Makeup is great for enhancing your natural beauty. With eyes popping colours, face glowing like the sun and lips pouting with succulence! Makeup is great to grace that special occasion, a regular day at work or even that special date. However, sometimes we just want a break from all the colours and highlights. We want to wear such light makeup that it appears we’re not even wearing any. We want to have that natural glow without appearing to have worn any makeup. Yes, I totally understand. What you really want is to achieve the no-makeup makeup look. That is, a makeup look that appears as though you’re not even wearing any makeup! Incredible right?! Definitely. Here are easy steps to help you achieve that natural subtle makeup look.
Let your skin be popping
The very first step is to have flawless and glowing skin. A beautiful skin will ensure you glow effortlessly, with or without makeup. There are a lot of skincare products that claim to work magic, but be careful in your choice and only use what is mild, gentle and works for you. Most importantly, you need to eat nutritious food, to keep your skin healthy and glowing first from within.
To achieve the no-makeup makeup look, it’s best to start with a good cleanser to rid your skin of dirt and clogged pores. Afterwards, use a hydrating face mask to ensure your skin is soft and moisturized, before starting the routine.
Smear a Sunscreen
Sunscreen is an important part of your skincare routine. Especially in tropical countries like Nigeria where the sun is always at its peak, it’s advisable to apply a sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays of the sun.
A primer is an essential part of successfully achieving this look. It smooths your skin and creates a perfect natural base, which allows for less makeup. Primers are also great for keeping makeup intact for much longer. An illuminating primer will add that extra radiance from within and help you slay effortlessly.
Foundation or nay
For this look, a foundation is not entirely necessary and totally depends on you. Some persons go for a lighter dewy foundation, but you can easily do without it if you like.
Conceal up Close
Just like foundation, concealer is also not a total must. However, it is advisable to use a concealer to hide dark circles around the eyes as well as other spots and blemishes on your skin. But remember to use lightly.
Creamy and Juicy
For this no-makeup look, it’s advisable to go with a cream shadow. Cream shadows are easy to use and blend very easily with the skin, giving it a more natural look compared to powders. After applying your concealer, blend a cream bronzer with a damp sponge and set lightly with powder bronzer to ensure a long lasting look.
For those with oily skin however, it’s best to use an eyeshadow primer first, to ensure your shadows last longer.
Flush with Blush
Add a bit of cream blush (unless you have oily skin) to the apples of your cheeks, temples and bridge of your nose. A cream blush will diffuse and blend easily, giving your skin a natural blushed look.
Glow with Your Natural Brows
For this look, you don’t need well defined, filled-in, pencil brows. Remember, we want to keep it simple and sleek, so all you need are clean and well groomed eyebrows. Enhance the beauty of your natural brows by brushing them into place and defining your arches with a brow gel.
Finish off with Mascara
It’s ok to go light on your lashes, we don’t want flamboyant and umbrella-looking eyelashes for this look. All you need is a mascara for finishing touches, to make your eyes pop naturally. You can easily do without this part, but if you choose, then curl your lashes and apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes. For a more defined lash line without using an eyeliner, you could try a volumizing mascara.
Lips on Fleek
Finish off with a nude lipstick or simply a lip gloss. You could also define your lips by lining gently with a lip liner. Take care not to apply too much, as this could ruin your natural look.
And we’re done! So easy, right?! We know! Now is the time to shine girl! Start rocking this no-makeup makeup look the right away.