Do you want to nail the ‘no makeup’ makeup look? Follow these tips and tricks to make your makeup look natural and flawless.
Move over “Instagram” beauty looks with winged eyeliner, full coverage foundation, and a bold lip–natural looking makeup is here to stay. While natural looking makeup is all about that radiant, fresh-faced glow, achieving it is not an easy feat. It takes technique, patience, and an in-depth understanding of the canvas that is your face. Natural looking makeup is simply the bare minimum, concentrating on the steps of application rather than the number of products. The focus is on enhancing your natural beauty, accepting your flaws, and letting your true self shine through. Here’s an in-depth guide on how to make your makeup look natural and achieve the fresh, dewy look you have always wanted.
Prep your skin
If you want flawless, natural looking makeup, you can not ignore skin prep. The first step to achieving natural-looking makeup is mild exfoliation to soften and brighten the face. You can also apply a hydrating mask to give your skin an extra burst of hydration. You can try Dr G Glow Mask. Formulated with the goodness of vitamin C, glycolic acid, arbutin, rose water and calamine clay, this mask will give you a radiant glow and help your makeup look natural. The next, and very crucial step is to prep your skin with a nourishing moisturiser. And don’t forget the sunscreen–sun protection is vital for preventing premature ageing and maintaining an even skin tone.
Prime your base
A primer is the best way to get a smooth base when striving for natural looking makeup. That’s not all. A primer also evens out skin texture and helps makeup last longer. To avoid a cakey appearance, use a lightweight, nourishing primer. Concentrate on areas with bigger pores or fine lines to achieve that airbrushed effect.
Choose the right foundation
In order to make your makeup look natural, finding the right type of foundation is crucial. For this look, avoid heavy, full-coverage foundations. A tinted moisturiser, BB cream, CC cream, or skin tint will hydrate your skin while still allowing some of your freckles, redness, and flaws to show. So it is your skin but better. Don’t forget to blend it meticulously with a makeup sponge or brush, ensuring no noticeable or obvious demarcations between your neck and face.
Use a lightweight concealer
If you want to camouflage imperfections like pimples, dark circles, and freckles, I recommend a light layer of hydrating concealer. If you are going for natural looking makeup, you need to pay attention to the type of concealer you use. Liquid formulas provide a more natural appearance, whereas cream-based formulas are a little heavier. I recommend blending it with your fingers—the warmth of your skin helps the product to melt right in, providing a natural finish.
Add warmth to your face with blush and bronzer
You don’t have to bid goodbye to blush and bronzer in order to make your makeup look natural. In fact, these products are essential to bring some much-needed warmth to your face. Pick colours that are similar to your natural flush and sun-kissed complexion. Apply them softly to the apples of your cheeks and the high points of your face for a natural-looking contour that mimics the natural play of light and shadow.
Pick a subtle lip colour
One of the cardinal rules of natural-looking makeup is to create the perfect pout without making it look like you tried too hard. While we all love a bold, red lip, for this look, steer clear of bright colours. Instead, stick to colours that are the closest match to your natural lip colour. For a natural-looking finish, creamy luminous textures always look better than dry matte ones. You can also go for lip tints on tinted lip balms to complete your natural looking makeup look.
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