By Gemma Wheatcroft @gemflossi
The trick to achieving the "no-makeup" makeup look is sticking to minimal makeup to enhance your natural beauty. A trusty illusion we are ever happy to have stashed in our magic hats. And who better to guide us in the right direction than a master makeup artist? Gemma Wheatcroft, a pro celebrity MUA, gives us her step-by-step guide, starting with skin prep...
Skin prep - is key for creating a flawless fresh natural base. I LOVE Nip+Fab glycolic fix daily v
cleansing pads. They gently exfoliate dead skin to restore and refine your complexion giving you a super smooth base to work on.
I would hydrate with a sheet mask like the Rodial Beauty pink diamond mask to prep, lift and brighten the skin followed by their plumping dragons blood sculpting gel, which will leave your skin feeling primed and smoothed ready for makeup.
It’s important to prep the under eyes, I love Bobbi Brown vitamin enriched eye base. This gives a hydrating wakeup for eyes, It plumps, smooths and softens so you can apply concealer seamlessly.
For extra glow, I would use Trinny London BFF cream, it’s a beautiful alternative to foundation that helps to correct your complexion and even tone, giving you an instant radiance boost without having to use foundation.
For coverage my favourite sheer concealer is Nars radiant creamy concealer, it has a luxurious texture and luminous finish. It's super hydrating and light diffusing, so great under the eyes and it also instantly covers imperfections, creating a softer, smoother complexion.
Next would be a great brow! My favourite products are Eyebrow Queen brow pro pencil. The tiny nib allows you to draw the most precise hair strokes as well as define and shade your brows, to create a natural look.
I would add polish to the brows with Refy Beauty brow sculpt, which is flake free, shapes and sets hairs in place to frame the eyes.
Next a simple coat of mascara to open up the eyes. My number one natural look mascara at the moment is Glossier lash slick, as it curls and sculpts as it lengthens, without clumping or flaking.
Finally I would add some natural warmth into the cheeks and lips with Trinny London lip2cheek in Lady J, it's long lasting and gives you the perfect fresh-from-a-run rosiness using one pot and just your finger!
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