Natural makeup is a popular look for all ages. It takes a minimalist approach, using fewer products to define features and create a fresh, glowy finish. This style also takes less time, making it a great choice for busy women on the go who want to feel feather-light and ready to take on that conference call or coffee date without feeling like they’ve been hit by a speeding train.
If you’re new to the world of natural makeup, here are some tips to help you get started:
Generally, a natural-looking makeup routine is all about enhancing rather than hiding your features, so it’s important to choose lightweight textures and shades that blend with your skin tone. Start by establishing a good skincare routine that includes cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and exfoliating twice daily. Then apply a light-coverage foundation, concealer, and powder to even out your skin tone. Next, add a touch of color to your cheeks with blush and one or two shades of optional eyeshadow and eyeliner. Finally, define your lips with a natural lipstick shade, lip balm or tinted lip gloss.
In this beauty tutorial, YouTube makeup guru Laura Lee shows you how to achieve a simple yet beautiful natural-looking look. She uses less than ten products to give her complexion a flawless, healthy-looking finish. To bring out her eyes, she uses a soft pink eyeshadow and minimal eyeliner, which allows her bright blue eyes to shine through. Then she adds a hint of color to her lips with a nude lipstick and a swipe of gloss, keeping it subtle so that the focus stays on her beautiful features.
A light highlighter is a great finishing touch to any natural-looking makeup look. Be careful not to overdo it, however, as too much highlighter can quickly make you look a bit “disco ball,” but a little bit of shimmer on the tops of your cheekbones and down the center of your nose can be flattering for all skin tones.
For your eyebrows, keep it as natural as possible by brushing through them with a brow brush and filling in any sparse areas or gaps with a brown or black pencil. To make your lashes look more natural, try a clear or transparent mascara instead of a thick black formula.
Finally, to complete your natural makeup look, use a rosy pink or peach blush to highlight the apples of your cheeks. You can also opt for a sheer bronzer to warm up your complexion if desired, but again, less is more. For a natural lip, opt for a nude or neutral lipstick or a tinted lip balm or gloss.