Take a Natural Approach
When trying to create a fresh and natural makeup look it is important to choose the right makeup for your skin. The most important thing to consider is ingredients. Just like with choosing the best skincare for your skin type, it’s essential to do the same when choosing makeup.
Natural makeup has many benefits for the skin, and is focused around skin health and not just appearance. Natural makeup uses organic and natural active ingredients that nourish and protect the skin along with enhancing facial features.
In addition to this, there are no harsh chemicals or synthetic ingredients that are often found in other generic makeup brands. This means you can rest assured that your skin will not only look amazing from the outside, but will also be looking amazing underneath too.
It is also important when selecting the right makeup, that you choose makeup to suit your skin type. For example if you have very dry and dehydrated skin choose products rich in hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid. If you have oily, blemish-prone skin make sure to choose products that have a low oil content, and purifying ingredients such as witch hazel.
Another essential thing to remember when aiming to create a natural makeup look is to prep the skin well. If the skin has not been properly cleansed and hydrated, the makeup will never look right. No matter how good of quality the makeup is.
The best way to prep the skin is to adopt a good skincare routine. Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise. These steps are essential to everyone’s skincare regime. Choosing the right skin care products with ingredients that are most suitable to your skin’s needs is also imperative.
Whether you have dry and sensitive skin, or oily, blemished skin, if you hydrate and nourish the skin well your makeup will go on smoothly and last better throughout the day.
Enhance, Don’t Mask
There is a certain art to applying makeup, especially when trying to create an effortless, natural look.
The majority of us have some skin concerns. You may be tempted to try and mask these problems by applying more makeup. However, this can be counterproductive. For example, if you are concerned with fine lines and dark circles around the eyes you might try to conceal these by applying layers of thick, full-coverage concealer.
In theory this sounds like it would help, but it actually has the opposite effect. Thick layers of makeup look heavy and cakey. This can highlight any texture on the face such as fine lines, dry skin, and blemishes.
It is best to apply thin layers to the face, only where needed, blending really well in order to create a seamless look. This will produce a fresh, glowing and more youthful, natural appearance.
“Colour me beautiful!”
An important step in creating a natural makeup look, is selecting colours that suit you best. Consider your skin tone, hair colour and eye colour. For example, if you have blue eyes, golds, coppers and rusty browns look beautiful and help to bring out the colour of your eyes. With green eyes, cranberry colours, burgundy and lavender can make your eyes look bright and radiant.
If you have a warm, olive skin tone make sure to choose makeup that has warm, yellow undertones, and If you have a more cool and translucent skin tone, select makeup with pink undertones. This will complement your skin best and help to create the most natural look.
Finally make sure to use subtle colours that aren’t too bold or glitzy when trying to create a natural look, and again apply light layers to enhance your natural feature’s. Don’t mask.
So why not try to create a natural makeup look today using these steps, and bring out the natural beauty in you.
“To me beauty is natural. If you’re naturally yourself, you’re naturally beautiful” – Young M.A
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