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I recently visited Target to stock up on some Neutrogena goodies. This last couple of months, have been extremely busy with makeup work and more than often, I literally have less than ten minutes to do my face and be out the door to catch a train to New York City or drive. I wanted a foundation that offered sheer coverage that would last all day while looking like I have very little makeup on. After checking out Hayden Pantierre’s All Day Beauty videos, I got inspired to come up with a step by step beauty tips tutorial on how to recreate a daytime look in a short period of time. One thing I really wanted to try were the Neutrogena blushers (they were sold out), I was so bummed about this. Alas, I came up with other items in lieu of blushers, a hair deep conditioner and moisturizer. Immediately, I was drawn to the Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture, a moisturizer for combination skin. I thought I could apply it before my foundation to balance out the dry and oily areas of my face. In order for foundation to look like my own skin, I have to use some form of moisture otherwise, I get dry patches and the finish won’t be pretty. And I love dewy, natural foundation finish over anything powdery or matte.
STEP 1 Of My #AllDayLook
After applying Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture all over my face using my own fingers, using a synthetic brush, I use the Neutrogena Long Wear foundation in 03 Buff which was a really good match to my yellow undertones. I stipple and in a circular motion starting from my chin working my way up. When applying a liquid foundation, I make sure I even out my under eye circles and the entire face from left to right. What I love about this foundation is the coverage, it is sheer and very buildable to a thicker finish, if so desired.
STEP 2 Of My #AllDayLook
Using the Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner, I can achieve two things, grooming my eyebrows and my eyes -which will give me a very natural all day makeup look. This is such a versatile product and all I need is filing in my brows following my own brow line. Once I am finished filing in, I brush out excess with a clean mascara wand, and my brows are already looking even. In the same fashion, I use one line of eyeliner under my eyes which will give my eyes the definition I will need for the day.
STEP 3 My #AllDayLook is sealed with a nice touch of natural lip color. No makeup look is complete without some lip product love, it is like cake without icing (as seen on an Instagram meme). I love the Neutrogena Moisture sticks, they offer a dash of color while keeping the lips moist with a subtle sheen that isn’t glossy or sticky. After applying two generous coats of the moisture stick and I am ready to leave the house. This moisture stick is like a pencil that does not need sharpening and I keep it in my purse to touch up during the day. AND VOILA! This is my “no makeup with makeup” #AllDayLook using few items, very achievable following the tutorial. It covers pretty much your essentials including moisturizing, coverage, SPF 20, eyeliner, brows, and a soft lip color.
One thing I want to share with everyone is that Target and Neutrogena have teamed up to bring a Target Beauty Concierge event at select Target stores around the country this month! The event begins August 24th 2014. Limited quantities available. Check with your local Target store for Beauty Concierge day and times.
My makeup tutorial is a step by step daytime look inspired by the Hayden Panettiere “day off” video, as seen below. I love that this look is fresh faced and focuses on skincare as well as a tiny amount of makeup, just make sure we always look our best.