If only the natural look were as simple as rolling out of bed and heading to work. Unfortunately, the “just out of bed look” isn’t great on most of us, but the natural look can still be pretty easy to attain with the few simple steps we’ve listed below.
Achieve the Natural Look!
Start With A Clean Face
The natural look is a bit different for everyone, but it begins the same way no matter who you are. Always start with a clean, well-moisturized face. You don’t have to moisturize before applying your makeup if it leaves you too oily, but you should moisturize before you go to bed. A hydrated face is the best type of canvas to start with!
Choose the Foundation That’s Right For You
Now that your face is moisturized, it’s time to choose a foundation. Some women can get away with a little tinted moisturizer while others need more foundation with concealer. Any option is fine as your goal is to have a healthy, even skin tone. Just make sure to choose a shade that is closest to your natural color.
Powder Your Nose
It sounds a bit old timey, but it still works! Add a bit of powder to your nose (and lightly brush it on your forehead, cheeks, and chin too if you like). This will prevent your skin from looking too shiny, something you definitely want to avoid if you’re going for the natural look.
Skip the Heavy Liner and Eyeshadow
You can wear a nude eye shadow and even lightly trace your eyes with a natural brown pencil if you’re careful. Just try not to apply it too thickly or overdo it so you can still achieve natural look you’re going for.
A Little Mascara Goes a Long Way
Mascara can make your eyes pop like no other product. For the natural look, curl your eyelashes first and apply one coat of mascara. You can ditch your “blackest black” mascara for dark brown or even use clear mascara for separation and lengthening without the color.
Brush Your Brows
Fuller eyebrows are totally in right now, and they compliment this look well. If you’ve been taking it easy with the tweezers then you’re off to a good start. Brush your eyebrows to tame any wild hairs and apply clear brow mascara if needed. A natural shade of brow pencil can be used to fill in brows that have been overplucked.
Go Light on the Lips
Apply some lip balm to keep your lips looking soft and moisturized. There are also tinted lip balms and very light lip glosses that go really well with a natural look.
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