The best place to start is at the beginning. On page 48 of Making Faces is the first full face instruction. Kevyn notes that any of these looks can be modifired to suit your taste or skin tone. This book was written in 1997, so its reasonable to think that some of the looks might be a little dated, but the basic principles apply.
Yeah… so about once a month I get these fun breakouts. Some of you can relate, I’m sure. But this is the face I started with today. We are going to sparingly (ha! ha-ha, ha… ha.) apply concealer to even out the skin tone and remove redness.
So the next step is to apply a soft brown creme eye shadow. I don’t have creme eye shadow. I have a knock off UD Naked palette made by Makeup Academy called Undressed (which I love), that’ll do. I selected the matte medium brown shade. Top row of the palette, 3rd from the left.
I chose a Stila mascara I had from some gift with purchase. It was nice and light, gave a soft eyelash look that I think works for a look called “simplicity.”
For the blush I have one by E.L.F. that is a very pretty pink. The book calls for liquid blusher, so I think it fits the bill.
Looking less dead! PROGRESS! The last step is to use a flesh toned lip pencil to refine the lip shape, you can fill it in if you want.
Done-zo. Remember this very much a no-makeup, makeup look. Its your bare face but slightly improved. I can see using this look on the weekends or running to the grocery store. Let me know if you try this!
SOHO eyeshadow brush
Stila Mascara (discontinued)
Beautique eye brow pencil in Dark Blonde
MaxFactor nude lip pencil (Dollar tree!!)