Choose Your Makeup Shade Righte For Natural Look
If you are looking for the fresh natural glow that looks right in the open air, here's a step-by-step guide to the perfect makeup shades. When you are on the beach, out in the country or up in the mountains, make-up can look too obvious, particularly in bright daylight. Enter the look that says 'this is bare-faced chic, the no make-up that gives your complexion a very subtle glow.
Makeup and Beauty Tips for The Natural Face Look
It is important to use a moisturizer that contains UVA and UVB filters, ideally one with an SPF of 15. Tinted moisturizer or a tinted gel is the ideal base (provided your skin doesn't have open pores or blemishes). Bronzing powders can work, too, if they are matte. Both tinted moisturizers and bronzers are now widely available in a range of colours, from pale beige to deep tan.
Cream or gel blusher is an essential part of the barely-there style unless you already have a natural flush to your cheeks. You should apply it very sparingly to the apples of the cheeks (instead of to the cheekbones) in a soft circle and then gently blend it out with the fingertips.
Keep mascara to the minimum and choose brown rather than black unless you have naturally dark lashes. A clear mascara, which thickens the lashes and gives them a gloss, is a good alternative and can also be used to define the eyebrows.
A touch of soft brown or taupe eyeshadow can shape the eyes, although you may prefer to keep your lids bare.
It is important that lipsticks only enhance what is already there. Pick a super sheer shade and blot it well, after applying it direct from the tube or by dabbing the colour on with your fingertips, to stain the lips subtly with colour.