Natural beauty never goes out of style. You will most likely come across the minimal makeup trend in recent magazines and even on the red carpet. This look is great for everyday wear and doesn’t take long to put together, which means more sleep! Here are some tips to perfect this girl next door style.
Minimal makeup is all about skincare. You want the natural beauty of your skin to show, so having that healthy glow is more than half the battle. Keep your skin cleansed and hydrated.
Primer, foundation, concealer, powder – pick two. If you do not have many imperfections or redness, you can opt for concealer rather than foundation because concealer is not as heavy or cakey. Use a powder to set the makeup. Be aware that a powder is helpful when mattifying the T-zone, but it can also hide the natural glow you want to peek through the makeup.
Instead of grabbing neutral browns and taupes, opt for a champagne or light peach shadow with a slight shimmer. Dab this on the inner corners of the eyes, the center of the lid, and the brow bone. Use the same shadow or a highlight on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose, and the top of the upper lip. Emphasizing these high points will enhance the appearance of your skin.
Keep liner to a minimum. Tightline the top lid or draw a very thin line right above the lashes using a gel liner. This compliments the lashes rather than looking like eyeliner.
If you decide to use a blush, pick a very natural shade, such as peach or rose. If you want to sport a lip color, choose a neutral shade that matches your natural lip. Rather than using a hypershine gloss, tinted lip balm would work best for this look; however, you can use a touch of gloss over a lipstick to add the illusion of fuller lips.
Don’t forget, if you’re feeling a little lazy, that’s perfectly okay. Barely there makeup is definitely still in. Whether you’re rushing off to school, work, or a day in the city, this look will feel light and comfortable and appear effortlessly adorable.