Today I will take you through a Soft and Romantic look, using natural makeup brands. I keep this look pretty simple and minimal. It’s perfect for a night in with your beau or if you are going straight from work and don’t have a ton of time to get ready!
Normally with quick, simpler looks like this I use:
- A BB cream or a little concealer
- A simple eye look
Soft and Romantic Natural Eye Makeup
First, I prime my eyes with theBalm’s Put a Lid On It eyelid primer. This is the best eye primer I have ever used (high-end to affordable), and I’ve tried a lot. Shadows apply really well over top of it, it doesn’t crease, and it lasts for hours.
Next, for a natural, flushed, pinky look, I use theBalm’s Meet Matte Ador Eyeshadow Palette. I apply this with my EcoTool’s fluffy shadow brush. This goes all over the lid, buffing out any harsh lines.
Then, I line my waterline with theBalm’s Mr. Write (Now) Pencil Eyeliner Vince B. Charcoal Dark Grey.
For my lashes, I use Mineral Fusion’s Volumizing Mascara in Jet, because I really want my eyes to pop.
Next, I apply theBalm’s Mad Lash Mascara in Black to my lower lashes. I like using this mascara on my bottom lashes because the wand is a little bit skinnier and gives me more control.
Clean up any shadow fallout with a makeup wipe, and then it’s on to the rest of the face!
Keeping this part pretty and simple, I prime my face with Heimish Artless Glow Face Base. This primer gives a more dewy appearance and it has SPF 50 in it! I tend to have drier facial skin in the winter, so I gravitate toward a primer that moisturizes and hydrates my skin (the added pearliness in this primer is awesome too and makes you look so glowy!).
After priming, I use a concealer to cover any blemishes, fix my dark under eye circles, and brighten up the high points of my face (think nose, chin, and forehead). Typically, I use two different colors of concealers here: one that best matches my current winter skin tone (read: pale!) and one that’s a lot lighter for the “brightening effect.” I use Clove + Hallow’s concealer in the shade Fair under my eyes and to conceal any problem spots and theBalm’s timeBalm concealer in the shade Light to brighten.
I am a diehard fan of EcoTool’s Classic Foundation Brush to apply concealer, so that is what I’m using today! I find it works best with these concealers, but feel free to go in with a beauty sponge if you like them more! After concealing, you want to set the spots you applied concealer to. Dip a large, fluffy powder brush, like EcoTools Full Powder Brush, into your setting powder. The setting powder I’m using is Emani’s Bamboo Setting Powder.
Next up for my face, I apply some blush. I always love a monochromatic look, so using the same theBalm product I used on my eyes, I’m going to take my EcoTools Blush Brush and swirl this color on my cheeks. For this look, I recommend building your blush up since it’s a softer makeup look. Tap off any excess product and build your color up slowly.
The last thing is highlight! I use theBalm’s theManizer Sisters Luminizing Makeup Palette in the shade Mary-Lou Manizer.
It’s a pretty, soft highlight and looks very natural on the skin.
Let’s finish up the eyes now. I fill in my brows with Saint Cosmetics Eyebrow pencil in the shade Tantalizing Taupe. After filling in my brows, I dip back into my highlighter and pop some of it in my inner corners and onto my brow bone.
Lastly, the lips! I want a more diffused lip for this look, so I use Cailyn’s Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint in the shade Adventurist and apply it with my fingers.