8 Ways To Get Natural Looking Makeup 

how to apply makeup for a natural look
photo: Zara


There are lots of fleeting beauty trends; blue eyeliner, strobing, over plucked eyebrows (we’re so glad that’s over!), but natural makeup is a trend that will never go out of fashion. It’s the perfect day look all year round, and is the best way to highlight your features without looking like you’re ready to party! So here’s how to apply makeup for a natural look.

1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize


Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream Available Here

The key to beautifully applied, smooth, subtle makeup is a great base. And that means a good cleansing and moisturizing system. It’s a great habit to get into early, as is a weekly exfoliation and face mask. A smooth, exfoliated face will absorb moisturizer better, which in turn will allow foundation to sit more smoothly on the skin and not collect in dry spots. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream is a rich but lightweight formula that instantly hydrates and releases nutrients throughout the day. It’s perfect for a makeup base It also contains caffeine and algae for

What to try: Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream is a rich but lightweight formula that instantly hydrates and releases nutrients throughout the day. It’s perfect for a makeup base It also contains caffeine and algae for extra natural skin.

2. Go for a BB, or even a CC


It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream Available Here

Concealer is a great way to fake clear skin, especially on tired, run down days. But don’t overdo it – make sure you have the right color for your skin tone, apply lightly and blend well. A slightly green-hued concealer works especially well to combat under eye circles.

What to tryIt Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream is a full-coverage color-correcting cream with antiaging skin care and SPF 50+ sunscreen. It increases hydration, smoothes texture and enhances brightness, camouflaging spots and imperfections and contains collagen.

3. Invest in your eyebrows


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Available Here

Eyebrows are the understated heroes of the face, they frame the features and so need to be well looked after! Choose a product that you can add natural light strokes to your eyebrows with to frame your face and add a touch of color. You will be amazed by the difference!

What to try: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer is the sister to Kylie Jenner’s favorite Brow Wiz, it’ll help you get more natural filled in brows, you can brush your brows with the spooley end and fill your brows with one fluid motion.

4. Pick a subtle blush


Nars The Multiple Stick Available Here

When you wear heavy makeup, you normally choose to accentuate your eyes, but with a natural look you want to subtly enhance all of your features, and one of the best ways to define your cheeks and give a natural healthy glow is using a warm, peachy, natural blush. A cream formula will work especially well as it will keep the skin dewy.

What to try: Nars The Multiple Stick is a multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips, and body. It’s a cream to powder formula that blends effortlessly, it’ll create sheer natural color with shimmering highlights and also contains vitamin E and acai oil for antioxidant benefits. The perfect way to add a touch of color to your natural makeup.

5. Choose an eyeshadow one shade darker than your skin tone_12323176

MAC Nordstrom Now Eyeshadow Palette Available Here

A natural color, one shade darker than your skin tone will mimic the natural shadow which will draw attention and maximize your features without being noticeable. It’s the perfect way to make your eyes pop without overpowering the natural, neutral look.

What to try: With a $100 value for $65, this palette really is great value. It’s a well-edited palette featuring 15 new and beloved shades containing everyday neutrals and a few pops of color when you need to change it up a bit.

6. Don’t forget your lips


Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm Available Here


Lip balm can easily be enough for a natural makeup look, as there is nothing more natural than well moisturized, healthy lips. However, if you do want to wear a lipstick or lipgloss, stick to neutral shades, no lighter than your natural lip color.

What to use: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm is a soothing balm for hydration and recovery that will give you a soft sheen and a dose of rare Madagascan vanilla extract. Your lips will be protected all day long, also it acts as a primer for color application and makes them look super natural.


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  • Carolina Calpurnia

    For me the most important thing is to moisturize, it is key!

    Carolina ;)


    • Preris Life

      Same! I have really dry skin and living in Alberta makes my skin even more dry so moisturizing is extremely important for supple, smooth skin!


  • Hannah Lucy

    Great tips – I do love CC cream on simplistic days

    Hannah | Oh January

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