Makeup can transform your face and make you look wide-awake when you’re not feeling like that at all. Depending on the occasion you can choose which look you’re trying to achieve. Sometime when you’re going out you might want to go for a full glam look, but on some occasions, you might want to go for more of a natural look and make your skin look flawless. No makeup look is putting the bare minimum of makeup on your skin. The focus is more on the steps of the process of putting makeup than on the number of products you’re using.
A world without makeup would be a dull world, and if you’re struggling to achieve that natural no-makeup look, here are few steps you might want to follow.
Clean the Face
Before you start using any product make sure you’ve washed your face properly. Putting any kind of product or makeup on your face before you clean it will only harm your skin. You can use a gentle soap or foaming cleanser to wash your face. Avoid using exfoliant because this can irritate your skin and cause it redness, which you probably don’t want to happen.
Use a Moisturizer
Using a moisturizer will help you keep your skin hydrated and radiant. If you have oily skin try going for a lightweight formula. And if you have dry skin look for a formula that’s richer and prevents dryness. Moisturizer will help you maintain a beautiful glow of your skin and keep it soft so that when you apply makeup it isn’t greasy.
Foundation and Concealer
The first step in applying makeup is using the foundation. To use foundation you’ll have to apply a small about of it to the blender and blend it. Then, using rolling motions apply it on your skin. If you have problematic skin and would like to cover it more, apply foundation to specific places. The next step is to apply the concealer. This is also done by using your makeup blender. You can use concealer in those areas you’d like to cover more such as places under your eyes or around your nose.
Blush or Powder – if you’re pale you can use a bit of powder which will add some color to your skin. Make sure you use a powder that matches your skin tone so that the difference is not that obvious. You can apply blush on your cheeks to give them a more natural look. If you feel like it, you can add some cream blush on your lips to increase their natural pigment. To apply blush you can use a synthetic brush or your fingers, it doesn’t matter as long as you get a look you’re striving for.
Eyes and Eyebrows – for a natural and no makeup look curling your eyelashes can be more than enough to achieve this look. You can apply one or two coats to your eyes and in instant, your eyes will look bigger and you’ll seem wide awake. There are various mascara products that are available. If you’re trying to stay environmentally friendly while using the makeup, you can opt for vegan mascara. It will protect your eyes and boost them in volume while giving you a fresh look. The best part is that it’s organic so you won’t feel bad while using it.
For achieving a no-makeup look try grooming your eyebrows. But remember not to groom them too much if you want to keep the look natural.
Lips – to give your lips a little color you can add light lipstick shades or you can use a lip balm to give your lips more of a healthy and natural look. Lip balms are easy to use and they deliver the perfect amount of color needed for this type of look. If you’re using a lipstick try choosing the ones with lighter shades since these are more acceptable for this kind of occasion. Both of these solutions will make your lips softer and shiny.
Highlighter – for those who are feeling these few steps aren’t enough, applying a highlighter on your cheekbones might be what they’re looking for. Just try not to apply too much so you can get that glowing natural look.
Makeup is a great temporarily solution for problematic skin, flushed cheeks, and bright eyes. Makeup trend will probably never die and the reason for that is because it’s such a helpful and creative tool you can use to change your look.
Getting that perfect no-makeup look does seem effortless but actually, it isn’t. There are a few steps you’ll have to get through to achieve this look and the process requires extra time and a bit of hard work. But once you achieve it you will feel and look more confident about yourself. To get that minimalist and natural look remember to stick with the same shades of your eyes, cheeks and lips.