For me, weekend makeup basically means no foundation and then just doing whatever else to give my face a little bit of color and evenness.
Recently, Wet N'Wild sent me over a couple of products that are perfect for creating that fresh-faced no-makeup look.
The Wet N' Wild Color Icon Blusher ($1.49) is a super cheap blush that offers sheer, yet buildable color. This blush is available in four shades, the lightest of which, Pearlescent Pink, I'm wearing here. When it comes to weekend makeup, blush is your best friend. Pop on a little swirl of blush on the apples of your cheeks and you immediately look fresher and more refined! Plus blush can distract away from a little bit of skin unevenness or redness. There's a slight wash of glitter in the Color Icon Blusher too, which makes this even cooler because then you get a bit of highlight as well as color.
The other Wet N' Wild item I'm featuring here in this look is the Wet N'Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stain in Rico Mauve ($2.99). I'm a big fan of lip crayons and I was pleasantly surprised with how moisturizing and pigmented the MegaSlicks Balm Stain was. For something so cheap, the quality of this product is definitely on par with some high-end competitors. Rico Mauve is a lovely natural rose tone on me and is the type of color I love to wear everyday. The MegaSlicks Balm Stain is also so creamy that you don't even need lip balm and it has a nice glossy sheen to it as well.
Besides these two great Wet N' Wild items, here are the other products I used to create this look:
- Paul & Joe Pressed Face Powder
- Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil
- L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
- Tarte Tartelette shadow palette
Instead of foundation, I patted on a layer of pressed powder to cut the edge off my shine and to even out the redness near my nose and mouth area. Then, it was onto the eyes.
For this look, I wanted to keep things soft and just define my eyes a little bit. Lately my go-to routine for shadow has been to take a light color (Super Mom) all over the lid with my MAC 217 and then go over the area above my crease with a warm tan (Wanderer). If I still feel like more color, then I'll dab on a little bit of a darker brown (Dreamer) and blend blend blend. Then, a couple quick swipes of a nude highlight across the upper and lower lash line, alongside a couple coats of mascara and the eyes are done.
Last, but not least, is to slick on a perfect MLBB and that's it!
Now, this look might not be exactly "light" for most people, but for me, it just makes me feel more comfortable knowing that at least I've cleaned up my face a bit before going out in public! You never know when you'll run into that awful ex or bitchy frenemy amirite?
Now tell me: what's your weekend makeup routine?