Friday, 29 January 2010

The no make-up make-up look.

It's safe to say I'm fairly obsessed with the whole natural face look at the moment. I would love to be able to wake up, moisturise and just apply a coat of mascara and lip balm and be out of the door. Old acne scarring and my lack of self confidence because of that makes that fairly impossible for me. Maybe it's shallow, but I have to have a least a light dusting of mineral foundation before I can leave the house. So I have to be not so natural in achieving that natural look I crave.

Lily Lolo mineral foundation has been my go-to foundation for a year or so now. I didn't believe that a powder could give me the coverage I needed until I saw some video's on YouTube and photos on blogs. I got myself some samples and my love for minerals started there. I firmly believe that it really helped my skin as well.


I cheated on Lily Lolo a few times with other mineral companies. I tried Bare Minerals and reacted horribly to it. The same thing happened with the Eyes Lips Face mineral line. I don't think my skin likes bismuth at all. So back to Lily Lolo I went, and luckily she took me back!

I find mineral concealer to be a bit rubbish on covering my rosacea, under eye circles & acne scarring. To be fair I do have a lot to conceal, so I reach for my Benefit Boi-ing and erase paste every day without fail. The fair shade in both of those matches me perfectly so I guess I'm lucky that I'm one of the 3 shades that they do.
After some major concealing and a light dusting of lily lolo I find I've created that fresh faced look I love. With a dusting of a peachy toned blush on my cheeks, a few coats of mascara to open up my eyes & a bit of lip balm I'm good to go.


Do you ladies like the natural look or do you prefer something a little bit more?
xoxo

18 comments:

  1. wow you are stunning!
    i'm going to put your blog in my sidebar

    x

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  2. it's hard to believe you once had troublesome skin, it looks so flawless now.
    i'm going through a bit of a break out at the moment (hello, hormones) but i avoid caking on foundation by using the correct concealers. green concealer does me wonders :)

    i can't say i'm loyal to any 'look' from day to day, i like to spice things up depending on my mood :]

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  3. I was going to say the same as Streetlighteyes - You'd never guess you had problem skin. It seriously does look flawless, all nice and dewy!

    I'm loving the 'natural' look atm too, mineral stuff is amazing and I'm not getting the breakouts I used to when I used liquid foundation. I'm using E.L.F (first time mineral user = didn't want to spend much!) But I've put Lolo onto my Birthday list :) xo

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  4. Your gorgeous Jen :)
    I would love to wear the natural look, but i get to carried away and apply more and more.. & i love to wear e/s everyday sooo it doesnt look natural

    My mum bought Bare Minerals for me for xmas, and i actually really like it.. the down side is because im sooooo pale.. fairly light is abit too dark for me :/

    Think i'll have to give lily lolo a try :)

    xx

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  5. your so lovely.
    i agree with abbie, i'd like to do the natural but i go crazy haha.
    xx

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  6. Thank you soo much for following,
    I'm following you back on here and on bloglovin

    If your from the UK you can enter my competition to win 2 tickets to beautyuk show :)

    Lots of love,
    Katie
    xoxo

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  7. I used to favour bold eye with natural skin
    now I go natural everywhere!

    I love Lily Lolo

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  8. You look lovely 'au naturel' Jennie.
    Wish I could/was brave enough to pull off the natural bare faced look, but think im too dependent on my studio fix! :(
    Really lovely and has inspired me tho to let my skin breathe a bit.
    xxx Milly xxx

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  9. you look so lovely. that mineral foundation sounds wonderful!

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  10. cute blog!!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  11. I can't believe you've got acne scars - I can't notice any at all! I definately prefer the natural look, I think I'll be saving the smokey eyes look until next winter - although I do love bright red lipstick, that can change your whole look completely :)

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  12. you look beautiful darling, i wish i looked this good with next to no make up on :)
    hugs hugs
    xoxo

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  13. thank you lovelies!

    the camera doesn't pick up my imperfections - trust me, there are lots of them hehe.

    xoxo

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  14. i really like the natural look. :) you look great with no makeup on.

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  15. I wish I could go for the barefaced look, but sadly I have a blusher addiction that is far from natural! And I like dark, smokey eyes too.

    I'm using the new Bourjois Mineral Foundation at the moment and really like it, along with Erase Paste under my eyes and Rimmel's Hide The Blemish elsewhere. Will have to give LIly Lolo a try when I need more!

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  16. Great post... I prefer the natural, dewy fresh look for everyday unless it was a special occasion :) Mon Mode Blog

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  17. Your skin looks like porcelin! You lucky girl :) Im trying to give my skin a break just now and rock the natural look. Its easier over time, you realise how much blush and concealer you really used to rely on haha xx

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