How To: Achieve a Glowing Neutral Makeup Look
Perfect for office-days, or weekend brunches with the girls, neutral makeup is classic and timeless, carrying you through so many occasions. The neutral makeup look works best when it provides you with a dewy glow, resulting in a stunning luminosity. Achieving this glow can be daunting, as flawlessness seems to be necessary to pull this look together. To make the process so much easier, we have Beautifinda MUA Cassandra Jory here to give us the professional tips on achieving a radiant natural finish. Having worked with both local and international celebrities, Cassandra is our go-to for natural-looking makeup advice. Here are her must-do tips for accomplishing a beautiful glow:
- Prepare Your Base
‘Glowing skin is all in the preparation,’ says Cassandra. Knowing your skin type is vital in ensuring your products are offsetting the natural tendencies of your skin. ‘If you have normal to oily skin, opt for a gel cream or oil free moisturizer.’ However, if you have dry skin, use a hydrating rich cream to re-vitalize and add moisture. Ensuring you have a perfect base will make the application of foundation much easier, and result in a more flawless outcome. Jory also uses a face mist between layers of foundation to ensure the skin remains hydrated.
2. Highlight With Care
Dewy makeup is gorgeous, but takes skill to accomplish. A key to achieving a polished result relies on knowing which areas of the face to highlight. A dewy forehead or chin will look oily, warns Cassandra. Ensure a gorgeous glowing look by using a cream or liquid highlighter for your cheekbones, and ‘lightly mattify your T-Zone with a light powder or setting spray to ensure your cheekbones look luminous,’ advises Jory. Using specific approaches for the different zones of your face will ensure a multi-faceted result and create depth. Bring in some warmth with a light layer of blush to the cheekbones.
3. Final Touches
Ramp up your glowing neutral makeup with a glossy lip, and add metallic cream shadow to your eyelids. Working with subtle pastel shades will ensure the overall look remains understated. Cream shadows are so easy to apply that you don’t even need a brush, and they add a ‘gloss’ effect to the eyelids. You can also opt for a more dramatic, lined eye look by introducing a cat eye or dramatic lashes.
You can also speak to a make-up artist around Melbourne to hep also.
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