Makeup Tutorial: Bright and Beautiful Barely There Makeup

When I met Korean celebrity make up artist, Kim Kang Pil (who is also Banila Co.’s head makeup artist), one of the important tips I remember him telling me was that one does not need to apply so much makeup to achieve flawless skin. You want to achieve a natural-looking flawless skin, not something that makes you look like you belong in Madame Tussauds wax museum. You often see this natural look on your favorite Korean stars. They have this bright and luminous makeup on that fools us all into thinking they were just born with glowing fair skin. But how about us mere mortals? Have no fear, Camille is here! I believe that with just the right products and application, we too can achieve flawlessly white skin.

Let’s begin this makeup tutorial with a photo of my 100% bare face so that you can compare the before and after photos. (Shoutout to Browhaus Manila for my semi-permanent eyebrows.)

Step 1: CC Cream. I’m using Banila Co.‘s CC Whitening Moisturizing Color Control Base. I love it because it’s super light and most importantly, oil-free.

It doesn’t provide much coverage like most CC creams because the purpose of CC Creams is to correct your skin tone. And since Banila Co.’s CC Cream also whitens, you can see that not only is my skin color even but it’s also fairer.

Step 2: Concealer. I’m using Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch concealer.

These areas are where I apply my concealer: under my eyes, on my nose bridge, on the sides of nose and around the outline of my lips. In doing so, I’m able to create subtle highlights and contours without actually using contour powder.

Tada! Hopefully, you can see the contouring I’m talking about. You see you don’t have to cover your entire face with foundation or powder. All you need is to conceal parts that need concealing.

Steps 3 and 4: Eyebrow liner + eyebrow mascara and pencil eye liner. I’m using an eyebrow liner and pencil liner from Dolly Wink and MAC’s Brow Mascara in Girl Boy.

Since I already had my eyebrows done at Browhaus, I just make my brows a tiny bit fuller to emphasize my features more. Then I line my lower lash line using a brush that I dabbed on to the eyebrow pencil so that the color isn’t as obvious or dark.

Step 5: Blush. This one is Benefit’s Bella Bamba. It already has some sheen on it so it’s perfect in achieving that rosy glow.

Just lightly dab the blush on the apples of your cheeks and if you want, a bit on your chin as well.

Step 6: Tinted Highlighter. This new favorite of mine is Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal.

This is my secret for the all-around sun-kissed glow. I like using my fingers to apply some of the powder below my eyebrows.

…a bit more on the part where the bridge of my nose starts, on the tip of my nose and on my philtrum.

…also above the apples of my cheeks.

…and finally, below my lower lip.

And we’re done! Easy peasy! This is my take on how to achieve the bright and luminous barely there kind of makeup perfect for everyday! If you want to stock up on more beauty products to achieve the flawlessly fair skin you’ve always wanted, make sure to check out the #WatsonsGreatWhiteSale happening from now until February 24! To make your shopping more fun, Watsons is giving away a total of P1,000,000 shopping points when you use your SM Advantage card. You also get up to 50% on some participating whitening brands in all Watsons stores nationwide.

28 Responses to “Makeup Tutorial: Bright and Beautiful Barely There Makeup”
  1. Stephanie

    I love your collarbones, and that top suits you!!! What types of workout do you do to achieve prominent collarbones? :)

    • Camille Co

      Thanks Stephanie! I don’t know if there’s a workout for this. I’ve always had super prominent collar bones. I just always assumed it’s because of my thin built. :)

  2. Jane

    hi ate camille!

    How do you achieve that pink lips of yours? :)

    PS. im mesmerising. YOU.ARE.SO.BEAUTIFUL. :)

  3. Chantel

    I really appreciate your effort here. Can you also please share it to me, where did you bought that dress or blouse maybe? : )
    Thanks Cams.

  4. Sohanna

    Hey Camille Co, I am really glad you have decided to share this outstanding beauty tip with us. You have shared a unique makeup technique that should know every girl. Keep it up.

  5. hannah

    You’re so pretty, stylish and perfect.. i love your outfits in lookbook and i downloaded every look.. i hope to see you in person.!

  6. Joanna

    Hello po ate Camille! I’ve been a fan for quite some time and I always love everything about your fashion ideas and creative style! Makes me inspired in what I do. BTW, you love just as gorgeous with or without makeup! Both in and out, not to mention. Waaah… you’re always an inspiration and keep inspiring others like me.

    Kisses form Cebu :)

    • Camille Co

      Thanks Elizabeth! :) Banila Co. really has good CC creams! :) One of the best I’ve tried :)

    • Camille Co

      This is definitely milder, very natural-looking lang for days when you don’t have much time :)

  7. Kathleen Monique

    Ate Camille, you are so pretty. I wish I have less pimples on my face so that I could try that look. I need a bit thicker makeup to cover up my pimples. That’s what I hate in puberty stage: pimples lol.

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