Bare Faces and great complexions are another beautiful perk of summer time. Have you caught on that I love summer yet? Being able to leave the house with barely there makeup makes me want to dance the night away.. and I’ll have time because I didn’t spend an hour doing my makeup.
My freckles pop out, my dark circles start to disappear, and my tan face is welcomes with open arms. Lucky for all of us, we can partake in bare faces under the premise of fashion. I love a good excuse not to wear makeup. If I can get away with it I’m out on spending the time to put on a full face of makeup. Plus, in the summer I don’t want to spend all that time putting on my makeup and then turn around and sweat it off. That’s unattractive on so many levels!
Bare Face Makeup
If only men knew what girls go through to looks effortless. It’s seriously takes more effort for me to look effortless than it do for me to look like I actually put in effort! That’s bad! Bare Face Makeup is still makeup. It may be take less time but effortless isn’t actually effortless. This may take less time but it still takes time! Also, I’m by no means the Queen of Bare Face Makeup. I would say I’m self-proclaimed queen of full faces of makeup and HAND DOWN Queen of NO Makeup. But, I know what I like and this is a list of things I use for No makeup Makeup.
Color Correcting Primer
Because we want this to appear like we’re hardly wearing any makeup a Color Correcting Primer is a great start to this look. If you’re like me you have some discoloration on your face. Mine happens to come in the form of VERY rosy cheeks. I look like I always have on blush. It’s a gift really. jk. it’s annoying. You can always tell when I have rubbed my cheek against something because you can see that redness start peaking through! If you’re skeptical of this product, try L’Oreal Studio Secret if you are convinced go for the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer. A color correcting primer will balance out the discoloration and cancel out those colors to create a more neutral canvas.
( Applied after primer because I stand firm about using primers. ) A light coverage BB Cream to kind of Bare Face Makeup’s Love Language. If you’re uncomfortable with wearing this light of coverage light – medium foundation will work just the same. When I wear bare makeup I like for my freckles to show through my foundation. I don’t mind some imperfections sneaking out into the look because it shows I wasn’t completely trying to hide everything. So, a light coverage will do. I love and use the Smashbox BB Cream. It’s a nice coverage and I like the way it feels on my skin. It sets down nicely and isn’t tacky. You know I hate that. Some BB Creams cover little to nothing. Also, the NYX BB Cream and Maybelline BB Cream are two I’ve used a loved. Plus, this girl WILL be using some concealer you better believe it! If I’m going for this look I like to look like a real girl with flaw and all not a real girl with instagram makeup. You know what I’m talking about. I love instagram makeup, don’t get me wrong but it has no place in Bare Face Makeup. Ya feel me?
What’s a makeup look without concealer? Do you even wear makeup if you don’t wear concealer? My undereye circle don’t COMPLETELY disappear as my skin gets more tan in the summer. They just slightly disappear. Obviously, Concealer is a must. I’m not talking Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. That’s some instagram makeup stuff. That’s photoshoot ready makeup. I’m talking, Nyx HD Photo Concealer is more along the lines of the coverage I want / need. It’s one of my favorites. ( You can read about it here. ) Not too little but not too much either. Somewhere nicely in the middle. Medium Coverage, yeah?
I love a good contour. Personally, I believe my cheeks should be etched out. There should be no doubting where my cheek bone is and where the hollow of my cheek is either. You know RIGHT where it is. No assumption necessary. But, with this look, I’d look a bit ridiculous with “Bare” makeup and totally carved out cheek bones. So, I’ve been loving some other bronzers instead of my Kat Von D Palette. Don’t get me wrong; I love her still. Lately, I have been reaching for the Physcian’s Formula Butter Bronzer. And it smells like a vacation in the tropics! <– for that reason I’m using it all day everyday! It gives a beautiful subtle bronzing without overdoing it and still gives you a little bit of the contouring effect I know and love.
Of Course everyone would say the Cult Favorite instantly, Nars Orgasm. I would too, normally. I have worn this blush off and on for years! As a matter of fact, one year for christmas I asked for this blush and perfume from Victoria’s Secret called Pure Seduction. ( Do they still make that? That would take me back! I’d be 16 again. ) My mom laughed when I opened them saying she couldn’t believe she bought those for me. Anyway, it is great for my complexion year round and I do love it. But, in the fun and spirit of new things, I’m recommending the the Makeup Revolution Blush Palette. First off, it gives you such a wide range of options. Secondly, for the price the quality of these products are great! ( It’s only TEN DOLLARS!! )
Okay, again, let me brag about Makeup Revolution. I love this palette and I mean LOVE it! This is the only palette I travel with anymore. Lately, I am just loving warm colors for my eyes. This palette covers that but, I can also make a neutral ( I see what you did there, Makeup Revolution ) New-Trals vx Neutrals covers all my bases as far as palette goes. I don’t even need anything else. But, this look is also great when you use the Naked Basics Palette by Urban Decay. Which is how I achieved this look!
Obvisouly, I’m going to be using L’Oreal Primer because hello, I love it. Then, Benefit They’re Real Mascara. I’m not usually an advocate for High End Mascara. I’ve tried all kinds and I’m just eh on most but, this mascara is so stinking good! With Bare Makeup Makeup, we don’t want full on High Volume // Max Thickness Lashes. ( Actually, we always want that. ) That doesn’t compliment the look correctly. What we really want to go for is volume. This mascara will rock. your. world. Great volume, great staying power, and just great mascara.
I bought into the hype, you guys, and I tried out the Anastasia brow wiz bologna. I hate to say it but I was really unimpressed. My brows didn’t stay filled in and beautiful like I expected they would ( because my drug store does at least that) It wasn’t super was to apply and I felt the formula was really waxy. I got on the bandwagon and it was no fun! Maybe I’m the only one and I’m okay with that but, it wasn’t for me. So, I’ll safe myself $10 and use L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer. Having perfectly drawn on brows also isn’t something you want for this makeup look plus, lets be honest thats not easy which IS something we want out of this look. This pencil lasts, the formula is nice and easy to apply. It doesn’t drag as I apply it and it doesn’t smear.
| Shirt – Forever 21 Red | Necklace – Beaucoup Designs | Choker – Walmart ( in store ) |
If you’re like me, you know doing barely there makeup isn’t the easiest. It’s really easy to go above and beyond. And by that, I mean, it’s really easy to get a little heavy handed with your makeup. Even when you’re doing no makeup makeup it’s easy to over do it! With these products, I’ve found it’s really easy to stay light handed and keep the bare makeup look! I hope to see your looks. Let me know which products YOU love!