One of the top beauty trends of 2015 is the #NoMakeUpLook. It’s fashion month right now, and I heard there are designers that actually let their models walk almost bare-faced. Let’s face it – who has time to do strobing, contouring, baking, etc. everyday ala Kim K? I certainly don’t!
In the process of revamping my blog, I came across my old entries. I had a phase where I seemed like I wanted to change my natural features as much as possible. Almost daily (even on off days), I’d layer big circle lenses, thick falsies, dark eyeshadow, and blunt eyeliner on top of one another, to the point that I’d be so uncomfortable looking at myself without any make-up on. I even hated having to go out with wet, unstyled hair!
Getting myself back was a long and rigorous process, and shaking off my self-conscious ways took me years until I finally got used to seeing the real me in the mirror. Along with my new “the simpler, the better” lifestyle, I stopped bleaching my hair, and wearing impractical outfits. Most importantly, I veered away from my usual super heavy makeup unless needed (though nowadays I don’t even find the need to wear falsies and contacts in every single event). I did a complete make-up style overhaul! If you followed me from the beginning of my blog, you probably know what I’m talking about!
And the final verdict? It wasn’t bad after all. I used to think my world would crumble if someone saw me without make-up on, but now I’m confident enough to go out with just the bare essentials. In fact, letting my skin breathe with drastically lighter make-up proved to be better for me in the long run.
The photos above are from a simple shoot that we did a few months ago, and I think we don’t look bad (or worse than we usually do) considering we’re all 5+ years down the blogging road, and we almost never get enough beauty sleep nowadays with our current schedules. So… what’s the secret to always looking fresh and clean? Having a good canvas to start with. The perfect Pond’s #NoMakeUpLook can be achieved by following these easy steps:
STEP 1: CLEANSE
The #PondsNoMakeupLook starts with the Pond’s Pearl Cleansing Gel. Infused with Pearl Essence to whiten skin from within and has an oxygenated formula to effectively cleanse without drying the skin.
STEP 2: MOISTURIZE
The Pond’s Dewy Rose Gel is a refreshing emulsion with rose lumiere essence that goes deep within the skin to lighten dark spots and smoothen pores. It comes in a refreshing gel which is absorbed quickly into the skin leaving skin moisturized without the sticky feel.
STEP 3: CONCEAL
Even out the complexion and conceal imperfections with the Pond’s BB+ Cream, a 2-in-1 whitening skincare and makeup product that has GenActiv Formula to lighten spots from within while providing ample sun protection with SPF30 PA++. The ultimate multitasker, it covers dark spots while whitening the skin from within.
STEP 4: ENHANCE
Score perfect brows with the Happy Skin Eye Love View Eyebrow Duo (this is really what I’ve been using for my brows recently!), and achieve long & lush lashes with Happy Skin Eye Am The One Holy Grail Mascara. Perfect the #PondsNoMakeupLook with a swipe of pretty pink on your lips using the limited edition Pond’s X Happy Skin #NoMakeupLook lippie.
The Pond’s X Happy Skin #NoMakeupLook lippie is a wearable pink lippie that flatters all skin tones, while moisturizing and smoothening the lips. Get this lippie to complete the #PondsNoMakeupLook when you purchase Php700 worth of Pond’s products in all Watsons stores nationwide. I’ll post a selfie wearing this lippie one of these days so you can see how magical it is.
WE WANT TO SEE YOUR #NOMAKEUPLOOK!
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS WITH US, AND WE’LL TREAT YOU TO A #HAPPINESSMAKEOVER!
HOW TO JOIN
1. Just post your best #PondsNoMakeupLook on Instagram, and tell us why you deserve to be happier with a makeover from your favorite blogger (mention any one of our names).
3. The Best #PondsNoMakeupLook and #HappinessMakeover stories will spend a whole day with their favorite blogger and experience a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle transformation.
1. There will be 2 winners each blogger, chosen by the bloggers themselves with the help of Pond’s Philippines local digital team.
2. The contest will run until October 25, 2015.
3. Announcement of Winners will be through the @PondsPH Instagram on October 26, 2015.
I can’t wait to see your pretty selfies, and spend a whole day with the winners!