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Part One of my Natural beauty series showcases a illuminated and sheer look that allows natural elements such as freckles to shine through. This is a similar look to last weeks natural look, but uses a much more sheer foundation application and a subtle bronzer to warm the overall skin tone. Being very light-handed with the bronzer keeps this look appropriate for winter as well as summer.


 

Natural beauty

  1. Cleanse skin (1), then apply moisturiser (4) lightly over face and neck.
  2. Apply a small amount of mattifying lotion (3) to the T-Zone.
  3. Add illuminating lotion (2) to cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin.
  4. Prep lips with a small dab of lanolin lip moisturiser (15).
  5. Lightly fill in brows with a soft waxy pencil (14) in colour of the natural brows, using small, soft strokes to mimic the natural hairs.
  6. Take an angled brow brush and a brown matte shadow (11) in a colour slightly light than natural brow colour and lightly apply to the bottom of the brow and blend upwards.
  7. While skincare is being absorbed into the skin, move to eyes and prep whole lid with matte cream eyeshadow (10) in a nude shade, and take the colour to the socket-bone. Blend well, right up to the socket-bone.
  8. Take a nude powder eyeshadow (11) and lightly apply all over the eyelids, up to socket-bone.
  9. Apply a medium brown powder shadow (11) to the crease of the eyes starting at the outer corner, and taking it 2 thirds of the way into the crease. Stop before you get to the inner corners.
  10. Take a clean blending brush and blend the crease further to soften the colour.
  11. Take a warm peachy powder shadow (11) and apply to the eyelid, from the lashline to the crease. Blend well.
  12. Take an angled liner brush and apply a matte black gel liner (12) to the upper lashline. End the liner at the outer corner of the eye, skip the flicks.
  13. Take a small flat-ended liner brush and a touch of light brown powder shadow (11) and run along the whole length of the bottom lashline.
  14. Key point here is to skip the mascara. It adds to the fresh-faced look. To make the look even more natural, you could swap out the matte black gel liner for a matte brown one.
  15. Take a small amount of RCMA foundation (5), mix with a bit of Kryolan Mixing Fluid to thin out to a liquid concealer consistency, then apply to the undereyes with a soft blending brush. Apply concealer to corners of the nose, corner of the lips, and over any blemishes.
  16. Apply a tiny amount of RCMA foundation (5) using a synthetic flat foundation brush. Start from centre of the face and blend outwards to the outer edge of the face. Keep the foundation very light and apply a very thin layer all over the face. Go back and add a tiny bit more coverage over any areas on uneven skintone and blemishes.
  17. Take a small amount of cream blush (6) in a warm peach shade, apply to apples of the cheeks and blend well outwards and slightly upward.
  18. Lightly dust the skin with a touch of face powder (7) mixed with a touch of matte powder bronzer (9) to set the face.
  19. Apply contour powder (8) to the hollows of the cheeks and blend well.
  20. Apply highlighter powder (8) on top of the high points of the cheekbone with a fan brush, to the brow bone, just above the outer corner of the brows and also down the nose.
  21. Apply a warm pink lipstick (16) and matching liner.
  22. As a finishing touch, take a small pencil brush and apply a small amount of highlighter (8) to inner corners of the eyes and to the cupids bow.

 

Product list

Skincare: (1) B. Micellar Water, (2) Kiko Perfect Picture Photo Finish Skin Serum, (3) MAC Mattifying Creme, (4) Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel.

Face: (5) RCMA foundation palette KO/ VK11, (6) Ben Nye Creme Blush Wheel, (7) Ben Nye Bella Powder, (8) Artist of Makeup Highlight & Contour Palette, (9) Benefit Hoola Bronzer.

Eyes: (10) MAC Paintpot in Painterly, (11) Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01, (12) Illamasqua Infinity Gel Liner, (13) Kiko Eyetech Look Eyeshadow in Pearly Shell, (14) Anastasia Brow Wiz in Blonde.

Lips: (15) Lanolips 101 Ointment, (16) B Lipstick in Rose Quartz.