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The Natural Makeup Look: 5 Steps To Perfection

Always in style, the natural makeup look is, in most cases, harder to prepare than other daytime or evening looks. Why? Because it takes quite a bit of time (and effort!) to perfectly conceal any trace of visible makeup so that the end result it a natural, almost barefaced, I woke up like this look.

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The 5 Steps To Achieve A Natural Makeup Look:

Step 1: Start With A Flawless Base

A perfect makeup starts with a sound base. A natural makeup look is no different, but keep in mind that you will add very little on top of it – so take special care at this step. In order to get that natural-looking skin, start with your usual moisturizer. Apply it to your clean face and let it set in. Then go over with the tiniest amount of foundation and add more if necessary. Remember you can use your fingers instead of a brush for a more credible result. Finally, gently conceal any spots for an even-looking result.

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Step 2: A Little Bit Of Brow TLC

Even if you are going for a natural makeup look, do not ignore the brows! Comb them in place and fix them with a transparent brow gel. You might want to skip going in with color, but this is totally up to you. If filling in your brows is part of your regular routine, feel free to lightly, lightly do it now as well.

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Step 3: The Eyes

The most important step, the eye makeup (or lack of it thereof!) will make or break the look. To make them stand out without any visible effort, tightline them carefully with a brown or black eyeliner, depending on the color of your natural hair. Then, finish off with a fine swipe of mascara – one coat, just one coat. Remember, you don’t want it to look like you’ve actually put any effort into it at all. Wink!


Step 4: The Lips

For the natural makeup look, the lips are better left bare. A bit of transparent lip balm should suffice to give them some sheen. If you want to even them out and make them match your skin tone, you can dab a small quantity of concealer before applying the balm: simple and subtle! Of course, a “your lips, but better” lipstick can also look good – just keep the color light and almost unnoticeable.

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Step 5: Highlight

No makeup is complete without a dab of highlighter, and this one is no exception. Use a liquid highlighter to add a simple glow to your cheekbone, nose and brow-bone areas. Remember to carefully blend and smooth everything out and to go in with a light hand at all times. Keywords: dewy and effortless – these are very essence of the natural makeup look.

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Looking for more inspiration? Check out the gallery below: