I love a full face of glam every now and then, but most of my time is spent wearing minimal makeup that enhances my features. Now don’t get me wrong, when I go to class, you’ll be lucky to catch me in mascara. But I do think it’s fun to put a little makeup on when I go out. Here’s how I get my “natural” look:
- A Natural Face
Some people think you have to have perfect skin to look natural, but it’s really just about the right foundation. I personally use the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear foundation. The coverage is completely buildable, so on my good skin days, I put a little less, and on the days where I have a few spots, I put a little more. The finish is dewy and not drying at all, which makes your skin look more natural and not cakey. To brighten up my undereyes, I use a little Milk Makeup Flex Concealer. This is a very light coverage concealer that will just give your face some natural dimensions. To finish off my face, I dust some Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder to set everything in place. Because it’s a translucent powder, it sits naturally and makes your skin soft.
- A Pop of Color on the Cheeks
Now that our face has a nice natural, smooth base, we want to add some color where it would be naturally. To do this, I use the Benefit Blush Bar. I take the brown bronzer shade and place it right under my cheekbones and a little on the edge of my forehead– basically, anywhere the sun naturally hits you. Then, I mix all of the pink blush shades and place a little on the apples of my cheeks. Now, if you’re feeling a little wild, you can add some highlight on the tops of your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. I personally use the Two Faced Love Light highlighter.
- Taming the Eyebrows
Now that our face has its color back, it’s time to tame the brows! Depending on how thick your eyebrows are, you might not have to fill them in for the natural look. If you feel like you need to, however, I use the Precisely My Brow Pencil and Gimme Brow from Benefit. Most days I usually just brush them out with a little spooly and then set them in place with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel.
- Natural Eyes
Technically for natural eyes, you don’t really need any eye shadow. However, sometimes I think a natural eye shadow can bring the look together. Using the Tartelette In Bloom palette from Tarte, I take the nude color Flower Child and place it all over my lid. Then, I take the light brown color Jetsette and place it on the outside of my lid, blending it out until it looks natural. If I want a little something more, I’ll place the glittery color Firecracker in the middle of my lid. Then, I usually do a very thin like of eyeliner, but again, you technically don’t need any. I use a Clinique eyeliner in 01 black because its thin tip makes it easy to get a thin and natural line. Then to finish it off, I use the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara to make my eyes pop. If you want a mascara with less thickness, I recommend Maybelline’s Full ‘N Soft waterproof mascara which I also use on my lower lashes.
- A Nude Lip
Most days I just pop on some chapstick and call it a day, but I have a few nude lipsticks that I reach for: “Rouge a levres Lipstick” by Sephora and “Little One” Ultra Matte Lip by Colourpop are my favorites. The Sephora one is creamy and hydrates my lips while giving them a blush tone. The Colourpop lipstick is matte so it stays in place all day without drying out your lips!
You don’t need makeup to feel beautiful, but it can be a fun thing you do once in a while. These products help me get the natural look I wear most days, but that doesn’t mean I can’t feel just as pretty with no makeup.