Question: How can I achieve a minimal makeup look?
Want to look naturally put together without looking like you’ve just stepped out of an ad for Photoshop? With these few simple steps, you can easily look fresh and polished; like you totally didn’t just roll out of bed twenty minutes ago.
Goal: You want to look as refined as possible, without looking like you’re wearing a gazillion layers of makeup. This explains the minimal or no makeup makeup look. Let’s start off with:
Eyebrows are so important, as they frame your face. Fill in any sparse areas with a brow pencil, eye shadow, or a pomade such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. Pluck any stray hairs, and end off with a clear brow gel.
Concealer is a must-have if you want to look awake and refreshed. Conceal any dark circles under your eyes, as well as any blemishes or dark spots you have. I recommend the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. With just a single swipe, it will brighten your eyes in an instant!
* If you have any blemishes or just want to even out your skin tone, or if foundation is too heavy for you, opt for a BB cream such as the Maybelline BB cream.
We don’t want to go too heavy on the eyeliner–this isn’t a dramatic smokey eye look for a night out. Remember: our goal here is to look like we aren’t wear any makeup (when we actually are).
– Tight-line your eyes. Grab a black pencil eyeliner, such as the E.L.F. Pencil Eyeliner, and fill in the empty spaces between your lashes when you lift up your eye. Use small strokes and do this very slowly, to make sure you don’t poke your eye out.
– You can also line your upper lid, using a very small line; as we want to stay natural.
Now if this was a dramatic makeup look, I’d run and grab my favorite two mascaras and layer them. However, this is not the case, as we are striving towards a minimal, natural makeup look. Opt for the Benefit They’re Real! Mascara.
This makeup look is the epitome of what makeup should do–enhance your natural beauty! Always remember ladies–keep it light, simple, and as natural as possible! Simply put, less is more.