Most women want to know how to achieve the natural make up look. Not only is it a favorite of ours, but it's also a look that men admire most on women. It is a look that enhances our natural beauty without changing our physical features. Applying make up in a perfect way is also a talent. Make up should be applied in such a way that you look beautiful as well as natural.
Cleansing: To ensure you achieve the natural look you are aiming for, its best to make sure your face has a clean surface. It should be cleansed, toned as well as moisturized. Remember, you'll get much better natural looking results when applying make-up on a clean face.
Concealing: Did you know 9 out of 10 people have dark circles in their eyes? If you are one of them here's a tip, take your favorite concealer and apply it gently on the dark circle using your ring ringer. Make sure you blend in the concealer in a rolling motion to make it look natural. Its best to use your ring finger because we need to be delicate to our under eyes as for this area is one of the most delicate on our face. Some people however, might prefer using a brush or sponge though but you should use whatever tools works best for you.Our under eyes, are not the only areas on our face that may need to be concealed. Using a sponge or a brush gently concentrate and conceal areas on our face that may be red. They could be blemishes or even just redness which could occur around the nose as well as mouth. Blending is best done in a circular motion and we do this to even out our skin tone.
Foundation: Evenly coat your foundation brush with a mineral based foundation. To get the best and the most natural look, you need to choose the foundation color which best suits your skin tone. Starting at the center of your face, blend in the foundation evenly using a circular motion. Don't forget to include your jaw line and neck.
Setting Powder: It is best to try different mineral powders and decide which work best on your skin ensuring that it is very natural looking and will not clog your pores..
Eye shadow: The eyes are the "popping" point on the face. Most like to enhance them with bold, vibrant colors. However, when sticking with the natural look, it is best to have the eyes kept pretty and simple. Soft colors dusted over your lid, from lash line to brows. Eye shadows with a touch of shimmer will also add that extra glow to your eyes.
Eyeliner: There are quite a few you can choose from. You can either use eyeliner in pencil, powder, or liquid form. If you want a naturally clean look, line only the top part of your eyelids. Make sure you evenly line both your eyes.
Mascara: Before applying any mascara, be sure you curl your lashes first. When you've done that, take your mascara and evenly coat both your lashes. Wait a few minutes to let them dry, then re apply. There are different types of mascara brands. But if you want something that holds the curl very well, I suggest a waterproof mascara since it contains more wax.
Blush: Is a great way to achieve that natural looking glow. To apply blush properly, find the apples of your cheeks by smiling. Hold that smile and apply your blush. Make sure you blend it gently on your cheeks; also along the jaw line and the forehead as well for that all natural glow. You can also use a shimmer blush to add a little extra glow.
Lips: Whether you prefer lipstick, lip gloss or lip balm, find different lipstick shades that compliment your face, skin tone, your features and even your outfits. A touch of lip gloss could be added to achieve a touch of shine.
By: Tonia Coletti
Professional Make Up Artist