Natural Looking Daily Makeup

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The following steps will show you how to do that perfectly. Each and every one of the steps counts and each is important. So, don’t skip steps, follow this routine, your skin will look natural, youthful and radiant.

1.Cleansing

Have you ever tried to apply your nail polish over and old layer that’s peeling off? You know how you couldn’t cover it: there were lines and edges, and it was obvious there was something underneath that shouldn’t be there?

The same thing happens with your skin. The skin constantly renews itself, but the old layers sit on top of it. So, when you apply your foundation to oily or flaky skin, it shows.

To remove all of this, try using some gentle peeling cleanser. Its grains will remove the layer of the dead skin cells and oils and reveal healthy, young skin. Then you can use your makeup to just highlight that youthful glow.

2.Toner

Face toner is a big big big big BIG!!! thing in skincare. Big thing. It evens out the skin tone. Mattes the skin. Improves skin tone. Shrinks the pores.

Choose a non-alcohol based toner that suits your skin type. Use cotton to apply toner by lightly dabbing it on the skin. It gives you huge impact on the end result.

3.Moisturizer

Choose your daily cream wisely, but don’t even think about skipping it.

A proper moisturizer can be a perfect base for daily makeup. It will be easier to evenly spread your foundation over a thin layer of a light face cream and your makeup will look better blended.

What you need is first and foremost a moisturizer that suits your skin type, to protect your skin throughout the day. Next, choose light, non-greasy formula that will not make your face all shiny. Gel moisturizers seem to be the best choice.

Apply the moisturizer after the toner and wait a couple of minutes. When your skin has absorbed a good part of the moisturizer, but is still slightly damp, it’s time for the next step.

4.Foundation

It depends on your skin how much coverage you need. Even so, for daily makeup use as light a foundation as you possibly can.

There’s tons of foundation brushes out there. However – and many makeup artists agree with this – all you need is your fingertips to get the best results. That way, the makeup looks far more natural, there are no brush traces all over your face and you don’t end up with the mask effect.

So, just squeeze a small amount of foundation on the back of your hand. With your fingertips, dab the foundation over your face and blend it well with your skin.

There’s one more thing you should consider – the chances are, you’ll be wearing the foundation all day long. So make sure to choose one that will perfectly suit your skin.

Nowadays, you can find hydrating foundations for dry skin, matting foundations for oily skin, oil-free foundations based on water, foundations with minerals, vitamins, anti-aging properties.

So, your perfect foundation is out there somewhere, you just need to find it. In fact, if you can get away with using just BB cream – even better.

And don’t forget to remove the excess foundation with a tissue. This is crucial and makes all the difference between perfect, natural looking daily makeup and a makeup disaster.

5.Concealer

Use a concealer only on the areas you need to completely cover, like acne and dark circles under your eyes.

To cover your acne, there’s a range of antibacterial concealers to choose from. The under eye concealer should be 1 – 2 hues lighter than your foundation.

Like with foundation, it would be best to use your fingertips to blend the concealer.

6.Powder

Use a face powder only if you have excess oil on your skin; otherwise it can seriously dry out your skin or make your foundation look flaky.

So, once you have applied the foundation, evaluate your skin. If there are oily areas, apply a small amount of powder with a powder brush. Apply it only to the oily areas. For example, if your T-zone is oily, don’t cover your cheeks as well.

Only a very thin layer of powder can look natural. Opt for a translucent powder that doesn’t add coverage.

7.Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter

You don’t have to apply any blush or bronzer . No contouring and no playing with shapes and shadows. For daily makeup, you need subtle colors that complement your skin tone, and only a light sweep of a brush from the middle of your cheekbone towards your ear.

Highlighter also isn’t necessary, but if you want, you can use a teeny tiny amount of it.

Three best places to use highlighter are: the top of your cheekbones, the inner corners of your eyes and right under your eyebrows. Make sure to blend it well and it will add some sparkle to your look without looking fake.

8.Daily Makeup for Eyes and Lips

Keep the eye makeup simple. Just a little mascara. Maybe a thin line of eyeliner. And the eye shadow, if you use any at all, should be in pastel tones and slightly shimmering.

As for your lips, nude colors that go well with your skin tone will perfectly complement your daily makeup.

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