Make-Up Tips: How To Achieve The ‘No Make-up’ Make-up Look
The history of make-up is long and illustrious. From disguising your flaws to emphasising your best assets with the right tools, it has now evolved into one of the most interesting trends yet – the no make-up look. What could even be more interesting is the fact that the no make-up look requires perhaps, even more skill and application than a run-of-the-mill make-up look.
There are some unsaid rules and theories when it comes to the question of how to apply natural make-up, but there is essentially only one thing to remember: focus on the skin. That being said, here are natural make-up tips to achieve that flawless, minimal look:
1. Moisturise your skin
As mentioned earlier, this look is essentially all about the skin. Begin the no make-up look ritual with a trusty moisturiser that you could generously lather on for well-hydrated and radiant skin, such as the Hydra-Essentiel Light Cream, which works on all skin types.
2. Conceal only where necessary
The challenge in executing the no make-up look is to know when to stop so that you don’t go too far. It can be tempting to cover everything in a blanket of colour. Give your skin a breather and conceal only where necessary, such as dark circles and stubborn spots. Take away dark shadows and add more light where necessary with a concealer that also acts as a highlighter, such as the Instant Light Brush-On Perfector.
3. Highlight the high points of your face
Using the same versatile product such as the Instant Light Brush-On Perfector, highlight your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow – wherever your face naturally catches light. Choose a highlighter that isn’t too pearlescent or shimmery, as this can easily give your no make-up look away. Instead, opt for a colour that gives off a subtle, natural shine.
4. Add a flush of blush
Take a small amount of blush and apply sparingly on the apples of your cheeks. A cheek product such as the Joli Blush would blend in with any skin tone and add a touch of glow to the cheeks for a radiant finish.
5. Powder the T-zone
One thing that really stands out with the no make-up look is the naturally dewy texture of the skin. Take a translucent powder such as the Mineral Loose Powder and very lightly powder where the skin would produce more oil such as the forehead, nose and the cheek area next to your nose. Avoid packing on powder all over the face as this might look cakey.
6. Natural eye make-up
It is optional to go for natural eye make-up, but if you need the extra definition around the eyes, choose the WATERPROOF PENCIL from Clarins. Lightly shade the socket of your eyes with the eyeshadow before filling in your eyebrows. Finish off by brushing them neatly and setting them with a holding wax. Next, apply light coats of a mascara that would enhance your natural lashes, such as the Wonder Perfect Mascara.
7. Natural lips
Finish off your natural look with a nude lipstick, or a shade that is the closest to your own lip colour. Natural colour lipsticks would work best for this look, or you may opt for a tinted lip balm such as the Natural Lip Perfector that adds the lightest pop of colour for a healthy, radiant set of lips.