Makeup tutorial: Natural makeup for a casting.

I have been thinking for a while about posting some makeup tutorials, and even give them a try on video, but, quite frankly, I don't think I still have the guts... Anyways, this should be my first properly called "tutorial", and I thought it would be interesting to give a couple tips for a special makeup, in this case, for a casting call.

I sporadically work as a model, and I do get casting calls here and there, not quite as many as a full-time model would get, but they've given me lots of experience and I've enjoyed a lot of them. It is obvious that the people that you will find there will be judging you by the way you look, and in this case they will be judging my image, so getting properly ready for this kind of event, is a must.

They usually ask you not to wear too much makeup, so it is better to keep it to a minimum and show off a beautiful, radiant skin, and this is what I usually do.

Prepare a beautiful skin with a good moisturizer: I like to wash my face with cool water and a mild soap, so I usually do it with Clinique's Liquid Facial soap, which is a very soft formula, almost fragrance free, and works out a very silky lather which I really enjoy. Leaves my skin feeling very clean and smooth. Afterwards I apply a good toner, and I am deeply in love with La Prairie's Advanced Marine Biology Tonic (for which I published a blog entry before this one, in Spanish). It works more as a serum, and really leaves my skin bright and hydrated, preparing it for a nice moisturizer. The one that I currently am using is by Tony Moly, which is a Korean brand, and it is called "Red Appletox". Contains apple and honey extracts, and it is quite the fun. You can apply it smoothly all over your face, or pat it on for a very elastic experience which relaxes the skin. This massage is great for improving microcirculation!. I must talk about this wonderful moisturizer soon, 'cause I feel like I am putting on fresh apples on my face. The scent is just delicious!!.

Isn't the packaging adorable?!                                                             

Beautiful, natural skin with a BB Cream: I love BB Creams!. They are the fastest, most effective way to use a wonderful coverage that perfects your skin with multiple other benefits such as anti-aging, whitening properties and also, SPF!!. I really recommend Skin79's Hot Pink Super Plus BB Cream, which contains SPF25. There is a stronger version of this BB Cream, called the Hot Orange Super Plus BB Cream, which contains SPF50., which I find ideal for summer, and would love to try as soon as it arrives to my place. Apply your BB Cream on your face working it from the center and outwards, with the tips of your fingers. Some BB Creams are pretty dense formulas, so a pump is usually enough to cover your whole face. For this kind of castings, I don't like to wear a full coverage, be it with BB Cream or foundation, but I do like to conceal and make my skintone even, which is a must. If you find that you need some concealer for dark circles or blemishes, then apply lightly, and then, your BB Cream on top. I don't like to set it with powder as I find it to be way too much and could be cakey in some areas like around the nose, but you could neutralize shine by lightly applying translucent powder in a rolling motion with a beauty blender or with a powder puff.

I like to wear a natural, pink glow on my cheeks, which doesn't look way too "made up". Dior's Rosy Glow powder blush is just AMAZING for this. You can build it up as you want, and the powder reacts to your skin's pH to create the perfect shade of pink that suits you the most. Apply it on the apples of your cheeks, blending down and upwards towards your temples. If you would like a more glowy effect, pick a bronzer of your like with a hint of a shimmer. My favorite is Givenchy's Prismissime Mat and Glow in Sunny. You can swirl the applicator to mix the colors and textures, or just work with the ones you love the most!. I usually swirl the brush to apply the powder on my cheeks, and then work with the matte textures around my temples, jawline, hairline and under the cheekbones.

Givenchy's Prismissime Mat and Glow in Sunny.
(Summer Escapade collection for Summer 2008).

Natural eyes and lips: I just forget about dramatic lashes and focus on enhancing what is naturally mine. A defining mascara which doesn't give tons of volume is more than enough for me. I have my sample of Clinique's Long Pretty lashes almost dead, and it works magic for making my natural lashes re-appear. Quick, short movements while brushing your lashes with the wand is the key. What you want to do is to redefine, and it happens by applying a thin coat of black mascara, that's all you need. Eyeliner is optional, but keep it natural. Smudged and non-winged is a go. Helena Rubinstein's Silky Eyes in Velvet Taupe is a wonderful option for a creamy, blendable eye pencil that works as a very natural eyeliner.

Last but not least... LIPS!!. I really am in love with two products that really create the natural look on your lips, and those are Benefit's Benetint, a rose-tinted lip stain, very buildable and long lasting, topped up with a clear lip gloss, and Dior's Backstage Lip Polish. It is an ultra-glossy formula, available in three shades, a powdery pink (Fresh Expert), an orangey coral (Glow Expert) and a natural beige (Radiance Expert). The applicator tip rolls, for a very even application and an ultra glossy and long-lasting finish.

Have you ever had a casting call?. How was your makeup then?. What about your experience?. Share!!

4 comentarios:

  1. Baby girl! Where do you get that ADORABLE apple moisturiser? It looks amazing and I bet the scent is delish! Glad to have discovered you through the Fiesta! Mwah!!

  2. Hello, Ximena!!. you can find the Tony Moly Red Appletox moisturizer via As it is delivered usually from South Korea, I'd recommend you to check also on or They usually have asian brands on stock, like Missha, SkinFood, etc... I'm pretty sure you'll love it!!. Thanks for your visit!!

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