Makeup Tricks For Looking TOTALLY Innocent (When You're Really Not)

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An Innocent Makeup Tutorial For Women In DDLG Relationships

We’re in our prime years. We’re living our lives. And I’ll be the first to admit that things don’t always go as planned. Ok, I mess up … a lot. So sometimes I need all the help I can get to look cute and guilt-free.

What better way to win an argument, confront someone or look more like "the girl next door" rather than a "booty call" than via the perfect innocent makeup look for the Daddy's little girl inside of you?

Or maybe you’re a bona fide angel. Maybe looking perfect comes naturally to you. 

Maybe that's exactly why you find a ddlg relationship SO. DAMN. HOT.

But for the rest of us who need to cover up some promiscuous behavior here’s what you’ll need ...

1.The perfect base.

You’re going to want to even out your complexion to ensure a flawless finish.

Start off with a primer, because who knows how long you’re going to need to look forgiving for. The best base is the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.

Once that’s on, you’re going to need to look fresh-faced as if you haven’t been completely losing hours of sleep over the guilt your feeling. Try the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. It’s more of a gel than a liquid and is an absolute dream for an illuminating complexion.

Exactly what you need.

2. Goodbye, under-eyes.

You’re probably really stressed over whatever it is you did and have some nice bags to prove it. Grab your lightest concealer and make a triangle under your eyes going down the side of your nose to the corner of your outer eye area.

Pouncing — a mixture of pressing and bouncing with a damp beauty blender — results in a flawless finish.

3. Good brows = Good days.

Good brows are THE way to ensure you have a good day. Go with a natural brow and save the dramatic look for nights out. Brow powder gives you the most natural look.

Tip: make the tail of your brows a hint darker than the beginning. Brush it out in place with some brow gel, and you’re good to go.

4. Blush and bronzer for "illumination."

Keep the contour to a minimum and emphasize your pretty pink cheeks. How can someone resist a lady in pink? Simple: they can’t.

Tap your brush into any pink blush you may have — or my personal fave Rimmel’s Powder Blush in Pink Rose — and lightly pat it on the apples of your cheeks.

The goal here is to look mildly embarrassed by your "incident." As if being in this situation is shameful.

To keep the innocence visible, highlighting is a major key. Not only does it give you a halo effect, highlighting provides a glow from within, increasing your chances of receiving forgiveness based on cuteness.

The must-have product for this look is Mary-Lou Manizer, which the Balm describes it as an “Innocent honey-hued luminizer." You can’t beat that. I like using a fan brush and swipe it on the high points of my cheeks, under my brows, bridge of my nose and the cupid's bow for an overall healthy glow.

5. Master the "smize."

That’s right, I’m bringing back Tyra Bank’s smile-with-your-eyes technique. Boys, parents, family or whoever it is you need forgiveness from can’t and won’t resist a good pair of puppy dog eyes with a hint of "smizing."

In order for this to be successful, I recommend these makeup tips.

First things first, use a beige shadow base. I find that a good beige/tan eye shadow makes the eyes appear whiter — therefore bigger and brighter. Pack that shadow on and blend in a slightly darker brown shade in your crease while you’re there. Blend thoroughly, please.

Next is the shimmer, the glitter, and the sparkle. Use the same highlighter you put on your face to brighten up your eyes. Key places to emphasize are the inner corner of your eyes, the center of the lids, and beneath the brow bone.

To finalize the eyes, use a dark brown or deep purple eyeliner to create a thin line. Using an eye shadow brush and shadow pigment as eyeliner opens you up to a wide variety of colors to choose from.

If you can master the art of winged eyeliner, go for it. You just don’t f*ck with a bitch with winged liner.

Top it off with lengthening mascara to open those eyes up and ... Voila! Your smizing with just the blink of an eye.

6. Perfect your pout.

Maybe it’s your mouth that got you in trouble. Well, now it’s going to get you OUT of trouble.

Nude lip liner is the key to making your lips appear bigger and to minimizing any color smudging. I always stick to a nude liquid lipstick and add a hint of gloss to the middle of the lips. My favorite duo is NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in their classic Stockholm and their lip liner in Coffee.

Pro tip: add a small amount of bronzer underneath your bottom lip to create an illusion of a fuller mouth. Works wonders — trust.

Put the features you have to work getting what you want.

Now that I’ve helped you look like your most innocent self, the rest is up to you.

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