We all have those days when we feel like going all out with our makeup—smokey eyes, dramatic lips, fake lashes, etc. Then again, there are moments when we merely want to put on some moisturiser and sunscreen and ditch products like foundation, concealer, compact powder, banana powder, lip tint, lipstick, eyeliner and blush. In this article, we’re here to discuss the third mood type, which is when we want to apply makeup and appear as natural as possible without looking like we're wearing any at all. That effortless, natural look? Yes, girls, we are indeed referring to the incredibly popular 'Natural Makeup Look.' Read on.
It is one of those looks that celebs adore the most, which is also sometimes known as the no-makeup makeup look. It is the kind of makeup you opt for when you just want to subtly and naturally accentuate your features. Therefore, using formulas with the right texture for your skin type is more crucial than being precise. To be honest, less is more when it comes to natural makeup.
Now you can proudly say, "I Woke Up Like This." To rock this no-makeup makeup look, you'll need everything mentioned below.
Prepping your skin is the most important step to pulling off any look. Before you start, make sure to properly cleanse, tone, and moisturise your skin using a lightweight moisturiser. In order to attain the best results, prime your skin with a pore-perfecting, radiance-enhancing primer. This will give you a base that is incredibly smooth and will make it easier for your foundation to apply.
MyGlamm Recommends - Tinted Perfection Face Primer
A little bit of this product goes a long way. This tinted primer reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines and evens out your texture too. The formula has the ability to control shine while keeping your makeup intact for the rest of your day. It has a matte finish that is silky and lightweight.
Choose a foundation or tinted moisturiser that is lightweight and will perfectly match your skin tone. If you're having difficulty choosing the right shade, combine two shades for a perfect result. If you want to obtain that dewy finish, stick to formulations that don't leave a prominent matte finish. When blending the product in, use a buffing brush. We advise using a brush that rubs the formula exceptionally well and prevents your skin from appearing mask-like on your face. Buff, buff, and buff some more is the only trick, 'coz we're looking for a natural, dewy finish.
MyGlamm Recommends - Treat Love Care Brightening Foundation
This liquid formulation foundation gives your skin a high coverage luminous finish. The formula is packed with vitamins and ingredients that nourish your dull skin and brighten it. It also repairs its epidermal structure.
The next step is to make your eyes look brighter and get rid of any redness or dark circles. Use a concealer that delivers a natural, skin-like finish without ruining your makeup. We advise using the Total Makeover FF Cream Foundation Palette, which is extremely pigmented, won't crease, and remains in place for the whole day. Use your buffing brush to blend the product in until there are no visible harsh lines or areas underneath your eyes, like an inverted triangle. Recall that blending is essential!
MyGlamm Recommends - Total Makeover FF Cream Foundation Palette
This lightweight palette gives you the ultimate flawless base. It has a cream-to-powder formula that gives your skin a soft matte finish. It is enriched with tropical oils that help hydrate and moisturise your skin. The palette comprises a powder that is packed with the power of a primer + concealer + foundation + compact and two colour correctors.
To make your eyes pop, use a nude eye pencil around your waterline. Even if you just dab it on your eyes' inner corners, you'll still look stunning! This is quite minimalistic and improves how you appear as a whole. Next, fill in those brows. To fill in your eyebrows, use a brow pencil and a shade that complements the colour of your natural brows. You have no clue what a difference it can make, so women, don't skip this step if you want to get the natural makeup look.
MyGlamm Recommends - Twist It Mascara
An intense mascara that volumises and curls your lashes all thanks to its dual-action wand. It leaves your eyelashes with an intense black and water-resistant formula that lasts all day long –– come rain or shine!
Don't overdo it when we say to bronze it a bit, because the key to this look is keeping things minimal. To slightly warm it up, softly brush a light bronzer along your cheekbones, temples, and hairline.
MyGlamm Recommends - Chisel It Contour Kit
This kit is the ultimate cheek palette –– it has a highlighter, blush, and bronzer, all of which help you achieve that naturally chiselled and flushed look. With buildable coverage and a luminous and silky finish, the lightweight formula blends like butter and creates an even finish.
Consider your skin's undertones while choosing a blush colour. Let your cheeks flush naturally. The texture of the blush is the most crucial factor to consider. A cream-based product is best if you want a natural finish. Double the same shade to give your lips an extra pop of colour to enhance your beauty game. This monotonous method will definitely earn you some bonus points.
MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm K.Play Flavoured Blush
This matte finish blush gives your cheeks an intense pigment that blends effortlessly on the skin. It blurs any imperfections and gives you a natural flush and healthy-looking skin.
This makeup style emphasises the use of highlighting. You should choose a cream-based product again. Try not to overdo it because you must be going for a natural, lit-from-within appearance. Avoid products that have large glitter particles. To draw attention to your facial structure, gently touch the high points of your face.
MyGlamm Recommends - Spotlight Illuminating Liquid
This sheer highlighter gives your skin a soft and dewy look. The formula comes in a liquid metal finish that diffuses the light and creates a radiance from within. It has a buildable formula that leaves skin glowing with just a few drops.
A natural-coloured gloss seems to be the best choice. If you want to give your lips a rosy tinge, choose a light pink or a peach hue to blend with your natural makeup look. Girls, stay away from reds, raspberry hues, and browns.
MyGlamm Recommends - POPXO Makeup - Mini Lip Kit In Pretty Mess
These creamy matte lipsticks have a lightweight formula that glides on like butter. They are highly pigmented and are enriched with vitamin E –– making them comfortable for everyday wear.
What do you need for a natural makeup look?
You need a reliable skincare routine if you want to master the no-makeup look. Once you have finished cleansing, toning, and moisturising your skin, proceed with the following instructions using only the products stated above.
How can I make my makeup look more natural?
To quickly brighten and enhance your skin, use a BB cream that complements your skin tone. For a dewy look, blend it using a moist makeup sponge. If you choose a BB cream with hydrating qualities, you can skip the moisturiser altogether!
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