Get that fresh-faced, no-makeup look… With make-up.

posted on January 30, 2014 by  |  posted under Beauty, Fashion, Makeup  |  45 Comments

Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make Up

Happy Friday, everyone!

I’m here with a blast from the past… why? I have got a wedding to go to this weekend and I needed a refresher course in getting that dewey, fresh-faced look that I LOVE. Sydney to the rescue! This look is amazing on anyone, and I plan to WORK IT, SISTA~!  – Bobbi

I’ve gotten requests in the past for demonstrating my daily make-up routine. Heaven knows why, ’cause most of the time I try and go for the “I’m not wearing any” look. Guess I fooled, oh … NO ONE. But that’s OK. Cause today I’m spilling my guts and showing you my 6 step daily routine for natural looking beautification. Great on its own … or as a base for more dramatic looks.

Step 1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. This is key for getting that dewy glow. Personally, I don’t have a favorite facial lotion … sometimes I even use body lotion {eek! BAD SYDNEY}, but the point is to just moisturize. Then, I like to use a little foundation primer {I use bareMinerals Prime Time} which LITERALLY goes on like silk and doesn’t leave you looking oily or overly shiny. Just evenly toned and dewy. And then I like to smother my lips in the super moisturizing {but with a pretty pink color} Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine. Or sometimes just good ol’ Vaseline. So anything goes.
Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make UpStep 2. Brush on a little foundation and/or cover up. I like using Bare Minerals or Maybelline FIT. But most people are probably fancier than me, so go ahead and use your Laura Mercier. I shop at Walmart.
Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make UpStep 3. To prevent ourselves from looking dead, next step is to liven it up with a bit of color. I use a combination of powdered bronzer {on my forehead, temples and cheeks} and gel blush {for those apples}. I normally get the knock-off brand of bronzer … they all look the same in my opinion. But I really like Maybelline’s Dream Mouse Blush in #20 Peach Satin. Goes on like butter. And keeps up with that dewy glow we were going for in step 1.
Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make UpStep 4. is simple. I lightly pencil in my eyebrows and then use a little lipgloss to tame and shape them. Those things can be caterpillars.Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make UpStep 5. Highlighter. I know there are other products out there that are SPECIFICALLY for highlighting, but I just use Sephora’s Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit. It’s multipurpose. You’ll pat this on with your finger into the inner rims of your eyes focusing especially on the area nearest your tear-ducts. This will just brighten up your eyes a bit and make you look wide-awake. Even if you’re faking it. Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make UpStep 6. Last one. Just a few brushes of mascara on the top lashes only. I swear I change my mascara preferences every week. {Don’t they come out with a new one every week?} But right now I’m loving on Revlon’s 3D Extreme Mascara. Waterproof of course. Because I’m pregnant. Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make UpAnd voila! You’re done. Subtle and natural. Like you’re definitely born with it; and no it’s not Maybelline. Even though it totally is.Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make Up

Cheers natural beauties!

Fresh Faced No Make Up Look With Make Up

    1. September 16th, 2011 at 3:48 am
      Jo(ke) says:
      You look beautiful. I use a very similar routine. I never leave the house without make up but at the same time I'm all about natural looking minimalistic make up.
    2. September 16th, 2011 at 5:26 am
      MyPeaceOfFood says:
      You look so pretty! I hope I have your glow when I'm pregnant. :)
    3. September 16th, 2011 at 6:14 am
      Victoria says:
      This is super similar to my daily steps (except for the eyebrows--I might have to try that today!) but somehow it never comes out looking this good..
    4. September 16th, 2011 at 6:42 am
      kelsey says:
      You look amazing. I love this look!
    5. September 16th, 2011 at 6:45 am
      Ash says:
      Oh you crack me up, even with just morturizer on.
    6. September 16th, 2011 at 7:47 am
      Luce says:
      You look gorgeous, though I think your little one is giving you that extra omph to your "natural" glow. :)
    7. September 16th, 2011 at 7:55 am
      Chelsea says:
      LOVE! =) I've been wanting to try a new foundation... I guess I'm going to have to try maybelline fit.
    8. September 16th, 2011 at 8:30 am
      olivia says:
      i need to master this for the workplace. and only pop on more intense makeup for special occasions.
    9. September 16th, 2011 at 9:01 am
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      GREAT post, Sydney! You've inspired me to start trying a little harder with my own makeup (and to buy some new eyeshadow, woohoo!) : )
    10. September 16th, 2011 at 9:04 am
      Heidi says:
      Awesome! I'm going to try the primer. If you buy it from Amazon, it's five dollars cheaper than the Sephora site, plus shipping is free w/ prime and if you don't like it, you can return it in 60 days for a full refund.
    11. September 16th, 2011 at 9:10 am
      Tiffany says:
      Love this! Thanks for the tutorial!
    12. September 16th, 2011 at 9:21 am
      Shelley says:
      Love this post Sydney. I need to get me some gel blush. Love your 'natural' look. :)
    13. September 16th, 2011 at 9:32 am
      PeaceLoveTerri says:
      So lovely!!
    14. September 16th, 2011 at 9:43 am
      jackie says:
      love this look and you make it look so easy. guess i gotta start actually trying :)
    15. September 16th, 2011 at 10:48 am
      Jill says:
      You need to put more color on your lips!
    16. September 16th, 2011 at 11:40 am
      Whitney says:
      I need that blush!
    17. September 16th, 2011 at 4:43 pm
      Gina A. says:
      I once had a roommate make fun of me by saying "I've never known anyone to take so long just to look like you haven't done anything" when I was putting on makeup :) always love the natural but not natural look...but you've given me a few new tips to try. thanks.
    18. September 16th, 2011 at 10:32 pm
      Tori Thompson says:
      Wow! You look good without make-up but your little routine just maximizes all your beauty!! And, Your eyes are so gorgeous!!!
    19. September 17th, 2011 at 10:08 am
      Carissa says:
      I love this! I want to make a shopping list and go get all these products right now! Thanks for the "how to".
    20. September 17th, 2011 at 3:41 pm
      Sandy says:
      Love her....she's so funnny!
    21. September 18th, 2011 at 9:49 am
      inhale fashionandbeauty says:
      Simple and beautiful. Love natural looks.
      Bloglovin and Twitter:@inhale_fandb
    22. September 18th, 2011 at 5:07 pm
      Meredith says:
      Just discovered this blog and absolutely loving it! I'm following via bloglovin'.

      Keep the great posts coming :)
    23. September 19th, 2011 at 11:23 am
      Leanna says:
      How did you style your hair in these pictures? My hair is my biggest problem it is long and pretty, but I no longer have an hour or more to sit and curl it with kids so it never looks pretty. I love the soft curls... please tell me how to do it!!!
    24. September 19th, 2011 at 11:40 pm
      Jessica Bland says:
      I love this and will definitely give it a try! I'm the total opposite! I don't wear makeup, but want to just enough to brighten up my skin and eyes a little! And I love that you're very flexible and affordable when it comes to the products! This sounds like a perfect regimen for me!
    25. September 20th, 2011 at 10:27 am
      Ashley says:
      Which brow pencil do you use?

      Thanks for the peek into your make-up routine. As someone who is hopeless in that department, I love seeing how other people get "put together." You look beautiful!
    26. September 20th, 2011 at 2:38 pm
      Emily says:
      forgot step 7: nude lipstick
    27. September 20th, 2011 at 2:39 pm
      Emily says:
      you forgot step 7: nude lipstick
    28. September 20th, 2011 at 3:58 pm
      Kim says:
      You look amazing...very pretty!!
    29. September 21st, 2011 at 11:31 am
      Kate C says:
      Did you really say you put lipgloss on your eyebrows? The clear kind? I've used clear mascara before, but this is a new one to me....
    30. December 12th, 2011 at 5:23 pm
      Fay fay says:
      You are soooooo beautiful. I can feel your insides glowing with beauty too. That baby will inherit GREAT genes.
    31. October 28th, 2012 at 7:10 am
      Aisha says:
      You look so fresh-faced and pretty without the make up!
    32. November 4th, 2012 at 10:13 pm
      Jocelyne says:
      Oh my gosh this is perfect and you look B-E-A-UTIFUL! Can't wait ti try this out, hopefully I look as nice as you.
    33. January 21st, 2013 at 5:24 am
      Elizabeth says:
      I have used this a couple times & it looks fantastic. Thanks so much :)
    34. February 2nd, 2014 at 3:58 pm
      Heidi says:
      I love how your makeup looks! I looked up the eye shadow you used as a highlighter and it looks like they discontinued it. Is there something else you would recommend? Thanks!
    35. February 5th, 2014 at 11:44 am
      Deana says:
      You look beautiful, but I would make a couple of suggestions. First of all, never use Vaseline on your face. Vaseline is a petroleum product and can be very toxic to your body. Second, I would not suggest body lotion for your face; but definitely moisturize!
    36. February 5th, 2014 at 3:04 pm
      Mindy says:
      so simple and pretttty!
    37. August 4th, 2014 at 11:31 pm
      via says:
      you don't look pregnant on your pictures.. you look radiant and fresh :)
    38. August 28th, 2015 at 3:23 pm
      cass says:
      Wow! So very pretty :)
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