My Neutral Glam Makeup Routine-EP1
Updated: Jul 4, 2019
WELCOME MAKEUP LOVERS OF THE WORLD! :-)
A little history
My love for make-up began at an early age. I would watch my aunt apply eyeliner for every occasion. You could say I got my initial beauty tips from her. I was fascinated by the way it made her eyes pop, so I 'borrowed' her eyeliner every time she left the house. I would line my eyes and my lips with it because that was the trend at the time. Makeup has evolved over the years and thank God black lip liner with every lipstick or gloss is no longer a trend. My makeup routine has truly evolved and I wanted to share with you a few tips that you can use to enhance your natural beauty. Let's take a look at my neutral glam makeup routine.
This is the first of many makeup blogs that I will be creating just for you. I used a wide variety of drugstore makeup brands to achieve this look. Here's a thorough list of all the products that I used!
Makeup Products used
Mac Prep and Prime
24k Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Fit Me (Shade 368 Deep Golden)
L’Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara
L. A Girl Concealers (Orange Corrector, Mahogany, Fawn)
L.A Girl Pressed Powder (Dark Cocoa)
Santee (Pressed Powder)
Sacha Butter Cup Setting Powder
Milani Strobe Light no. 7
L’Oréal Setting Spray
Makeup Tools used
Beauty Blenders/ Makeup sponges
Here's an example of the look that we are trying to recreate before we get into the steps.
Moisturize and prime the skin using Mac Prep and Prime (or any other primer you have) to ensure that your makeup sits well on the skin. This will not only help you to enhance your natural beauty but it also offers a light layer of protection from the heavy makeup.
Use an orange concealer to cover any dark spots or any areas of discoloration. I use it to cover my chin, my under-eyes and a few spots on the sides of my face. This helps your makeup to be more full coverage and flawless.
Fill in your eyebrows. I currently use a dark brown eyeshadow to do this (beauty hack 101). Use a spoolie to comb your eyebrows upwards. Proceed to lightly fill in any sparse areas with an appropriate shade of brown that is right for your skin tone. Remember this- If you select a shade that is too dark or too bright your brows will not turn out right.
Use a concealer that is slightly lighter than your skin tone to clean the lower portion of your brows. In this instance I used the LA Girl Pro Concealer in Fawn. This will give the brow arch a natural highlight. Then blend out the product evenly. Use either your foundation or a concealer that is close to your skin to clean the top portion.
Apply your foundation all over the face and blend on the ears and neck as well using your foundation brush or beauty blender (thank me later!). I used the Maybelline Fit Me (Shade 368 Deep Golden) as my foundation.
Apply concealer under the eye, cupid's bow, chin and the center of your forehead. (Blend like there's no tomorrow). A little goes along way here (especially if you have natural creases under your eye). If you apply too much you run a greater risk of your creating more creases in the under eye area. Again, I used my LA Girl Pro Concealer in Fawn to do this.
Contour the face using LA Girl Pro Concealer in Mahagony. This shade is very dark but it works well for my skin tone. Use your contour shade to carve out your cheekbones and jawline.
Beauty hack: Do a duck pout to identify where your cheekbone contour should go.
Apply setting power to the areas where you added the lighter concealer. I used my Sacha Butter Cup to do this. I used a damp beauty to apply the powder because it helps the makeup to blend into the skin much faster. Apply regular powder to the other areas of your face. I used my Santee (Pressed Powder) to even out the remainder of my face.
Apply your blush and mascara. Lightly apply blush to your cheekbones to add some color back into the skin. Then use your mascara to coat your top and bottom lashes. I used my L’Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara for this purpose.
Apply your highlighter. For this look I applied my Milani Strobe Light in no. 7 highlighter to the bridge of my nose and my cheekbones.
Final step! Set your face with your setting spray (L’Oréal Setting Spray). Then use a makeup wipe to clean up your lips and add some lip balm.
ALL DONE! Feel free to share with your friends and family. :-)
"The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before"- Albert Einstein