The change of season often comes with a change in how much makeup is worn. I often find myself either wearing little makeup to going bare-faced. I have recently discovered some new makeup products from Clinique that I have been wanting to try and now that I have them, I have been using them to create mainly subtle and light and at times a no makeup-makeup look for nearly everyday. Continue reading to learn more.
To create my go-to nearly everyday light makeup or simply the no makeup-makeup look, I begin with priming my face. Not pictured, I used YSL all hours primer, which keeps skin hydrated, feel smooth and ready for foundation application.
After allowing the primer to settle on my skin and using a buffing brush, I apply the even better glow foundation in wn 54 honey wheat*. I have been using this in rotation with another foundation and I find that this one gives a lovely semi-matte finish. It gives that illusion of a natural, next-to-skin radiant glow that we sometimes crave our skin to look. The foundation feels light and is easily blendable and buildable for a medium to full coverage. However, you will still need to conceal imperfections as this won’t completely hide everything.
I continued on with my brows and use superfine liner for brows in 02 soft brown*. This is a little on the light shade, but it doesn’t look too bad. I used light feather strokes to create tiny hairs to fill in gaps where necessary. Moving with the eyes, for eyeshadow, I lightly brush my lids with chubby stick sculpting contour 01 curvy contour* with crease brush as my nude eyeshadow, which I also used to contour my skin where the shadow hits my face. The shade is neither too light or dark, but just right for my skin tone and I used a blush brush to contour it easily without looking muddy on the skin.
I followed with an eyeliner. We all know by now how incompetent I am, but not bad for a clumsy girl. The pretty easy liquid eyeliner pen in 01 black* is in fact easy to use. The brush is a fine tip, but flexible brush that lines thin or thick depending your preference. I couldn’t decide, so somewhere in the middle is what I ended up with. The liquid liner stayed on and doesn’t smudge after drying.
To finish the eyes, I applied the lash power flutter-to-full mascara in 01 black onyx*. This is a customisable mascara that basically gives you options to dial up the volume of your lashes–from flirty to full-on phenomenal. Here, I chose the first option, which kind of gives my lashes the length and volume to create that next-door neighbour good-girl flirty lashes. I was surprised just how pretty my lashes appeared, given that I didn’t have to apply on false lashes to create length and volume. The mascara felt light, non-flakey or dry and did live up to its claims.
Using the same blush brush to contour the hollows of my cheeks and other areas that shadow would normally hit my face, I dusted the apples of my cheeks with chubby stick cheek colour balm in 01 amp’d up apple*. This shade is a pretty nude pink that’s perfect to wear alone or on very light makeup. It is cream based, which doesn’t disturb with other cream or liquid products. Then I added the chubby stick sculpting highlight in 02 super starlight* (light champagne shade) to my cheekbones, brow bone and cupid’s bow. I love the subtle glow it leaves and this is also buildable should you prefer a more glowing appearance.
To complete this look, we can’t forget about them lips. I love a classic nude lip and I could have gone with a clear lipgloss or balm, but I wanted a wearable nude with a hint of pink. I firstly lined my lips with quickliner for lips intense in 07 intense blush*, which is great to wear alone or under lipstick and gloss. This is a twist pen, which I found easy to use and felt soft when lining lips and filling in a bit. To stick with the glow appeal, I added chubby plump & shine liquid lip plumping gloss in 01 ‘normous nude* to give my lips some shine and colour depth.
Have you tried any of these makeup products from Clinique? Any favourites?