When you think of your favorite celebrities, there are two very different ends of the spectrum: the contouring pros and the less-is-more model off-duty beauties. As much as we love a perfectly blended contour, the idea of layering bronzer on every day is a bit of a drag. But minimalist model off-duty makeup? Now that’s something we can get behind. Luckily, you don’t have to be starring in a film or walking down the runway to rock the A-list makeup look. All you need is the right products (primer is one of them!). Follow our tutorial below to create a model off-duty makeup look.
Step #1: Exfoliate and Moisturize for Glowing Skin
Exfoliation can help slough off dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, which can in turn help reduce the look of dullness. So, use the L’Oréal Paris Pure Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub before moving on to your model off-duty makeup routine. Then, follow up with a moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin.
Step #2: Perfect Your Base with Primer
Once you work your way through your skin care routine, it’s time to begin creating your model off-duty makeup look. Start by using a primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer, as this can help create an even base for the rest of your makeup application.
Step #3: Apply a Highlighting Lotion
The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer glides on smoothly to deliver hydration and subtle highlight that’s perfect for a model off-duty makeup look. Instead of using your hands to apply it, squeeze some of the product onto a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender and stipple it onto your skin for lightweight coverage and glow.
Step #4: Apply Color Correcting Concealer
If you need some coverage for redness, discoloration, or any other imperfections, be sure to use a L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayon as part of your model off-duty makeup look. The color correcting crayons can help neutralize the appearance of skin imperfections.
Step #5: Use a Radiant Finish Concealer
You can brighten the appearance of your skin with a radiant finish concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer. First, swipe some concealer on top of any areas you neutralized with your color correcting concealers. From there, draw upside-down triangles beneath your eyes and use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender to gently blend concealer onto your skin for a more natural-looking finish.
Step #6: Highlight Your Bone Structure
You’ll definitely want to accent your cheekbones, brow bones, and the tip of your nose for a model off-duty makeup look. To do that, blend some of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops onto the high points of your face.
Step #7: Brush Your Brows
Just because you’re wearing minimal makeup doesn’t mean you should forgo this season’s favorite beauty trend: brows. Instead, just keep them natural-looking with a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara. The lightweight formula glides on smoothly for the appearance of groomed brows.
Step #8: Coat Your Lids with Eye Shadow
Sometimes your lids need a little extra love. That’s where a creamy, luminous eye shadow comes into play. With the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Cool Ivory, you can create a more bright-eyed appearance without the use of any bold colors.
Step #9: Define Your Lashes with Mascara
Now, remember, the point is to look like a model off-duty, so the goal is not ultra-dramatic lashes. Apply a single coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara for just enough definition without distracting from your flawless model off-duty makeup look.
Step #10: Perk Up Your Pout with Lipstick
Off-duty models are widely known to rock sheer hues ranging from rosy pink to nude. Our favorite way to get this lip look is by using the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Glossy Fawn or Dewy Petal. A quick swipe and you’re ready to slay the day!
Love the model off-duty makeup look? Then you’ll also love no makeup, makeup. Read How to Do No Makeup, Makeup for tips on trying this makeup trend.