Introduction: How to Create a Natural Makeup Look
We have compiled a set of instructions on how to create a full face of natural makeup. This look can be used by all ages and for any occasion: going to class, running errands, grabbing coffee with a friend or any everyday task. Each step is accompanied by a picture to explain what was described.
Step 1: Gather Materials
Here are a list of materials that can be obtained from any drugstore:
-Moisturizer with SPF
-Concealer (matching your skin tone)
-Green concealer (for blemishes)
-BB cream (matching your skin tone)
-Powder with a sponge (matching your skin tone)
-Eyebrow pencil (matching your eyebrow color)
-Light Blush/Blush brush
-Dark eyeliner with a sponge end
-Makeup pencil sharpener
-Tinted lip balm
Step 2: Prepare Face
Put on a thick headband to pull back all of your hair from your face.
Step 3: Cleanse Face
Exfoliate face by using a cleanser and a wash cloth to ensure all dirt and makeup are off your face. Make sure to be gentle.
Step 4: Moisturize
Apply a dime size amount of moisturizer over your entire face in an upwards motion to create a perfect base for your makeup.
Step 5: Dab Concealer
a. Dab a green concealer stick onto your face to cover any red spots and blend thoroughly using a cosmetic sponge.
b. Apply a small amount of concealer using your finger and blend to match your skin if any blemishes are still noticeable.
c. Outline an upside down triangle underneath your eyes with the concealer and fill the triangle in with streaks of the concealer to cover up dark under eye circles.
d. Blend with your fingertips or the applicator. It is necessary to blend the concealer from your tear duct and toward your eye using a cosmetic sponge.
Step 6: Distribute BB Cream
a. Apply an amount of BB cream that would cover your whole face to the back of your hand.
b. Apply small blotches of the cream to your forehand, both cheeks, tip of your nose and chin using your fingertips.
c. Blend the five different blotches into your skin using a makeup sponge, to form a thin layer of cream across your whole face.
Step 7: Put on Powder
a. Load the makeup powder onto a brush/sponge.
b. Dust your face with the powder and blend the powder onto your face to ensure that shine is controlled .
Step 8: Outline Eyebrows
a. Tweeze any stray hairs below your eyebrow arch.
b. Place any brush vertically besides your nose to define the beginning of your eyebrows and place a dot.
c. Angle the same brush (starting from the nose) toward the outer corner of your eye to define the endpoint of your eyebrows.
d. Brush brows with a spoolie brush.
e. Fill in your eyebrows by using short dash like strokes with your eyebrow pencil, mimicking the hairs as you go through your entire brow.
Step 9: Apply Blush
a. Form a “fish face” by sucking in your cheeks.
b. Apply the blush to the center of the apples of your cheeks and blend the color along your cheekbone using the blush brush.
Step 10: Trace Eyes With Eye Liner
a. Line your entire bottom waterline using a sharpened white eyeliner, including the inner corner of your eye to create the effect of “bigger eyes.”
b. Line the outer three quarters of your eyelash line using a sharpened eyebrow pencil. Smudge the line using the sponge on the end of your pencil to create an effortless look.
Step 11: Blend Eye Shadow: Choose 3 Shadows in Varying Shades of the Same Color Family.
a. Prime your eyes using your concealer.
b. Apply a highlight, or the lightest color onto your brow bone using the eyeshadow brush.
c. Apply a nude tone all over your lid using the eyeshadow brush.
d. Apply the darkest shade to the outer edge of your eyelid and blend the shadow into the crease using the eyeshadow brush.
Step 12: Curl Lashes and Mascara
a. Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler
b. Apply a thin layer of mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Step 13: Apply Lip Balm
a. Apply the lip balm over your top and bottom lips
b. Smack them together to blend the color evenly across your lips.
Step 14: Remove Excess Makeup
Remove any makeup that might of accidentally gotten onto unwanted areas using makeup wipes.