Natural / Minimal Makeup

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  1. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i think that the thread tht this was merged into is different than the question i was going to respond to...
    :ermm:...

    i though twe were going for minimal--meaning very little...make up...
    not using tons of foundations powders highlighters and concealers to achieve a 'natural' look...:huh:...


    *now i don't know how to respond...

    so let me just say- YSL touche eclat #1...
    changed my life...
     
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  2. xmodel citizen

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    ^^ That's why natural makeup is so difficult! I was reading an article about Laura Mercier, and she was saying that it takes twice as much time and products to achieve a "natural" look than it does to do something more dramatic.

    That being said, Laura Mericer products are amaaaazing! They're very expensive, but her concealer is worth the money and looks VERY natural.
     
  3. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    that might be true..

    but you ALWAYS have the option of achieving a natural look NATURALLY...
    i know plenty of make up artists- and they NEVER wear a full face of make up on a daily basis....

    that kind of stuff- the natural look using TONS of make up is reserved for special events and nights out...

    *most of us aren't on the red carpet on a regular basis, you know?..
    and we don't need to do all that nonsense- spend all that time...and all that $$$ to get ready everyday...

    plus- i never think any sort of foundation is 'natural'...
    it's not natural if you can't see the person's actual skin...imo...

    *the most i would do is a tinted moisturiser...with sunblock...
    maybe something that has a tiny bit of sparkle to it to reflect light and make your skin more radiant...

    but no foundation...
    maybe just a light dusting of loose powder with a brush to absorb extra oil...
     
  4. Kimkhuu

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    Some of us aren't blessed with perfectly clear complexions and must rely on concealers and all the creams and powders..... What I usually do is use a concealer on imperfections and moisturizer on top of it to make it better.

    I wish I could simply go out bare face or simply with a little moisturizer.... :ninja:
     
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    Exactly! My skin's been pretty bad lately, lots of pimples, so I have to wear all of that stuff. Eek! You don't want to see me without makeup! :shock: :lol: :lol:
     
  6. sleepy

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    Exactly my point. On days when my face looks perfect, I just put a bit of concealer under my eyes and a bit of Prescriptives foundation with a touch of blush and neutral lipstick and I look great. On the other hand, when I have a breakout, there is nominimal makeup that can achieve natural look. I have to use MAC foundation that actually covers my face and all the redness and imperfections. So, if you have perfect complexion all the time, any light foundation will do it. My only observation is that powder makes my skin look really bad at all times. If I want to look natural, I just apply liquid foundation and maybe a bit of powder around the T-zone.
     
  7. Kimkhuu

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    A few minimal makeup looks from the F/W 06.07 runway

    Calvin Klein F/W 06.07
    Source: style.com
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    Marc Jacobs F/W 06.07

    Source: style.com
    [​IMG]
     
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    Balenciaga F/W 06.07
    Source: style.com
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    Jil Sander F/W 06.07

    Source: style.com
    [​IMG]
     
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    Preen F/W 06.07
    Source: elle.com
    http://www.***************/image/2006/Q1/021620061057010700.jpg

    Junya Watanabe F/W 06.07

    Source: style.com
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Blanche DuBois

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    I loved this thread
    but I thought I would get a list of things I need to buy...

    For instance: I wanna have this look everyday

    [​IMG] Chloe s/s 2005, style.com

    How do I get this look?
    Which products should I wear? (I do not mean what brands, but what exactly?)
    I only use a foundation in cream, but I have oil skin, so is that good??
    should I put concealer, foundation and powder? and then blush?
    isn't that too much?

    I need a list of thing to make may skin looks great, not the eyes or mouth, just the canvas that it is our skin.
     
  11. newprincesita

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    im going back to the natural look ASAP..which is tomorrow!
    lol..i dont leave the house on saturdays so thats the only day i dont wear any makeup.

    i graduated in 05..and i never wore makeup in high school! getting ready was just so much easier that wat. not to say i wear a lot now..people say i still look with same with or without it :smile: so i might as well not bother! my male coworker actually asked me..are you even wearing any makeup?! lol..i think he is so used to seeing girls spackle it on(ive seen his ex-girlfriend haha too heavy handed with makeup)

    bare minimum
    - concealer for undereyes
    - mascara on curled lashes
    - sheer(it has to be b/c im very fair) pink blush
    - and a lil bit of mac lustreglass(pink) because i cant leave the house without it..its like my lip balm!
     
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    [​IMG]


    loved Jaime King's look in Slackers
    mascara, blush, & lip tint

    source : yahoo movies!
     
  14. modelbehavior228

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    Fashionably Lost, Nars has a new blush called albatross that is like a pale shimmery golden color that supposedly looks good on all skin. Try it:smile:! I would, but I am broke, as per usual:(
     
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    Oh! And Mac has a blush called strada that Alejandro here recommends for fair skin.
     
  16. newprincesita

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    I´m always with the same dilemma...how to cover blemishes and undereye details without looking made up. I am rarely withour a zit here or there (I´m almost 40, I should be over it...Grrrr) I have lasered out some sun spots I had from my early youth, so that made it eadier because my skin colour is now more even.
    But I still have pimples and I need to cover them!!!!
    I think oily skin is great because I have no lines at all, my skin is elastic and young looking, but the pimples are there.

    How do I cover them and still look decent with little makeup??
     
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  17. Lara_L

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    My tinted moisturiser (Ten-O-Six) has become too dark and heavy for me, so I've started mixing it with some moisturiser. But the results are unpredictable, and I'd rather just buy a super-sheer foundation. I was thinking of BECCA luminous skin colour- does anyone reccomend it?
     
  18. modelbehavior228

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    me too:cry:
     
  19. Mary-Anne

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    Good thread!

    In my opinion, girls who wear loads of make-up thinking they will look better are just kidding themselves.

    I also find that wearing nice glasses is a good/easy way to avoid too much make-up. This doesen't apply for everyone I'm sure... a lot of people don't need to wear any, but I get some dark circles under my eyes too.. and instead of having to apply a lot of concealer there.. and then being forced to apply to the rest of my face to make it look more even, glasses cover it a bit more easily and nicely sometimes.
     
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    ^yes, I have discovered that too. By wearing glasses the biscet my under eye circles, I can wear much less under eye conealer now.
     

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