A Guide To Natural Looking Makeup
We have listed the key tips on application to nail the no-makeup makeup look, in addition to the right products that will help you achieve that natural glow.
It’s no secret that natural looking makeup is in, which in true Parisian style will leave you looking effortless and fresh faced - as though you’re not wearing any makeup at all. Whether you’re heading to the office or the beach there is no better time to try out the no-makeup makeup look. We have put together the perfect tips and products you can use to achieve this bare faced radiant look.
Your Skin Comes First
As the key to natural looking makeup is rooted in glowing skin, a healthy complexion is the best place to start to achieve this look. Make sure you’re giving your skin sufficient love by committing to a daily skincare routine. Before applying any makeup be sure to cleanse, tone and apply any serums, finishing up with a moisturiser. If you want to indulge in some extra skin prep for added hydration and radiance, a tip is to apply our Absolute Precious Cells Rose Mask as a bonus step - this will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and smooth with a youthful glow.
Prep & Prime
Now that your skin is looking its best you can start off with an illuminating primer to further hydrate and prep your skin for makeup application. If you’re a fan of a soft and luminous complexion we recommend our Prep & Hydrate primer. This lightweight primer has a fresh formula and leaves a radiant finish to ensure a smooth base for the rest of your makeup.
Keep It Sheer
It's important to steer clear of any full coverage foundations or concealers and rather stick to products that will give you a sheer base and a radiant finish. The Teint Visionnaire Correcting Foundation is a 2-in-1 corrector and foundation and the perfect alternative for achieving a natural looking makeup look. The perfecting foundation provides a sheer coverage whilst the high coverage corrector covers any imperfections, leaving you with a flawless yet natural finish. With continued use this foundation also works to help refine your skin's texture, smooth any wrinkles and reduce imperfections thanks to its hero ingredient - 2% concentration of [LR 2412].
Application is Key
Don't forget that application is just as important as formula in achieving natural looking makeup. To keep it as sheer as possible, start off with small dabs of foundation focusing on the centre of the face and blend out evenly in an outwards direction. The same applies for the corrector, keep it as lightweight as possible by applying with the tips of your fingers to target any imperfections - you can always go back and amp it up in targeted areas for more coverage if needed.
Add a Cream Texture
Cream products are the best option for a natural looking makeup look as they are easily blendable and effortlessly sink into the skin leaving a more natural finish than powders. Warm up your cheeks subtly by dabbing on our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Blush Stick - for best results start at the apple of your cheeks and then blend towards your hairline focusing on the areas where your face flushes naturally. This lightweight and long lasting blush is also suitable for all skin types and tones. Follow with a swipe of the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Highlighter Stick on your cupid's bow and high points of the face for an added second skin like glow.
You can add a few more steps to your no-makeup makeup look to further enhance your natural features. Curl your eyelashes and apply a minimal amount of Hypnose Mascara in a brown shade for a more natural finish. Then, tame your brows by brushing them through for a groomed and fuller look. Swipe on some L’absolu Mademoiselle Tinted Lip Balm to hydrate and plump your lips giving them a translucent, healthy looking shine. Complete your natural looking makeup look by adding mist with the Fix it Forget it Spray all over your face to protect your makeup and keep you looking fresh and polished all day long.
Creating a no makeup makeup look is simple, once you know the correct products to incorporate into your routine. However the best natural look starts with great skin! Discover more about how to keep your skin microbiome in balance to create a healthier skin complexion.