The “NO MAKEUP MAKEUP LOOK” we’ve all heard the term, but the tricky part is making it happen. Recently our very own Co-founder and Lead Green Beauty Pro, Shirley Pinkson, sat down with the ladies at ELLE Magazine to show them how its done with (you guessed it) plant based products.
We all want to embrace a natural-looking glow and look flawless at the same time. So whats the trick to looking like you’re not wearing makeup? Well, it’s makeup.
Shirley shares her top beauty picks and tips to enhance and perfect your skin’s natural tone and texture, for a flawless and luminous complexion below.
Step 1: Prep Your Skin
Prep the skin with a complexion softening toner. Toner prepares the skin to absorb the benefits of your tinted moisturizer, and allows for smoother product blending. We love our friends at S.W. Basics Toner because they use skin balancing apple cider vinegar.
Step 2: Smooth Under Eyes
Don’t forget the eye cream! The summer sun can wreak havoc on the thin skin around the eye. A hydrating eye cream, serum, or balm allows for concealer to blend in seamlessly. We suggest one of our favorite Vitamin E packed Eye Balm by Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics to give you that extra hydration for delicate skin.
Step 3: Apply Tinted Moisturizer
Apply a lightweight, multi-tasking tinted moisturizer with a spf. Keep it light, if the tinted moisturizer is too shiny or heavy, it will melt away in the summer heat. Hint. Hint… Get ready for a special W3LL PEOPLE launch later this year!
Step 4: Brighten Up
Tap and blend concealer under the eye and onto the eyelid to instantly brighten the look while complimenting your tinted moisturizer. Stay tuned for W3LL PEOPLE’s very own concealer which may come out sooner than you think, but in the meantime grab one of our W3LL PEOPLE Narcissist Foundation Sticks to provide light and seamless coverage with that always fabulous W3LL PEOPLE Organic Aloe.
Step 5: Contour With Cream Bronzer
Apply a cream based bronzer to the contour of the cheeks and the outer corner of the eye with a foundation brush or fingertips. Cream bronzers are a dream to use. The sheer texture gives you more control in application, and they have a bit of sheen, which makes your face look healthy and radiant! If you havent heard about our new Bio Bronzer Stick I suggest you get one of those $1.50 samples and give it a go.
Step 6: Heat Up Cheeks
For an added pop of color, tap a warm, peachy cream blush, like our Matte Universalist Multi-Sticks onto the apple of the cheeks (and lips for that extra special pop).
Step 7: Get Lit
Apply a cream highlighter to the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow, and the lower eyelid. Look for a highlighter that is not too glittery or frosty. The goal is to create a subtle pearly radiance that catches light, enhancing the dimension of your complexion. Another one of our multi-talking wonders is our easy to use Bio Brightener Stick that easily glides on with a brush or a tap of the finger.
Step 8: Define Lashes
Complete the look with a lash building, water resistant mascara. Apply mascara to the upper lid only to avoid unwanted smudging under the eye (especially in those sticky summer months). Our cult-favorite, Elle Green Beauty Winner Expressionist Mascara provides lasting length and definition.
Step 9: Polish It Off
The final touch is a neutral, sheer pink or coral gloss. Choose something with minimal shimmer to keep it looking natural, like W3LL PEOPLE’s Bio Extreme Lipgloss in Grapefruit.
**For a more oily skin type, Shirley suggests lightly and strategically dusting your complexion with an invisible powder, such as our Bio Brightener Powder, giving special attention to the T-zone to instantly create naturally flawless complexion and get a youthful glow.