That Flawless Thing Beyonce Was Talking About


Do you want to create that “I woke up like this” look that Beyonce was referring to? Well, lucky for you, one makeup trend for spring 2014 is “au naturel” or the “no makeup look.” It all starts with a healthy skin care routine, which is mandatory. You must be consistent. Using the right products for your skin type will really help immensely with the transition from dull, dry winter skin to skin with a natural healthy glow.

Here are 7 steps to achieve the “au naturel” look:
Step 1. Prep your skin with an oil free moisturizer for oily skin. MAC Prep & Prime works great for getting rid of excess oil.

Step 2. Use concealer, if needed, along with SPF 15 BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. If more coverage is needed, use foundation that has a dewy finish. This can be blended with a sponge or your fingers.

Step 3. Groom brows with a mascara brush. Instead of a pencil, use a brow powder that matches your hair color. Apply using an angled brow brush to fill in your brows. Lastly, apply clear brow gel to your brows for a more natural look.

Step 4. For the eyes, use neutral shades of espresso and taupe eye shadows with a matte texture across your eye lids with a blending brush.

Step 5. Waterproof mascara for your eyelashes is highly suggested primarily because Mother Nature can be moody. You never know what type of day she’s having and you don’t want to get caught up in her pettiness of rain showers or high winds, leaving you with the dreaded raccoon eyes.

Step 6. For this particular look, cream blush blends much easier then powder blush. This will be sure to give you more of a warm healthy glow. Start by applying three dots on the apples of your cheeks and blend upward towards your temples.

Step 7. For your lips, apply a tinted lip balm with a subtle color that matches most closely to your natural lip color.


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