BLUSHED MAKEUP LOOK- tutorial

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Have I ever told you I love blush? Just kidding, I know I have.

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought this blushed makeup look would be perfect for the occasion. This look is more on the natural side (I even skipped mascara) with a radiant base, fluffy brows and blushed eyes, cheeks and lips.

I know wearing blush on your eyes might sound intimidating, but just look how nice it looks! And it’s so easy to achieve. Keep on reading for step by step photos and instructions.

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Blushed makeup look tutorial

glowy base - vita liberata beauty blur mixed with foundation

Starting with the base.
For this look I wanted my base to be very radiant and light. I mixed *Vita Liberata’s beauty blur with my foundation, to sheer it out and get an overall glow to my skin. Beauty blur is an awesome product for that.

Similar glow product on Sephora:
*Charlotte Tillbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter

After that I neutralized my dark circles with *NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Custard.
To brighten the under eye area, I added a dab of *BeautyAct Concealer, shade 01C, on top of that.

Read also: How to conceal dark circles

brow lift makeup fresh skin

I wanted my brows be as lifted as possible for this look. I think they looked nice and fresh with the look. I used a strong hold hair gel and brushed them upwards. If you’re looking for a brow gel that does that, I’ve heard *Benefit’s Brow Setter offers great hold (it’s on my buy-list).  After that I used a blonde brow powder to fill them in a bit (Clarins Brow Duo in Tawny Blonde).

bushed eyes and cheeks makeup tutorial

Then I added blush. I recommend using a cream blush, that you can just blend with your fingers.
I applied blush on top of my cheeks and all the way to my lids. I used my favorite cream blush, Kjaer Weis Above and Beyond cream blush. Now this is optional, but I applied *Vita Liberata’s highlighter in Rose under that blush, to get a bit more pink pearly sheen to it. It wouldn’t have been quite that glowy without the highlighter under it, though the cream blush itself has some sheen to it.

Similar blush on Sephora:
*Rare beauty Stay Vulnerable Cream Blush (Nearly Rose)

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How to pick the right blush color to make this look work for you?
I used a slightly warm, coral blush shade to go with my neutral yellow undertone. If you have pinkish cool undertones, I would recommend choosing a cool shade.

Read also: Undertones & makeup – are you cool, warm or neutral?

blushed lips gosh romance lipstick

Finally, I added GOSH Romance lipstick to finish off the look. I also smudged the edges of the lipstick a bit with my finger to get a softer look. I’ve been doing this a lot lately, smokey and blended are not just for the eyes.

Similar lipstick:
*YSL Satin Lipstick, Nu Fatal

Sometimes as a beauty blogger I get this pressure of coming up with all these complex looks. But in reality, simplicity is beautiful. And wearable. I actually felt very beautiful in this look and couldn’t believe I hadn’t tried it before. Needless to say, I will wear this more often from now on. It even works nicely with a face mask, bringing the attention to the eyes.

Would you try this look?

 

Everyday makeup from Clarins – Natural Lip Perfector & Joli Blush review + swatches

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I love easy natural looks, that don’t take too long to create. More often or not I need products that do the their job quickly and that I can throw in my bag. It’s magical how using just a few simple products I end up feeling more powerful and put together.

Today I’m talking about products just like that. These are things that I use every day. I received these quite a while ago from Clarins, when they came up new Joli Blushes and some new shades on their Natural Lip Perfector glosses. I’ve always loved Clarins makeup products and these are no exception.

Keep on reading to see all the shade swatches on the Clarins Natural Lip Perfectors and 6 shades of the Clarins Joli Blush.

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector review & swatches

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector is a gloss that gives some color, but most of all gloss and volume to your lips. The plumping effect comes from the gloss, by the way, so if you’ve been wearing matte lipsticks in hopes of bigger lips, try a gloss instead. These glosses have a gel-like formula that feels very comfortable on the lips. The applicator is a soft cushion.

There are oils and shea butter in the ingredients, so my lips don’t feel dry after wearing these. Then again, lip glosses tend to be more hydrating anyway – another reason to skip matte lipsticks.

The best feature about these glosses is probably the scent. It’s a vanilla, toffee-like scent, that I can’t seem to get enough of. Especially now since I’m not eating candy for a year (sigh).

Overall I love these glosses, because the shades are so wearable and they go with almost any look. I also use these a lot on top of lipsticks. And yes, I usually have at least one in my bag on the go.

New shades in the collection are shades 16-19 and their packaging is slightly fancier with gold details (as seen in the photo above).

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector Swatches 01 05 06 07 08 16 17 18 19
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector swatches on my arm in a warm light.

Where to buy:

*Clarins Natural Lip Perfector (Clarinsusa.com)
*Clarins Natural Lip Perfector (amazon)
Finnish stores listed here

Wearing Clarins Joli Blush shades cheeky pink & cheeky boum – and Natural Lip Perfector shade 19 on the lips.

Clarins Joli Blush review & swatches

Clarins knows their packaging and their makeup products are beautiful. These are products that I love to keep on display and that also makes me use them even more.

Clarins Joli Blush is one of those blushes, that you can’t go wrong with. The consistency is nice and easily blendable – and most of all – it’s easily buildable too. Blush is one of those products that can be ruined with too much pigment. Here there is just enough pigment.

There’s just something special about these blushes. I’m not sure whether to believe that they’re really ‘pH-reactant’ as advertised, but they do seem to adjust and melt to my skin and cheeks very nicely.

My favorites shades are cheeky pink, cheeky rose, cheeky peach and especially in winter, cheeky purple. So, basically all of them. The only shade I don’t love as a blush is cheeky boum. That is super shimmery and definitely more of a highlight. As a highlight though, it’s beautiful. I sometimes use it as a shimmery topper to any other blush.

One thing I need to mention about these blushes though, if you end up trying them on your hand at a store and feel disappointed. They swatch poorly on the hand applied with a finger, but when you apply them with a blush brush to your cheeks, they work brilliantly. For the swatches I used a sticky base, so you’ll be able to see the shades properly.

Clarins Joli Blush Shades (01 cheeky baby, 02 cheeky pink, 03 cheeky rose, 04 cheeky purple, 05 cheeky boum, 07 cheeky peach) swatches
Clarins Joli Blush Shades 01 cheeky baby, 02 cheeky pink, 03 cheeky rose, 04 cheeky purple, 05 cheeky boum, 07 cheeky peach swatches.

Where to buy:
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Clarins Joli Blush (Clarinsusa.com)
*Clarins Joli Blush (Escentual)

Wearing Clarins Joli Blush in cheeky pink & cheeky peach and Natural Lip Perfector shade 18.

I was also wearing Clarins Everlasting foundation here (mixed with a CC cream) – check out my review on it here.

Are there any other Clarins makeup lovers out there? 

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