Renowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown believes “makeup is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident.” If wearing makeup boosts your confidence and unleashes unknown strength to draw your bow and tag a trophy, then “You go, Glen Coco!” You go!
Don’t apologize for wearing makeup in the woods. Most everyone wants to have some game in the “looks” department, so go ahead and own it. Just be sure you’re not caking the color on but, instead, opt for something natural. No one wants a diva in the woods.
Like with any outdoor activity, whether you’re into camping, hiking, kayaking or hunting with your bow: SPF is a vital accessory. Thankfully, most moisturizers and foundations contain SPF. If you’re going for the “no makeup, makeup” look, try a tinted moisturizer or a BB (beauty balm) cream. Both glide on smoothly, hydrate your skin, and are lightly pigmented to cover imperfections. The BB cream formulation includes a primer for added staying power.
If you have beautiful skin and don’t need the added pigments, smooth on a bit of makeup primerby itself. Makeup primer with SPF helps hydrate and even out dark spots.
If you experience naturally or humidity-induced oily skin or prefer a “full-coverage” look, choose an oil-free foundation with longer staying power.
Mineral-based makeup is a great “in-between” choice if you want something heavier than moisturizer but lighter than foundation. It’s made with minerals and for use in the outdoors.
Nothing beats the natural, sun-kissed look. Unfortunately, deer season — a fall and winter activity — and sun-bathing season are at odds with one another. To achieve the freshly tanned look, apply bronzer along the edges of your face in a “3” formation. Applying bronzer along the temple, under the cheek bone, and along the jawbone helps highlight the face’s center areas while adding natural color. You don’t want to look ghostly in your #selfie.
If you prefer a brighter look, a little blush on the apples of your cheeks will brighten the skin to make it more youthful.
Applying eye makeup is a daunting task. There are so many colors to choose from and so many brushes for applying it. Fear not! All that’s needed for your “no makeup, makeup” look is mascara and brow filler. It’s amazing how the smallest amount of mascara can add eye definition. Consider a waterproof formula. That way, you won’t get mascara on your sight or sunglasses. If you have long eyelashes, you know the struggle!
Eyeliner can be tricky. To achieve the natural look while adding definition, apply a waterproof gel eyeliner along the inner rim of your upper lash line. This technique is called “tightlining.” The results are subtle yet boost staying power. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, try a winged eyeliner look. Deer won’t laugh if your technique fails miserably.
It’s important to keep your lips hydrated, especially during winter. There’s a ton of chapstick brands and types available, but the longstanding Vaseline product does the job as well or better than most. . If you’re feeling trendy, try a fruity flavor from EOS. Another option and cult favorite among beauty gurus is the Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh. It not only contains SPF 15, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C and E, but also comes in 11 shades.
You can really amp up your look with a deep berry shade that’s on trend for fall. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Black Cherry” has the stamp of approval from Twitter phenomena @RulesForBelles and the gals at Modern Magnolias.
From face to lips, we have covered it all. Flip that hair off your shoulder, grab your bow, and strut it like Queen Bey. There’s a little sassafras in us all.