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Malia2A hater’s guide to no makeup makeup

I get it, not everyone relishes in the details of a finely done cheek contour, or a beautifully winged cat liner, or simple yet elegant red pout BUT everyone does need a little help once in a while so here are my quick tips and tricks that will leave even the makeup haters appreciating makeup….at least a little bit.

1) I raged way too hard last night and now I look like I haven’t slept in weeks and possibly was in a bar fight but I haaaaaate foundation! HELP!!!

Fear not! The Makeupater (this is totally my superhero name…accept it) is here!! If you are like this girl then you are in need of a great eye brightener/concealer. I am going to be honest girls…..if there is ONE thing, literally ONE thing that you NEED to have in your makeup bag even if this is the only thing in it, you need the Touche Eclat Mascara Radiant Touch
by YSL. IT. WILL. CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE. When I say this product brightens your eyes, hides any color discolorations and instantly transforms your face into the healthiest, most glowing I-just-came-back-from-shangri la look I mean it. We all know I put on a full face but I will tell ya, even I have left the house with nothing but this smeared under and around my eyes. Super models have been using this for decades and what’s good enough for them is good enough for you. Touche Eclat will let you rage all night.

2) My skin is awesome and evenly colored but I feel as though it lacks “life.” I hate the feeling of powdery makeup but want something to make me “pop.” HELP!!!!!

Powders especially when sitting on direct skin sucks, you feel it and it doesn’t sink into your skin the way it does in foundations, ladies if you find yourself feeling like your skin is lifeless, pick up a crème blush and voila! YOUR ALIVE!!! With the tiniest dab on your finger blend light into the apples of your cheeks. The sheen will match the natural sheen of your skin, it will look natural and it won’t feel like you have makeup on. Your welcome.

3) My lashes are like….so beautiful….dark…long….BUT STRAIGHT. How do I let the world see how awesomely beautiful my lashes are without coating them in sticky black tar?! HELP!!!!!

If you are like this girl and have a pair of natural minxy lashes all on your own but have a hard time showcasing them….this is what you do. Say hello to the eyelash curler and clear mascara. Simply curl your lashes, TWICE if they are super long then lock and shape your lashes with clear mascara. The clear mascara will help hold the curled shape and you will actually be able to separate and shape your lashes as you apply the mascara just minus all the sticky blackness. The eyes are the windows into the soul, we want gorgeous curtains, not a flat awning.

4) I love the way lip gloss makes my lips look but I hate the way it feels, plus my lips are already bright with color. How do I make my lips pout like they have product on them without the sticky icky mess? HELP!!!!

Ladies…..let me introduce you to the lip scrub. My own personal favorite concoction is 1 tsp of sugar mixed with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and honey. Rub this all over your lips in a circular motion for 3 minutes and wash off. The end result will be chap free, plumped up, softer than a babies bottom sensual lips. The abrasion will darken your natural color just a bit adding a little extra benefit. Do this a couple times a week and you will always have perfect lips, no gloss needed.

I can hear the rejoices from makeup haters across the globe. I hope I’ve given you some insight on how makeup doesn’t always have to mean a full face of product, sometimes it’s just one and even sometimes it’s just a process to elude that you’re wearing makeup.

Have any questions for the Makeupater? Write it down in the comments below! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @BeautyandtheBrushMakeup and on Twitter @ButyandtheBrsh for more tips and tricks!

Malia Miglino

About Malia Miglino

Known to most as an actor and make-up artist - Malia Miglino considers herself a creative above all else. Her passion to create and chase her dreams brought her to LA at 18 where she attended the Makeup Designory and received her Journeyman Certificate. After years of both acting and doing make-up for web series and indie film; she was inspired to open her own freelance beauty and consult service, Beauty and the Brush in 2011. In 2014 Malia decided to start taking her career into her own hands and created her first web series “Macabre Mondays.” Whether it’s illustrating a children's book, filming an old haunted location, delving into a character or making up an actor on set; happiness comes from living the life of your choosing. For Malia that means creating something everyday and inspiring other women to do the same.