5 Effortless Makeup Tips

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Once upon a time, in a land not too far away there was a kingdom named Sephora. This magical place holds the treasures that every queen should have in their royal purse. From lip glosses to loose powders Sephora is the mecca. However, shout out to all the drugstores out there that sell amazing products as well… Sephora just happens to be the Disneyland to us make up loving fans.

While many of us rock the no makeup look like a champ, there are also many us who are the in between make up on the face. We have enough makeup to have make up but almost look like we have no makeup. Yes, makes total sense. Let's go over a few basic items to always have in your bag to make your look effortless.

  1. Highlight concealer- you can wear this all on its own or under your makeup. It goes under your eyes in a upside down triangle shape, one streak down your nose,  above your cupid's bow on your lips, and under the eyebrows. All you do next is blend blend blend! The contouring will look more natural on its own or under makeup.

  2. Foundation- Get yourself a foundation that is light and is breathable. Tarte is made of natural ingredients and does not clog pores.  Or you can go for a simple BB or CC cream that has a full coverage look and will help you with moisturizing your skin all at once. Whatever you buy, make sure it has SPF! Cancer is real and doesn't look good on anyone.

  3. Bronzer- This gem helps with contouring and makes you look like you are sun kissed. You will apply this right under your cheekbone toward your nose, on your temple and follow your natural hairline, down each side of the bridge of your nose and right under your bottom lip to help you look more pouty or let's say Angelina Jolie-ish. Blend y’all!

  4. Blush- This part can be tricky because there are so many shades to choose from. My daily go to is a soft brown and a peachy colored one. I apply this on the fattest part of my cheek. So smile big, then apply on your cheek. This ensures you place the blush right where it would look natural for you to look, well, blushed.

  5. Highlighter- This adds just the right amount of light to your face to brighten it up. You can use a highlighter (powder or liquid) over a bb or cc cream,  on its own, or over makeup. You will place this just right in between your under eye and cheekbone. It will almost feel like you are placing it on the cheekbone. This small highlighted area really makes a difference on your face.

  6. Lip balm- when I know I need my lipstick to last I do a sugar scrub on my lips and lay on the lip balm, (wait for it to dry) then lip line it ( shade the lips as well) then put my color choice on top. Just like that, my lippy will be on for hours! No retouch! The key is hydrated lips. Lip balm looks very pretty on all its own. It's just enough shine to say kiss me!

There you have it! 6 basic essentials. You can always add some mascara or a lippy of your choice to your look. This is just like a starter kit for those who don't know what to buy or those who are slowly moving in the no makeup way.

Xoxo

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“Breaking a decade of habit: how I went makeup free.”

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Written By: Gabriela Pereira

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I got my first pimple at eleven years old.

It showed up overnight, a red spot on my forehead, huge against my childish frame. It hurt when I pressed it, it swollen after I picked on it, and it stayed on me for a week. The same thing happened week after that, and today, eleven years later, I still wake up to the feeling to something pulsing on my skin. I’m well versed on the sensation now, since it has become a part of my life.  

With the discovery of acne, came the discovery of self-consciousness. At twelve, I started to take notice on makeup, and wonder if it could help me cover up. A little bit of my mother’s powder, a splash of her too dark foundation, a curtain of long hair on my face. It helped me conceal, but it also instigated the sense of shame and wrongness in my own skin. As the tallest girl in my class, I learned to hunch my shoulders and disappear.  

With the years came the better foundations, the concealers, and the necessity. I would wake up one hour early everyday just, so I could do my makeup, because I wouldn't dare to leave the house without it.

And then one day, I just stopped. I woke up late, got dressed in a hurry, ran my way into college.

My face was bare, and surprisingly for me, the world didn’t explode. Life went on, and bit by bit, I let my guard down. I allowed myself to step onto the world barring my scars, one less step of makeup at the time. I still love lipsticks and eyeliners, but I wear it when I want to, not because I must.

I think I’m beautiful with or without makeup on.  


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5 reasons to rock the #nomakeup look

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Written By: Gabi Torres ~ @mariitatorres

At Sunday Morning View, we celebrate beauty in all its forms, and most importantly, we want to make a statement that women don't need make up to look and feel at their 110%. When shooting our #SundayGirls - our head photographer, and #peachloverKarlo Gomez - asks his muses to remove whatever product they have on their face. I've had the honor to be photographed by him, and I can tell you how much freedom I felt when doing so. It's literally a "F-u" statement to all media that pushes the "you're not enough" message. 

Once you've embraced the whole #nomakeup lifestyle, you'll notice a couple differences. Check them out:

  • Your skin will thank you for this makeup break - you'll slowly recover a natural glow, and will forget about "retouching" your lips every single time you eat. Bonus: You'll be able to kiss your significant other without worrying for leaving him/her looking like a clown

  • You'll have 20-30 extra minutes per day to do you! - You can sleep in, prepare those yummy pancakes in the morning (and finally ditch the cold bagel), read your favorite book, or even spend more time having those imaginary conversations in the bathroom (aren't those the best?)

  • Your friends will notice it - and there it comes the best opportunity to preach about what you stand for. Don't forget to tell them about your free time, and growing savings account. Those are wonderful bullet points to encourage others to join you

  • If you're starting to date someone, they will fall in love with your actual looks - I've read many times that if you want to see how a girl actually looks like, invite her to a pool date (this kind of pisses me off) but here's your opportunity to show your sexy and natural self. Who wouldn't want to spend his/her time with such a gorgeous babe?

  • Forget about a melting look - Those who live in a humid area, know exactly what I'm talking about. Summer is coming, and one of the biggest fears when you're doing your make up is getting the look messed up because of the weather. No makeup? No problem! Make sure you're hydrating your skin properly, and following a healthy diet. That combination will make your face glow!

I started rocking my #nomakeup look a couple of weeks ago because I tried a product that seriously messed up my skin. At the beginning, I was reluctant to go for it but I've given it a try, and I'm seriously considering to go Alicia Keys style for good.

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Have any of you gone #nomakeup? What are your thoughts? Let me know via DM @mariitatorres

With love,

G


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Royal Realness

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Written By: Lacy Bundy

It’s officially been one week since the world watched American actress, activist and self-declared feminist, Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry and become the newest member of the royal family, and we still can’t get enough!

Among the flowers, the opulent chapel, celebrity guests and ya know, a world stage, the Duchess of Sussex bucked traditional bridal trends and, instead, put her natural beauty, freckles and all, on full display for the world to see. Her “no-makeup makeup” created by makeup artist Daniel Martin included little to no foundation, a peachy-pink blush, a subtle brown smokey eye, a natural pink lip accompanied by a beautifully “undone” updo.

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She served full on chill bride vibes. Yas Queen (or Duchess rather)!

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She was stunning and yet the internet jury was torn. Some were praising her bridal look calling it stunning and youthful. Others stating that she looked plain or going as far as saying she looked like she put no effort into her look for the big day.

In a world of polarizing makeup trends, women can seemingly only choose between full Instagram glam or no-makeup makeup. The beauty standards are either fully contoured and highlighted for the Gods or wearing a tinted moisturizer and often the less makeup the more people assume you don't care about how you look.

We couldn’t disagree more.

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While rocking the barely there look is a signature for the Duchess, Meghan made a STATEMENT by showcasing her natural beauty on her wedding day.

Her radiant makeup not only modernized her as a bride, but also a royal. While many royals have opted for a more “done” look, she stayed true to her personal style of simple and real. She proved you don’t need to transform yourself with 15 layers of product to be a beautiful bride and most importantly she wore what made HER feel beautiful and comfortable on her big day. What’s more feminist than that?

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