I saw this picture of Alyssa Milano today, and I thought her makeup looked so nice! It’s very natural makeup, and it looks really great! I found this great 8 step how-to apply natural makeup. Look beautiful without looking like you’re wearing too much makeup!
Start with clean skin. Apply a thin layer of makeup primer to whole face (I highly recommend to splurge a little on face makeup, because it’s important to have good quality, long staying makeup). I suggest Laura Geller Spackle, or Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, both from Sephora. Allow it to dry for a few seconds.
Put a dollop of foundation on the top of your hand, to warm it. Gently pat foundation (don’t rub. Trust me, the results are much better) onto face, wherever it needs correcting. If you choose a good, medium or full -coverage foundation (my personal favorite is Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra-it stays on the whole day, and there’s no need for retouching), you won’t need any concealer. Don’t forget to blend it well so you don’t have foundation marks showing on your jaw line.
Apply loose powder (BareMinerals Mineral Veil is amazing) lightly all over your face except for cheeks, so you don’t lose that natural glow.
Apply your bronzer in circular motions on the apples of your cheeks, but LIGHTLY. It has to look very natural. Excessive makeup is never good. Also apply some on the bridge of your nose, on your forehead and on your chin. Blend well!
Next, apply your brightest eye shadow right under your brow bone, and a little bit on the inner corners of your eyes too. Then, put on the medium shade of the trio, and finish right under the light eye shadow from the brow bone. Blend them together with your finger. Third, apply the darkest eye shadow on one fourth of the outer part of your eyelid, and blend it well with the medium-toned one. It might seem a little bit complicated, but once you get the hang of it it’ll look beautiful!
Use the same dark shadow to line the outer corner of the lower part of your eyes, and smudge, smudge, smudge! Next, use pencil eyeliner to line the inside of your eyes.
Apply one coat of mascara (volumizing is the best) and let it dry for several seconds. Apply a second coat, AND a third one if you want to look like you have faux lashes on. It looks amazing, but if you don’t like the look one coat suffices.
Last, apply nude lip color to your lips with a brush, so the color will look more natural. Vincent Longo’s Wet Pearl Lipstick in Sweet Samba is very flattering for fair, ivory or olive skin. Sephora Gloss Lipstick in 41 looks great for darker skin tones.
Picture of Alyssa was taken yesterday!