9 hacks that will ensure your makeup constantly looks natural.
In theory, natural makeup should be oh-so easy – it’s minimal, which suggests very little effort? I want.
Luckily, there’s one man who knows how to do dreamy ‘no makeup makeup’ much better than anybody else. Yep, MAC Cosmetics’ Global Senior Artist, Dominic Skinner, (who likewise takes place to be a judge on BBC’s Glow Up) is an expert in using structure so that it looks like ‘your skin however better’, and crafting the perfect ‘I got up like this’ eyelash look. Fortunate for us, he’s shared all his techniques …
1- Customize your base
” One method to get a more natural base is to blend a little moisturiser into your foundation.” It’ll call down the protection and give skin a dewier, natural surface.
For a glowier surface, Dominic advises “adding a smidge of MAC’s Strobe Cream to any structure”. “Not only will it reduce the heaviness of any base, however it’ll quickly increase your radiance and leave skin looking fresh & natural.” Think, post-facial glow (minus the down-time).
If like me, you discover your foundation often goes cakey, or your attempts at contouring verge on clown-like, I get it. This is a safe space.
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2) Dial back on the concealer.
” A pointer to make sure a more natural surface when utilizing concealer, is to take a look at yourself in the eye when using. We tend to zero in on all our flaws, however no one else does. So when I use concealer I check out the eyes and hide just things that I observe within the peripheral vision.” Says Dominic. “Remember, individuals just look at each other in the eye, they don’t see all those other ‘flaws’ that we see ourselves.”.
For a natural surface try Glossier’s Stretch Concealer, it gives a dewy, bright surface that will liven up under eye circles.
It can be appealing to go OTT with concealer, however this can result in ashy undereyes and caking.
3) Low-key lash hack.
Uber-natural kid eyebrows were the talk of 2017, but for 2020 it’s all about the subtle lash …
” Mascara can be super heavy (which isn’t always a bad thing), but if you’re attempting to attain a softer look big lashes can be excessive” says Dominic. “A trick I often utilize, is to apply mascara as usual, but then use 2 cotton swab with a little makeup cleaner and pinch the lashes between them to eliminate some of the excess mascara.”.
4) Ignore makeup labels.
Makeup can (and should) be multi-purpose. “We typically do not see all the choices we have right in front of us, since we’re paying excessive attention to how makeup is identified for us” states Dominic. “Some of the more gorgeous and natural looks I’ve produced have actually come from utilizing a product in a way that it’s not necessarily been created for.”.
” A fantastic shadow for a soft natural eye is just a wash of bronzing powder. Sweep it over the entire cover and then include a bit more into the socket. It’s a soft appearance that includes natural definition.”.
5) Opt for definition, not drama.
” A great suggestion to specify your eyes without a dramatic liner appearance, is to use a black or brown eye pencil to the top and bottom waterlines of your eye. After applying it, close your eyes really tight – this will push the pigment into the roots of your lashes, deepening the look of your natural lashline.
” Something like MAC’s Pro Longwear Liner is ideal for this look, as it’s water resistant and long-wearing.”
6) The clever method to contour.
Frightened by all those crazy-looking contour videos? You’re not the only one … “Before contouring became a science for which a degree in mathematics is necessary, things were a lot more basic.” States Dominic. “Take MAC’s Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze and sweep it under the cheek, running from the top of the ear towards, however not touching, the corner of the lip. It works so well and I use this technique on most of red carpet looks. Celebs love it.”.
7) Mute your blush.
We’re all for rosy-flushed cheeks, however if you’re doing for the no-makeup-makeup appearance, subtly is key.
” Apply your blush as normal, but then go over it with your recently utilized structure brush.” States Dominic. “This helps mute down a bold blush to a softer surface – perfect if you’ve gone a little OTT with the rosy glow.” (Because, we’ve all existed.).
8) Bronzer positioning = whatever.
States Dominic. “But if you want to develop a more natural finish, simply apply the bronzer around the outdoors edge of your face and whip it gently under the cheekbones.
Our Beauty Editor’s favourite bronzer is Too Faced’s Chocolate Solie, the velvety buttery powder slides onto skin and provides a wash of heat. Expect to fall for it.
9) ‘Fluff’ your lipstick.
” Matte lipstick is still a big trend, but the strong pigmentation can be a little frustrating if you want to attain a natural makeup appearance.” Says Dominic. “For a softer surface, get your preferred matte lipstick, then dampen a little fluffy makeup brush with a little MAC Prep+ Prime Fix+, next, utilize the brush to buff the colour into your lips developing a diffused, lasting, matte lip stain.” Pretty and practical.
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” A fantastic suggestion to specify your eyes without a significant liner look, is to apply a black or brown eye pencil to the leading and bottom waterlines of your eye.
Yep, MAC Cosmetics’ Global Senior Artist, Dominic Skinner, (who also occurs to be a judge on BBC’s Glow Up) is a specialist in using foundation so that it looks like ‘your skin but better’, and crafting the best ‘I woke up like this’ eyelash look.” A suggestion to ensure a more natural surface when utilizing concealer, is to look at yourself in the eye when using. “Some of the more natural and beautiful appearances I’ve developed have actually come from using a product in a way that it’s not always been developed for.”.
It’s a soft look that adds natural meaning.”.