up the Contour Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills and I chose the Light Sculpt shade, which was applied with the 117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER. I used it on her forehead, nose and under cheekbones.
After contouring always comes the blush. I try to follow that order. I used the Werk shade from Milk for this step. It's still my newest favourite, so I use it whenever I can! I used the 117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER to blend it out. This brush is really multifunctional. It can be used to blend out the creamy foundation, contour and blush shades. If you don't want to keep too many brushes at home, this might be a good choice for you.
The last step on her face. The step, which I never miss out. The highlighter. I chose a 3D highlighter palette from Huda Beauty, today. I opted for the Capri shade from The Pink Sands Edition palette, because it has a creamy finish. I applied it with my fingers, as I always do with the creamy highlighters.
Her eyebrows are much darker than her hair, so I had to use the Dipbrow Pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills in Medium Brown shade to draw her missing threads, but at first I had to comb out the brows. I used my ever favourite brush, the #12 from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It's double-ended, so it was perfect for these two steps. To finish this part, I had to comb out the threads one more time with the Brow Set from MAC.
The natural look was our goal, so I used only soft shades. I opted for the Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I chose the Raw Sienna shade, which I applied with the 231/LUXE PETIT CREASE on her crease. It's a very natural brown shade, so you can't see that I used anything at all on her eyelids. To finish her eyes I needed the Tempera shade, which is the most lightest shade in the palette. I applied it on her whole eyelids with the 237/DETAIL SHADER.
She has 3D false lashes, so I didn't have to glue anything up.
What is the reason of using shades on eyelids when they aren't visible at all?
If I hadn't used anything on her lids, the tiny blood vessels would be visible on the skin.
We arrived to the last part. The lipstick I used was the Matte Lipstick's Kiss shade from Anastasia Beverly Hills and it was applied with the 331/PRECISION LIP brush. The goal was to chose a natural shade and have the lips look thicker and symmetrical.
This is the second time I've made wet makeup look for this blog. (If you missed the first one, please, click here.) I used the same product to make it wet on both photoshoots. The Infinity Glass from Linda Hallberg. I applied it with a brush instead of my fingers right after we finished the shooting of the matte makeup. It seems to be better when applied this way. The brushes I used: 331/PRECISION LIP on her lips, the 237/DETAIL SHADER on her eyes and the 125/STIPPLING on her face.
I decided to share more makeup looks than product reviews, so you will be able to see more posts like this, from today. It means that every month there will be 3 makeup looks and 1 product review.
I'm preparing something new for the new year, but I don't want to write too much about it. Be tuned to not miss out anything ;)
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P.S.: The brushes I used on her face and eyes are all from Zoeva.
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