An effortless, natural makeup look can take a lot more effort than you might think. In reality a “no makeup” look requires a good amount of makeup.
From the dewy, flawless skin to the bright eyes and rosy cheeks, your natural look can use a variety of products. And once you have it mastered, it’s great for your everyday makeup — whether you’re heading out to brunch with the girls or heading into work.
The first step in creating a perfectly natural makeup look is figuring out how you define “natural.” There’s a spectrum of matte to dewy and bare lashes to fluttery dark. Picking out tones that appear natural on your skin and with your coloring will help you to achieve a truly natural-looking makeup routine.
Ready to get started? Here are several tips for achieving the perfect “no makeup” makeup.
- Get Your Foundation Professionally Matched
If your foundation doesn’t perfectly match your skintone, there’s no chance your makeup will look natural. Whether you choose to use a powder, cream or liquid it’s essential that you find a shade that blends without any hint of a line. If you are ordering online and can’t get your foundation matched at a makeup counter, order small samples of the shades you think are closest to your skin tone and try them out.
- Try a Cream Blush
If you wear cream or liquid foundation, a cream blush can blend more naturally than a powder blush. Use your fingers or a sponge to blend it into your cheekbones and choose a shade that looks like the color of your naturally rosy cheeks.
- Don’t Clump Your Mascara
There’s nothing natural looking about clumpy lashes. Keep your mascara smooth and simple for a top notch look. If you have lighter hair, use a brown mascara instead of black for less of a dramatic effect. If you have trouble with your mascara clumping wash out an old mascara wand and run it through your lashes to separate them before the mascara dries.
- Use Clear Gel On Your Brows
Avoid going overboard on your brows when you’re going for a natural look. Rather than filling them in with a colored pencil or gel, use clear brow gel to simply hold them in place. This will help you look put together without looking overly done up.