Neutral looks are nice. Sometimes I don’t want to look like a total skank, so I go for a neutral look. Its good for meeting grandma or when you want to fool guys into thinking you don’t wear makeup. Seriously though, after going all out its nice to do something that looks more basic, even if you are using JUST as many products as a dramatic look.
Guess what!? Not wearing the hair turban today!
Time to break out the foundation, now the instruction actually calls for a warm-toned foundation. I’m not sure why you would want to do that if you were cool toned, but I say use your normal foundation and bronze yourself up if you want. We don’t want any foundation masks-o-orange here.
I did blend in my foundation and make sure all my boo-boos were covered, then I added the face powder. We don’t need a picture of that, right? Ok, straight to the brows.
That scary dude-ish picture above is something that I probably shouldn’t plaster all over the internet. But I will, because I care about the process and showing the ugly, ugly steps toward looking awesome.
Then we blend, and we apply more as needed, blend again, so it doesn’t look patchy and is smooth like buttah.
The next step is to use a blush brush and use apricot blush onto the cheekbones, chin, sides of neck and temples as well as the hairline. I used a blush that barely showed up on me. So not sure if it was too light or the product itself. So yes, I do have blush on, but its not the intended result. We’ve accepted this, and have moved on.
By using a darker lip pencil, followed by a lighter lipstick, followed by an even lighter lipstick (or gloss, whatever you want, its your world) you get a 3D lip effect and is my favorite way to wear a neutral lip. If I don’t do something simliar to this with the “nude” colored lipsticks, I usually look fresh out the morgue.
Urban Decay Naked Palette (I used Buck and Virgin)
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Creme D’ Nude (main lip color)
BH Cosmetics 32 Color Lip Palette (the lighter colored neutral in the center of my lip)
NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Kit With Stencil Set, Blondes (I used the auburn color)