Makeup ABCs: Andrea’s Basic Chic
Here is a simply polished look for every woman, every day that you can do at home.
Wash! Start with a clean face. Use a cleanser and moisturizer morning and night, and add an eye cream before bed.
Conceal! I prefer liquid or creamy concealer to brighten the under eyes. Use a shade or two lighter than the rest of your face.
Liquid foundation! Dot your face with the foundation (matching your skin tone), then use the BB to blend. Dust-pressed powder all over your face.
Blush! With a smaller brush, apply a ‘dusty rose’ type color on apples of cheeks and back over your cheekbones: not too dark or heavy.
Eyeshadow! Sweep a light pink or neutral shimmer (matte for mature eyes), over entire lid up to brow bone. On brow bone, use a lighter shadow to highlight. Add creamy, dark eyeliner to line your upper eyelash line.
Eyebrows! Fill in your eyebrows with an angled brush, using a shade of matte eyeshadow that matches the darkest color in your head of hair, then sweep a clean mascara wand through to soften the lines.
Mascara! Use mascara on the upper lashes only for this day look.
Gloss! Add a light pink lipstick or gloss to finish your look.
You, beauty, you. You did it. Polished & pretty and ready for the day!