Applying make-up is a natural part of a woman's daily routine. Recently, there has been a trend to adopt the make-up principle: "Less is more." Many women are now looking for a more natural look when wearing make-up. How a woman achieves a natural look will depend on individual skin type. The skin type, color, and tone will affect how one achieves a natural look.
The right type of makeup and application techniques will determine the type of natural look one creates. The key to a natural look is to use less make-up. The following general tips outline how to attain a natural and fresh appearance:
Foundation Primer: After you have cleansed and dried your face thoroughly, you may want to apply a Primer. A Primer will smooth the skin surface so that the make up will blend more naturally. If needed, apply a moisturiser first.
Foundation: The type of foundation you uses is essential to achieving a 'natural look.' You need to use a foundation that matches your skin tone. Foundations can come in a variety shades that includes dark, beige, medium, and light. Liquid foundation should be applied lightly so that it blends into the skin. Make sure that it blends in to cover any wrinkles and lines. Use a foundation that is one shade lighter than your natural skin color. It should be applied to the face and the top of the neck.
For clear skin, use a tinted moisturizer because it blends without looking smudgy.
If you have acne problems, use an oil free foundation. It covers acne well. For normal skin, you can use a regular foundation. Lightweight foundation is best for people with dry skin. Wearing moisturizer without foundation is the most natural look.
Concealer: After applying the foundation, the next step is to apply the concealer. A concealer will smooth the skin and help cover any dark circles, blemishes, and lines. Under-eye concealers should be lighter than your skin tone. For the most natural look, concealers should match the foundation shade. Use the concealer lightly.
Bronzer: After applying the concealer, you can apply a small amount of bronzer. A bit of bronzer will help achieve a healthy and fresh look. Brown tones are more natural. Make sure that you apply it to the neck to avoid a two-color face. Use sparingly.
Eye Color: Apply a tinted mascara to your eyelashes. It will make your lashes look naturally dark. When applying eye-shadow, light neutral tones look more natural. A thin line of eye liner will make lashes appear fuller and more natural. The color applied to the eyebrows should match the natural brow color. Apply sparingly.
Blush: The color of the blush should be similar to the color of your cheeks. Choose a shade that provides just a bit of color. Not using pressed powder will help create a more natural look. A moist sponge will help the blush settle.
Lip Color: For your lips, use a clear lip gloss or chapstick. It will emphasise your lips while making them look natural.
The amount of make-up one wears is based on personal preference. If you are looking for a more natural look, make-up should be applied lightly, complement your own skin color, and the overall appearance should be simple.
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