The “No Makeup” Makeup Tutorial
There are days when you don’t want to wear makeup at all and then there are days when you want your makeup to look effortless and natural. The barely there makeup look is great when you don’t want to put on much makeup yet look like a natural beauty. To be fair, this look is to enhance your natural beauty rather hiding under makeup.
Your face is a blank canvas for makeup. First off, for the no-makeup makeup tutorial, prep your skin by cleansing and moisturizing. Use a washcloth or a gentle scrub to remove dead skin. For this look, you want your skin to be very natural yet flawless looking. It’s best to use a lightweight liquid foundation, BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. You can use your fingers to apply it. The warmth from your hand will help your product blend smoothly.
Contour your face with bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks and on temples along the hairline. If you’re going for a glowing natural look, use a bronzer that has a bit of shimmer in it. Make sure you blend your bronzer well with a brush so that it leaves no harsh lines.
For your blusher, you only want a natural flush and warmth on your cheeks. Cream blushes tend to stay longer and appear natural. Dot some cream blusher on the apple of your cheeks, blend it in a circular motion with your fingers.
Moving on to your eyes and brows. take a brown mocha color, blend it in the crease area of your eyes. A soft brown color will add depth to your eyes. Use your ring finger to blend it or use a soft brush.
Skip liquid eyeliner, and go for a soft kohl pencil in brown to dark chocolate brown color. Apply it close to your lash line, take a pencil brush or Cotton Q tip to smudge the line you created. Smudging will soften the look. A no makeup look isn’t complete without thick natural looking lashes. Use a mascara that doesn’t clump and apply a few coats.
Finally, on your lips, you can just leave them bare with a lip balm. Or apply a nude lipstick. You can even take your cream blusher to dab it on your lips.
There you have your finished “no makeup” makeup look.