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Easy-Peasy Makeup Looks That Are Sure To Get You Loads Of Compliments!

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There’s a time and place for super sculpted contour, a cut-crease eyeshadow, and some bold lipstick. But for days when you want a full face of glam but also something slightly more toned down every now and then, allow us to introduce you to the subtler step sister of full-blown glam: Light makeup looks. They are still glam at their core, but they are done in a way that feels lighter, airier, and duh, softer.

If you are a beauty minimalist looking for makeup looks to pair with occasion wear, these light makeup looks serve ample inspiration. If you are a devout follower of the minimal aesthetic and have a wedding penciled in your calendar, you cannot miss the many scroll-stopping looks listed below. Keep scrolling to take a look at the most rave- and save-worthy simple makeup looks for beginners.

Light Makeup Looks For Year-End Celebrations

From getting a little glow back to a pop of bold lip colour, take a peek below to get inspired to try a light makeup look

Monochromatic

It’s still all about the eyes. If you love keeping up with the latest in beauty, this effortless, simple everyday look might be your favourite way to make heads turn.

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How to get the look

Step 1: For Luminous Base

To rock a glowy, dewy base all you need to do is give your face a 2-minute massage with your go-to creamy moisturiser. Then, apply a layer of primer to ace a luminous base. Follow it up with your foundation and concealer. 

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Step 2: To Nail That Gossamer Eyeshadow

Smooth on an eye primer to prep those lids for makeup. Then apply a rusty nude eyeshadow all over your eyelids, crease and along the lower lash line. Complete the look by applying kohl liner along the upper lash line and sticking on a pair of falsies. This is a noteworthy yet simple makeup look for beginners.

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Step 3: For Flushed Cheeks

 

Dap a few dots of peach blush that matches the eyeshadow tone on the apple of your cheeks and blend it away. Apply a liquid highlighter on the high point of your face.

Step 4: To Ace That Pout

To perfect the pout, all you need is a glossy lipstick set in a nude hue.

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Glossy Lids To Make Heads Turn

This light makeup look with glossy lids is subtle in its approach and edgy enough to help you make a statement.

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How to get the look

 

Step 1: For A Soft-Focus Base:  

The key to create this light makeup look is to use a few soft-focus and luminous makeup & lip products in conjunction with your skin-perfecting routine. We recommend using a luminescent moisturiser, then follow it up with a primer to get a silky-smooth canvas. Wait for at least 5 to 10 minutes to ensure the products really sink into your skin and then proceed with your foundation and concealer.

 

Step 2: To Ace Silver Eye Makeup

To nail this basic makeup look, apply a brown-nude matte eyeshadow on the outer crease of your eyes to define the sockets. Next, apply a transparent glossy eyeshadow all over your lids. Grab a kohl eyeliner to apply liner on the upper lash line and smoke it out using a fluffy makeup brush.

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Step 3: She Came. She Contoured. 

Use a powder blush to impart a rosy aesthetic to your cheeks. Then, use a contour to give your face a more sculpted look.

 

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Step 4: Red Alert!

Apply a red lipstick to complete the look.

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Soft Glamm With Blushed Cheeks

 

If you gravitate towards effortlessly gorgeous looks, this is a trend-forward way to don a light makeup look.

 

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How to get the look

Step 1: For That Glow: 

 

To ace this simple everyday makeup, prep your skin using a moisturiser or a serum. Then apply a primer. We recommend using a formula that gives your skin a lit-from-within glow. Next, follow it up with a serum-infused formula or mixing a few drops of facial oil to your foundation will also do the trick.

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Step 2: To Nail The Pretty Eye Makeup 

All you need to do for this basic makeup look is apply a transition shade on the outer crease and lower lash line, then follow it with a glittery soft gold eyeshadow to fill in the center of your eyelid. Accentuate your eyes by applying kohl eyeliner. Don’t forget to coat your lashes with mascara.

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Use this eyeshadow palette to create an out-out eye look or a neutral glam and you are guaranteed to rake in the compliments. 

Step 3: To Be The Sparkle 

Just dab a few dots of cream blush on the apple of your cheeks and blend. Apply a liquid highlighter on the high point of your face including your cheek bones and the bridge of your nose to get the glow of your dreams. Complete the look by opting for a nude pout.

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The 90s-Inspired Makeup Look

 

This classic light makeup look is straight-up art. It’s timeless and looks super gorgeous on everyone. 

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How to get the look

Step 1: To Ace The Base

Moisturise your face, then use a primer to prep your skin. Follow it up with a foundation of your choice.

Step 2: Smokey Eyes FTW! 

Grab an eyeshadow brush to blend a nude brown eyeshadow shade out on the outer crease of your eyes and below your lash line too. Then, apply a light cream eyeshadow on your eyelids using a flat shader brush. Apply a winged eyeliner. Coat your lashes in mascara or stick on a pair of falsies. 

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Step 3: The Final Touch-Ups: 

Use a blush and highlighter to enhance your best features. Then, coat your lips in your favourite nude lip gloss to make an eye-catching statement.

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This Is Peachy Keen!

Want to don a peachy beauty look? This light makeup look is perf to stand out from the crowd. 

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How to get the look

Step 1: For that gorgeous base:

To rock this light makeup look: First, prep your skin with a glow-boosting moisturiser. Then, buff a little layer of an illuminating serum-infused primer to retain max glow. Use a damp sponge for your foundation to get a gorgeous finish. Dot and blend concealer under the eyes and on any scars or blemishes you wish to cover.

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Step 2: Soft-Peach Eyes

Take a little bit of matte rust brown colour and apply it all over your lids and  along the lower lash line. Then, take some dark brown eyeshadow and apply it along the upper and lower lash line. To finish the eye, coot the lashes with mascara and stick on a pair of fluttery false eyelashes.

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Step 3: For That IG-Worthy Contour

To finish this basic makeup look, add warmth to your face by using a bronzing powder across the temples, hairline and jawline, and sculpt the face by applying the cream contour along the hollows of your cheeks. Then, pop an illuminating blush on the apple of your cheeks.

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Step 4: Nude Pout FTW!

 

Apply a matchy-matchy lipstick to complete the look.

Oh-So Dreamy

 

Here’s a light makeup look that’s guaranteed to rakin in the compliments. It’s oh-so-dreamy. 

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How to get the look

Step 1: Nail The Picture-Perfect Base

Use a primer-moisturiser face base to help keep skin hydrated while ensuring staying power of what follows. We recommend using two different kinds of foundations so you only shine in the right places. Apply velvet matte foundation on the center of the face, around folds of the mouth, where your nose meets your cheek, and a touch to the center of the forehead. Then, apply a glowy foundation to the rest of the face using a separate tool. Set the makeup on your forehead, around the chin and nose using a translucent powder to keep it from creasing. 

Step 2: Thou Brow Shalt Stay On Fleek

Fill in any gaps in the brows with your eyebrow pencil and feather them out with a spoolie.

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Step 3: Too Glam To Give A Damn

Smear an eyeshadow primer across your eyelids to ensure your makeup stays put all night long. Apply a lavender eyeshadow all over the lids and along the lower lash line. Finally, apply a coat of mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

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Step 4: For Model-Esque Cheekbones

Use a cream bronzer along your jawline, hairline and cheekbones for a more chiseled look. Make sure you blend it well. Apply a cream highlighter on cheeks and high points of the face, using your fingers to pat and press the product. Then, apply a rosy cream blush on the apple of your cheeks, blend it upwards towards the temple. 

Step 5: Think Pink

Use a creamy matte lipstick in a pink hue to complete this eye-catching beauty look. 

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FAQs

What is the need for light makeup?

There are days when the last thing we want to do is apply heavy and fussy makeup. Instead, we crave for simpler, minimal makeup looks that are high on impact and low on effort. That’s when light makeup looks come in handy.

How do you do natural light makeup?

Use lightweight makeup products for a more seamless base. If you're still not used to letting your blemishes or dark circles go uncovered, use a lightweight, hydrating concealer. Blend with your fingers—the warmth of your skin makes the product melt right in! 

What is light makeup?

Light makeup is a kind of makeup that is characterized by naturalness and femininity. It involves sticking to products that mimic your natural skin as well as earthy eyeshadow hues. 

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