Right after I finished that video, I swiped it all off and put on a slightly more natural look~so I could run some errands without getting too much attention. haha! (O.o)
Since the camera was right there, I filmed the "natural look", too! Here it is...
I decided to stick with a BB cream by Garnier in the light/medium color, instead of using a foundation. This particular BB cream gives my skin a moist dewy feel. It also contains a sunscreen and has a slight tint, though the coverage is light. It's perfect to use for a simple every day face, since it goes on smoothly without caking.
Now, I do use a lot of CoverGirl concealer in fair, because I have dark circles under my eyes and a bit of redness here and there. Also, the concealer gives a contouring effect.
To cut down on shine, I dusted lightly with CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder in translucent fair. It feels clean without the heaviness.
For my brows, I used a light taupe/brown color from the Coastal Scents 26 Shadow & Blush Palette. This just fills them in a bit.
Just a hint of color goes on the lid of the eye. I used the highlighting blush from the same Coastal Scents palette. The color is very pale and is in a matte finish. Subtle, but it brightens.
The crease has a darker brown color from the palette. I blended it out almost completely with a fluffy brush, since all I wanted was just a hint of a shadow.
An even darker brown shadow was used as a liner, again, from the same palette. I used a small flat rounded-tip brush for this.
I finished the eyes off with Maybelline's The Falsies (flared) Mascara in very black. Though in the video I think I said it was blackest black. Honestly, I think they look the same. I've used them both and can't tell. (^.-)
For the lips, I wanted to stay very neutral. Mostly, because it's more natural looking. But also, my lips are a bit uneven and thin. This helps to keep the focus off of them, I think. I used a Maybelline lip pencil in toast and topped it off with Maybelline lipstick in totally toffee.
Oh, I almost forgot the cheeks! This is important, since blushes can help a lot with contouring the face. To keep it simple, I decided to forgo the Coastal Scents 6 Contour and Blush Palette. It's my favorite contouring palette, but I use it more for dramatic looks. Instead, I decided to use the blushes in the 26 Shadow & Blush Palette. I chose the shade that is more brownish for contouring the hollows of the cheeks, temples, forehead and under the chin. Then for the apples of the cheek, I applied the more pinkish brown tone. I used the palest color to highlight my cheekbones.
I think that completes the face. (^.^)/
Thanks for checking it out!