Natural Glam Makeup Look Using High End and Affordable Brands

Professional Makeup Artist, Chantelle Baker, walks us through her favourite products from L’Oreal.

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Before working at Adore Beauty my interest in beauty was sparked as a form of extreme procrastination during my undergrad when I thankfully discovered brow products and Hyaluronic Acid. Nothing was really the same after that. Now as writer at Adore Beauty I'm constantly researching beauty to give you the most informed and up to date beauty advice!
COVERAGE:
  • Medium
EYE CONCERN:
  • Age Prevention
FINISH - POWDERS:
  • Matte
  • Slight shimmer
FOUNDATION FINISH:
  • Dewy/Luminous
HAIR CONCERN:
  • Oily roots, dry ends
HAIR TYPE:
  • Straight
SKIN CONCERN:
  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Sensitivity and redness
SKIN TYPE:
  • Normal to oily
HAIR TEXTURE:
  • Fine
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If you love a natural, fresh-faced, glowy look, then try this routine, which will help you nail your daytime glam. 

In this routine Chantelle Baker, a Professional Makeup Artist shows us her favourite products to create a flawless base and a subtle and versatile look for all occasions. 

Using a combination of high end and affordable products, you’ll be able to create an effortless look you can wear anywhere, while looking extra glowy and gorgeous. 


Glowy Makeup Tips:

  • Make sure you buff some onto the neck and under the chin. 

  • Keep a few different shades of foundation on hand if your skin tone changes throughout the year. Mixing foundations can help you get the right shade.

  • Always blend out any foundation that sits in the creases. 

  • For a natural look, blend your contour into your hairline. 



How do I glam up my everyday look?

An everyday glam look is all about creating a perfected base, with accentuated features, as well as a bit of a subtle glow..

You can achieve this look with a wide range of products ranging from high end to affordable brands, mixing and matching where you see fit.

In this routine, Chantelle Baker demonstrates how you can make a rounded look at home with these star products from L’Oreal. 


Chantelle’s guide to easy daytime glam:

Step 1: Prep it with a spray

Step 1: Prep it with a spray

Chantelle preps the skin with a few sprays of the Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Setting Spray to hydrate and illuminate the skin.

Step 2: Bounce and glow

Step 2: Bounce and glow

Add bounce and glow to the skin with the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum 50ml. Take one whole pump from the dropper and apply it to the skin. This product sinks into the skin really well, making it the perfect base for makeup. 

Step 3: Eye contour serum

Step 3: Eye contour serum

To hydrate and prep the under eye area, Chantelle uses a few drops of the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl & Lash Concentrate, lightly patting in the product. This quick-drying product won’t leave any residue behind.

Step 4: Luminous Primer

Step 4: Luminous Primer

Chantelle uses a stippling brush to apply the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer. This primer gives the skin a luminous finish, and works for all skin types.

Step 5: Lightweight foundation

Step 5: Lightweight foundation

Next, take the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and buffs it in with a buffing brush for even application. Start on the cheek and buff outwards. Make sure you buff some onto the neck and under the chin. Then, stipple on some more foundation in areas you need more coverage. 

Step 6: Lash serum

Step 6: Lash serum

Hydrate and strengthen your lashes with the L'Oreal Paris Clinically Proven Lash Serum. Apply it directly to the root of your lashes along your upper lash line. This formula will help boost and repair your lashes, perfect for those who use false lashes.

Step 7: Lifted brow

Step 7: Lifted brow

Give your brows a bit of lift and tint with the L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper. Use the wand to brush your brows upwards.

Step 8: Bronzed eye look

Step 8: Bronzed eye look

Get a fluffy brush and dip it into a matte bronzer like the L'Oreal Paris Back To Bronze Matte Bronzer - 02 Sunkiss. Take this colour all over the lid using swirling and blending motions. Slowly build up the colour.

Step 9: Lash paradise

Step 9: Lash paradise

Coat the lashes with the L'Oreal Paris Paradise Mascara - Black. Remember to get into the roots and edges of your lashes. Take it onto your bottom lashes if you like!

Step 10: Glowy concealer

Step 10: Glowy concealer

Dot the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer under the eyes with the doe foot applicator and blend it in with a small concealer brush. This brightens and hydrates the under eye area. Take any excess into the T-zone.

Step 11: Natural contour

Step 11: Natural contour

Using a darker shade of the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer, create a subtle contour. Add three dots from the tip of the ear in a diagonal line down your cheek until it matches up with the point at which your eye ends. Blend that through with a buffing brush. Use any excess on the chin area and the hairline.

Step 12: Beautifully bronzed

Step 12: Beautifully bronzed

Take a large buffing brush and dip into the L'Oreal Paris Back To Bronze Matte Bronzer - 02 Sunkiss. Then, use it to lightly set the cream contour underneath.

Step 13: Blush pop

Step 13: Blush pop

Pop a peach coloured blush on like the L'Oreal Paris Life's A Peach Blush - 01 Peach Addict for a natural glow. Simply use a blush brush to sweep this colour onto the apples of the cheeks, and blend it through to your contour.

Step 14: Under eye brightening

Step 14: Under eye brightening

Brighten the under-eye with the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat - Radiant Touch. Apply it over your concealer. Add a little around the nose and chin. Then, use a medium sized blending brush to blend the product away.

Step 15: Use a lip pencil

Step 15: Use a lip pencil

Use a lip pencil like the Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil to define your lips. Start at the top, and then the bottom of the lip to create a pronounced pout. Then, naturally define the rest of the lip. Then, use a clean lip brush to blend the liner through the rest of the lip.

Step 16: Matte moment

Step 16: Matte moment

Lightly apply some of the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick 103 Blush In A Rush straight from the bullet to the centre of the lip. Blend it through lightly with a brush.

Step 17: Set it in

Step 17: Set it in

Set your makeup with the Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder. Take a small setting brush and apply the powder through the centre of the face.

Step 18: Final spritz

Step 18: Final spritz

Finish off your makeup with a few spritzes of the Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Setting Spray. This will make your makeup last all day and help the makeup merge with your skin, plus provide some added glow.

Step 19: Lip glow

Step 19: Lip glow

Add some final glow to your lip with the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick, dabbing a small amount of the product on straight from the bullet.

Step 20: Finishing fragrance

Step 20: Finishing fragrance

Chantelle adds a dash of fragrance at the end of her look, because why not? She uses the Giorgio Armani Si Passione Eau de Parfum, which blends base notes of Cedarwood and Vanilla with Rose, Jasmine and Pear. 

The Finishing Look: Fresh, glowy glam

The Finishing Look: Fresh, glowy glam

We hope you enjoyed this easy, daytime look, with a glowing base for every day. You can use this mix of high end and affordable brands to recreate it, or mix and match as you please, and even use the products you have at home!




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