New York Fashion Week is a busy season for designers, models and makeup artists. Looking at various shows like Donna Karan, you’ll see a trend in matte makeup and beautiful complexion. To achieve this runway look, you need to get a few makeup pieces from trusted brands like Dermablend cosmetics, Stila, Maybelline and more.
How do you exactly combine these products into a very modern, fall makeup look for 2014? Here are 5 easy steps to do so.
STEP 1 – After doing your skincare regimen, apply a foundation that works on covering skin imperfections, fine lines and blemishes, and can provide you with an even skin tone. Pick one that has high purity levels but still allows hydration for your skin (Dermablend Cover Creme Foundation). Cream and liquid foundations are usually easy to apply with a brush. After applying foundation, make sure to achieve a dewy look instead of an oily face. To keep away excess oil, pat a finishing powder (Maybelline Dream Matte Powder).
STEP 2 – Apply matte eyeshadow to make your eyes come to life. PIck one that’s made of up of natural minerals for easy and smooth application. Matte eyeshadows are usually rich in color and less shimmery so only put an adequate amount of eyeshadow on your lids (Stila Mineral Matte Eye Shadow). You can also opt to add an eyeliner and mascara, depending on a desired look: natural or dramatic.
STEP 3 – After the eyes, make it a point to look blushing by achieving that flawless, dewy look. You don’t have to fill your cheeks with too much color – just the right amount to achieve that healthy glow. What you need is another matte blush or makeup which you can apply only at the apples of your cheeks (Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Matte Powder/Makeup). Apply this using a brush or sponge applicator.
STEP 4 – While deep red and plum shades are very popular for fall season, makeup looks at Donna Karan are into the nude and natural shades when it comes to lip makeup. Matte lipstick can be very challenging to apply, especially when you have dry and flaky lips to begin with. Prior to applying lipstick, brush your lips with a soft toothbrush until the dead skin comes off. Rinse with water. After patting dry, apply a colorless lip balm to condition your lips and give your pucker some moisture. Let it set for 10-15 minutes. After that, start applying a nude color lipstick. Try different shades to see which one works best for you. Dab the color with your finger if you’re having a hard time spreading it. You can also use a matte lip cream since it’s easier to apply (NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream).
STEP 5 – Lastly, prevent your makeup from coming off too easily by using a makeup setting spray (Model In A Bottle Make Up Setting Spray Matte Finish). This will keep your face hydrated despite the number of products added to your face. In addition, your makeup stays longer for hours and retouching can be done less.