It’s one of life’s biggest ironies, isn’t it? We spend lots and lots of money on various makeup products in order to try to achieve the most ‘natural’ look possible! On one hand, you could have a rant about the kinds of beauty standards that we ladies have to live up to on a day to day basis, but on the other, we can also express our own love for makeup and beauty in whatever way we want, whether natural or not! Here are six steps to the perfect no makeup makeup look.
The first step is to apply a thin layer of moisturiser to prepare your skin for the makeup products. It’s vital to have a good base and it is the key for making your makeup look nice and natural.
In terms of an actual makeup base, you need to be applying either a light or medium base coat or BB cream. When applied, make sure to wipe your face with a flat brush or sponge so that there is no manufactured looking build up in any area of the face.
Take a little bit of blush and apply it to the apples of your cheeks; not enough to look artificial, but just enough to give them an extra pop of natural looking colour. You want the blush to look as soft and diffused as possible so as not to look too fake.
When it comes to your eyebrows, you want to avoid going anywhere near drag queen territory, that’s for sure! Use a light pencil to fill in any gaps that you want covered, but something else that can have a very natural result is using a powder instead. It provides a more blurred look that removes the risk of any fake looking lines and arches.
All you should be doing for your eyes is a nice warm shadow. Pick any kind of neutral brown shade that you want to, and remember that you only need to apply a single layer of mascara to your upper and lower lashes, anything more looks too dressy.
A natural look calls for predominantly pink shades, any colour that is close to your skin tone but still has the ability to make your lips stand out a little but against the slight pop of the blush. It’s all about getting those correct elements together, but in the most understated way possible.