It’s a fact: celebrities are some of the people we look up to most when it comes to beauty inspiration. From magazines and billboards to our own mobile screens, celebs appear to nail any look with ease. Of course, it does help to have a glam team around. But for those of us who aren’t rich ‘n’ famous, we can always try the lite versions of their looks. (Read: Do It Yourself.)
So, what better way to start than with one of the most recognized faces in the country today? Rosy-cheeked and perpetually bright-eyed, Nadine Lustre is the epitome of fresh. Below, see our take on her signature no-makeup makeup look—drunk blush and everything!
STEP 1: BLUSH
Using a cream cheek color, apply blush over the tops of your cheeks and across your nose. Lightly tap the pigment with your fingertips to distribute color. Blend out any harsh lines. Layer more product until you achieve the desired intensity.
WHAT WE USED: Abbamart Rolling Rolling Multi Stick in Evening Sun, now on sale at P799 (limited time only). Shop it here.
STEP 2: EYES
To channel Nadine’s monochromatic flush, use the same multi-stick as your eyeshadow . Simply dab some color directly onto your lids. Then, blend it out with your bare fingertips or a moist sponge. Make sure not to go beyond right below your brow bone.
Add a little sultry shimmer to the base with a sheer golden liquid eyeshadow. With the tip of your ring finger, dab a small amount of shimmer onto the center of the lid. Then, gently blend it out towards both the inner and outer corners of the eyes.
WHAT WE USED: BLK Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow in CUTE, P299. Shop it here.
Lastly for the eyes, created delicate, fanned-out lashed with a volumizing mascara. On curled lashes, start from the base of the strands and wiggle the brush all the way down to the tips. Repeat with a second coating.
WHAT WE USED: Benefit BadGal Bang! Mascara, P1,500. Shop it here.
STEP 3: BROWS
Nadine’s full and feathery brows may look intimidating, but a quick way to get the same look quickly and fuss-free is with a texturizing brow mascara. Simply brush the gel through your brows, following the natural direction of your hair growth, and you’re set! No MUA-level precision necessary.
WHAT WE USED: Eye of Horus Brow Fibre Extended, P1,190. Shop it here.
STEP 4: CONTOUR
To achieve a soft contour, lightly sweeping a light chocolate shade right underneath your cheekbones and down the sides of your nose. Blend out any harsh lines.
WHAT WE USED: Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer, P1,800. Shop it here.
STEP 5: HIGHLIGHT
Using a powder highlight, create a subtle, difussed glow by applying the product with a fan brush. Lightly sweep it over the highest points of your cheekbones, down your nose bridge, center of the chin, and across your cupid’s bow.
WHAT WE USED: Detail Baked Highlighter in Peach Pie, P275. Shop it here.
STEP 6: LIPS
Tie the whole look together by using the multi-stick as a lip color. Just apply dab product into your lips, then blend out with your fingers. Concentrate more pigment onto to the inner rims of your lips for a slight gradient. You want the color be vibrant, but not fully opaque. Remember: subtlety is key!
We think Nadine would approve!
Photos and videos by Bea Castro.
Photo of Nadine Lustre via Instagram (@jellyeugenio)
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