When it comes to makeup, achieving a natural look is all about highlighting the beautiful features you already have. Instead of trying to change and alter the shape of your face, eyes and lips, a natural look will enhance and show off your features rather than hide them. If you want to achieve a natural look, here are some of our favorite products to try.
A natural look starts with your skin. When it comes to makeup, your skin will always be the first thing to give you away. Achieving a natural look requires your skin to be well cared for so your foundation goes on smooth and unnoticeable. This is why a good exfoliator is key. Exfoliating your skin three to four times a week helps to remove any dead skin cells or remaining dirt or makeup. It will smooth the surface of your skin which helps makeup look more natural and can even help to prevent future breakouts.
If you do not already have a good moisturizer on hand, this is your sign to go ahead and get one. For the same reason you need an exfoliator, makeup will not go on well if your skin is dry. Makeup tends to cling to dry and flakey skin. If you have excessive patches of dryness on your face, you would be wise to employ a moisturizer. You always want to apply moisturizer before makeup for the most natural application.
The final product to achieve a natural look before applying foundation is primer. Primer is the final step after moisturizer to help achieve a flawless foundation application. Face primer not only smooths and preps the skin for makeup, but it will also help your makeup stay on longer.
Light Coverage Foundation
Light coverage foundation isn’t for everyone, but if you are just looking to even out your skin tone, try out this type of coverage. It is by far the most natural looking type of foundation and is subtle when applied to the skin. You could also use a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream for the same effect. If you are looking for a foundation to cover excessive redness or blemishes, then you may want to go with a heavier coverage.
Contouring tends to look harsh on a lot of different people, especially if you have a lighter skin tone. Instead try a lighter bronzer with a subtle shimmer or sheen. Lightly dust the bronzer over your entire face to achieve a natural dewy look. This will help to give you a subtle glow without any harsh contour lines.
Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
An eyeshadow palette that has a range of neutral shades with matte or slightly shimmery shades is going to be best for achieving a natural look. We recommend a palette over individual shades for their versatility. You can accomplish a variety of different natural eye looks if you have a range of neutral shades that are complimentary to your skin tone. We also recommend using the darkest shades in the palette in place of eyeliner. Liquid liner can appear harsh and far from natural. Use a small, angled brush and a dark shadow to line your eyes in a more natural way. Smudge the shadow into your lash line to smooth out any harsh lines.
You may be conjuring up images of girls with excessive lash extensions that can be seen a mile away. This is simply their preference as lash extensions exist in a variety of styles, shapes and lengths. To achieve a natural look using lash extensions, try out these DIY natural lash extensions. DIY natural lash extensions tend to look more subtle then professionally done lashes because you are in full control of the placement and thickness. These DIY natural lash extensions also end up looking better over time because you don’t have to wait for your next appointment to get them touched up. You are free to touch up your extensions as often or as little as you want to achieve the most natural look.
Tinted Lip Balm
Lipsticks and lip glosses are great, but they don’t always look natural. If you want a lip product that is more subtle but still gives your lips some extra color and sheen, try out a tinted balm. There are tons of high-end tinted lip balms on the market for you to choose from, so pick one in a color that compliments the natural shade of your lips.
A Natural Beauty
These are the products you want to have in your arsenal to achieve a natural look. As long as you focus on your natural beauty, you really can’t go wrong here. A little moisturizer and some DIY lash extensions can go a long way, so have fun achieving a natural beauty look!