Now don’t get us wrong, a dramatic eye or an expertly crafted contour can bring us to our knees when we’re looking for full-on fashion magazine glamour. But lately the style that has totally taken over our Instagram feed is the “no-makeup makeup look,” a phenomenon that showcases just how awesome cosmetics can be for enhancing true natural beauty. For most women, the difficulty lies in their face makeup; how to wear foundation, blush, bronzer, and highlighter without it looking too heavy? Jerome Alexander is an expert at creating glowing, goddess-like skin that will make posting a #nofilter photo a no-brainer!
The first step to a fresh-face is with your skincare. Jerome recommends exfoliating twice a week to maintain a natural glow. However, you don’t want to over-exfoliate because that can backfire on you. Sometimes when you over-exfoliate you strip the pH balance from your skin and it makes your skin splotchy, leaving small dry patches. For best results use a gentle scrub and avoid using exfoliators that contain synthetic beads, as those can break and actually scratch the surface of your skin.
An essential step in executing this look involves getting your skin to look its best before you add any makeup to the mix. Enlist the help of a primer, we prefer Liquid Silk by Jerome Alexander, to boost the appearance of your skin and add radiance and softness that makes applying your face makeup easier than ever.
Forget foundation? No way! For this look, the objective is “your skin, but better.” Opt for a lightweight formula, such as Magic Minerals. A concealer, color-corrector, and foundation all in one, our mineral foundation is a serious multi-tasker. It gives natural coverage that your skin will shine through, offering color correcting and concealing without completely camouflaging your face. Simply buff all over the face and down the jawline using a stubby brush for the application.
Now it’s time to go for the glow! We recommend adding warmth to your complexion with bronzer by Magic Minerals. Without any sparkle or shine and a matte finish, it is the perfect way to enhance your skin’s natural tone without looking the least bit fake. Using the same stubby brush, gently apply powder in the shape of a 3 along our hairline, along the hollows of your cheeks, and down your jawline.
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