The mantra for this year is ‘Clean Girl Aesthetic.’ We’re on break from festivities, so loud looks can take a little break. It’s time to embrace more natural looks; you want to look like you don’t have makeup on even though you do have makeup on.
Amongst all the trends from the past year, the no-makeup makeup look emerged as a timeless and coveted style. Achieving this subtle and natural appearance requires finesse and a few key techniques. Follow our step-by-step guide to enhance your features while maintaining that fresh-faced glow effortlessly.
1. Start with Skincare
The foundation of any great makeup look is healthy skin. Begin by cleansing and moisturizing your face to create a smooth canvas. A lightweight, hydrating primer will ensure your makeup adheres seamlessly while giving your skin a dewy finish.
2. Choose a Lightweight Foundation
Opt for a sheer or light-coverage foundation to even out your skin tone without masking your natural complexion. Skin tints are also a great substitute when you don’t want an actual foundation and are excellent choices for achieving that appearance.
3. Concentrated Concealing
Target specific areas with concealer instead of applying it all over. Dab a bit under the eyes on any blemishes or redness for a flawless finish.
4. Define Brows Naturally
Enhance your eyebrows with a soft pencil or powder. Aim for a natural arch and use short, feathery strokes to mimic the look of real hair. A clear brow gel can further shape and set them in place.
5. Rosy Cheeks
Choose a natural-looking blush in a shade close to your skin tone and lightly apply it to the apples of your cheeks. Cream blushes work well for a more effortless and dewy appearance.
6. Simple Eyes
Apply a neutral eyeshadow that complements your skin tone. Stick to matte or subtle shimmer shades and avoid heavy eyeliner. Curl your lashes and apply a coat or two of mascara for a wide-eyed effect.
7. Natural Lips
Opt for a lip balm, tint, or nude lipstick that enhances your natural lip colour. A touch of gloss can add a hint of shine without being too overpowering.
8. Finish up with a Setting Spray
Lock in your look with a lightweight setting spray to ensure your makeup lasts all day while maintaining that fresh, dewy appearance.