Here are some steps of makeup for a natural look.
Prep your skin Before applying any makeup, it’s important to start with a clean, moisturized canvas. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and follow up with a toner to balance your skin’s pH levels. Then, apply a lightweight moisturizer to hydrate and nourish your skin. If you have any specific skin concerns (such as acne or dark circles), you can also apply a targeted treatment product at this step.
Prime your skin After prepping your skin, the next step is to prime it. Primer helps to create a smooth, even base for your makeup and can also help your makeup last longer. Look for a primer that is formulated for your specific skin type (e.g. oily, dry, combination) and apply it all over your face, focusing on areas where you tend to get oily or where you want your makeup to last the longest (such as around the nose and mouth).
Apply a light foundation For a natural makeup look, you want to avoid a heavy, full-coverage foundation. Instead, opt for a lightweight, sheer foundation that allows your natural skin to show through. Use a foundation brush or a damp beauty sponge to apply the foundation, starting at the center of your face and blending outward. Make sure to blend well along the hairline, jawline, and down the neck to avoid any noticeable lines.
Conceal any imperfections If you have any blemishes or dark circles that you want to conceal, now is the time to do it. Use a concealer that matches your skin tone and apply it directly to the area that you want to cover up. Use a small, pointed concealer brush or your ring finger to tap the concealer into place, then blend it out with a clean brush or sponge.
Set your base To help your makeup stay in place all day, it’s a good idea to set your base with a translucent powder. Use a powder brush to dust a small amount of powder over your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and under your eyes. Be sure to tap off any excess powder before applying it to your skin to avoid a cakey finish.
Define your brows Well-groomed eyebrows can do wonders for framing your face and making you look more polished. Use a brow pencil or brow powder to fill in any sparse areas, then brush through your brows with a spoolie brush to blend the product and tame any unruly hairs.
Add a pop of color to your cheeks For a natural makeup look, you want to avoid overly bright or shimmery blush. Instead, opt for a subtle, matte blush that gives your cheeks a healthy flush. Use a blush brush to apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks, then blend upwards towards your temples.
Enhance your eyes To add a little bit of definition to your eyes without going over the top. You can use a neutral eyeshadow and a thin coat of mascara. Use an eyeshadow brush to apply a neutral shade (such as beige, taupe, or light brown) to your lid, then blend it into your crease. Finish off with a coat of mascara on your top and bottom lashes.
Finish with a natural lip color For a natural makeup look. You want to avoid bold lip colors and opt for a subtle, neutral lip shade instead. Choose a lip color that is close to your natural lip color, or try a sheer gloss or balm.
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