Who doesn't love makeup that makes your skin look like skin? Making it look like you have no makeup on when you actually do is personally one of my favorites elements of makeup. If you are someone who loves full coverage foundation and intense Kardashian-like contour, then you may want to move on from this post and move and check out another one of mine. We are going to be breaking down how to get the ultimate no makeup, makeup look with an added dewy finish. Keep on scrolling, beautiful, glowing skin awaits!
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First things first, you have to prep your skin. It is vital to prep the skin to get the best foundation application possible. Skincare is case by case and will be different depending on your skin type. When I am trying to achieve natural-looking skin with a bit of glow, on myself and on clients, I typically gravitate towards a few staple products. To start, I always cleanse the skin, Micellar water is perfect for this, cleanses the skin without being too harsh and stripping the skin, you can also grab your favorite face wash. Next up is going to be your serum and moisturizers. For serums, I always like to use hyaluronic acid (the Ordinary's is amazing) and layer that with something that has a bit of glow, I love to use Glossier's future dew or mix a liquid highlighter into a moisturizer. After your serums are applied you are going to want to hydrate the skin. Grab your favorite moisturizer and eye cream and work those products into your skin. For moisturizer, I have been absolutely loving Weleda Skin food ( I talk about it in my skincare routine) and Glam Glows moisture trip. For eye cream, Glam Glows bright eyes is one of my favorites, but if you are looking for something more affordable, E.L.F's illuminating eye cream is nice as well.
Foundation & Concealer
For foundation, you are going to want to choose a product that has more of a light-medium coverage. The key to applying your foundation is to not go overboard. Do a light layer, take a step back, look in the mirror and see what needs more coverage. Only add more product where extra coverage is needed. If you have discoloration or a pesky pimple that won't seem to cover, try also using a color corrector before applying your foundation. If you are color-correcting, make sure to use a complementary color to cancel out the discoloration. For example, if you have red cheeks, use a green corrector, or if you have darkness under your eye use a peach/orange corrector. Treat your concealer the same as the foundation, only use it where needed. Focus on under the eyes where the darkness is and any blemishes. As for highlighting with your concealer, I tend to keep it to a minimum for this type of application. Keep in mind we are going for natural skin and not full-on glam.
Bronzer, Blush and Highlight
Now that we have gotten through skin prep and coverage on the skin, it's time to add some color back into the face. To keep on theme with the skin looking like skin makeup, cream products are a must for this step. Cream products will warm up with the warmth of your skin and blend in more seamlessly with the skin's texture. Powder products can sometimes settle on top of the skin and appear to look more drying/powdery, especially when it comes to highlighters. Go ahead and grab your favorite cream bronzer, blush and highlight and apply those on top of your foundation and concealer. When applying these products I like to start with a smaller amount of product and then build upon that. I recommend getting a little product on your brush and wiping off the excess on the back of your hand, then apply on your skin. This will diffuse the color onto your skin and blend it seamlessly and you won't have the headache of applying too much product and trying to blend it all out. For the cream highlight, your fingertip will be the perfect tool. Get some product on the tip of your finger and press the product into the high points of your face (cheekbones, chin, brow bone, and nose).
That is it! Your guide to natural makeup that makes your skin look like skin. What are some of your favorite to create a natural look? Let me know in the comments. After you are finish with this post, make sure to check out my last post here. Also feel free to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Tik Tok.
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