January 25, 2011
Dawn Poh

No, don’t worry. We are not turning into a Beauty blog, Singapore has enough of those already. This blog will still be about fashion most of the time, it is just that I couldn’t resist doing this look after receiving a request for a natural sunkissed makeup tutorial. I used to be all about heavy makeup back when I was younger, but I am starting to get more into ‘natural’ looking makeup. “Natural” because I don’t necessarily believe in the mantra that less makeup is more. I am not blessed with such a good complexion that I can get away with just minimal makeup. When I say natural, I mean lighter, neutral colours and more subtle lines, and creating definition though highlighting and contouring. But trust me..it takes as long and as many products as any other ‘Party’ look. As usual, start off with your usual skincare regime (sunscreen, moisturiser) before makeup!

I think the key to this look are the lashes. Long lashes really help open up your eyes. Don’t worry if you have short bottom lashes though, there are tons of fake bottom lashes out there…just make sure to pick one that is natural and subtle.

Products used (labelled in pictures):
Eyes: Eyeshadow 1 Majolica Majorca BR665,Β  Eyeshadow 2 The Face Shop BR 806, Eyeshadow 3 NARS Alahambra, Eyeshadow 4 MAC Nylon, KATE gel eyeliner, Majolica Majorca mascara.

Face: Revlon Bronzer in 01 Natural Bronze, Majolica Majorca blush in OR211, MAC iridescent pressed powder in Delicacy

Here are some of the key things to note for this look

  • Thicker brows with gradation. Skinny brows that are the same colour throughout makes you look older and more made up. Brows should ideally be the lightest nearer to your nose, getting darker as it reaches towards your temples. And obviously it should be thinner at the ends too. I don’t understand why some girls like brows that look like they have been drawn on with a sharpie. The rule of the thumb is that brows should be one shade darker than your hair, but girls with black hair should go for grey brow pencils!
  • Orange or Coral Blush: Bright pastel pinks may look really cute but they probably won’t help with a natural look. You are aiming for a “I have just came in from the cold” or “I have been out exercising in the sun” kind of flush. Experiment to find the blush that fits you the most!
  • Eyeliner: Draw it as close to the lashline / in between the lashline as possible. Avoid slathering on a thick line – save that for smokey eye makeup!
  • Eyeshadow: I like pale, neutral shades like brown and gold. Some girls look really good with light pink eyeshadow too!

It’s a really easy and versatile look. You can wear it to brunches, picnics, school or even work! I wish I had the Urban Decay Naked palette so I can do this makeup anywhere!

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25 Responses to “Makeup Tutorial: Sunkissed Natural Look”

  1. Elisa says:

    Love the natural look =D it’s so simple but nice ^^

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks Elisa!! :)

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  2. Tasja says:

    It’s very natural, maybe too natural for my taste.
    But you look cute ^^!

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks Tasja! πŸ˜€ It is quite natural but I look soooo bad without makeup that this is a great improvement! πŸ˜›

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  3. Sarah says:

    Love it!

    I have droopy eyes though and that makes applying eyeliner or rather connecting the lines on the top and the bottom to achieve a ‘winged’ look a bit difficult. Any tips?

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    Dawn replied on

    Ahh I totally get you on the droopy eye thing.. my eyes are a little droopy at the ends too so it’s hard for me to draw cat-eye eyeliner! I would just suggest you experiment with shapes to find the best thing that suits your eye!

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  4. Lene says:

    Wish my bottom lashes were longer.. This looks great :)

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks Lene!

    That’s what false bottom lashes are for! πŸ˜€

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  5. Yoom says:

    I love it! You are so cute! <3

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks Yoom! ^_^

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  6. Dawn, I met the blog now. But already see enought to know how beautiful you and the Arissa are :) But I have to say that your new hair color is so much better! You look like a doll! I really appreciate! Congrats for the blog, is really good. And the tutorial is very good.
    Kiss from Brazil! :*

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    Dawn replied on

    Hi Vivianne!! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a comment.. we really appreciate it!! Thanks for the compliments too, and I hope to see you around more often! ^_^

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  7. wida says:

    you are so ridiculously gorgeous! thank you for the tips!

    Wida
    http://www.missingamsie.blogspot.com

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    Dawn replied on

    Aww thanks Wida! :)

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  8. I love all the makeup tutorials you do, i’m mixes, half japanese half italian, but i live in brazil hahaha! and i always need to put tons of eyeliner on! Your style is amazing as well! Now i’m following you on bloglovin, follow me back if you like mine? haha thyanks πŸ˜€

    xx Tamy

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    Dawn replied on

    Hi Tamy! That must be a gorgeous mix!! Thanks so much for following! I will check your blog out definitely <3

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  9. sukipooki says:

    I love this look! It’s so natural and fresh! Thanks for highlighting the areas where you applied products, I never really knew where to “correctly” apply my highlighter lol and brushing the blush across the nose is a great idea! I usually leave my blush too concentrated in one area, Im very bad with applying anything other than concealer and mascara lol thanks for the tutorial!

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks!! I am glad this tutorial is useful to you!! I was horrible with makeup when I first started, all you need is practice! :)

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  10. J says:

    it’s really really nice and natural! what font is it that you used in your first picture

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks!! The font is called “dawning of a new day” and I found it on dafont.com, if I remember correctly

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  11. May says:

    What contacts are you wearing here? Been looking for nice natural brown ones :)

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    Dawn replied on

    Hi May! I am wearing Geo fresh browns.. my favourite!

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  12. Nacchu says:

    Love this tutorial!

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  13. Maila says:

    Love this look! So simple yet elegant, I am now your new fan πŸ˜€

    Cheers!

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  14. Yvette says:

    What is mascara base?

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