The Princess look is a very pretty, more sophisticated makeup look that uses primarily neutral (skin-tone) colors on the eyes to enhance and a subtle pop of color on the cheeks and lips. For a little added glamour, add a little bronzer to slightly contour (or shape) cheekbones, a little subtle shimmer to your eye lids and of course a pair of natural looking strip lashes for a little added length and/or definition.
The Princess wants to look like the best version of herself but doesn’t like dramatic looks with a lot of bold colors on the face. This is also a very pretty church or holiday look that is what I consider to be an enhanced natural look.
In the next set of articles, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create the Princess look. In this post, we will begin with the face.
- Your face should be clean and you need to apply a Moisturizer to your face and neck based on your skin type. I also recommend you gently exfoliate your lips by brushing with a damp toothbrush or wash cloth. While lips are still damp, apply the hydrator of your choice to moisturize lips such as Aquaphor, Burt’s Bees Lip Balm or Mary Kay Satin Lips ®Lip Balm.
- To help your makeup last throughout the night use a makeup Primer to create a barrier between your skin and the makeup. Some of my favorites are Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer.
Next apply your Foundation by using clean fingers, a cosmetic sponge or a makeup brush to your face and ears (if your hair is pulled back) following the steps below:
- Dot the foundation on the center of your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin then gently blend out to cover entire face (Liquid, cream or mousse formulas)
- Can use a slightly lighter foundation or concealer around the eyes to “brighten” and then blend into the other foundation (this includes eye lids)
- If you prefer a powder foundation/mineral powder, then you would use a makeup brush to gently buff it into your skin until you get the desired amount of coverage
- After you apply your foundation, use a Facial Powder close to the color of your skin tone to lightly set your foundation with a medium to large fluffy makeup brush using circular motions, blending upward and outwards; this includes lightly setting your eye lids.
- Optional: Use a matte or mineral Bronzing Powder that is a couple of shades darker than your skin tone to the hollows of your cheeks (Hint: suck in your cheeks to make a fish face, apply from the ear/temples lightly coming forward towards lips) with a blush or bronzer brush. Be sure to blend well so you see no hard lines, so gently go back over this area with your fluffy powder brush. Some of my favorites include Milani Cosmetics and Covergirl.
- Next, smile big and on the “apples” of your cheek (the fleshy part that become apparent when you smile big, where you used to be pinched when you were little), lightly apply a pink or peach colored Blush in a circular motion and then blend it upwards towards your ears over the area you used the bronzer and again buff out any hard lines. A few great options include Milani Cosmetics Baked Blush in Luminoso, Rose D’oro or Corallina.
Charlene T. Easter, a certified makeup artist, has training certificates from the Virginia Makeup Artist Studio, Bennett Career Institute and Danessa Myricks’ Boot Camp as well as a M.S. degree in Human Resource Administration and B.A. degree in Merchandising/Marketing.