A fresh and dewy look will never go out of style. Dewy, flawless skin with well-defined eyes require just a few touches to look effortless. If you do not like painting your face or if you are not much experimental with your makeup, then this natural makeup look is perfect for you. Follow this simple tutorial to get a naturally flawless look without piling on too many products.
1. Cleanse, tone and moisturize:
Clean your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser so that the makeup blends easily. If you suffer from any skin problems like spots and blackheads then exfoliate the skin before applying makeup. Use a thin cloth to exfoliate the skin. A well-moisturized and hydrated skin creates a perfect canvas for the makeup. The smoother the skin, the easier it is to put make up. Moisturize the skin using an unscented, oil free moisturizer.
2. Face makeup
For a more natural look, avoid using a foundation. Use a tinted moisturizer to blend and even out the skin tone. This will give you a radiant and naturally glowing complexion.
If you are applying the foundation, make sure you use the right foundation shade. While purchasing foundation, test in on the jawbones, not on the wrist. Apply the foundation in the natural light for a neat coverage. Stay away from chalky and flat powder foundation. A cream or liquid foundation will give a more natural look.
Pour a few drops of foundation on your palm and warm it up by rubbing it gently with your finger. The heat of the palm will melt the formula so that it blends easily into the skin. This will prevent the appearance of the visible layer of makeup. Apply a few dots of foundation on the face and neck and blend it well using a foundation sponge or finger. Blend it well on the edges and down the jawbone, so that it does not look like a mask.
Oily skinned beauties are advised to skip foundation. If you have a naturally clear skin, apply the foundation only on the areas where you have redness, blemishes and around the nose.
Apply concealer around the eyes and on the blemishes and spots. The concealer should be of the same color as the skin tone. Do not use too much concealer as it accentuates the problematic areas. Dab some concealer on the blemishes and blend well. Apply another coat if required. Then pat with a finger a blend again. Remember, subtlety is of utmost importance while covering skin imperfections. Do not go heavy-handed with the concealer.
4. Face powder:
Finish the face make with a light dusting of a translucent powder. Powder or compact is necessary if you have an oily skin tone. Swirl the powder brush on the compact and apply it on the skin in a circular motion. This will keep the face matte and shine free.
5. Apply bronzer:
Bronzer is a great way to get a natural glow. Dust the bronzer lightly on the cheekbones and T-zone for a tanned look. Be careful while applying the bronzer as it can make or break a look. Practice at home to see if it looks good on you.
People who do not like bronzer can use blush instead. Cream blush works better than powder blush for giving a natural flushed and dewy look. It also lasts longer than the powder blush. Take a little on your finger and apply it to the apples of the cheeks. Then, blend the blush upward towards the temples with your fingers. You can never apply both blusher and bronzer. Use either of the two. Coral and rosy pink shades of blush works best for a natural makeup. Avoid shades like cool pink, fuchsia pink and red.
7. Eye makeup:
Line you lash line with a brown, black or grey eye pencil. Do not opt for glossy and shimmery liners. Avoid using a black liner for most of the times. A black liner, if not applied judiciously can make your eyes look smaller. Hence, stick to brown and grey liner while doing a natural makeup. Pencil looks much more natural than liquid or gel liner. Smudge the liner with a cotton bud or a smudger, so that the liner does not look artificial. You can also use white liner on the inside corners of the eyes to get wide eyes. Apply a white eye shadow under the brow bone to make the eyes look brighter and wider. It is equally important to pay attention to the eyebrows. Make sure the brows are well groomed. Use a brow pencil to fill in the gaps. This will give a more finished and polished look.
8. Eye shadow:
Use two shades of eye shadows of natural shades for a professional look. Apply a light, skin or neutral colored eye shadow all over the eyelids and use a slightly darker shade to line the top lid and crease. Apply the eye shadow in the crease with a flat shadow brush for optimum control. Use the fingers to blend it on the lids. Finger blending gives a more natural looking look. There should not be any harsh lines or stripes on the eyelids. A soft, brownish tint enhances the natural contours of the eyes, without looking very prominent. Shades like beige and bronze add definition to the eyes without looking made up.
Defined eyelashes are essential for a no-makeup look. Curl the eyelashes with an eyelash curler and apply one or two coat mascara. Curling the lashes will make the eyes appear wider. Apply the mascara just to the roots of the bottom lashes. Coating the entire lashes will give you a spidery look. Use an eyelash brush to clear the clumps. Apply waterproof and long lasting mascara if your mascara smears by the end of the day.
For best results, wipe the excess mascara from the applicator and put it at the base of the lashes. Begin from the roots and then wiggle the wand upwards. This will make the lashes appears thick. Use brown mascara for a natural look.
10. Lip makeup:
A soft and satiny lipstick complements a natural makeup look. Choose a lipstick closest to your natural lip color. Apply the lip color with your finger, rather than applying it directly from the tube. Apply it in the center and blend well. A sheer peach lipstick or lip-gloss will also complement a natural makeup look. It gives the pout a definition without looking overly made up. Lip stain is best for this look as it does not look artificial and lasts all day. It also makes the skin look youthful and fresh. Avoid using dark colors and shiny lip glosses.