***Starting this post with a disclaimer I am not a great source for beauty, but I have tried a lot of products to achieve my “natural look.” A LOT. I do not use eye shadow typically because I do not know how to. I am one of those people who tries a lot of different things to find the best products/methods out there. With clothes I am typically a creature of habit, meaning I shop at the same places and stick to brands I love….however with beauty/hair products I am always looking for the next best thing. ***
LET’S GET INTO THIS.
I will talk about a couple of hair hacks and beauty hacks I do daily to achieve the, “I did my makeup and hair… but also look like I walked off the beach look.” – I AM FROM CALIFORNIA. I WILL ALWAYS PREFER THE CAUSAL LOOK OVER THE GLAMED UP LOOK. THIS IS ME THIS IS WHO I AM. This post is perfect for this time of year because I don’t like wearing a lot of makeup/doing my hair this time of the year because it’s so hot here and I will sweat it off anyways.
If you like a more complete full makeup and done up hair look. THIS POST ISN’T FOR YOU.
TOMBOY HACK #1 – Clear brow gel. I AM OBSESSED. This is a tomboy/natural girl look essential. Line your brows first then lift them up with this to create that boy brow look. Here is a cheap one that I love by Essence. Another one I use in my arsenal is this one by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
TOMBOY HACK #2 – Tinted SPF facial sunscreen. I serum… then put this on before my foundation if I chose to wear makeup with it. This is a tomboy hack because I will wear this on the go with brow gel and I’m out the door. I use a foundation brush for it…. then I will set it with setting powder because my face is oily this time of year. My favorites are listed below:
TOMBOY HACK #3 – Use your lipstick/lipsticks as blush. I’ve watched a couple of Youtube videos of JLO’s makeup artist (Scott Barnes) and learned always use a cream blush because it adds a more natural flush of color to your face opposed to powder… BUT THE MAJOR TAKEAWAY WAS that you don’t need a bunch of different of beauty products to complete a look. (THAT’S SOMETHING WE ALL LEARNED FROM THE DEPARTMENT STORE WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO ADD MORE ITEMS TO THEIR SALE.) Make sure the lip shade is semi-matte to sheer. AVOID SHINY OR METALLIC FINISHES FOR THIS ONE. (lol I don’t have any).
TOMBOY HACK #4 – Tinted chap stick. NIVEA. A. KISS. OF. CHERRY. FRUITY. LIP. CARE. That’s the hack. It by itself. I don’t like to wear lipstick during the day (the upkeep isn’t for me) unless I am shooting pictures for a blog post. This stuff is perfect and moisturizes my lips at the same time. Remember the Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker growing up? This is the adult version of that. I used that tinted balm as training wheels growing up lolllllllll.
OTHER HACKS…. NOT PERTAINING TO TOMBOYS.
After I do my hair I lay the fly aways down by spraying a toothbrush with hairspray and I brush them down. I don’t stroke the brush all the way through I just do it up top. I don’t see anybody do this…so I thought I would share this :).
After I have completed makeup on my face… I still have makeup on my neck and chest area (from blending my face with my neck.) To complete my look another FINAL tip I got from JLO’S makeup artist is to use Neutrogena body mist sunscreen as a setting spray on your chest and arms if you’re going to be in the sun. It leaves you with a JLO glow look and protects you from the sun. After application of the body mist I typically brush over it with a little highlighter for just a touch more of a glow.
What are some of your beauty hacks?