So let me just start by saying I am not a professional MUA or anything. I myself don’t wear foundation but I adore skin enhancers. I love when people wear a fresh-faced looked. I have nothing against foundations at all, I just prefer a more natural look. I think that just enhancing the skin is such a gorgeous and liberated thing to do. Now, I understand that there are times when you just need a full-coverage foundation. But, I really just love seeing peoples skin vs looking at a thick layer of foundation.
Now, my mom is one of my best friends and anytime I get the chance to use skincare and makeup products on her, we both enjoy it! She was feeling very down about her skin lately so I offered to help her out before we went to go to lunch recently. I wanted to give her a youthful and dewy look. She typically wears foundation when she does her makeup so I think she was definitely a little apprehensive when I told her I wasn’t using foundation or concealer on her.
So, before we get into what I used on her skin… Let’s take a look at the ‘Before’ shot (FYI my mom gave full consent to post these photos of her… she actually encouraged me to do this post).
As you can see my mom has issues with discoloration, pores, and fine lines (She will be 53 soon). So I really wanted to focus on evening out the skin tone, bringing a glow, and making her skin look more youthful. I personally think that heavy makeup can age anyone no matter their age or sex.
Let’s take a look at some of the products I used to achieve the youthful glow look I gave her:
So first off we used the Rose Sugar Scrub by Lancome ($25) to prep the skin. What I love about this product is that it is gentle but effective at quickly getting rid of the top layer of dry skin on your face. My mom really liked using this.
Next up I used Charlotte’s Magic Cream ($100) & Magic Eye Rescue Cream ($60) by Charlotte Tilbury on my moms skin. These are two of my absolute favorite products. They really give life to the complexion and prep the skin so well for enhancers/makeup.
I applied a bit of Wonderglow Face Primer ($55) by Charlotte Tilbury to the skin. This product just gives the skin a bit of a glow– it is really pretty!
I did use a tiny bit of Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint ($26) in the lightest shade to combat discoloration. I know there is dispute on whether or not this product has any coverage or not. But, immediately after applying this the discoloration on my moms skin was balanced.
For the next step I used Argan Daily Moisturizer Tinted SPF 47 Protect+ Perfect ($36) by Josie Maran. This is obviously one of my favorite products and I actually bought a bottle of this for my mom recently when Josie had a BOGO sale. What I love about it is that it really does even out the skin tone while providing you with SPF coverage. There is a tint that just really gets rid of redness and discoloration while still looking like your skin. This is great for normal/dry skin. I don’t recommend it for oily skin.
Once the SPF was applied and had time to skin in I applied Hollywood Flawless Filter in Shade 02 ($44) by Charlotte Tilbury. This is clearly one of my favorite products and my mom really liked it as well. It literally gives such a gorgeous glow to the skin. We applied this all over but really focused on the eye area. This is where I like to use it most. I also used it on her eyelids.
I applied a bit of The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment in the lightest shade ($48) by Tatcha to give a little extra brightness to my moms eye area. This is such a beautiful product, I love how it instantly brightens your under eye area up.
The last step I did was a little color to the lips and cheeks using Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in shade ‘Candy’ ($24) by Fresh. This si such a pretty pink color to bring some color to the skin. I applied it to the lips and cheeks because to give her a little bit of a pink flush.
My mom LOVED her look and said how she loved how it looked like healthy skin and not makeup. I told her that a dewy, fresh-faced look really gives a much more youthful look vs heavy makeup. I think she will let me do her skincare/makeup more often in the future. Like I said, I am not a professional at all. I just used my knowledge of what I’ve learned and what I know works for my skin to achieve a natural looking glow.