October 9, 2014 Diana Crisan Spotlight

Sports Bar Beauty: Look Great Without Trying Too Hard

There’s a time and place for everything — like bold lips, serious contouring and an intense smoky eye. But the sports bar during a big game is not exactly that time or place. These days, it seems more and more women are getting into sports, but whether you’re actually watching the game or not doesn’t really matter if you look completely out of place. We’re advocates for a natural-yet-polished look that highlights your beauty without distracting from the scoreboard. Follow along for tips on how to achieve this winning look.

sports bar makeup

1. Dewy Skin
You want to achieve an overall natural appearance and starting off with a dewy base will do just that! Try an illuminating makeup primer like Lancôme La Base Pro Hydra Glow to instantly brighten and plump skin.

2. Even-Toned Complexion
We all want to look flawless, without the risk of cake face. Give your skin some perfecting power and apply a layer of Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream to blur imperfections and enhance your natural complexion. Go light on the coverage, you don’t want to sweat it off playing darts or flip cup!

3. Highlight Features
Now that your pretty face is even more perfect, it’s time to enhance your feminine features. Use a powder highlighter, such as YSL Souffle D’Eclat to define your cheekbones, the inner corners of your eyes (as well as your lids!) and the bow of your lips. This will give you a slight shimmery look and allow those areas to really pop — but in a subtle way, of course!

4. Flushed Cheeks
Nothing says you’re a natural beauty quite like rosy cheeks! Choose a long-lasting, cream blush to complement your dewy look and blend it in right on the apples of your cheeks. We recommend NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural. Cute guy just walked by — blushing much!?

5. Loaded Lashes
Your lashes are one of the features that you can really play up without looking too done up. Make them really stand out by applying 2-3 layers of Urban Decay Perversion Mascara and bat those big, bad lashes.

6. Lip Balm
Ditch the stick (so hard to do — we love lipstick!), since it will only wear off from the drinks and hot wings! Instead, apply a tinted balm for a hint of color and shine like em Michelle Phan Pillow Plush Cushiony Lip Balm in Bubble Gum.

7. Messy-Chic Hair
No need to go full-on polished tonight! Give yourself some intentional bedhead with Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Texture Tease Dry Touch Finish Spray and just build some messy-volume! Let your hair down or throw it up like you don’t have a care in the world (okay, maybe try a little bit)!

Are there any laid-back makeup looks that you LOVE? Let us know in the comments below! 

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.