Did you know that Bea Alonzo is a pro at doing her own makeup? The Start-Up PH leading lady first revealed this fun fact in an episode of Preview's 10 Things and has recently demonstrated this skill on her vlog.
ICYMI, the 34-year-old posted an easy-to-follow tutorial of her "no makeup" makeup look. It turns out "Youtube university" was one of her resources when she was just learning this skill, and that she is now looking to pay it forward. "So kung sino man nanonood nito who has no idea kung paano mag-makeup, I hope I can teach you a thing or two," she says earnestly. And we did! Below, we list down the seven best beauty tweaks we learned from Bea's vlog.
How to Achieve Bea Alonzo's Fresh and Radiant No-Makeup Makeup Look
1. Moisturize your skin before putting on makeup.
Bea reiterates the importance of prepping your skin by applying moisturizer. "Para mas madali to do your makeup 'pag maganda yung canvas mo—which is your skin," she reasons. Make sure you also slick on some SPF so you can prevent pesky sunspots. Bea recommends the Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance.
Bright Healthy Radiance Brightening Day Protection Cream SPF15, P1038, CETAPHIL, Lazada
2. Depuff your face by using an ice roller.
Face rollers are nifty gadgets to have in your beauty arsenal. Not only does it depuff and provide more definition, it is also said to improve your overall complexion. It doesn't have to be expensive though! Bea revealed that before modern beauty gizmos, she used to smooth an ice cube all over her face for the cold to close her pores and avoid breakouts. It's something that Maja Salvador also does to make her pores less visible for shoots!
3. Remove skin's redness with a spritz of spring water.
A technique Bea swears by is spritzing your face with spring water to soothe sensitive skin and alleviate redness. She learned this from her makeup artist Ting Duque. ICYDK, face mists help make your skin smooth and bright. Grape water also does the trick!
Thermal Spring Water Facial Mist 300ml, P1200, AVENE, Lazada
Grape Water 200 ml, P1196, CAUDALIE, Lazada
4. Use your fingers when blending your foundation.
For a more natural finish, don't use too much foundation according to Bea. You can even swap yours for a tinted moisturizer, if you'd prefer. Just make sure to blend evenly with either a sponge or your fingers. In Bea's case, she finds the latter better "because may warmth kasi yung fingertips natin and I find na na-bblend siya better." She also mentioned that Hailey Bieber uses her hands, too!
5. Brush downward when contouring your jawline.
According to Bea, the key to the perfect no makeup makeup look is proper blending. She suggests brushing downwards instead of swiping side to side when applying contour on your jawline. This makes for a softer and more natural look.
6. For a sultrier pout, apply a thicker line on the lower lip.
Bea always makes sure to apply a thicker line on her lower lip "[because] it looks sexier." The lip liner is an underrated product that naturally enhances lip shape so be sure to have one in your makeup kit!
7. Aegyosal makes your eyes pop.
It seems only fitting that Start-Up PH actress would end her tutorial with a nod to K-beauty. She tells her viewers that the aegyosal, or "charming eye fat", makes her peepers pop and give it more life.
Definitely adding these tips to our beauty routine! Thanks, Bea!