Less is Always More:
Drugstore Makeup Natural Beauty Tutorial


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My mama always told me less is more, and finally as a 25-year-old, I adamantly agree. Different times and occasions call for heavier makeup, but in my everyday life, I love showing off my natural beauty. This wasn’t always the case. I was that preteen who caked on foundation and painted on eyeliner for days… to go to the grocery store. My mom would tell me to take if off, I’d pout and go to the bathroom, come right out, and claim I had wiped it off when I clearly hadn’t. Oh, 13. You were a fun age.

I now look back in retrospect (and photographic evidence) and see the error of my ways. Nothing is more beautiful, in my opinion, than a woman looking confidently gorgeous with minimal evidence of makeup. Equally as beautiful? When the makeup is as inexpensive as it is effective. My favorite drugstore, Walgreens, carries a brand called Jordana, which is hands-down the best bang for your buck product line ever in existence ever. You’ll see just how many of their products I use in my daily routine below. 

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Plus, this natural beauty makeup tutorial significantly decreases your morning prep time, which is always a plus. Hello, extra ten minutes of sleep. Here are my best makeup tips for achieving a dewy, fresh, and radiantly natural look time after time using only products available at Walgreens:

 

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Action shot. Start with fresh skin and rid your face of all existing makeup. I use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleaning Towelettes to get the job done without soap or water. Their ultra-soft cloths dissolve all traces of makeup, even waterproof mascara, and completely clean your face with one quick wipe.
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For nourishing and long-lasting makeup, I use with Neutrogena Long Wear Makeup in Natural Beige. It feels light while still providing full coverage. If you’re not a fan of foundation, apply tinted moisturizer instead. Whatever gets the job done! If you’re having a particularly bad skin day, apply additional concealer to all blemishes and around your eyes.

 

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Next, brush on some bronzer or blush. Because of my olive skin tone (don’t be fooled- I’m not normally this pale), I tend to go with bronzer. It’s the perfect amount of added highlighter for my face. NYC New York Color’s Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder rivals department store quality products, and it’s under $3. 
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Filling in your brows can make a huge difference in drawing attention away from tired eyes, which I tend to don 24/7. It also gives your brows a natural and full look, while amplifying the other bold features of your face. I use Jordana’s Eye Brow Pencil in Dark Brown. For under $2, you literally cannot find anything better.
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Use white liner or shadow on the inside corner and underneath your eyes to make them appear bigger and brighter. I tend to prefer shadow, since it’s easier to blend if necessary. Wet n Wild’s Color Icon Collection Eye Shadow Trio is amazing, and the Brow Bone shade enhances any eye color flawlessly. Did I mention it’s $2.99? Ya, it is. I know.

 

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Curl your lashes, and yes, do it before you apply mascara. It makes a huge difference. I use my CoverGirl Make-Up Masters Lash Curler to create high impact and dramatically gorgeous lashes every time.

 

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Now apply one layer of mascara. If you need more, add more– but remember you’re trying to look natural. The purpose of the eyelash curling is to dramatize your lashes, so the mascara should really just be an exaggeration of what the curler has already done. Have I mentioned I’m a fan of Jordana? Jordana’s Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara in black is hands down my favorite mascara. Ever. Of all mascaras on the market. The formula is powerful, long-lasting, and doesn’t clump… and it’s under $3.50.

 

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Last but not least, line your lips and apply a neutral sheer lip color. I go for Jordana’s Easyliner Retractable Lip Pencil in Baby Berry and Revlon’s ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting. Not only does this amazing line of lip butters contain super charged hydration, but this liner/butter combo is unstoppable in producing a semi-matte finish that lasts hours upon hours.

 

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Now I’m ready to conquer the day and receive copious amounts of compliments in the process. Everyone’s definition of beautiful is different, but nobody can deny that natural simplicity sets ladies apart from the masses. Remember, less is always more!
What is your definition of beautiful? Do you have any tips of your own for perfecting the ultimate natural makeup routine?

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28 thoughts on “Less is Always More:
Drugstore Makeup Natural Beauty Tutorial

  1. Liliana Ayala

    You look beautiful!
    Everytime I sit down to do my makeup I tell myself I'm going to go for a natural look, but I always get carried away by all of the pretty makeup and don a full face.
    I'm determined to find a natural look that works for me.
    Thanks for sharing!
    I love the lip combo!
    xo

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    1. [email protected] Post author

      I sometimes forget about mine, and when I start using it again, I kick myself for forgetting about it in the first place. Curling lashes makes an AMAZING difference! It's nuts!

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