Tuesday, August 12, 2014

'No Makeup' Makeup Tutorial | Quick & Easy

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A few days ago I posted a pic on Instagram, glowing about how I was loving a new no makeup makeup routine I've been trying out .

Really I feel like this could totally be classified as a 5 minute makeup challenge as well since it is super simple to achieve. Now I am not inventing the wheel here but I do feel like the main products I used to get this look are what make the difference.

It all started when I was in Target the other day and realized I didn't own hardly ANY Neutrogena makeup. Yea. Me. The makeup queen. I had tried some Neutrogena products in the past and they were OK but I found myself curious to give these new formulations a chance. Especially since I also had a 10% off Target Cartwheel coupon too ! #score !
By the way while I was there I found out that Target is going to be hosting a Beauty Concierge event beginning August 24th. Check with your local Target store for Beauty Concierge days and times.
Let's get started on how to obtain this very natural, breathable, light 'no makeup' makeup look. 

Step one : Coverage 
Starting with a freshly clean face. I applied a light non-greasy moisturizer and waited for it to absorb. I then like to apply this Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup with my fingers. Which is totally uncharacteristic for me - I love me my brushes. But there is something about the warmth of my finger with this formula that just seamlessly blends this into my skin. This finishes to a natural boarder line matte finish. I would say this is a light / build able medium coverage foundation. I need a little extra coverage in certain areas so I usually put a bit more foundation then go in with just a bit of concealer.
I know - that face I'm making here - I should have checked the camera before moving on woops !
Don't forget to conceal the under eyes as well. This will really 'wake up' and brighten your face. 
Step Two : Set Set Set 
While the foundation has a gorgeous semi matte finish I still like to set the look with the Neutrogena Shine Control Translucent Powder. I like to use a big fully brush or a stippling brush to apply this to the forehead, chin and 'T' zone area. 
Step Three : Warm it up 
I like to use a natural pinky / peach blush - I don't really have one favorite at the moment I kind of rotate between 3-4. Then with a matte or slightly slightly glowy bronzer hit the tips of the forehead, and a bit right below where you applied the blush. Nothing crazy. No heavy contouring or anything precise. I also rotate between 2-3 different bronzers depending on how I'm feeling that day. 
Step Four : Define the Eyes 

I start off by lightly blending medium warm brown shade into the crease to create a bit of dimension. Then with the Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner in the shade Spiced Chocolate roughly line the upper and lower corner lash lines. Smudging this rough doodle with the rubbery buffer tip. We want the eyes to stay soft and natural but still defined.

Topping off the eyes with a decent coat of Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara. I can honestly say that I have been super surprised by this mascara. It has quickly become my go-to tube.
Step Five : Moisturize Lips 
The final touch is to add some color and moisture to the lips with the Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in the shade Juicy Peach. 
and we are done :-)
I hope you ladies have found this pictorial & video tutorial helpful.
Let me know what are some of your go-to 'get out the door fast' tips in the comments below :-) 

For some more inspiration on how to use these and other Neutrogena products check out Nashville star,  Hayden Panettiere's All Day Beauty tutorial playlist.

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I also recently did a more everyday full face / acne coverage tutorial -
GRWM EVERYDAY Full Face Acne Coverage Makeup

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  1. I love your tutorials! I think we have a very similar makeup style, so I am always learning something from you. So, keep 'em coming!

    1. Thank you so much ! I am so glad you found this helpful <3

  2. Love the look you created! The Neutrogena Lip Crayons are awesome :)

  3. I love the no makeup makeup look... it's my go to every day!

  4. I love this! I am a new reader and will definitely be coming back! Could you recommend one of the peach blushes you use (one I could pick up at Target!) I always seem to get ones that end up looking orange or neon, not a good look! Thank you! =)

    1. Hey Julie, the ones I used here weren't drugstore ones - one was by Studio Gear Cosmetics and the other was Coralista by Benefit. But I do recommend Wet n Wilds pearlescent pink it is a pinky / peach shade with great color pay off - I have a swatch of it over here :-) http://www.sparklemepink.com/2014/02/my-favorite-wet-n-wild-products.html

    2. Got it, love it! Thank you =)

  5. Perfect look! Quick, easy, and beautiful!

  6. Thank you so much everyone for the beautiful and sweet comments !