by Jill de Leon
Transitioning from a fresh face in the morning to serving glamour in the evening isn’t an easy feat, but it doesn’t have to be so hard either. The secret to being a timeless beauty is all about colors, coverage, and simple details. Whether you like to keep it natural or make a bold statement, you can try out these hacks on how to keep your look picture-perfect around the clock.
Before you take a snapshot of your look during the golden hour, make sure you shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays to prevent premature aging as well as dark spots. Prep your face with the Nena Brightening CC Cream SPF 20 to protect, color-correct, and illuminate your skin in one go.
Put a little color back in your complexion with some bronzer and blush. Swipe on the Nena Powder Bronzer in Bronze Matte 5 then dab on their Cream Blush Stickin Playful for that warm, youthful, effortless glow. Keep the Nena Invisible Blotting Powder in your bag to get rid of that excess shine throughout the day.
As soon as the sun sets, make sure you’re ready to face that flash photography head on. Avoid using any products with SPF as they make the light bounce back and give you that dreaded flashback. Instead, start off your evening look with the Nena Camera Ready Primer and the Perfect Matte Foundation to get that flawless canvas. Carve out your cheeks with the Contour Powder Duo in the shade Afternoon, then dab on the Haute Highlighter in your preferred shade to achieve that soft, sculpted look.
Your eyes can set the tone for your look, so it’s better to have options when it comes to hues. Invest in an eye shadow palette with a variety of shades like the Nena Signature Pigment Palette. Keep it soft and classy during the day with nude, bronze, gold, or blush tones. Finish it off with the Brow Set and the Luxury Mascara to keep it fresh and easy.
At night, you can opt for a more daring look with a brown smoky eye, cut crease, or even some glitter. Define it further by applying the Super Wear Gel Liner on your upper waterline and finishing it off with the Black Licorice Mascara for that added lift, volume, and drama.
Peach, nude, taupe, and light pink shades go best with your lips during the day. Pucker up with the Nena Signature Luxury Lipsticks or Super Wear Lip Crème to achieve a smooth satin or glossy finish. Go bold during the evening with reds, mauves, and dark nude hues. Start off with the Waterproof Gel Lip Liner topped with the Nena Liquid Lipstick in your shade of choice.
Just remember that balance is key, so make sure you pair a bold eye shadow with a subtle lip and vice versa to avoid going overboard.
Watch out for the exclusive WEDDING ESSENTIALS MAGAZINE x NENA collaboration coming soon!
Photography by Erron Ocampo | Hair and Makeup by Toni Aviles and Gorgeous Makeup Studio | Earrings from Christopher Munar | Models Corinne, Trish, and Angela at The Balcony Corp.