Look around you; the times have changed. The flappers of 20s and the loudness are on their way out. It is the era of minimalist perfection. I, when I look at social media, am blown away by how flawless their makeup is. Yes, I said, makeup. In the world of HD, it is next to impossible to have skin that is as clear as what the internet wants you to believe.
You could be the queen, but you would still have a blemish on your skin; it is just the way the world works. The new trend shows a clear transition from the full coverage foundation, bold brows, and winged eyeliner to the”No Makeup,” ethereal beauty.
This means the bare minimum product in the mildest of colors coupled with flawless application. Here are my hacks for you to achieve the best look possible. So grab one of your CBD vapes and begin your descend into the world of flush, flawless skin (at least appearance wise).
The skincare industry is booming and with good reason. People now want to have this glowing natural skin. We don’t have the sizable budgets that grace most celebrity accounts, but we do know how to fake it till we make it. Ditch the heavy foundation and hydrate your skin. Products with hydrofluoric acid are your best friend.
You are creating the perfect base for your makeup to set on. So, start with a gentle face wash, followed by exfoliate and finally some mattifying sunscreen ( you can never have too much SPF).
Hydrating your face will ensure that your skin is already supple when the next step comes up.
Recommended Product: Neutrogena Dry- Touch Line
There is seldom talked about trick when it comes to concealing, a small flat brush aids in spot concealing any blemishes or redness on your face. If a concealer seems too heavy to cover the redness, you can use a green-tinted color primer to cancel it out.
Green isn’t for everyone; however, lilac is a better option for sallow skin, blue for orange tinges, and yellow for very prominent dark circles.
Recommended Product: Glossier Stretch Concealer
Warm The Face
Glowy skin can never be pasty, and to avoid any pastiness, you can put some bronzer on your skin. If you are naturally tanned, nothing better, but if not bronzer is excellent. Put an extremely light layer of bronzer across your forehead, cheekbone, and jawline. Choose a cream product for the most natural finish. I was big on powder at one point of time, but as I wanted a more natural application cream was much better. The beauty of most cream products is that it adds warmth to the face without adding an orange tinge.
Recommended Product : Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer
Wake Those Eyes Up
To brighten up your eyes, a cream eye shadow is great in a color that is closest to your skin. You can have one with some shimmer or just a basic one depending on what your personal preference.
If You don’t want to add an additional product to your routine, you can put some bronzer on your eyelids.
A tried and tested technique to make the eyes look even bigger is to apply a lighter shade in the inner corners of the eyes. Go for a subtle shade that does not take over your whole face.
Recommended Product: RMS Beauty Eye Polish
Tame Your Brows and Lashes
A good eyelash curler goes a long way to elongate the lashes without any other material touching the lashes. Since false lashes are completely out, this is the next best bet for a natural curl on the eyelash.
Bushy, unruly brows are the best thing you can have to create an impact.
Your natural brows can be amplified by using a brow gel with fibers or a clear gel. Sweep them up with a spoolie, and your eyebrows are ready to take over the world.
Recommended Product: NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
Never Forget The Highlight
Dewy, that is how your skin should be described by the people who see you. Use a highlight that will sit on top of your skin and give a light glow.
Instead of a densely pigmented shimmery highlighter, go for a cream highlight which has a clear base. Fenty does do this the best.
This highlight looks precisely the way sweat does. Sounds gross, but trust me when I say this is an excellent addition to any look.
Recommended Product: Master Strobing stick
Flush Is Your Friend
Not everyone is blessed with a natural blush that makes the skin look unpolished and stunning. For those who need a little extra help in that department, you can get that look with a bit of cream helps.
Add the bush to the apples of your cheeks, temples, and on the bridge of the nose. Blend it upwards towards your hairline for a more youthful look.
Recommended Product : PIXI by Petra Multibalm
Tint The Lip
No place for the glam red here. Go for a natural tint on your lips. If you want to go even more natural, go for a clear gloss for an ultra moisturized look.
Recommended Product: Fenty Gloss Bomb
A makeup no makeup might seem like a lot, but in reality, it would take you about 10 minutes to do it while you run out the door. Which by the way, is much shorter than the time it took me to write this.
The trick is to use as many cream products as you can. They are much easier to blend and leave no harsh lines. Now go out and shine.