My friends are always telling me how difficult it is to apply natural looking makeup. That it’s an art and takes loads of practice and blah, blah, blah. But I beg to differ. I find nothing simpler than getting your makeup to look natural. Of course, I do not mean that you will get it in the first go. But it’s quick and really easy to do once you have practiced a few times.
Most people think that natural makeup is not enough for daily wear or parties. But again, I disagree. We are all beautiful in our own way and the goal of your makeup should be to give you cover and enhance your best features. If you learn how to do this, you’ll always look great.
I love looking natural because then I’m complimented on my ‘natural beauty’ and I revel in it, and I do not mind the help I’m getting from my makeup.
Anyway, I’m going to show you how easy it is to wear near nude makeup and still look absolutely awesome.
How to Apply Natural Looking Makeup
Start by cleansing and toning your face
Use a good quality cleanser that is made for your skin type. Then apply some moisturizer and wait a few minutes for it to set in. You might want to apply some sunscreen too. But I personally prefer using moisturizer with inbuilt sunscreen. This way, I’m not caking my face with too many products.
Now that your face is ready for makeup, let’s begin.
Dab small dots of foundation on your chin, nose, forehead and cheeks. Use gentle sweeping motions to blend it into your skin.
Don’t forget your neck and ears too. You don’t want there to be a prominent line across your jaw that shows two different colors or textures on different parts of head.
Not a crucial part of natural looking makeup, but helpful if you have oily skin or you sweat a lot. Apply five minutes after foundation. The goal is to create an even tone. So do not overdo it.
Brush on your eye shadow. Choose lighter colors that blend well with your skin. For well applied eye shadow, the key is good blending. Use the darker color on the bottom and the lighter one on top. This way, there will not be any obvious lines between the two colors.
Skip the eye liner. If you must wear one, again choose a very subtle shade like light grey or brown instead of black. Also, only use it on your upper lash. Putting it on your lower lash will let on that you are wearing makeup.
Lastly, apply the mascara. Here, you must take care. Applying mascara is truly an art. So if it is one you are not too good at, skip this step otherwise you will look made up.
Lipstick is obviously out. Instead, opt for a lip gloss that is either transparent or as close to the color of your skin as possible. Don’t apply too strongly. Just a light coat should do it.
So there you have it. Just a few simple steps and you can head out the door knowing that you look naturally gorgeous.