Friday, August 6th, 2010

Temptalia Readers Share Their “No Makeup” Makeup Looks!

It’s very exciting to see such an amazing turnout!  I loved seeing all of your looks!  I want to make sure every person who submitted (and met the requirements) gets a lil’ Temptalia air time, so I’ve broken submissions into four posts with everybody’s pretty face out in front.  Readers are shown in the order submissions were received.

Check out breakdowns for each reader’s look!

KELSEY is 28 years old and has been married for six years. She’s a teacher by day and a proud “mom” of two adorable kitties who currently resides in upstate New York. She’s not really into makeup, but she is a huge nail polish junkie. Her current top five include Orly Velvet Rope, Barielle Grape Escape, OPI Dutch Tulips, Orly Blue Collar, and China Glaze Outta Bounds.

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: I like that this makeup makes me look awake and polished but I still look totally natural and like “me.” It’s also really quick & simple to do, and the products are cheap (though good quality, I think) and easy to find. Plus, I still feel comfortable, which I don’t when I have a ton of makeup slathered on my face.

WHAT SHE USED: Sephora Mineral Double Compact Foundation SPF 10 (Warm Ivory), Nivea A Kiss of Shine Natural Glossy Lipcare, Maybelline Soft Black Full ‘n Soft Mascara, Flirt! Gold Envy and Golden Luster eyeshadows. Hair is air-dried and combed.

MIKA CHAN (aka Aijuswhanakno), who blogs over at is all about color.

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: I really like how my brows and contour turned out. This is something I have especially been working on improving.

WHAT SHE USED: On eyes, she used Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Coastal Scents Neutral 26 Shadow/Blush Palettee, Wet ‘n’ Wild Define Eyes Marker, Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara, L’Oreal H.I.P. Black Kohl Eyeliner, Clinique Deep Brown Eyebrow Pencil. On her face, she used Fyrinnae Velvet-Gel Silica Primer, NARS Tahoe Sheer Glow Foundation, Ben Nye Tattoo Coverall Wheel, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (Medium Dark), Coastal Scents Neutral 26 Shadow/Blush Palette, MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish to highlight. On lips, she used Aromaleigh Pink Grapefruit Parfait Lip Balm and MAC Wind Me Up Dare to Wear Lipglass.

RIANNA has had a passion for makeup for as long as she can remember. She looks forward to putting on her face everyday. She recently started a blog with her friend Bianca to share what she’s learned and to learn from others through it.

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: I love this look because it makes me look fresh and effortless. It doesn’t look like I put too much effort into fixing myself up for the day because it’s simple. The skin is glowing and flawless, and the entire look is completely natural looking!

WHAT SHE USED: For eyes, she used Coastatl Scents 28 Neutral Palette, MAC Teddy Eye Kohl, Maybelline Magnum Volum’Express Mascara, Revlon Brunette Brow Fantasy, MAC Saddle Eyeshadow. For face, she used Naturactor Concealer (140), MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NW35), Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, Bare Escentuals Well Rested, The Body Shop Tinted Glow Enhancer, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Deep Dark), Becca Watermelon Beach Tint. For lips, she used MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil and MAC Revealing Lipglass.

RASHMI is a mother of a 2.5 year old son, and she just started writing a blog with the great support of her husband who admires her for pursuing and writing about her passion. She thanks him for all of the support and love!

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: I love how clean and clear I am looking. It’s not overpowering, but I am doing it justice as well. This was the one look I go to most of the time. I know I had to look natural, so what I needed is subtle color on cheeks and pinky lips, plus a little bit of eyeliner and mascara.

WHAT SHE USED: On eyes, she used Urban Decay Zero Eyeliner. On the face, she used tinted moisturizer and MAC Margin Blush. On lips, she used MAC Sweetie Lipstick. Her hair is combed with a wide-tooth comb while wet, then crunched on the bottom half to give a wavy effect.

JESSICA absolutely loves makeup but doesn’t consider herself a professional. She’s still learning and enjoys sharing what she knows about beauty, health, and fashion on her blog. She has one year left in nursing school and has a bachelor’s degree in Finance. She works full time at a bank and per diem at an Alzheimer Nursing Home (as a C.N.A.). She says, “Life is busy, but it’s never too busy for makeup!”

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: What I love about this look is how easy and simple it was, it gives me a nice glow and I don’t look over done.

WHAT SHE USED: On eyes, she used MAC Grain Eyeshadow on the lid and as a highlighter, MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow in the crease, MAC Espresso Eyeshadow in the outer “V”, MAC Teddy Kohl on the waterline, and one coat of Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara. On cheeks, she used MAC Instant Chic Blush and MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish to highlight. On lips, she wore MAC Jazzed Lipstick and MAC Fashion Whim Cremesheen Lipglass.

KELLY is a college student studying Computer Science and Biology. She enjoys experimenting with makeup and beauty products in her free time — and she says, “Yes, I really am that pale!”

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: What I love most about this look is that everything is applied very lightly, so no makeup will be sweating off during the 90 degree summer heat! I can go outdoors without any apprehension and not worry that my face is going to melt-off and scare children.

WHAT SHE USED: On eyes, she used L’Oreal Double Extend Tubes Mascara, Benefit BADgal Brown Mascara, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Whiskey 24/7 Liner, Urban Decay Virgin Eyeshadow (highlight), Urban Decay Buck Eyeshadow (crease), Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow (lid), MAC Wedge Eyeshadow (crease), and NYX Dark Brown Brow Powder. On the face, she used Wet ‘n’ Wild Beige Sheer Tinted Moisturizer, Maybelline Fair Light Dream Matte Mousse Concealer, Benefit Sugarbomb Blush, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. On lips, she used Bare Minerals Sugar Cookie Lipgloss.

JAMIE is is a 28 year old from Surf City HB, California. She describes her life in a few words: “great husband, three jobs, makeup lust, and two Jack Russels.”

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: My take on a natural look brings out my eyes with minimal effort and almost no tools. That, is what I love about this look!

WHAT SHE USED: On eyes, she used Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC Orb Eyeshadow, MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow, L’Oreal Carbon Black Eye Kohl, and CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara. On the face, she used MAC Light Moisturizing Tint, MAC Light Medium Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, and ELF Complexion Perfection. On lips, she used Chapstick and Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy.

CLOE is an 18 year old student in Quebec and has been a makeup addict for just over a year. She’s been blogging for two months in French!

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: I think that it’s very wearable look in every situations. I also like the way neutral colors make my eyes stand out.

WHAT SHE USED: For eyes, she used Urban Decay Primer Potion, Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette, MAC Teddy Eye Kohl, Aveda Brown Mascara. For face, she used Quo Soft Ivory Foundation, Aveda Concealer, MAC Light Medium Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, NYX Natural Rouge Cream Blush, and MAC Pink Rebel Lustre Drops. On lips, she used a plumping lipgloss.

ALEXIS is an aspiring makeup artist, lover of cosmetics, and the blogger behind HoneyBBeauty. She’s 24 years old and resides in Southern California.

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT HER LOOK: I love my no makeup look because it allows people to focus on two parts of the face that i think are the most feminine: cheeks and eyelashes! This look is effortless and pretty at the same time. Besides, this is my boyfriend’s favorite makeup look on me is!

WHAT SHE USED: On eyes, she used Anastiasa Dark Brown Brow Kit, MAC Blanc Type Eyeshadow (lid), MAC Feline Kohl Power (lower lash line), Rimmel Black Sexy Curves Mascara. On the face, she used Benefit You Rebel Tinted Moisturizer, MAC Refined Golden Bronze Bronzer, NARS Gina Blush. On lips, she used MAC Peachstock Lipstick and MAC Up the Amp Plushglass.

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53 thoughts on “Your “No Makeup” Makeup Looks, Part 1

  1. Steffi

    I totally love the look of Cloe

  2. Amy

    I absolutely love this series! Everyone did a great job, and I look forward to seeing more looks in the coming days :)

  3. Sarah

    I think I might town down the gel liner on a day to day basis! These girls have definately inspired me and given me some ideas, thanks for doing this Christine :)

  4. rena

    i love jessica’s look..

  5. Samantha

    Interesting to see how many people use MAC Teddy Eye Kohl for their no makeup makeup looks haha
    This is a great idea Christine! I think that you should do this every once in a while, maybe every half a year or so? This was really helpful, thanks!

  6. Sexy Sadie

    Cloe was absolutely stunning and the rest is very good too!

  7. I think they all look awesome!

  8. Sharon

    these ladies look really beautiful. they actually look very natural. kudos to all!

  9. What pretty readers you have, Christine! :)

  10. Kat

    Good job Kelly! I love your “no makeup” look, very natural and it does appear as if you don’t have anything on… least when your eyes are open! Very pretty.

  11. Beautiful looks from everyone! :)

  12. Very nice “no make up” looks. I especially like Rianna’s, Jessica’s, Kelly’s and Alexis’s, but the other ladies are gorgeous too. :)

  13. ali

    Kelly has the most beautiful smile :)

  14. phuongk

    great job ladies! love the looks!

  15. Michelle

    Very lovely ladies! Alexis has the most gorgeous skin I have ever seen!

  16. AHHHHHHH!!! OMG there I am!! Thanks so much christine!!! this is an amazing series you have and I love when readers can share their pics!! Everyone looks soooo gorgeous!!!

  17. pia

    Loooove all the looks. I haven’t done no makeup look for ages, I might give it a go again. Thanks ladies for the inspiration.

  18. Frances

    Rashmi, your skin is amazing. Do I spy a Kerala-style necklace? :-)

    Jamie, lovelovelove the peachy cheeks1

  19. Ashley

    Wow, I really love this series! It was a great idea and all of your readers look so lovely!

  20. Such beautiful ladies and what a great feature!

  21. Hend

    All of you ladies are awesome !
    beautiful natural looks ! 😀

  22. Mysiu

    I loveeeeeeeeeee this idea Christine! it reminds me some of Bobbi brown advertising!lol that every girls are beautiful. It makes me wanna submit my look too ..hopefully next time!
    The next looks may be like..sultry looks or red lips looks- should be fun :-)

  23. bxboricua

    love alexis and rianna’s looks!

  24. Diana B

    I love your eyes Cloe that color goes great with your eye color. I also love your cheeks and lips Alexis. All of you ladies look great.

  25. Cherie

    Wow! Great looks from everyone!

  26. Thank you Christine for the opportunity to send in submissions. It was fun and all the ladies that sent pictures in look so naturally lovely!

    Alexis looks like she has nothing but natural beauty on. Cloe’s animae eyes sparkle so beautifly. Kelly your blush brings out the lighht browns in your eyes. Jessica your lips are so pretty and look so healthy. Rashmi your lip color matches your skin tone so well. Rianna, what makeup? Such a natural beauty. Mika Chan such a sultry nautral look. Kelsey has such great skin, you look flawless. I think I am going to steal a couple of these looks Thank you ladies. Also check out my fledgling blogs I write for friends and family. I must have forgotten to mention them in the email like what blushes I used. =) &

  27. wowwwwwwwwwwww m so lucky i am here thanks christine it is such a big big thing for me love u for all ur support dear and appreciation THANKS :)

  28. dicey1

    Kelly’s look is very similar to my go to look. The eye makeup is basically what I do every day. I love the whole look because is “me” only better!

  29. Normally, I don’t ever use the word “fierce,” but I feel that it describes Rashmi’s brows perfectly. Such a great shape.

  30. Amanda Enn

    Cloe’s eye makeup is so beautiful! Her skin is also flawless

  31. Grace

    I adore Alexis and Cloes looks!