The natural look is all about perfecting your skin. This barely-there makeup look is always in style and can take you anywhere day or night.
You don’t need anything too cakey, too bright and too dark to achieve your fresh and flawless makeup look.Here are some of our great tips and a list of beauty products to help you get your all-natural-no-make up –look just right.
Tips To Achieve Your All Natural Look
Perfect Your Skin
Great makeup always starts with fresh skin. Prepare the palette by washing, toning and moisturizing your face.
Wash Your Face
To help the makeup to blend in quickly wash your face with a cleanser and a cloth to gently exfoliate your face. Boost your skin’s hydration levels by drinking plenty of water. It will plump up the skin cells from within and will give a luminous glow to your skin. Your skin cells are made mostly of water, so if you are dehydrated your skin will look dry and feel dry so.
Don’t skip the sunscreen since you’re going in for a lighter makeup look. Apply a lightweight oil-free sunscreen with an SPF 30.
Moisturize Your Face
Skip the heavy foundation, the fastest and the most natural way to moisturize your skin is with a tinted lotion. Tinted moisturizers blend in well while evening your skin tone. If you have clear skin, you’ll look best in a tinted moisturizer. Gently rub a small pea sized lotion onto your skin.
Unscented oil free lotions are best if you have sensitive skin. Scented lotions can aggravate your skin and may cause breakouts or allergic reaction. Oil lotions may encourage acne.
Conceal Your Flaws
If you apply the makeup with your fingers or a makeup sponge, it will give a more natural look. Fordeep under eye circles or visible breakouts you can use a pigment-rich concealer. Don’t use too much concealer; it will just accentuate your problem areas.
If you have blemishes just dab, blend and build up coverage in thin layers. If you have dark circles, swipe the wand under your eyes then pat with a finger to blend.
You can also use a light reflecting concealer pen on red or dark areas such as around your nose, on your chin and under your eyes. Light-reflecting concealers hide small to moderate imperfections without caking up.
Apply a Powder Foundation If Needed
Remember, real skin is never matte so you can use a powder foundation on the oilier parts of your face. If your skin gets shiny, use an oil-absorbing powder.If you have very oily skin, skip the tinted moisturizer and use only concealer and powder.
Before you start, it’s best to confirm whether or not you’re using the right foundation color. Get in the natural light and test the foundation to make sure it’s the right color for your skin. Dab a few marks on your cheeks and position your face in different ways to see whether the color matches your skin.
Take the powder foundation in your finger or sponge and dab it on your face. Blend it until it looks like your skin tone. Make sure to go below your jaw line. If you stop at the edge of your face, there will be demarcation, and you’ll end up looking like that you’re wearing a mask. If you have bags or discolouration, make three dots on the lines of circles under your eyes. Blend it gently using your ring finger.
Fake the Natural Flush
Work with the tones in your skin. Try to find a creamy blush that matches with your skin’s natural glow like after you exercise. Cream blushes that are in hues of warm peaches or pinks give skin a subtle natural glow.
Otherwise, you can use your lip tone as a guide. Powder pinks work well for fair skin tone, peachy pinks for medium skin tones and brownish pinks for darker skin. Blend the dot of the blush on the apples of your cheeks, chin, forehead, bridge, and nose. Apply the blush to areas where the sun would fall on your face.
If you want to have the most natural looking flush, avoid using makeup with a lot of shimmer or sparkle which makes your face look overdone. Pat the brush onto your cheeks and other areas and then blend outwards.
You can also use the same cream blush on your lips.Just swipe a highlighting cream on top of your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose then blend well with your fingers to enhance your natural finish.
Define Your Eyes
If possible do your makeup in daylight to make sure you’re using the lightest touch. To get the best result prop up your mirror near a window. A soft brownish tint enhances your eyes’ natural contours without showing up as a shadow.
You can also choose a slightly darker color than your skin. Brush the eyeshadow into the creases and along the lower lashes making sure there are no hard edges. Use eye shadows in skin tone friendly shades, instead of powders that can sit on the skin and make it look like you’re wearing makeup.
If you have sparse brows or gaps to fill in, gently use a stiff brush to apply brow powder for a subtle and natural arch.If you prefer, to give extra definition to your eyes, lightly dot a soft brown or gray pencil between the top lashes.
Beauty specialists advise you to go in for roasted color gel liner. The pencil looks less natural than liquid or gel liner. The gel liner is easier to blend. Line two-thirds of your top lash line and one-third of your bottom lash line. Gently smudge the line with a cotton bud.
Lining the inner corners of your eyes with white eyeliner or white eyeshadow gives your eyes a brighter and a larger look. Before using eye shadow, some people apply a little bit of white eyeliner or eyeshadow under the brow bone which makes their eyes appear brighter and more awake.
Defined eyelashes are essential even for a no makeup look. You can forfeit shadow and eyeliner but never mascara. For a boost,use a flat eyeliner brush and take a bit of mascara from the wand.Apply to just the roots of your bottom lashes. If you coat the lashes entirely, it creates a spidery effect.
Give your lashes a subtle boost by curling them. Curling your eyelashes gives your eyes a bright, awake look. Curl your lashes and swipe them with one coat of brown or dark brown lengthening mascara.If you’re blond, use brown mascara, if darker brownish black.
Avoid using your regular black mascara because it will result in more dramatic looking eyes.If you use mascara,prevent clumping by using a de-clumping brush or an eyebrow brush.
Amp Up Your Lips By Applying Makeup
Polish off your no makeup look with a lip gloss that is just one shade brighter than your natural lip color. To get a beautiful tint choose a lip color that just matches your lips exactly or that’s close to your natural lip color. Even better you can go in for color adjusting gloss. The shade changes to your individual skin tone when you apply it. Click here for lip gloss for tweens.
Press the color into your fingertip rather than using it directly from the tube. Concentrate it in the center and blend out. You can also apply a tiny amount of bright blush onto the center of your lips. Test this step at home before going out with it.If you don’t like the look of blush on the center of your lips, do what feels and looks best to you.
After you finish applying makeup mist your skin with a weightless makeup setting spray. Use the spray throughout the day to help your makeup stay fresh.
Beauty Products For A Natural Look
Dermatologica Daily Microfoliant
It is a unique rice-based enzyme powder, which is fragrance-free and gentle enough to use on a daily basis. The papain, rice enzymes and salicylic acid boost your skin’s cell renewal. Daily Microfoliant contains bearberry, aspergillus, licorice and grapefruit to brighten your skin naturally. A soothing blend of gingko, green tea, and colloidal oatmeal leaves your skin bright and refreshed.
La Mer The Reparative Skin Tint SPF 30
You can apply this product as a basic moisturizer, and it also contains sun protection. La Mer The Reparative Skin Tint SPF 30 has translucent color technology that instantly perfects your complexion. Since it is sheer, you don’t need to match it to your skin exactly as you have to do it with foundation. This product helps your skin looks healthier, more glowing and luminous.
Channel Long Lasting Corrective Concealer
According to the reviews, this lightweight, gel- based concealer covers veins and redness above and below your eyes. Channel Long Lasting Corrective Concealer does not clog pores. It does not settle into any wrinkles and even stays longer.You can apply it over a good moisturizer because it gets a little dry as the day wears on.
Bare Escentuals Bare-Minerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation
The Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum 15, is a mineral foundation that imparts buildable coverage that covers imperfections naturally and feels weightless. It contains a mineral formula that absorbs oil and helps reduce the appearance of pores without over-drying your skin.
This foundation lasts for about 8 hours. Moreover, this product does not contain parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. It is free of fillers, binders, silicone and synthetic chemicals. It promotes clearer and healthier looking skin.
Tom Ford Cream Blush in Pink Sand
Start this cream blush at the apple of your cheeks and blend back and upward toward your hairline, keep most of the color in the front of your face for a youthful look. Tom Ford Cream Blush in Pink Sand brightens your face instantly with a healthy glow and a natural burst of color. Make a note where your face flushes after exercise and use that as a guideline.
Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick
Maybelline’s illuminating highlighter adds dimension and enhances your features. The creamy yet non-greasy finish, light reflecting formula dries down to the subtlest,natural finish.The product is easy to apply.
These different shadows give a bright, light-reflective finish not seen in traditional eye shadows. You need to use these shadows very sparingly and work into the skin like you would a moisturizer.RMS Cream Eye Polishes acts as an eye cream to nourish and moisturize the eye area. These shadows effectively conceal dry or aging eyes.
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Champagne
The Cover Girl Eye Enhancers blends easily to create the natural look. It contains double-ended applicators with soft sponge tips that make it easy to go from natural to dramatic. You can open up your eyes by gently applying this eye enhancer to the centers of the lid, the brow bones and the inner corners of the eyes.
Sigma Gel Eyeliner Liberally Toasted
These gel liners are versatile, long-wearing, opaque and are paraben free. This gel eyeliner gives a smooth fluid like finish.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
It is a bestselling lip treatment that moisturizes protects and smoothes your lips. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 contains a blend of meadow foam and black currant oils that maintain the hydration levels and suppleness of your lips.
The grapeseed oil and vitamins E and C provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals. It contains a citrus scent and is free of petroleum, mineral oil, and lanolin.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
According to the reviews, this spray protects your makeup even if you go out in the rain or have a thorough two-hour workout in the gym. The micro-fine mist keeps your makeup intact even in hot, humid, cold or windy conditions.The product is lightweight and is free from parabens, sulfates,and phthalates.
A healthy complexion sets the right tone for the natural look. To enhance your natural glow, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, keep yourself hydrated and get proper sleep.
Try to choose colors close to your natural skin tone because they improve and perfect your skin.Last but not the least, practice your makeup skills at home and believe in yourself.
Some of the hairstyles that pair well with a natural makeup look are beachy waves, braided top knot, topsy tail, braided bangs and a messy French twist.
We’ve given you the steps, products and even hairstyles to go along with your natural no makeup look. So get out in style and take the world by storm.