It’s what we like to call the “no makeup look,” but in reality, it can require quite a few products to achieve the fresh-faced, natural aesthetic that’s perfect for day-to-day.
The first step to achieving a natural makeup look comes before the makeup: skincare. A consistent, natural skincare routine leads to healthy, glowing skin. When the base for your makeup is already glowing and beautiful, it makes a natural look that much easier.
So what can you use to prep your skin for a natural makeup look? Natural cosmetics such as face masks are great for hydrating, cleansing and tightening skin. If you’ve never used a face mask and aren’t sure where to start, try this activated charcoal & clay deep cleansing mud mask. Charcoal pulls toxins out from deep in your pores and provides deep cleansing, helping to eliminate acne and blackheads.
In addition to the proper cleansing, it’s also vital to moisturize your skin in order to prep it for any makeup look, but especially a natural look. This vegan, fragrance-free moisturizer is lightweight and effectively hydrates skin.
Once your skin is prepped, use natural and organic makeup products to keep your skin healthy and avoid a heavy, overdone look.
A great start to a natural makeup look is using a lightweight primer and following that up with a mineral foundation powder. The primer ensures that your powder foundation will stay in place and the combination isn’t heavy on your skin like a liquid or creme foundation can be.
When it comes to your eyes, Byrdie.com suggests a creme eyeshadow in a shade close to your own skin tone, maybe slightly brighter. Avoid eyeliner and instead make sure to use an eyelash curler and play up your lashes with a few swipes of mascara.
A blush/highlighter combo is a great option to give your cheeks a rosy and dewy glow. Focus on where your cheeks would naturally get rosy and keep the color choice to a more muted pink.
And don’t forget about your lips! Even though this is a natural look, it’s important not to let them blend into the rest of your face. A vegan tinted lip balm is easy to apply and gives them a pop of color while still maintaining the natural, no makeup look you’re going for. Don’t be afraid to choose a bolder color since the pigment of a lip balm is more subtle than a gloss or lipstick.
And there you have it! A simple and natural makeup look for those days when you want to look effortlessly put together.
Article written by: Alexis Crowe