Look glowing effortlessly! Here’s a tutorial on an everyday fresh-faced makeup look that is easy-to-do and perfect for beginners. By Dawn Chen
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We all have days where we’d like to dress-down. Here’s a makeup tutorial on how to get a basic, natural everyday look like the one below. Best of all, it’s easy-to-follow and perfect for makeup beginners! The key to this look is healthy skin that’s given just a touch of colour to create the effect of a healthy glow. I’ve deliberately skipped eyeliner and mascara as this is my actual go-to look on the weekends. I’ve got sensitive eyes so I like giving them a break from makeup, but feel free to amp up your lashes if you want.
Photo: Dawn Chen
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening in No. 13 Light Pink ($80)
K-Palette Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow Pencil in 101 Light Brown ($23.90, Sasa)
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Score ($39, Sephora)
Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in #6 Juicy Orange (price N.A.)
Yves Saint Laurent Vernis A Levres Pop Water in N202 Rouge Splash ($49, Tangs)
Video: Dawn Chen
1. Even out your skin tone
I personally prefer using BB cushions over all other types of base makeup. I like that they offer buildable coverage, plus they’re super convenient to apply and touch-up if necessary. BB cushions are perfect if you’re looking for something lightweight, and don’t have much to cover up. That said, they tend to give skin a dewier finish that can look greasy in Singapore’s humid weather over time. If your skin tends to be on the oilier side, you can combat this by dusting loose powder over your T-zone after application.
For this look, I used a light hand to pick up some of the product and applied it outwards from the centre of my face in soft, short strokes. For areas where I need extra coverage (like the sides of my nose), I’ll dab on a second layer.
2. Frame your face
Eyebrows are the key to this look! Drawing your eyebrows will instantly make you look more put-together as doing so increases the contrasts of your facial features. If you’re not aiming for Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrows, use a brow product that’s one to two tones lighter than your natural hair colour, and start by using powder to define the eyebrow shape. Once you’re happy with the shape, lightly fill in your brows with a pencil using short, feathery strokes. Shade them in the same direction as your hair growth too.
3. Get a glow
Blusher is arguably my favourite makeup product. It’s an easy way to add a spot of colour to your face and brighten up your complexion. A peach shade is usually flattering on most skin tones to give the illusion of a healthy, lit-from-within glow. Apply blusher to the apples of your cheeks (the area that’s “pushed up” when you grin), pulling the colour towards your ear. This fades the blusher gradually, so you don’t end up with two stark patches of colour on your cheeks.
4. Colour your lips
Complete your look by applying lipstick and lip gloss in the same colour family as your blusher.
The final look is one that’s clean, fresh-faced and simple – you’ll just look like a glowing version of yourself. Try it out and let me know how it goes!