Maybe She’s Born With It.


I’ll be the first to admit I’m not very adept at creating the perfect “natural” look, I always find that I just end up looking like I haven’t bothered at all or spend the day missing my signature black liquid liner.

That’s not to say I wouldn’t give it another go if I could do it properly though, and having seen Jodie Hazelwood work her “Maybe she’s born with it maybe it’s um… Maybelline?” magic on Lolly I have actually picked up a few skills that I now use on a daily basis.

Compared to the other tutorials we have shared recently this is a long one in terms of images, but we figured we should show you every little detail – you are then free to use which ever aspects you feel will work for you.

As far as your Big day is concerned it seems this type of make-up look, all softness and glow, is absolute bridal perfection and the key (certainly what I have found anyway) is to ensure skin is moisturised, prepped and primed as much as possible to prevent any fading or creasing.

Enjoy you gorgeous lot you.


Jodie Hazlewood: So the irony is, this very perfected ‘no makeup makeup’ look actually involves a rather long list of carefully chosen products! The secret is to a very light touch and check yourself at all angles in the mirror to look for any hard lines… You must blend, blend, blend!


To start prep the skin with a light but hydrating moisturiser and really massage it in to plump up your face. I used Shu Uemura Deep Sea Moisture Emulsion which is gorgeous.


As a primer I used the [comfort zone] Visible Lifting Tensor Serum. I love this product, it smooths, hydrates, lifts and tightens the skin and feels and smells amazing. For an extra bit of perfecting I used the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Primer to help fill in any pores across the t-zone.


To stop your eyeshadow creasing I always use an Eyelid Primer. At the moment I’m using the Kryolan Eye Primer which really preps the lid and keeps your eyeshadow on.


I filled in Lauren’s brows with Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Slate and an angled brow brush.


Next on to eyes. I dusted over Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Bone all over the lid to create a smooth base. I then emphasised the contour of her eye by using Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Wheat into her natural crease. Blend this into the lighter colour.


To very softly define the lashline I use a very fine eyeliner brush and the Maybelline Gel Liner in brown very tightly along the lashes. This makes the lashes look longer and keeps the look very soft.


Now to move back to the skin as we’ve given a chance for the primers to settle into the skin. I used Chanel Vitalumiere in 20 as it gives a very soft, natural and dewy finish. Only use it where you need it as you want it to look imperceptible.


To enchance your cheekbones and facial structure I love to contour. It’s best to use a cream product when creating this soft natural look. I love love love the Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow. I blended it in to the foundation in the natural dip under your cheekbones. Blend well!


To give the skin a natural soft flush cream blusher is always best. I used YSL Cream Blush in Peach.

Back to eyes and it’s time to give the lashes a good curl. I then also added a few individual lashes on each eye to enchance that fluttery effect. These take practice but make such a difference when doing a natural look.


Once the lashes are dry apply mascara and comb through well. I used Maybelline Colossal Volume.


To finish off the skin I used Jemma Kidd Makeup School Dewy Glow in iced gold on the high points of the face and concealed under the eyes with Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in 2.


Finally to lips. I used the Max Factor Flawless Pencil in Nude all over the lips and to even out Lauren’s lipline and finished off with Jemma Kidd Makeup School Glossstick in Bridgetown.


Phew! Soft natural beauty!!


Hair Styling: Jodie Hazlewood
Photography : Anna Clarke
Model: Lolly La Pop (SUCH a diva.)

Do you have any tips and tricks or product loves that enables you to stay looking naturally flawless all day? Do drop us a note in the comments box below.

My new thing is is to make sure I add in a bit of shimmery highlighter so I look altogether more awake/polished – I’ve been brushing the very fancy Chanel illuminating powder from the new Spring cosmetics range across the bridge of my nose, underneath my brow bones and swept across the top of my cheekbones.

This makes me feel very posh indeed.

Big Maybe Love

Charlotte xxx

Author: Charlotte O’Shea
Purveyor of short shorts. Make-up junkie. Hopes to grow old disgracefully.

26 thoughts on “Maybe She’s Born With It.

  1. @Amy – I keep various tins of vaseline around the house, I use it for obvious things such as chapped lips etc but I also use it as an eye cream when my eye area is particularly dry, a very fancy dermatologist lady recommended it.

  2. Ooh I’m a carmex girl – not so good for round the eyes though!

    Another (not so natural) tip with the old highlighter is to dab a little touch on the inside of your eye (near your nose) – it really opens your eyes up! xx

  3. when I say the ‘inside of your eye’ I dont actually mean the INSIDE… you get me, right?

    Lovely natural make up tips too by the way and our Lol is looking fine! I’m never sure I can get away with natural but might give it a go 🙂 xx

  4. @Karen – I get you 🙂

    I also do that inner corner trick..AND I do actually put pencil on the inner rim of my eye, a nude/skin coloured one, it disguises redness.

    Charlotte xxx

  5. @Kirsten honestly love you are far too kind – I do look like a bit of a blanched pig without the make-up on at the beginning. It’s a testament to how amazing Jodie is that she makes me look half decent. Love that woman!

    I’ll deffo be investing in some primer for a soft dewy look too!

  6. @Lolly – you look a damn sight better than I would going bare faced on camera! I’m not sure anyone could handle that horror. Bring me Touche Eclat and bring it now!!

  7. Love this look and looking beautiful as always Lolly! I’m constantly trying to recreate it!

    May have to invest in that primer, I have one at the moment that feels like I’m smearing cement onto my face!


  8. Ohhhh make up! Yummy!!
    I love MAC prep and prime and their strobe liquid to perk up cheekbones/browbones etc (not gone without since you shared it at the hen do Charlotte you little gem!)!
    I also have a pinky highlighter from Stila that is pretty awesome too.

    I love Nars eye whitening pencil to perk up the insides of my eyes but have to soften it over a bit or it looks a bit chalky.

    I am deffo adding that lipliner onto my holiday checklist however, and the Illamasqua contour cream…not tried contouring before but DYING to give it a bash!

    I really need a new foundation and really wanted a Chanel one but they all seem to dark on my skin, even their lighter ones left a decent difference in colour on me…I like the more natural foundations. I did use Illamasqua skin base in 6 until it ran out and that was good but like to change it up a wee bit. Any recommendations from like skinned pale faces would be spiffy!

    Love the ol’ make up posts!!

  9. @Karen I have to admit Jodie asked me to leave the house without a scrap of make-up on the day we did this post. I think I shuddered all the way there – YSL Touche Eclat is my saving grace!

    I love a bit of the ol’ Chanel waterproof eyeliner too for dewy eyed goodness – try the silverlight shade to brighten up tired eyes. Delicious!

  10. @Alex Mrs M I have just bought the Clinique Redness Reducing foundation in 01. I am paler than pale and although I like a dusting of fake tan in the sunshine, I prefer to be pale and interesting in the winter. It is the closest match foundation colour I have ever found (and I have done the leg work…). XX

  11. @Karen…have you ever got Carmex in your eye?! Seriously, it was a pain worse that the time I had snorted cellotape up my nose and it had travelled along my nasal passages and into my cheek (I was a child, so this isn’t so weird)…

    Aside from Lolly’s rather lovely facial features…and the red tube of Lucas (love that stuff)…I am seriously enjoying those red nails. How V-Day appropriate….


  12. Great post ladies!

    I’m sure many will find this incredibly useful…

    I recommend any brides to be to keep this post somewhere safe and use it for your own wedding day (if you’re doing your makeup yourself).

    It can be difficult to wear full makeup, while still looking natural, but you girls have managed this flawlessly!!! 🙂

    Jessica – Soirée de Luxe xx

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