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Simply Sexy Saturday: Natural Barely There Makeup

Simply Sexy Saturday: Natural Barely There Makeup



Men often say they prefer women without makeup, "natural".  Most don't have a clue as to what they are saying.  Unless they love that geek in the lab who hasn't cut her hair in 5 years and goggles are her most often-used accessory, natural beauty to them does include a tad bit of makeup.

Amazing that the same men who say they don't like makeup love Kim Kardashian, who must need an hour to pile on the layers of makeup to get her camera-ready. We all know Halle Berry is a hottie, but without the smidge of shadow, liner and mascara, plus foundation to even out her skin, she looks a bit like the "girl next door"—cute, not killer gorgeous. (Although, Halle's body is killer anyway you look at it.)

Several celebrities have been caught on film without makeup, and it's not their moment of glory.  

So, how can you bare it all, and still look naturally beautiful?  The clue is using a light hand with a barely-there application of minimal makeup. 

 

 

Steps to "natural" beauty:

1.  Moisturize Your Skin

Skin that lacks moisture looks unhealthy and dull.  A dose of moisturizer helps plump up your facial skin, while feeding it nutrients at the same time.  Skin that's plump shows fewer lines and wrinkles.  Oily skin benefits from an oil-free formulation, where as drier and more mature skins do will with a moisturizer that is more emollient.  Everyone can use a drop of hyaluronic acid—this miracle ingredient , which is naturally found in our bodies, holds 1,000 times it's weight in water and helps to topically improve the appearance of your skin with a "plumping" effect.

Oily Skin: Try—Clickr Day Brilliant Lotion with SPF 15 $40

What it is:
A sun-smart moisturizing lotion. 

What it is formulated to do:
This oil-free moisturizer provides powerful defense against sun and environmental pollutants. Treasured elements (including diamond dust, silver, and gold), polish the skin, prevent acne, and tone the skin. 

Dry/Mature Skin:  Try—Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream $40

What it is:
A rich, restorative moisturizer.

What it is formulated to do:
Jurlique's Moisture Replenishing Day Cream nourishes the skin with intensive hydration for all-day defense against dryness. 

All skins:  Try—Peter Thomas Roth VIZ-1000™ 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex

What it is:
A super-concentrated hydrating serum.

What it is formulated to do:
Peter Thomas Roth's VIZ-1000™ 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex keeps the skin hydrated all day and night with an invisible veil of moisture. It achieves hydration by attracting 1,000 times its weight in water from the moisture in the air, replenishing the skin and restoring its smoothness. 

2. Perfect Complexion

Use sheer a foundation or tinted moisturizer and concealer to give skin a flawless appearance.  For a natural skin-like appearance,  skip the powder unless you are extremely oily.

Try: CoverGirl Natureluxe Foundation $11.98

What it is:

Luxury makeup that exchanges a select heavier synthetic for carefully-chosen natural ingredients.

What it does:

Delivers a polished makeup look and a lightweight feel.

Try: Ken Gen Do Moisture Foundation $62

What it is:
A high-definition mineral makeup cream foundation that applies like a liquid. 

What it does:

Provides the superior buildable coverage of a cream with the natural-looking, sheer finish of a liquid foundation.

Try: Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Line Smoothing Luminous Concealer $36

What it is:
A concealer with brightening properties.

What it is formulated to do:

This weightless concealer works instantly to diminish the appearance of shadows, dark circles, and imperfections. Use a single application for a weightless effect .

 

3. Sheer nude semi-gloss lips

A glossy balm or a sheer lipgloss with just a touch of color finishes your au natural makeup.

Try: Rosebud Salve Three Lavish Layers of Lip Balm ($20 Value) $16

What it is:
A collectible, vintage vanity tin with three best-selling, full-sized salves inside.

What it does:
Rosebud Three Lavish Layers of Lip Balm salves are formulated to provide moisture, sheen, and emollient protection for the skin and lips while delivering a subtle aromatic experience.

Try: Korres Buttered Up – Jasmine ($26 Value) $15

What it is:
A limited-edition set that features Jasmine Lip Butter in a pot and Jasmine Lip Butter Glaze. 

What it does:
Natural oils and extracts soothe and condition lips while shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness. 

Try: Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm $6.99

What it is:

100% Natural Lip Balm with .Sweet Delicious Flavor & Botanical Flower Waxes.

What it does: 

Moisturizes and protects lips.

 

Dare to Bare!

 

 

 

 





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