Is there anything more annoying than hearing someone – usually a man – say that he much prefers the natural look on women? The rest of us know that having an actual natural look, as in no make-up, most often results in being asked if we’re sick, or didn’t sleep well last night. That ‘natural’ look they prefer? Probably took 40 minutes to put together, backed by a very expensive series of anti-aging skin treatments. We all know it. But if you can’t beat him, for legal reasons, join him. Master your own ‘natural’ look.
Create the perfect base
Instead of relying on a high-powered foundation, you’re going to want skin that looks and feels a little more relaxed. Start with a premium moisturizer like Dead Sea Premier’s Supreme Perfecting Cream. This will leave your skin velvety soft while diminishing the appearance of any fine lines or wrinkles. Follow up with a light BB cream or tinted moisturizer for just a little bit of coverage and supple glow.
Make your cheeks pop
Ideally when you’re sporting your natural look, you want to look as though you just completed the world’s most refreshing hike. So instead of sculpting your cheekbones with blush and bronzer, you’re going to want to add a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks. A pink tone is best for this step. Use a light hand, however. Think healthy flush, not clown power. A cream blush or cheek stain will offer gorgeous results.
A light touch for eyes and lips
If you’re comfortable with it, skip the eyeliner and eye shadow altogether. Pump up your lashes with a couple coats of mascara and let your peepers mostly stand on their own. The same goes for your lips. A light touch of translucent balm or gloss will give you a little bit of shine but still leave you looking natural enough to make men the world over think you woke up looking perfect this morning.