One makeup trend that’s taking the beauty industry by storm is the no makeup look. Ladies, we’ve all, at some point, tried it and we have to admit that if done well, it looks so fab and fresh! And if you’re one still struggling with how to get it just right, here are some genius makeup tips to ace the no makeup look. These are just the points you need to keep in mind to dazzle all with your ‘natural’ beauty.
1. Prep your skin properly
Prepping your skin well before you start your makeup is half the job done. Firstly, you must drink enough water to ensure that your skin is hydrated to the fullest. Secondly, cleanse it well with a face wash that suits your skin type. Follow that with a good massage with a hydrating moisturizer for the face and voila! You’re ready to start your makeup routine.
2. Pull out that BB cream
Foundations tend to look a bit cakey and heavy on the face sometimes, especially when you’re trying the no makeup look. Opt for a light BB cream that and blend it well all over your face. This is one such face makeup product which will moisturize the skin further and result in an even-toned complexion.
For any blemishes and acne marks on your face that are visible even after applying your fave BB cream, use a concealer on the spots and you’re good to go. Dot on the concealer on the blemishes and dab it well so that it blends perfectly.
4. Neutral colours only!
Take this one as a thumb rule when it comes to the no makeup look. Using bright, bold colours is a big no-no. Use beiges, peaches, neutral pinks and nudes only. Any colours other than these will take away from the makeup look you’re trying to achieve.
Keep a good contouring and highlighting kit handy in order to nail the no makeup look. Getting it right with this technique, will help you accentuate your facial features and look gorgeous! Check out this tutorial to do this correctly.
6. Mascara magic
One makeup product you can go all out with when going for the no makeup look, is mascara! Start at the base of your lashes, and wiggle up the wand. Do a double coat if you want your lashes to look even more dramatic and help your eyes pop.
7. Powder up
Setting the no makeup look with a basic loose powder is imperative, ladies. This ensures that your contouring etc. stays put and it also gives a nice matte finish to your face. In fact, you must carry this along with you and use it for touch-ups as and when required.
8. Lip tint choices
It’s best to go for a natural coloured gloss. If you must add a rosy tint to your lips, go for a light pink or peach to complement your no makeup look. Steer clear of reds, raspberry shades and browns, ladies.
Use your fave matte blush in peach or pink, and apply it on the apples of your cheeks. This will give your face a naturally flushed and healthy look. A cheek stain is great for giving you a natural-looking rosy flush. Make it a point to not overdo it with this product, and you’re sure to ace this look!
A white eye pencil is just what you need on your waterline to make your eyes pop. You can even dab it on the inner corners of your eyes and look gorgeous as ever! This is minimalistic and adds so much to your overall look.
One feature that needs to be highlighted on your face is your brows. Use a shade that matches the colour of your eyebrows, and go for short and light strokes with the brow pencil to fill them in. This one is an absolute must for the no makeup look, you have no idea what a difference it ca make so don’t skip this step, ladies.
12. Flash that smile!
Because there’s no better makeup than a gorgeous and wide smile, ladies. The life that a smile can bring on your face is going to make your no makeup look even better, we promise!