My good friend Aubrey is incredibly beautiful (as you can easily see)
She is one of those girls who truly has no idea how gorgeous she is.
Her husband is one of Nick’s best friend’s and is always telling me that she covers herself up too much with her makeup and he’s dying to see her with a more natural “No- makeup Makeup” look. So after months of talking about it we finally did it. I am always amazed at how such a small amount of product can make such a big impact.
(I know some of you prefer to see the images side by side so I did a special one just for you! Click HERE)
I also had to mention that I always tell my makeovers to smile and act completely natural in the before (cause I don’t want to rely on tricks like frowning or making an odd face to accentuate the difference) but I think it must be something about being in front of the camera bare faced because 90% of the time their expressions on the before ends up completely different than the ones on the after.
What I did:
I’ll start out saying that I used Armani Luminous silk on her skin.
I really wanted to hate this stuff. I wanted to tell you, “Meh – It’s nice and everything but it is not worth it.”
I wanted to laugh at all of those fools shelling out upwards of $65 dollar bills at Barney’s for it.
But I can’t.
I don’t know what they did or how they did it but when they say silk they mean it.
Even if you have to save up till your next birthday and then only use it sparingly on special occasions, I highly recommend it.
(Although, I have withheld judgement on it’s use for mature skin, since I haven’t tried it yet for that.)
So, I used that on her face. (sparingly as mentioned above) In circular motions with my Airbrush #55 Sephora Brush.
After priming her skin with Elf Studio Primer I’ve been trying to find ELF products that I like lately and so far this is definitely one of them.
Then filled her brows with Brun. (intense video for that coming soon)
Lined her eyes the blended way (Made a vid for this today, I’ll post it tomorrow) with Stila In The Light Palette & the Damzel Liner that it comes with.(Using bliss and sandstone around her eyes and Kitten on her brow bone)
I contoured with Bahama Mama. Since Aubrey has a square face shape I focused the contour color one the edges of her face. I imagine a diamond shape in the center of her face and shade outside the diamond area. Then hit the sides of her nose gently and under her lips.
And blushed her cheeks with Maybelline Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink.
Next I highlighted her (with my highlighter similar to maybelline Highlighting Concealer) under her eyes, down the bridge of her nose and on her chin.
I finished it off with Revlon Lip butter in Creamsicle on her lips