I recently started interning at a media TV company, and I thought to myself, what is the appropriate amount of make up I should put on my face. I personally hate putting on foundation or BB cremes so I'm definitely skipping that process. After stumbling on this picture of the beautiful Chinese model Liu Wen, I knew that this was the perfect amount. I love the subtlety of nude colors and the natural glow she has on her moisturized skin. I want to be able to go to work and have a face that feels comfortable when I'm talking. You all have experience a dried-up face moment, when you feel like the surface of your face is too frozen to move from the layers of make-up and ineffective moisture present. Let's avoid that..
To start things off, I would moisturize the skin after taking a hot shower. The fresh heat will aid the moisturizer and give your face a healthier and natural glow. Then I would use a dab of concealer on some part of the skin that needs to be covered up. A hint of pink/red blush is perfect to show your boss that you are alive and ready to work (NARS blush in orgasm). Then I would start on the eyes, apply some natural color eyeshadow like Clinique's Chubby Stick Shadow in Ample Amber. It's bronze-pink color that has a tad bit of shimmer in them. Then I would apply a thin line of black eyeline, and to top it, very black mascara on the lashes to make my eyes pop.
Afterwards, I apply my favorite lip balm, Burt Bee's Lip Balm (Peppermint) , and a hint of color with a soft pink/nude lipstain that includes a lip moisturizer too.
For those who don't have a natural glow like Liu Wen, you can use Benefit's High Beam to enhance your complexion. A little swab is about the right amount.
For the nail lovers, I discovered an amazing YSL nail lacquer color. It's called Bleu Cobalt N17, and it has the most beautiful cobalt blue color I have ever seen. It's the right amount of shimmer and silvery highlights.