Nothing is worse than a caked-on face of makeup. To avoid that, ‘I’ve just joined the circus to become a walking mime’ look, follow these step by step tips to get a naturally flawless glow without having to pile on the products! Perfect poster girl for this is yummy mummy Jennifer Lopez (aka glowing goddess!)
- Eye shadow primer- Urban Decay Eye shadow Primer Potion Original Single 11ml, Debenhams (£14.50)
- 3 metallic brown eye shadows – Bobbi Brown Metallic Long Wear Cream Shadow. Try one dark in Antique Gold, one medium in Brown Metal, one light in Goldstone. House of Fraser (£17 each)
- A shimmering white eye shadow that can be doubled up as a highlighter. MAC, Soft and Gentle Mineraliser, (£21.50)
- Black liquid/gel eyeliner (gel eyeliner brush if using gel eyeliner) Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner – Black Ink, House of Fraser (£13)
- Black mascara. Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara Black, Boots (£4)
- Nude, semi-gloss lipstick, lip gloss, or both. Nars, Little Darling Sheer Lipstick (Nude Beige), House of Fraser (£14)
- Nude lip liner, (if using lipstick) Barry M, Lip liner in Russet, Boots (£2.99)
- Peach coloured blush, MAC blush in Peaches, (£17.50)
- Bronzer, MAC mineralizer, Gold Deposit (£21.50)
- ‘Natural looking’ fake eyelashes (excuse the oxymoron!) Elegant Touch Eyelure Naturlite Natural Volume False Lashes 202, Boots (£5.25)
- Apply your foundation evenly across the whole of your face in a circular motion with foundation brush. (Gina B Beauty Tip – Avoid using sponges or your fingers as you are more likely to waste the excess foundation)
- Apply eye shadow primer on your eyelids. This helps the eye shadow stay on longer and appear more vibrant.
- Apply the lightest eye shadow (not the white highlighter) all over your eyelid. Now, use a little bit of the same light eye shadow to highlight your brow bone (raised area under the arch of your eyebrow)
- Take the medium colour and blend it into your eyebrow crease with a back and forth motion with your brush. And when I say ‘blend’, I mean… Blend, blend, blend! But make sure the colour is still visible.
- Take the darkest colour and blend it into your outer corner in a sideways v-shaped motion with your brush. Again, blend! And make sure the colour is visible.
- Apply the white eye shadow in the inner corner of your eyes. Make sure that it blends into the light brown colour on your eyelid.
- Apply liquid/gel liner to your upper lash line only. Personally, I prefer gel. But use whatever you’re most comfortable with. If you’re a newbie at eyeliner, I recommend practicing. Also, the line is always thicker than it appears to be when you have your eye closed. Use short, steady motions to apply the liner.
- Curl your natural lashes with an eyelash curler. Take fake eyelashes and trim the inner end so that it fits your eye. Apply lash glue to the base of the false eyelash. Wait 20 seconds for the glue to set. Put the lash on your lash line. Curl the false lash and your own lash together so that they look more natural, and then apply mascara.