From catwalks to sidewalks, natural makeup looks have been everywhere for the past few months. A quick scroll through Instagram or a flip through a fashion magazine will show you that dewy, natural, and fresh face makeup is the look to master this season. It’s not hard to see why: Who doesn’t want the I-woke-up-like-this confidence boost that comes with putting on the barest amount of makeup and heading out the door feeling ready to face the day? We sure do!
Since we’re all about everyday makeup that enhances your natural beauty rather than covering it up, we’ve put together our top tips for achieving the perfect “no makeup” makeup look. From how to prep your base to ways to enhance your eyes naturally, discover our makeup tips and tricks now!
1. Celebrate the skin you’re in
The first step in every “no makeup” look is achieving healthy, radiant skin that glows. To do this, set yourself a daily skincare routine - and stick to it! Pay particular attention to moisturising, which will hydrate and smooth your skin, making it the perfect canvas for makeup.
To moisturise and prep skin for makeup application at the same time, reach for our Pre-Foundation Moisturising Primer. This multi-tasking makeup essential helps your makeup last longer, evens out skin tone, blurs imperfections, and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines. As a bonus, it’s infused with Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and Vitamins C and E, all of which will give your skin a completely covetable hydrated, healthy glow.
2. Apply a natural looking foundation
Once you’ve applied your primer, skip the full-coverage foundation in favour of our Mineral Veil Foundation. Lightweight, sheer, and super buildable, it’s the best “no makeup” foundation, and leaves you with an even, sunkissed finish that covers up any redness and blemishes. Plus, the powder foundation is easy to apply with a kabuki brush, and won’t cake, flake, or settle into any fine lines.
Prefer a liquid foundation? Go for our BB Cream Beauty Balm instead, which glides on easily and creates the most beautiful base. This barely there makeup essential hydrates your skin, improves its texture, and disguises imperfections, all while letting your unique features (like freckles!) peek through.
Top Tip: For a flawless finish, use a foundation brush or beauty sponge and blend as you go.
3. Accentuate your eyes
When it comes to barely there eye makeup, the key is keeping it minimal. Save the eyeliner and smokey eyeshadows for another day, and go for an easy everyday eye makeup look that adds subtle sophistication instead.
Enhance your eyes naturally by starting with a quick coat (or two!) of your favourite natural-looking mascara on your upper lashes. Our Amazing Volume Mascara adds length and volume in seconds, and can instantly make you look more alert, awake, and - well - amazing! To take your lashes to new heights, we recommend gently curling your lashes before applying your mascara.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to move onto your brows. Eyebrows frame your face and can make a huge difference to your overall makeup look, so don’t skip this step! Luckily, soft, natural brows are currently in style, meaning that a little bit of basic brow grooming is all you need to do at this stage.
Start by taking our brow pencil and using the built-in brush to brush your brows upwards, so the hairs are all going in the same direction. Then, flip over to the pencil side and fill in any gaps in using quick, feathery strokes.
Top Tip: Blessed with beautiful brows that don’t need much work? Skip the pencil and just use our Un-Brow-Lievable Clear Brow Gel to set them in place.
4. Add a touch of colour
For the ultimate dewy “no makeup” look, add a little colour to your cheeks with a bit of blush. Choose a shade that’s close to the natural flush you get after yoga or some time in the sun - usually this will range from pale pink to deep mauve. Then, grab a large, fluffy brush and start at the apples of your cheeks, blending upwards and outwards.
To tie everything together, pretty-up your pout with our Lavish Lip Gloss in a light pink or peachy shade. Infused with Beeswax and Vitamin E that soften your lips and add serious shine, this nourishing lip gloss guarantees colour that will last all day long.
5. Don’t forget to set!
Before you head out the door, finish off your natural makeup look with a light spritz of our Rosewater Setting Spray. This lightweight mist will lock in your gorgeous, dewy makeup and keep it looking fresher for longer.
You can also spritz it throughout the day whenever your skin needs a pep up. It’s a great way to hydrate your skin when the heater is blasting!
Master the natural, glowy makeup now
While there’s definitely a time and place for bold, elaborate makeup looks, your everyday makeup should be quick and easy. Now that you know all the makeup tips and tricks for a natural look, it’s time to stock up on goodies.
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