We love make-up. We couldn’t live without make-up. And not because we are not beautiful without it, but because it has become sort of a mood enhancer for us. Got my make-up on, I suddenly turn into Julie Andrews, bouncing all over the house and singing in the mirror “I feel pretty, oh, so pretty and I pity every girl who isn’t me today”. However, sometimes I want my make-up to look natural, almost like I’m not wearing any. (I know, who gets women anyway?) I want that “I-just-got-out-of-the-bed-and-look-how-gorgeous-I-am” look that stars have in movies. You might say that’s impossible, but then I’ll have to disagree. Here are a few products that showed me I can actually pull off that look.
The BB & CC creams
Want an even skin tone and an effortless natural glow? You should definitely own a BB or CC cream. They are light, creamy, hydrating and almost all brands have them in their range. Guerlain Lingerie de Peau is one suggestion, if you’re looking for a silky cover-up. Biotherm BB Aquasource has more hydrating power and it works on your skin’s resilience, while Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme is a CC cream with anti-aging skills that gets your skin in the regeneration mode. What’s in it for you? Make-up and skincare all in one, plus that natural look you’ve been dreaming about.
The creamy blush
Why are you running away from the creamy blush? It’s a miracle of make-up. So light, comfortable and super natural, the creamy blush is also perfect for the fast touch-ups during the day. After applying the BB cream, just glide a bit of creamy blush on your cheeks and get that healthy-youngish-sublime glow. My all- time favorite is YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush, a 2-in-1 product with a smooth texture and a flattering color. Kiss your cheeks, blush your lips – that’s what YSL recommends and I was one of the first to accept the challenge.
The soft lipstick
If the foundation and the blush are creamy, why not go for a creamy lipstick? You can choose again Clinique’s Chubby Stick if you want to match it to your blusher, or you can go for a delicious lip gloss, such as Lancome’s Juicy Shaker, which hydrates your lips and gives them a natural, sexy vibe. Just be careful not to eat it, the flavors are simply irresistible. If you’re no fan of the lip gloss, go for a soft lipstick. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy has a unique hydrating complex that leaves the lips softer and makes them fuller.