Make-up can be a pretty overwhelming world. So choosing minimal, natural looking beauty is great for beginners, a budget and daily looks. Who really has time to do a full smoky eye every morning anyway?
You can use minimal make-up to simply enhance your natural beauty and you don’t need to be an expert to make it look amazing! Here’s a few top tips to get it right every time
What do you want your makeup to achieve?
One piece of advice that really is at the heart of natural make-up is ‘less is more’. Often beauty experts will appear to use lots of different products to create their complex looks, but with the ‘no make-up’ make-up look you really don’t need to be piling on the products. The best thing to do is ask yourself: ‘What do you want your make-up to achieve?’ It might be full coverage on blemishes, give you more of a bronzed look or to have fuller brows. The answer to this simple question is what needs to be at the core of all the products you use.
It’s what’s underneath that counts
Skin plays a fundamental part when creating the perfect base for your natural make-up look. Using the best products and sticking to a consistent skincare routine is a great way to give yourself that healthy glow, leaving your make-up to simply take advantage of that! Drinking lots of water, getting enough sleep and generally looking after yourself will all contribute to healthier skin. All these factors accumulate to help prep and prime your skin ready for your make-up, meaning that it can look its best and most natural!
Choosing the right products for you
For natural make-up think quality over quantity when it comes to the products you use. A full coverage concealer can be just as effective as foundation- it all blends in the same on your skin! This lighter base will be kinder to your pores and will let your skin have more breathing time. When choosing the right products think about your skin type and the what you want to enhance. Keeping this in mind allows make-up to make you feel good about yourself and emphasise your own natural beauty.
The secret of pick and mix
The beauty of natural make-up is that you can skip as many, or as little, steps as you like. Keeping eyebrows simple is also something I like to go for on a daily basis, I’ll opt for a clear eyebrow mascara to give definition instead of filling them in. There are still products you can use that aim to give a lighter look and you can simply swap those into your normal routine – like a tinted lip balm, rather than a lipstick, or a light blusher, rather than the full contour and highlight glam!
Remember, whatever your relationship with make-up, that your natural beauty is always what shines through because you are ‘made in the image of God’ (Genesis 1:26-27) and in his eyes you are perfect. Take comfort in His words and know that whether your make-up is natural, vibrant or non-existent, true beauty comes from within.