While makeup can be a wonderful way of expressing individuality and creativity, the one thing everyone is starting to realise is that they don’t need to hide behind makeup nor do they require tons of it to look stunning.
There is something truly liberating and empowering in letting your true colours shine through, so board the minimal train with us and master the art of a killer look that entails so little makeup, you’ll be left surprised.
The foundation of flawless complexion
When your primary goal is not to hide and cover up imperfections, but actually fix what can be fixed and embrace the rest, the emphasis inevitably lands on great skincare. If you haven’t been paying attention to the skin that’s been in dire need of some love and pampering, it’s high time you started.
Cleansers, face washes, great moisturisers with high SPF (nothing less than 20 should make the cut), serums, masks and regular but gentle exfoliation are the key to a skin that has nothing to hide. When choosing your ‘weapons’ make sure they’re suitable for the battle – dry skin needs a different regimen than oily or acne prone. Once your skin is in spick and span shape, all you really need is a bit of coverage that can be found in a sheer foundation with minimum coverage or a great BB cream, if that’s more your cup of tea. The point is, once the skin is prepped and pampered, it doesn’t need much to shine.
A little colour goes a long way
Never underestimate the power of a great blush. As one of the makeup artists extraordinaire Pat McGrath says: “Blush! It’s the fastest way to create the illusion of those high cheekbones we all lust after.” Beyond glass-cutting cheekbones, blush also gives us that healthy and plump look that the no makeup trend is all about. Choose something with a bit of shimmer, that way your blush can serve as a highlighter as well and bring that dewiness we know you crave.
There are two things to bear in mind when working with blush – one, make sure you pick the shade that best suits your skin tone, and two – one or two sweeps across the cheeks are enough – you want to look naturally plump and not like you’re in a high school play.
Eye batting lashes
This is a feature every girl in the world wishes she had – lashes for days. Of course, mascaras that promise amazing results and then end up delivering a hot clumpy mess are definitely not helping us achieve that goal.
However, there is an answer to our prayers and it lies in the miracle we call eyelash extensions. Now you can turn to companies like Sydney Eyelashes and get those naturally full and curly eyelashes that will stop traffic while looking completely natural, of course. The best part is – they’re customised to your needs and desires, and once you get them, you’re all set for two weeks minimum. Minimum effort – maximum effect!
All about the pout
Second only to the eyes, your lips are one of your most prominent features, and they should be treated with the utmost care. Lip exfoliation is crucial to getting that plump, (dead cell-free) kissable pout, so the first thing you want to do is show those lips some love with gentle but effective exfoliation.
Always brush and fill in the banks (if there are blanks to be filled) when it comes to your brows. Don’t overdo them (that’s a natural look no-no).
However, the most important thing you need to put on before you leave your home every morning is your pluck and your confidence. It may seem corny, but it’s true – without confidence a smile and a whole lot of positivity, there’s no conquering your fears or the world. Love the skin you live in – it’s the only one you have.
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