When I started doing makeup, this quickly became my signature look and my very favorite kind of makeup to do on both myself and my clients. To me, it’s the perfect kind that emphasizes natural beauty and keeps you looking and feeling like yourself. Doing this style of makeup is more difficult than doing super dramatic looks in a way, and it requires skill and restraint. And also the trifecta of perfect products; makeup, skincare, and brushes.
This type of beauty aims to correct imperfections and more importantly emphasize your best features while still looking effortless and the slightest bit undone. I would know this was done well when a client would tell me that their husband couldn’t quite tell what was different, but just kept saying how pretty they looked after I had done their makeup. Just so sweet:)
Some of the keys to perfect natural makeup
- When doing foundation, begin down the midline of the face and then work out from there. Usually, more coverage and perfecting are needed in those areas and this gives a much softer look to the complexion.
- Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend out just a little bit. Think of where you would be flushed if you were out on a snowy day and try to mimic a natural healthy glow.
- Conceal and brighten under the eye. I almost never encounter a person that doesn’t need at least a bit of concealer under the eye. If you look at a child, often their under eye area is light and bright. This is what we are striving for, it makes you instantly look healthy and awake. I always do under eye concealer before foundation.
- Mascara is always important, but here it is one of the main things bringing definition to the face. I always use a noir noir lustrous mascara that you can get right down to the base of the lashes to help really define the eye shape.
- Brows are the other definer here, very important to the structure of the face. I love to use a tinted gel brushed through for this look. If you have sparse areas, use a pencil to fill before the gel.
I have a million versions of the no makeup makeup look, but this one is probably my favorite and the one that I wear the most. There is really no event or season where it doesn’t look appropriate, it works with a dress or black leggings(both my favorite types of outfit). Start with Cle De Peau concealer, Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, light dusting of La Mer loose powder, Chanel Rose Petal blush, Chanel rose concealer as a shadow base, Chanel Les Beiges shadows in “light”, Chanel eye liner in “ambre”, Chantecaille Faux cils longest lash mascara in black, Chantecaille brow gel in “light”, Chanel Jumbo longer lip crayon in N9 beige rose, Chantecaille lipgloss in modern over top mainly in the center. Add a few strokes of Chanel powder in éclat du desert over the high planes of the face(where you would get sun naturally, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, forehead) to warm and highlight a bit. Just perfect! And (relatively lol) easy.
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