Our in-house Makeup Artist Stass shares all the tips and tricks you should know for easy to do, everyday makeup looks. Achieve that effortless, barely there, makeup look that's simple, and enhances your natural features without packing on the product.
Prep and Protect Your Skin.
Perhaps the most crucial step to any makeup look is skin preparation. Regardless of whether you are using a foundation or skin tint that provides SPF, you should wear a physical sunscreen everyday.
SUN JUJU have an excellent mineral based sunscreen which has SPF 50. It's non greasy formulation ensuring it does not compromise your makeup. We love it as it's plastic free, mineral and planet based, and is enriched with Kakadu Plum.
Apply a thin layer of sunscreen all over face and neck, followed by a primer.
As we want the end result to be very natural, I would recommend using your fingers to apply the product. You can dot the foundation on the skin in your key areas: cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Then massage the product into the skin the way you would a moisturiser. The warmth from your fingertips allows the product to melt seamlessly into the skin without the need for buffing it in.
How and Where to Apply Concealer.
As the eye area is quiet delicate you want to use a creamy/ liquid concealer. This ensures that the area stays hydrated and doesn't cake or build up in the natural creases of the eye. Again, use your finger tips to pat the concealer into the skin.
If concealing blemishes be sure to apply the product after foundation.
Use a translucent powder to set your makeup in place. This will increase the longevity of your makeup.
How to Contour and Highlight Your Face.
With your bronzer you want to frame your face by creating a ‘three’ shape figure, sweeping your brush across your forehead, cheekbone and down the jawline.
You can also use use your bronzer over the eyelids. Starting from your lash line and working your way up to the crease and blending it out with a small fluffy brush.
Work your blush upwards, starting from the the apples of your cheeks and up to the tops of your cheekbones.
For the Perfect Eyeliner and Lashes.
To create the perfect liquid line, start by looking straight ahead and mapping out where you want your flick to sit.
Connect your flick to the outer corner of the eye and using little strokes, work your way back towards the inner eye.
The trick is to keep your eyes open and start with your least cooperative eye first. Let's be honest, we all have one eye that is easier to do liner on.
Tips on Styling Your Brows.
Using a brow powder or shadow and a thin angled liner brush, you want to start in the centre of your eyebrows. With small flicking strokes going upwards to mimic hairs. Continue with these strokes following the natural direction of the hairs all the ways to the end
You just want to fill in the gaps of the brow, be sure not to over do it, as you still want them to appear natural.
Set the brows in place with a clear brow gel. This will stop them from wandering off into different directions throughout the day.
When selecting a lip product, be sure to select something that is natural and vitamin enriched.
Eye of Horus Bio Elixa is great option. Its non sticky formula is all natural and organic that nourishes and cares for lips while adding a sheer, sun-kissed glow.
And there you have it, the perfect everyday natural makeup look!