Kailey Strachan for E! Online
In our Insta-Beauty series, we bring you makeup looks inspired by our favorite, summer-worthy photo filters. It's picture perfection…all day long.
There's something dreamy about those hazy, vintage-looking filters we see all over Instagram. But in reality, who wants to look washed out? Even in these au naturel-trending months, a girl occasionally likes to make a statement…we just don't want wear layers of makeup either.
For this very reason, we turned to E! Style Collective beauty genius Julianne Kaye to show us how to get the perfect high-contrast beauty look—worthy of stars like Zendaya and Sarah Hyland—without sweating under a blanket of beauty products.
"Your daytime makeup should be light," said the celeb makeup artist. "You don't even need foundation. Usually, when you're in very bright situations, you don't want to look like you're wearing a lot, which is why you should go for something like a light foundation or a CC or BB cream."
(Pro tip: Instead of a brush, use your hands to warm up the product; then, apply it to the face and neck. It'll absorb better, and you'll avoid any lines of demarcation.)
So if we're going with lightweight coverage, what's the trick to getting the depth and intensity you see with filters like X-Pro II and Lo-Fi? Concentrate on the details and go bold on one face feature, like the lips. Julianne complemented the look with fake lashes, subtle winged liner and a touch of highlighter but left everything else almost untouched. It's illuminating for a daytime event and appropriately glam for wherever the day takes you.
Catch the full tutorial here.