Soft and Pretty Makeup Tutorial

Three cheers for a summer makeup tutorial! Although, I’m not really sure why I call this a “summer” look, when in truth, you can easily wear this year-round.

This is the perfect makeup routine for a natural, glowing, dewy, happy face. (The video automatically plays at a lower resolution, but you can switch to HD using the quality setting on the bottom right.) I hope you enjoy!

Products used:

Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier in Nude

Concealer: Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair

Eye Shadow: Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Incognito

Eye Shadow Brush: MAC 217

Eyeliner: Laura Mercier Kohl in Brown Copper

Eyebrow pencil: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering

Eyelash Curler: Sephora

Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes in Carbon Black

Bronzer: NARS Laguna

Blush: Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon

HOLY GRAIL DEWY SKIN PRODUCT: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl (Becca is pretty hard to find, but I bought mine on Amazon or you can find it here.)

Lip Gloss: Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Expert

  1. brianne

    August 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for the tutorial, Sarah! Super good tips. You’re beautiful!

    • whoorl

      August 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you, Brianne!

  2. SAJ

    August 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I don’t think I could listen to anyone else talk about make-up. You might convert me one of these days.

    • whoorl

      August 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      Okay, that’s one of the highest compliments I think I’ve ever been paid. For reals, Brenda. Thank you! :)

  3. kristina

    August 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I like it, but I think you should fill in your brows a bit. It would frame your eyes a bit more, and it would look soft with powder.

  4. Christen

    August 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you this! So fresh and pretty! Will definitely try this soon.

  5. Geraldine

    August 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Great tutorial, thanks for putting this up! You look amazing without makeup, no dark circles at all (what’s your secret?!)! What alternative would you recommend instead of the cheek tint? I’m not quick enough for these…

    • whoorl

      August 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Geraldine, I’ve got the video for you!


      It shows how to apply all different kinds of blush, and I also listed my favorite brands/shades in the post. Hope it helps!

  6. Amanda

    August 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Very pretty, but nearly identical products and look to Lisa Eldridge’s video. Seems studied & copied.

  7. Heidi C

    August 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I, too, love Lisa Eldridge. I can never thank you enough for introducing me to her with that post you had a while ago. I’m glad to hear you like the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, I wasn’t sure whether or not I should get it but I think your video has me convinced. Thanks for the tutorial, Sarah!

  8. Mia

    August 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Really enjoyed this. You’ve become my go-to blogger for beauty products. Glad to see I’m already doing some of this, but can’t wait to try the Becca products.

    (Also, how is this is any way similar to a Lisa Eldridge tutorial? Lisa is a professional make up artist; this is an every day look as demonstrated by a NON-professional. Only similarity I see is that they were both done by pretty brunettes!)

  9. Amanda

    August 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Have you watched what I referred to and looked at the products used? Strikingly similar, esp since Lisa’s work has been noted on this blog. only are they similar, many of Lisa’s videos are aimed at an everyday look you can emulate…which was done well here. Maybe it wasn’t inspired by Lisa at all, just coincidence…relax.

  10. Rebecca

    August 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Man, Sarah. I really, really enjoy watching any kind of tutorial from you! Really easy to follow and you’re just wonderful. You seem like you’re feeling kinda sad in this video, and I’m guessing it’s because of the house. YOUR house is totally out there, and it will be fantastic. Sorry to get all analytical.

  11. Steph

    August 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Did you hear about that Becca product from Lisa Eldridge? LOVE. HER.

    I haven’t tried it, mostly because I already have oily-prone skin. I often have my own natural shimmer! ;)

  12. Sarah

    August 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    The Becca Skin Shimmering Perfector is…epic. (I’m tempted to try Moonstone, the newest color. It’s like Pearl (pale) but is ever-so-slightly a touch warmer. :)

  13. Claire

    August 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Fantastic, love this look. Tried it this morning and certainly felt fresher! Always love your product recommendations.

  14. Linette Lyles

    August 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Love this tutorial … Thank you! Time for a little online shopping to snag the products you used! :)
    Your style is so practical and beautiful, please keep these videos coming!

  15. Heather

    August 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Hi! 1. I cannot wear eyeshadow really either. Seeing your colors here made me remember a gorgeous champagne color I have, which I dug out today and voila, instant refresher. Hooray! 2. I love that you seemed kinda cranky at the beginning. I don’t assume anything, but I wonder if the house situ (then) was bringing you down and 3. I really love it as a reader when you go there, when you show us the cranky or overwhelmed or sad or devastated or neurotic. I love it. It’s real. It’s relatable. Do more of that please. :)