If you're new to makeup, it may seem a bit challenging at first, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can recreate a fresh, natural look effortlessly. To get started, you need to familiarize yourself with a few basic techniques and materials, but remember that you don't need to use them all at once. By mixing and matching different products, you can create a variety of looks. For example, you can play up your eyes one day and your face the next.
To get started, follow the tutorial below:
Step One: Even if you aren't planning on wearing makeup, cleansing and moisturizing your face every morning and night is a good idea. This is due to the fact that throughout the day, your face collects oil, dirt, and acne. If you aren't sure which cleanser to use, pick one that's gentle, preferable for dry skin, so that it doesn't cause irritation. Also, use an oil free moisturizer, especially if you're a teenager, because pores can clog easily.
Step Two: There are several types of skin coverup: concealer, foundation, BB (beauty balm) cream, and tinted moisturizer. They all offer varying levels of coverage, but for the most natural look possible, use a concealer that targets the under eyes and acne. To distribute the product with your fingers, use a gentle rolling and patting motion.
Step Three: There are two types of blush—powder and cream. If your skin is on the oilier side, opt for powder, because it gives a shine-free finish. To apply with a brush, smile and use upward strokes so that the product hits the apples of your cheeks.
Step Four: If you want your eyebrows to stay in place all day or you need to fill them in, there are many products to choose from including brow pencils, powders, and gels. I enjoy using a slightly tinted brow gel because it gives the eyebrows a little color and keeps them in place at the same time. Tip: If you don't have an eyebrow brush, surprisingly a toothbrush works almost just as well!
Step Five: If you want to give your eyes that extra pop, then eyeshadow is a nice way to add color and sparkle. Load up a small brush with a little eyeshadow for your base color and tap it on your wrist to remove excess. For an accent, apply another darker color to the outer corner of your eyelid. Try to concentrate most of the eyeshadow on the lid, using the excess to fill in the rest. My favorite combination of eye shadow is a matte pink base with a shimmery brown accent, as shown above (these colors were inspired by cherry trees, which have been blooming were I live lately).
Step Six: If you want your eyes to appear larger, liquid, gel, and pencil eyeliners are a great tool to use. With your applicator, start near above the middle of your lash line, and use small outward strokes, until you create a smudgy or straight line. If you want to add drama, create a slight cat eye by winging the eyeliner at the end. For the most natural look possible, try a brown pencil eyeliner, but feel free to experiment with different colors such as blue, purple, or even green (my new favorite)!
Step Seven: Use mascara to instantly opens up your eyes and makes your eyelashes stand out. There are so many types on the market, depending on your need, including ones to add volume, length, and definition. To apply with a wand, use a sweeping motion from root to tip, covering all the lashes. Remember to coat the bottom lashes as well, to balance everything out.
This natural makeup look was inspired by all the signs of spring—cherry trees, flowers, greenery, and sunshine. While experimenting, keep in mine that makeup, of course, isn't necessary, but can be used as a creative outlet for you to express yourself and enhance your features. Have fun and let me know how it went.
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