Getting a well-finished face with a clean, clear, natural look is something most people have been trying to do for centuries. Modern make-up makes this quest a lot easier, but expensive products and lots of layers are not necessarily required for the perfect palette. All you need are a few good pieces and you’re finished. Here are a few keys to getting that effortless look without a lot of effort.
Use A Primer
Not everyone uses a primer but including one in your routine can reduce the cost of your makeup by up to 80%. Primers assure three things. First, easy application with a flawless, smooth finish. Second, easy removal with regular soap and water, without having to use makeup remover. And third, it keeps your makeup on all day without having to retouch it.
No one really knows how much makeup they use when touching themselves up throughout the day, but the small increments really add up, even over the course of a single week. Primer removes most of the need for anything extra when using makeup.
Define Eyebrows, Eyes, and Lips
You don’t have to have thickly-line anything to get a great face. In fact, you will look more natural if you don’t outline anything in an obvious way. Most people have naturally sparse eyebrows, light eye definition, and lips which are close to their skin color. In all these situations, you simply fill things out a little more, making them a bit more defined.
A great option is to use micro-blading technology on your eyebrows to fill them out a bit more. Microblading is a specialized cosmetic treatment used to add pigment to superficial layers of the skin. You wouldn’t use it in places where you normally pluck. Instead, this can be applied in places where you are always a bit light. A technician can help find your perfect shade and consult as to how you want your brows to look.
Use eyeliner which is the same color as your eyes to define them. This gives your eyes depth without looking too bold or too unnatural. Define light blue eyes with light blue, hazel eyes with gray, and dark brown eyes with dark brown. Other colors can be used for eyeshadow, but keep the liner matching your eye color.
Use a Skin Tone Loose Powder to Top Off Your Look
Find a loose powder in your natural skin tone. Whatever you do with your makeup, finish off your entire look with loose powder which perfectly matches your skin color. This will “set” the makeup, keeping you from becoming oily or shiny throughout the day, even at the very end of the day. This is the magic formula used by many professional artists to keep makeup dry and clean under hot show and movie lights.
You don’t have to break the bank for high-quality makeup looks. Simply use these three steps and you’ll look photo-ready even on a tight budget.