Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Beauty - Natural

For my first section on beauty, I thought it would be good to focus on a natural look, something that could be worn to school. Here are a couple examples:

With so many products available, it can be difficult to know which are the best without spending tons of money trying to figure it out for yourself. is a great reference for thousands of product reviews.

Based on that, these are the best products to perfect a natural makeup look. Each of them was among the highest rated products on Makeup Alley. All may be found at Click on any image to see more on

After cleansing and moisturizing, start with a primer to fill in lines and pores for a smooth finish. Bare Escentuals has a great product called Prime Time ($21). Or try Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36).

Next, use a concealer to cover up major imperfections (such as acne, red spots, and scars). Dior Skinflash Pen ($33) and Lancome Effacernes ($26.50) are great options.

If your skin tone is uneven, consider using a foundation to correct it. Clinique Superfit ($19.50) is a great liquid foundation. If you prefer a powder, try Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Foundation ($25).

Next, add a little color to your cheeks with blush or bronzer. NARS Blush ($25) and Urban Decay Baked Bronzer ($24) are great products.

A swipe of mascara will draw attention to your eyes. Dior DiorShow Mascara ($24) and Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara ($14).

Finally, add your favorite chapstick or lip balm. If desired, use a lip gloss such as NARS Lip Gloss ($24) or Lancome Juicy Tubes ($18).

And now you should have a perfect, natural makeup look. Now I don't know about you, but I can't afford a lot of high end makeup. But remember, these were the best rated products on Makeup Alley.

What are your drugstore favorites?


Anonymous said...

a good basic look, but i can't afford those products! maybe just a couple...

but it's a good amount of makeup to wear each day

Anonymous said...

i like the fact that you did your research about the product.
any cheaper alternatives?

Anonymous said...

nice work! i actually use a couple of those products and really enjoy them!

btw, who is the lady on the right?

Anonymous said...

sweeeeeett blog!
love the layout, adorabllleeeeee.
and also love those products!
you make me want to go buy the nars lipgloss it looks so pretty (:

good job!

Anonymous said...

like it..

its so natural>>so me ^_*

thaxxxxxx alot ..