No Makeup, Makeup for Spring!

 Kicking off my adult makeup class in DC at  Be Clean Shop  with makeup chart by  Capital Society Design Co.  & yummy vegan and gluten free goodness from  Kate Bakes !

Kicking off my adult makeup class in DC at Be Clean Shop with makeup chart by Capital Society Design Co. & yummy vegan and gluten free goodness from Kate Bakes!

The No Makeup, Makeup Class For Spring was a huge success! Thanks to my dear friend Sarah Price Photography for attending and Be Clean Shop for hosting.

I wanted to share briefly about how to achieve the no makeup, makeup look with 6 easy tips to make it gorgeous! I truly saw the ladies in my class beautifully transform by accentuating their natural beauty with this easy and recreate-able makeup look. 

1.  SKIN FIRST- Becky, our host and owner of Be Clean said something I love during the skincare portion of the class. "You can't moisturize dead skin." She is absolutely right! The dead skin has to come off in order to achieve that natural glowy makeup look. She recommended a simple and effective skincare routine of cleansing, toning the skin, and moisturizing. She also recommended exfoliation 1-2 times a week (if needed). For the no makeup, makeup look it is essential to have well moisturized skin, so a good quality facial cream and serum does just the trick. 

2.  TINT YOUR SKIN- A well matched, good quality, and beautifully formulated foundation such as Tint Skin is the perfect light creamy coverage to pull of the no makeup look. Make sure you apply down the face and not up. Blend with your favorite blending tool. The Beauty Blender is my favorite blending tool for this look. It gives off the dewy glow that is essential to every no makeup, makeup look. On a budget? Real Techniques has a nice blending sponge. I apply first with a high quality foundation brush and then blend especially at the jaw line. Let me help color match you for tint skin!

3.  CONCEAL- Most of my class attendees admitted to applying concealer before a liquid foundation such as tint skin. A good reminder is that the tint skin is used to create a clean palette on your face and any other spots left over are meant for concealer. I taught the class how to conceal under eyes, conceal redness especially around the nose, and how to hide any pimples or imperfections that may pop up. Don't forget to put just a dab of concealer on your eye lids. Our eye lids are darker and can have a blueish tint to them and even some red. You want the eye area to be fresh and bright, so a dab of concealer truly does the trick. 

4.  EYE ILLUMINATION- A light color shadow on the lower portion of your eye lids brightens and illuminates the face. I taught the makeup class how to create an iridescent glow on the inner corners and on the lower lids of the eyes. Oh and don't forget mascara!

5.  CREAM BLUSH- Cream blush can be a little intimidating especially if you don't know how to use it. I must admit sometimes I nail the natural looking blush flush and sometimes I end up looking like Raggedy Anne. No Bueno. I taught the class attendees where to apply the blush so that it gives you a pretty flushed glow. The trick is... stick to the upper apples of your cheeks and work your way up to the temples. If you go too far down on the lower apples near your mouth you might look like Raggedy Anne or like someone socked you in the face. 

6.  LIPS- I suggested a light neutral color for the finishing touch to the no makeup, makeup look. When applying your lipstick blot on a paper towel or blotting paper at the end of the application to create a soft natural looking lip stain. 

Please enjoy these beautiful photos of the makeup workshop captured by my dear friend and talented photographer, Sarah Price Photography.

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 Applying blush on Becky to the upper apples of her cheeks. Juice by DC's  organic juice shop- GreenHeart.

Applying blush on Becky to the upper apples of her cheeks. Juice by DC's organic juice shop- GreenHeart.

 The set-up at  Be Clean . Ready to go!

The set-up at Be Clean. Ready to go!

 Laughing with a lovely guest, while her mom is hard at work!

Laughing with a lovely guest, while her mom is hard at work!

 We used the Axiology Natural organic lipstick sold at  Be Clean . I came home with two I love them so much!

We used the Axiology Natural organic lipstick sold at Be Clean. I came home with two I love them so much!

 Becky- our host and owner of  Be Clean.  She is a skincare expert. Look at that flawless skin!

Becky- our host and owner of Be Clean. She is a skincare expert. Look at that flawless skin!

 Teaching Tint Skin application and looking very pregnant at 23 weeks!

Teaching Tint Skin application and looking very pregnant at 23 weeks!