Freeeeeeeedom. (Sort of)

23 June 2015

Freeeeeeeedom. (Sort of)


Makeup Free.

Okay ALLLLLLLLLMOST makeup free.

As someone who RARELY feels good enough about her skin to wear absolutely zero makeup, but wishes she could, I’ve gotten pretty good at creating faux naked face. Read on for the loot that I rely on for a dewey, non-troll FAUXNATURALE mug. (I just made up that word. RIGHT NOW.)


Refined skin texture is essential for feeling good about flaunting your skin in the buff. While a light professional chemical peel is recommended every three months or so, I like having something on hand to incorporate daily.

Here are my favorites: (post cleanse – pre moisturize)

Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads – Sephora 
St. Ives Exfoliating Pads – Drugstores


Dewey, hydrated skin is just SO much better than crepey troll skin AMIRITE? Positively obsessed with moisturizing oils right now – mix with a spritz of rose water or hydrating toner and pat into the skin for an ahhhhhhhhhmazing cushiony moisture fix.

Sunday Riley Artemis – SpaceNK
Boots Organic Facial Oil – Ulta

Light Coverage.

My go to is always Bare Escentuals. Always. I love a BB Cream here and there, but the versatility of mineral powder has been my friend for quite some time. To get the sheerest application – use the fluffiest brush. To concentrate the application, say for blemishes or extra redness – use a smaller, more densely packed brush. Bonus points for SPF in the formula!

Bare Escentuals Original (for a little luminescence) – Sephora
Bare Escentuals Matte (my go to – to avoid extra shine) – Sephora


Sculpt and add natural looking color with a MATTE bronzer. Sweep your brush in a “C” shape from temples to cheekbones, down the sides of the nose, and lightly dust the chin and jawline. Applying any remaining product already on your brush onto forehead and cheeks but stop after that to avoid dreaded OOMPAH LOOMPAH SYNDROME.

Hoola by Benefit – Sephora
High Dive by Bare Escentuals – Sephora


Filling them in lightly will give your face balance and structure. No instagram brows please and I KNOW YOU KNOW what I’m talking about.

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara – Ulta
Anastasia Brow Wiz – Sephora


For ultimate freedom from eye makeup do give lash extensions a try. They wake up your eyes and add smudge free glamour. Be sure your technician is CERTIFIED. (Ahem I’m certified Cough)


Light pink gloss. A.K.A. the most youthful, pretty pick me up. Pulls a “makeup free” look together in the most natural looking way.

It Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Crème Gloss in “Laugh”


Prep the skin, balance the features…and GO.