How to apply nude makeup for a natural look!

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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!

Step One

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.

Step Two

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.

Step Three

Apply loose powder (BareMinerals Mineral Veil is amazing) lightly all over your face except for cheeks, so you don’t lose that natural glow.

Step Four

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!

Step Five

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!

Step Six

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.

Step Seven

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.

Step Eight

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!

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December 25th, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Alyssa Milano has bad pores under that makeup. She is not naturally beautiful with those pores. This photograph must have made Alyssa go get an exfoliating facial and a chemical peel because her skin looks whiter now and doesn’t have any pores.