Happy Fashion Friday!
Today’s Topic: The Daytime Makeup Look
Howdy, friends! Today I have a super fun fashion Friday guest post for you all, focusing on one of my favorite things, makeup. The lovely Steph has done an amazing job of putting together a step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve the perfect daytime makeup look. So whether you’re a makeup every day gal or just prefer to go au natural with the occasional swipe of the lip gloss, Steph has some great tips that will work for all of you.
You an also check out my Makeup Vlog, to see if we do anything different and to see which items I love to use. Enjoy!
Hi, all! My name is Steph and I blog over at www.StephSnacks.com where I post about my path to finding balance along with my passions for anything food
and fitness related.
I am sooo stoked to be featured on Sweet Tooth Sweet Life, as it is most definitely one of my most favorite healthy living blogs out there! While blogging is currently a part-time gig for me, my full time work life is in the Cosmetic Industry, which is another passion of mine. I have loved makeup for as long as I can remember, and the first time someone ever did a makeover on me (I was about 14), I knew I had to be involved in this industry.
Courtney has been kind enough to lend me her space and let me show you a ‘daytime’ look (and a ‘night time’ look tomorrow). Let’s get to it!
1. Start with a clean face, free of any makeup. Smooth a dime size amount of moisturizer all over your face and wait until it is completely dry.
2. First step first! Use a foundation brush to apply a liquid foundation to your face. It is very important to use a foundation brush because it applies the foundation
incredibly evenly into the skin. It is a bit of an investment (roughly $60) but the brush will literally last a lifetime if you clean it! Work the foundation into the skin until
fully blended–make sure there are no streaks! Personally, I only apply foundation where it is needed (certain areas that have breakouts, blemishes, hyper-pigmentation, etc..) no need to completely cover the face.
3. I then like to use a concealer for a little extra coverage (wherever needed) as well as an illuminator right underneath my eye. I dot from the inner corner
to the outer corner and blend with my ring finger. The illuminator really helps to create an ‘awake’ look–which is perfect for those tired mornings!
4. Then, simply dust a setting powder all over your face (whether it is loose or pressed powder doesn’t matter). The powder will help your makeup stay in place and control shine.
5. Time for the eyes. For a quick but striking look, a simple swipe of eyeliner does the trick. For the easiest application, use a regular wood
pencil or plastic pencil (twist up). Gently hold down one eyelid, and line the entire eyelid (right above the lashes) from the outer lid to the inner corner.
Depending on the shade of the liner, your eyes will pop more. I have light brown eyes, and green liner helps them stand out. If you have blue eyes,
try a copper liner, and if you have green eyes, use a deep eggplant shade.
6. Next up? Mascara. From the base of your lashes to the very ends, make side to side motions as you apply the mascara. Go over with one or two coats.
7. Almost there! Now for the bronzer. For a natural but noticeable glow, add bronzer to the outer most part of your face. Lightly dust the bronzer
from your chin to right above your ear on each side of your face. Add a light dust on the bridge of your nose as well–emphasis on light.
8. Don’t forget to add a little bronzer to your neck. This will create an even, cohesive look–you don’t want your face to be a different shade from your neck.
9. When using blush, dust it on the apples of your cheeks (where your cheek bones are) and blend upwards, right above your ear.
10. Finally, for a day time look, I like to wear either a clear or very lightly pigmented gloss. It’s simple yet pretty.
11. Now you are ready to go!
There you have it! I hope this was helpful and gave you a few new tips for easy daytime makeup application! Just a heads up, I live by oil blotters.
I pat them on my face throughout the day whenever I’m feelin’ a little extra oily, and an entire pack lasts me at least a couple weeks.
What a great tutorial! Thanks, Steph.
If you check back tomorrow, Steph will be sharing her favorite night time look as well, so stay tuned!
Question for the Afternoon:
What does your daytime makeup routine consist of (if anything!)?