As much as I love a glam makeup moment, I definitely prefer creating natural makeup looks with a fresh and glowy finish and sometimes a pop of color. I’m sharing a few tips on how to effortlessly create a natural makeup look in minutes.
Natural makeup looks are great for so many occasions and can be very versatile. You can spice things up with a pop of color on the lips or eyes or keep the whole natural makeup look muted if you’re into more soft, neutral makeup looks! Natural makeup looks are great for everyday wear as well as events such as wedding makeup - both as a guest and for bridal makeup.
I created this natural makeup look with a pop of color recently and listed all the products I used to create this glowy makeup look below. I hope these makeup tips inspire you with future makeup ideas!
We all have different facial structures and skin types so the products and techniques that work for me might have to be replaced or tweaked to fit you and your needs. For example, I have sensitive combination skin and one of my skin concerns is having large pores and texture. I like to use a makeup primer that helps with minimizing the appearance of pores and create a smooth looking appearance to mask my texture. Maybe you prefer a more radiant look and don’t have a need or care for minimizing pores so you might opt in for a makeup primer that creates a dewy base. You can learn more about different makeup primers and some of my favorites here!
ip #1 for Creating a Natural Makeup Look - Prep your Skin
Prepping your skin prior to applying makeup is important! Don’t forget to use sunscreen and primer of your choice after completing your skincare routine. One of my favorite sunscreens is Live Tinted’s Hueguard. Hueguard is a vegan mineral sunscreen that has zero white cast, learn more about it here!
As for prepping skin with primer, choose one that gives you the results you’re looking for. Do you want a primer that minimizes the appearance of pores or something that gives a boost of radiance? Or one that simply helps with the longevity of your makeup look? Here’s a list of top rated primers in each category!
Tip #2 - Choose a Light to Medium Coverage Foundation
Light to medium coverage foundations, skin tints, and tinted moisturizers work great for natural makeup looks. Using a light to medium coverage will help enhance your natural features while evening out your skin tone.
Give yourself that sunkissed look with a touch of bronzer as well as a radiant flush of color on using a blush and highlighter! If you’re looking for an alternative to a highlighter, there are lots of blushes that give a luminous finish.
Tip #4 - Make your Eyes Pop with Neutral Eyeshadow and Mascara
You don’t need to go fancy with the eyeshadow but using a neutral shade or two for your eye makeup combined with a lash lengthening mascara will make your eyes pop. There are so many amazing neutral eyeshadow palettes like the ones in the Urban Decay Naked Line.
For this look, I used the Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette and Rare Beauty Self Discovery Eyeshadow Palette New Nude reinvents nudes and I used the lighter neutral shades to create a soft eye look and used the gold in the Self Discovery. There are so many great mascaras on the market - this post has some amazing options!
These are a few tips I find helpful when creating a natural makeup look. Depending on the day and where I’m going, I’ll skip certain products in my makeup routine or add a few. I love adding a pop of color to my lips which is why I went with this lip combo featuring ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix in After Shock and Tower 28 Beauty’s Lip Jelly in Wild. A more muted lip would work just as beautifully! Wear shades and products that make you feel happy, comfortable, and confident.
If you’re looking for a more natural makeup look that can be created with minimal makeup products, check out my post: 3 Step Makeup Routine. My 3 step makeup routine is perfect for a quick and easy natural makeup look for when you only have a few minutes to get ready and also great to elevate your look for zoom calls!