Thursday November 05, 2015

Dewy Skin 101

Beauty

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Hi Girls! You don’t know how badly I wanted to find time to create a video tutorial for you guys.  Maybe it’s not as time consuming as I think it will be but.. I thought I could at least blog about it since you guys have been waiting for ever and I did watch your messages on Snapchat.. so! Here it is: Dewy Skin 101.   So first thing, you have to exfoliate..we want to work with a smooth base.  I think it’s a must to use a primer for this occasion because going dewy can make your pores appear larger (and we don’t want that!).  We wan to create a look were your skin glows without looking or turning oily by the end of the day.  That requires you to highlight in the right places too! When I apply the primer, I tap it into my skin (not rub it).  I let it sit for a minute or two and then I apply my foundation with a beauty blender.  This is very important.  You don’t want too much coverage since we are going for a “natural glow” and there is nothing natural about 4 layers of foundation. However, if you are worried about covering unwanted freckles or spots apply your foundation once, then go once again with another sheer layer (still using a beauty blender).  Then I apply my concealer and with a clean beauty blender I press it into my skin.  Next, use a transluscent powder (Laura Mercier) and “bake”, basically what that means is that you will press a beauty blender into your powder (a lot) and then press it gently under your eyes. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then brush it off with a soft brush. I also use a pressed power (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural) to set my foundation on my forehead.  I have a big forehead and too much glow can make it look larger than it is! lol.  Now, unto the bronzer.  I apply it on my forehead, cheekbones and jab. I applied a lot of bronzer I’m not going to lie.  I really wanted to look like Jlo haha. But I didn’t apply a lot all at once, I gradually built up to the right amount of bronzer that I was happy with.  I used a matt bronzer because the glow will come from a different highlighter (again, too much glow in the wrong places can look greasy, yuck). Now, don’t be alarmed, but I used 3 different highlighters and just packed them on top of each other.  The best placed to apply highlighters (and I’m sure you already know this) are on top of the cheekbone, above the cupids-bow, on the tip of the nose, and right above your eyebrow.  I first use the highlighter from becca (Champagne pop) and applied most of it on top of my cheeks and what’s left of it I put on the other areas.  Next I used Mac’s “Gold Deposit” with a fan brush and lightly brused it all over my cheeks and forehead.  This makes the bronzer pop (who doesn’t want a bronzed goddess look!).  And as the last highlighter I took “Opal” from Becca and applied it once again on top of my cheekbones.  To set everything I used a makeup setting spray ( I do not recomend a glow setting spray like the fix + if you have oily skin or normal-oily which is my case).  If you re create it send me a video/pictures on snapchat so I can look at it!

Products I used:

*Clarins Skin Smoother

*Giorgio Armani Luminous Foundation 7.5

*Nars creamy concealer

*Laura Mercier Translucent Powder (sent under eyes)

*MAC pressed mineralized powder- Medium Dark (to set foundation on the forehead)

* Estee Lauder Bronzer- Bronzed Goddess

*Becca Highlighter “Champagne pop”

*MAC Mineralize Skinfinish- Gold Deposit

*Becca Highlighter “Opal”

*Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

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XOXO,

JESS

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