If you’re a makeup beginner, it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what products you need and how to use them.
Shopping for beauty products can be confusing with so many options available, and it can be hard to know which ones are necessary for your look.
You may find yourself wondering why you need to contour or apply bronzer, or what the difference is between an eyebrow pencil and an eyebrow gel. After a while, all of the makeup items in your shopping cart can start to seem redundant and boring.
The good news is that if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the makeup choices out there, you’re not alone! There are plenty of resources available to help guide beginners through the process of selecting and applying makeup.
An expert-approved makeup guide can provide helpful tips on choosing the right products for your skin type and complexion, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to apply them correctly. With this kind of guidance, even a complete beginner can learn how to create beautiful looks that will last all day long!
1. Skin First
Having glowing, natural skin is the key to achieving a no-makeup makeup look. The best way to get that glow is to actually have healthy, hydrated skin. To achieve this, it’s important to start with some skin prep before applying any makeup.
A hydrating face mask can be used to make sure the skin is already supple and moisturized before applying any products. This will help create a smooth base for your makeup and ensure that your foundation looks as natural as possible.
In addition to using a face mask, it’s also important to use products that are specifically designed for your skin type. For example, if you have oily or combination skin, opt for oil-free or mattifying products that won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.
If you have dry skin, choose hydrating formulas that will help keep your complexion looking dewy and fresh all day long. By taking the time to properly prep your skin before applying makeup, you can ensure that your look will be flawless and natural-looking every time!
2. Prime your base
Priming your base is an essential step in achieving a flawless makeup look. Primers create a smooth canvas for foundation and other products to adhere to, resulting in a longer-lasting finish. Primers also help to even out the skin tone and texture, allowing you to achieve a more natural look with less product.
When choosing a primer, it’s important to consider what kind of look you’re going for and your skin type. A pore-filling primer can be used on oily or combination skin types to fill in any pores without clogging them like thicker foundations might.
For those looking for an extra glow, an illuminating primer will add hydration and luminosity to the complexion. No matter what kind of look you’re going for, priming your base is the best way to ensure that your makeup stays put all day long.
3. Go light on the coverage
When it comes to achieving a natural, light coverage look, steer clear of thick, full coverage foundations. Instead, opt for tinted moisturizers, BB and CC creams, and skin tints that will give your skin some extra hydration while still allowing some of your freckles, redness, and imperfections to shine through.
La’Pearl swears by liquid foundations in this step because they keep your skin looking radiant and blend easily. One of her favorites is Be a 10’s Beyond Belief Foundation if you want fuller coverage that doesn’t look cakey.
To apply the foundation or skin tint correctly for this look, use a buffing foundation brush to cover more or a sponge to keep the dewiness and sheer it out—La’Pearl’s ideal method of applying foundation.
This will help ensure that you get the perfect amount of coverage without looking too heavy or cakey. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect natural-looking complexion with minimal effort!
4. Use a lightweight concealer for blemishes
Using a lightweight concealer is an effective way to cover up blemishes and dark circles without feeling like you’re wearing too much makeup. A lightweight concealer will provide just enough coverage to hide any imperfections, while still allowing your skin to breathe.
It also won’t cake or settle into fine lines and wrinkles, so you don’t have to worry about looking older than you are.
When applying a lightweight concealer, it’s best to use your fingers for blending. The warmth of your skin helps the product melt right in, creating a natural-looking finish that won’t look heavy or cakey.
You can also apply a small amount of moisturizer before applying the concealer for extra hydration and to help it blend more easily. With the right technique, you can easily cover up any blemishes or dark circles without having to worry about looking overdone.
5. Moisturize skin regularly
Moisturizing your skin is an essential part of any skincare routine. Not only does it help to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy, but it can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Applying a moisturizer morning and evening helps to replenish hydration levels in the skin, keeping it looking fresh and vibrant.
When choosing a moisturizer, look for one that is an emulsion of oil and water components. These types of moisturizers are more hydrating than oils, serums, or other formulas as they carry hydrating ingredients into the top layers of the skin, helping it to retain moisture.
GH Seal star Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is a great choice as it increased skin’s moisture content by 50% over 24 hours in GH Beauty Lab testing. So make sure you include moisturizing your skin regularly in your skincare routine for the best results!
6. Dew is your friend
Dew is your friend when it comes to achieving a natural but still glowy look. Rather than opting for a traditional shimmery highlighter, go for a cream with a clear base that will give you the same effect. This type of product looks just like sweat or natural dew on the skin and blends right in with all the other cream products on the face.
Adding dewiness to your cheekbones can really make your face look more alive and vibrant. The texture of the product will be light and airy, so it won’t feel heavy or cakey on your skin.
It also won’t draw attention away from any other makeup you may have applied, such as blush or bronzer. Plus, it’s easy to apply and doesn’t require much effort! So if you want to achieve a natural yet glowing look, don’t forget about dew – it really is your friend!
7. Fake the flush
The natural, blushed look to the skin is a timeless beauty that never goes out of style. To achieve this look without having to spend hours in front of the mirror, try faking the flush with a cream blush. Start by applying a small amount of cream blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it up towards your temples.
Then, add a bit more product to the bridge of your nose for an extra pop of color. The key is to use just enough product so that you don’t end up looking overly made-up or clownish.
When using a cream blush, make sure you have a good quality brush on hand for blending and buffing out any harsh lines. This will help create a seamless finish that looks like you’ve been naturally flushed from within.
If you want to take it one step further, add some highlighter along your cheekbones and brow bones for an extra glowy effect. With just a few simple steps, you can easily fake the flush and get that gorgeous natural look in no time!
8. Give your face a massage
A facial massage is an excellent way to give your skin a natural glow and improve circulation. Massaging your face helps to stimulate the production of collagen, which can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
It also increases blood flow, which can help to nourish the skin cells and promote healthy cell growth. Additionally, facial massage can help to reduce puffiness around the eyes and cheeks, as well as improve muscle tone in the face.
To give yourself a facial massage, start by washing your face with warm water and a gentle cleanser. Once your skin is clean, use your fingertips to gently massage upward and downward strokes on each cheek. You can also use circular motions around the eyes and forehead area for extra relaxation.
Make sure to be gentle with your skin as you massage it; too much pressure can cause irritation or damage delicate tissues. After massaging your face for several minutes, rinse off any excess product with cool water and pat dry with a soft towel. With regular facial massages, you should notice improved circulation, firmer skin texture, and fewer wrinkles over time!
9. Light Mascara or Skip It
Light mascara can be a great way to enhance your natural beauty without looking too heavy. Curling your lashes and applying brown mascara to the top and bottom lashes is an easy way to open up your eyes and give them a subtle definition.
Brown mascara is especially helpful for those with lighter lashes, as it won’t look too harsh or overpowering. If you want to go even more naturally, you can skip the mascara altogether.
For those who want to apply light mascara but don’t want to overdo it, La’Pearl suggests using a smaller brush or repurposing a spoolie from the end of an eyebrow pen.
This will help you apply less product and achieve a softer, more natural look. You can also opt for waterproof formulas that are designed to stay put all day without smudging or flaking off. No matter what type of mascara you choose, light application is key for achieving this effortless yet beautiful look.
10. Popsicle Lips
Popsicles are a classic summer treat that many of us have enjoyed since childhood. But after eating one, you’re left with a unique look on your lips – a natural tint that can be difficult to replicate. Thankfully, there is now an easier way to achieve this look without the sticky hands and mess.
By using any lipstick of your choice and blotting off the excess with a tissue, you can easily get the same popsicle lip effect. This hack is perfect for those who want to add some subtle color to their lips without having to worry about smudging or fading throughout the day.
Plus, it’s incredibly easy and quick to do! So if you’re looking for a fun way to switch up your makeup routine, try out this popsicle lip hack and see what kind of looks you can create.
Keeping your skin healthy and happy is an important part of overall health and well-being. There are many tips and tricks to help you achieve this goal, such as using sunscreen, moisturizing regularly, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding harsh chemicals. Additionally, it’s important to be aware of the products you use on your skin.
In addition to protecting your skin from external factors like sun exposure or harsh chemicals, there are also some tips and tricks that can help you maintain healthy skin from the inside out.
Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables will provide essential vitamins and minerals that help keep your skin looking its best.
Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated while avoiding sugary drinks which can cause breakouts. Finally, getting enough sleep is key for keeping your skin looking vibrant since lack of sleep can lead to dullness or dark
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