Whether you’re headed to brunch with the girls or getting ready for an important meeting, the natural makeup look is versatile and perfect for anyone. The charming style, sometimes referred to as ‘no-makeup makeup,’ celebrates your innate beauty while adding subtle enhancement with the help of lightweight products.
Despite its seemingly effortless appearance, the natural makeup look requires a little bit of skill to get right. The trick is to choose the right makeup for your skin tone, and apply it with a light hand. It’s also essential to have the proper tools and know how to use them. We’ve put together a user-friendly tutorial and curated product recommendations to give you the confidence and the tools to master this beautiful look.
1. Start with the Right Base
Before you do anything else, prep your complexion with a primer or tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone and minimize pores and fine lines. Next, apply a concealer for any blemishes and dark circles under the eyes. Finally, set your base with a translucent powder to avoid shine throughout the day.
2. Embrace a Touch of Warmth
A bit of warmth in the complexion looks so natural and effortlessly chic, especially for those with fair to medium skin tones. Choosing a cream bronzer with a lighter finish and blending it well with a sponge or finger will leave you with a smooth, radiant glow. If you want to add more, try a slightly darker shade around the hairline and jawline to contour a bit.
3. Keep the Eyes Simple
For an everyday natural look, we recommend using a single neutral shade across your entire lid with a darker shade in your crease. Blend carefully to create a soft and effortless look that’s perfect for a casual brunch or meeting with your boss. For a finishing touch, tap a bit of highlighter stick onto the inner corner of your eyes and on your cupid’s bow for a hint of radiance.
4. Apply a Light Blush
To finish off the natural everyday makeup look, add a light blush with a sheer finish. We recommend using a cream or liquid blush as they have a much more gentle and diffused look than powders. You can also try a simple ‘W’ technique with your blush, where you place four dots of the color that when blended look like a ‘W’ on your face.
5. Apply a Soft Lip Color
Lastly, apply a moisturizing lip color to complete your natural everyday makeup look. We love the Fruit Pigmented(r) Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick in Berry, a creamy and natural shade that will complement your lips without looking too “done” or too full-on.
With a little practice, you’ll find that the beauty of the natural makeup look is effortless to achieve and will have you glistening in all the best ways this spring and beyond. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your new favorite look today!