Many makeup artists agree that makeup should be used as a tool for enhancing your beauty, not covering it. When you wear makeup it shouldn’t look like a mask, but rather add to your features.
Not only heavy makeup make you look less natural, but it’s harder on your skin, leading to breakouts.
Follow these tips to achieve a glowing natural look every time.
Use makeup which is full of high-quality ingredients. Using cheap makeup full of chemicals and harsh products won’t do you any favors.
A light water-based foundation gives a nice texture without going overboard. When you see women with “pancake face,” its a result of them overusing a heavy foundation. Using light foundation from a reliable brand will give you coverage without a caking effect.
If you’re not sure which foundation to choose, try several samples and see which one suits your particular skin type. You may find that you have to go through several before arriving at a final decision.
A Blending Sponge
One of the biggest giveaways that you’re wearing makeup is poor blending. When you can see a definitive line between your neck and your face, you should consider stepping up your blending game.
A blending sponge gives your foundation a natural finish instead of looking like you painted your face for Halloween.
It’s important to know that not all blending sponges are created equal. Although there are many which claim to do the job, they can often be the wrong texture to get the results that you need. Go for soft and flexible rather than hard and difficult to grip.
Less Is More
Although many rookie makeup users will apply too much makeup, this doesn’t have to happen to you. When it comes to looking natural, less is more every time.
The key is your skin maintaining its natural skin texture rather than looking artificial. Only a few drops all over the face is necessary blending your t-zone in particularly. Heavy application in this zone will be an immediate red flag that you’re wearing foundation.
This also goes for eyeshadow and lipstick. Opt for light natural application with wisping strokes. Going heavy handed on the eyes and lips without proper blending may make you look like a clown.
The best way to give skin a dewy finish which reflects the light is to use a highlighter on the cheeks. Make sure that you use your fingertips to blend to avoid getting harsh lines.
There are many different shades of highlighters that may suit your skin better or worse depending on your particular skin tone. Blues and whites are better for some fairer skin tones, while golden pinks work great for darker complexions.