BEAUTY BAR: Au Naturel

It is 6:30 a.m., the alarm goes off and your finger taps the snooze button. Before you know it, 8:00 a.m. rolls around and your plan to FINALLY wash your hair and do your makeup has been completely abandoned (kind of last night’s Econ homework). In a frenzied panic you wonder what exactly you are going to throw together in 30 minutes. For moments like these, the “natural” look is your best friend.

Many think that natural makeup is only for those with perfect complexions and natural feathery eye lashes, but this is just not true. No matter your skin type or perfection of complexion, naturally done makeup is always attainable. It all depends on which products you decide to use in the evening and in the morning. A natural makeup look begins with a good foundation. Using a face wash and moisturizer before bed is crucial to how your skin will feel and look in the morning.

Once the foundation has been set and skin has rejuvenated over night, the hurried morning routine begins. This look is great for days when your skin needs a breather from heavy makeup. For fall, earth tones, natural tones and organic simplicity breathes new life into your daily routine. This look is also great to combat the dryer weather. Start with a moisturizer that feels best on your skin then add a primer. This Fashionista pairs her natural makeup with a simple black tank top, jeans and a beautiful pop of purple in an oversized sweater. She also wears large stud earrings, which complement the colors of her skin tone and the purple sweater. When the weather gets colder, fashion gets cozier and these pairings are perfect for a chilly fall day: makeup that is not too heavy and a warm sweater, which takes almost no time at all.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: Although her face looks completely bare, this Fashionista uses Biorè unclogging face scrub at night and then applies Garnier Fructis oil free moisturizer, two super-light products. For the quick morning routine she uses Neutrogena oil free primer layered with a Maybelline BB Cream. For a final touch she’s uses a mascara to define her lashes and swipes on her favorite Kat Von D studded lipstick. Not everyone is lucky enough to have long and naturally curly lashes like this Fashionista, so for natural lengthening use Maybelline’s classic Great Lash Lots of Lashes mascara (the brush on this product is AMAZING). If you feel you need more coverage try layering on a powder and a dab of concealer here and there for redness or blemishes.