the no-makeup look isn’t as easy to master as one might guess. The last thing we want to this summer is waste away indoors trying to get our faces just right. We love this simple summer beauty tutorial from celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno. Quick, easy and clean, this pretty look is perfect for sunny weekends, summer travel (check our video on travel beauty here!) and everything else that goes on between…
Prep The Canvas. Slightly dampen your face with water or with a few sprays of a toner. Press 3-5 drops of your favorite face oil into your skin. On the beautiful model, Bella (Isabella Derrick), I used True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil from their ‘Clear’ line, to keep acne at bay while fully hydrating. Follow with your favorite sunscreen.
Even Out Tone. I evened her skin tone by painting a pump of Juice Beauty’s Serum Foundation in #26 Tawny onto her skin, starting in the center of her face, and blending outwards. I like using a synthetic foundation brush, followed by a beauty blender, dampened and wrung-out in a towel. A press-and-roll motion leaves a very natural looking texture on the skin.
Curl Lashes. A curled lash is a must for me, so I spend 20 seconds per eye with my favorite lash curler from Utowa, focusing on curling from the root for a maximum awake-eyes look.
Line Lightly. I love a warm brown eyeliner, particularly a creamy formula because it smudges well. Au Naturale cosmetics just launched a great one called ‘Coco,’ which I blurred gently along her upper lash line. I used my finger to really blend it into her skin so that no hard edges remain visible. My focus with this simple eye makeup look isn’t to look like your’e wearing anything. Rather I want to make your eyes ever so slightly more defined. I dragged the tip of the liner along the outer third of her lower lash line. I repeated the same smudging action using my finger for soft definition.
Brows or Bust. For those of us not born with incredible brows like Bella’s, take an angled, stiff, brow brush, and dip it into a powder or gel brow color. Tap it on the back of your hand to remove any excess product. Lightly fill in your brow, starting with the arch. Now, begin working the remaining product from your brush into your brows. Create an edge along the bottom. I used the tiniest bit of ‘Liz’ from Eco-brow to lighten up, while filling in Bella’s lush, nearly black brows.
A Bit of Blush. A light pressing of a favorite cream blush onto the upper apple of the cheeks finished Bella’s look. I used my ring finger to apply ‘Seashell’ from Juice Beauty, which is a pop of bold pink, then used my clean middle finger to blend the edges out, creating a seamless wash of color, to mimic a natural flush.
Perfect Pout. I took what was left on my ring finger and pressed it into the middle of her bottom lip. I followed with a light coating of a lip balm from Dr. Hauschka, which I had her press into her lips, to spread the color a bit and lessen the shine.
Finishing Touch. I never want any product to go to waste, so I pressed what remained of the Dr. Hauschka lip balm from my finger onto the top of the apple of her cheek to give her an extra glowy highlight without the usual tidbits of glitter.