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Simple Tips on How to Apply Makeup for a Natural Look

A full face of glam makeup is beautiful and bold. Nonetheless, there are those days when you feel like you need a subtle, natural look. You see, creating a natural makeup look is about enhancing your features while letting your beauty shine. It’s about looking fresh, radiant, and confident in your own skin.

But this doesn’t mean you should use fewer products or skip some steps. It’s about going lighter, which sometimes can be tricky, especially if you are new to makeup. For this reason, we have compiled these simple tips to help you do a natural, glowy makeup look. Read on!

Apply Makeup for a Natural Look

1.   Start with a Clean Canvas

Cleansing your face should be the first step when applying makeup. Cleansing removes dirt, oil, and makeup residue.

In this case, use a gentle, non-drying cleanser without harsh ingredients. Dip the cleanser in lukewarm water, massage it into your skin, and then rinse off.

The next step is to follow it up with a toner to remove any dirt left and moisturise the skin. This step ensures makeup applies evenly and remains in place all day. Besides, hydrated skin provides a natural radiance that gives a fresh and dewy finish. Finally, apply moisturiser and rub it gently.

2.   Apply Primer

Applying primer helps create a flawless finish and extend the wear of your makeup. It’ll also minimise the amount of foundation you’ll need.

In this case, choose a primer that addresses your concerns. For instance, you can use a hydrating primer for dry skin, mattifying for oily skin, or illuminating for a radiant glow.

3.   Use a Lightweight Foundation or Tinted Moisturiser

Use a Lightweight Foundation or Tinted Moisturiser

When going for a natural look, less is more. To achieve the best results, opt for a sheer foundation or tinted moisturiser that matches your skin tone.

Avoid heavy coverage products, as they can mask your natural features. Ensure you blend the product evenly using a makeup sponge or finger tips to achieve a seamless finish.

4.   Conceal Only Where Needed

Going light doesn’t mean leaving the dark circles and other blemishes exposed. What you want in this case is a concealer to cover blemishes, dark circles, or redness. However, use it sparingly and only in areas requiring extra coverage for a natural look.

Start by dabbing a small amount and blend it gently into the skin, ensuring it seamlessly integrates with your foundation. Don’t overdo it by extending it to areas that don’t concealer; target blemishes only. For instance, for dark circles, draw a V shape (inverted triangle) under your eyes and buff the product using a buffing brush.

5.   Set with a Translucent Powder

Use a translucent powder to set your makeup and control shine. Apply it sparingly, focusing on the T-zone, to avoid a heavy, cakey finish. This step helps your makeup stay in place while maintaining a natural, radiant appearance.

6.   Bronze It Up

Bronze adds warmth to your complexion, but it’s optional. Apply it along the cheekbones and T-zone. It helps impart a healthy, radiant glow.

7.   Define Brows Naturally

Define Brows Naturally

You still need to define your brows even with a natural makeup look. Well-groomed eyebrows frame the face and give a polished appearance.

However, avoid overly dramatic or harsh lines, as the goal is to maintain a soft and natural look. For excellent results, use a brow pencil to fill in any sparse areas, following the natural shape of your brows. Also, use a blow gel to keep them in place.

8.   Apply Mascara

For a natural look, skip false lashes and opt for a lengthening or volumizing mascara. Start by curling your lashes to open up your eyes, and apply a coat of mascara to both the upper and lower lashes.

Eyeshadow and eyeliner are completely optional. If you want to wear eyeshadow, use subtle colours like gold, taupe, brown, olive, bronze, and nude. Use minimal brown or black eyeliner pencils, as too much will look unnatural.

9.   Keep Lips Soft and Subtle

When it comes to your lips, choose lip colours that enhance your natural lip shade. In this case, nude, pink, or peachy tones are great for a soft and subtle finish. You can use a lip balm, tint, or sheer lipstick for a hint of colour without overpowering the rest of your makeup.

Final Thought

As illustrated by the tips above, you only need the right strategies to achieve your goals. In that case, following the tips discussed above will help you create a naturally fresh, effortless look to bring out the best out of your true beauty.

Try this out and let us know your finding on Facebook and Instagram.

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