While I love a perfectly made of face complete with bronzer, blush, highlighter, sometimes I just want a lighter look. Especially as the weather gets warmer (with the exception of today's 55 degree weather), layering on a full coverage foundation puts me at risk of having a melted face at the end of the day.
Tinted moisturizers are perfect for creating a natural look with their light coverage while still evening my skin out. I mixed Covergirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation just to get a perfect color match, but I don't think I added enough to really amp up the coverage that much.
I haven't perfected the minimalist look using just around 5 products, but I'm getting there! There's something liberating about just wearing a few products on my face.
I guess the eyeliner doesn't make it a perfect "natural" look, but I couldn't resist...the best way that I've found to define my eyes without using a black eyeliner is by using a charcoal liner. It subtly darkens my eyelashes without actually creating a definite line, making it perfect for those I-don't-want-to-look-like-I'm-wearing-makeup-but-I-actually-am days.
Here's what I used-
Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer mixed with a drop of Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation - also used as concealer (multitasking!)
Sephora Mattifying Foundation
Vincent Longo Water Canvas blush in Aqua Crimson (I finally finished this today..hooray!)
theBalm Frat Boy
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in Charcoal on lower lashes
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Brows: Revlon Brow Fantasy
Neutrogena Moistureshine Lipstick in Nectar
I'm a load of contradictions, aren't I? Between natural-no makeup days, and challenges to put more color on my face, I can't make up my mind!