A natural makeup is all about simplicity, freshness and durability. You want to feel as if you had absolutely no makeup on, but still manage to cover up skin imperfections (like blemishes, pimples, red spots, etc) as well as moisturizing your skin and highlighting cheek bones, lips and eyes in a soft, delicate manner. This insanely natural but perfect makeup look is the most requested one among celebrities. Let’s take a look the 6 essential beauty products to achieve a natural makeup look and find out why celebs are so into it.
The first step to a perfect look is skin conditioning. A thorough cleansing routine will allow you to set the skin ready for makeup. A great, budget-friendly product to start with is CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser ($11.47). This little mate eliminates excess oil, dirt and traces of makeup without drying or tightening the skin. Apply with soft massages thorough the tissue and remove with cold water.
A good primer will smooth, conceal and mattify your skin before you apply a makeup foundation. Primers will also set your foundation and make it last longer. A good choice would be Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance ($29.00) which illuminates the skin as well as it evens out and diminishes blemishes and imperfections. It can also be used as a highlighter when applied on the bridge of the nose and forehead.
The only way to make dark circles go away is applying a small amount of concealer before foundation. Try Rimmel Recover Anti-Fatigue Concealer ($14.99) and make those dreary dark circles go away for good! Dab the product gently throughout any dark areas around the eyes keeping in mind not to rub too harsh.
Fond du Teint or foundation
Now it’s time for makeup foundation. A natural makeup look will require a soft, almost imperceptible foundation which allows the skin to breathe as if it wasn’t there. We recommend Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation ($39.90) which makes skin look “picture perfect” with absolutely no effort.
Blush is a must in any natural makeup look. A hint of color on your checks adds a youthful touch to any makeup. Almay Smart Shade Blush ($12.95) is a superb option. It is budget friendly and it adjusts to every skin tone.
A good mascara will frame your eyes and add volume to your lashes. A must-have option for a natural look is Maybellines Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect (8.99). Apply a small amount after curling the lashes (always using a zigzag motion).
Remember, all women are beautiful, not just celebrities. Make-up is just a great tool to enhance any woman’s natural beauty. So go ahead and try on this natural makeup whenever you feel the need of that little extra boost of confidence. Just don’t forget to finish the look with your favorite shade of lip balm or lip-gloss before hitting the streets feeling like a true goddess “au naturel”. Have fun, rejoice, be yourself, be beautiful.