Makeup doesn’t necessarily always have to be a vivid display of colors on your lids, your lips, or your cheeks. Opting for neutral colors can also work wonders making you look naturally beautiful as well. In fact, if you were to ask a professional makeup artist for beauty tips, more often than not they will tell you to go for neutral makeup for that classy and sophisticated look.
In this article, we will focus on the different ways in which you can get a fresh-faced, flawless makeup look that won’t even make you look like you’re wearing anything.
First, Prep Your Skin to Get that Perfect Base
- 1 First, Prep Your Skin to Get that Perfect Base
- 1.1 Second, Perfect Your Complexion to Not Have Any Spots
- 1.2 Third, Eliminate Excess Shine Using Face Powder
- 1.3 Fourth, Pick a Blush Shade that has a Warmer Undertone
- 1.4 Fifth, Use Neutral Eyeshadows for Your Eyelids
- 1.5 Sixth, Select a Gloss or a Nude Lipstick for that Fuller Pout
- 1.6 Seventh, Apply Mascara, and Only Mascara to Your Eyes
Before you apply any makeup product to your face, you have to always prep your skin first.
You need to clean your face to remove any dirt or oil and then moisturize your face to hydrate your skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. If you want, you can also exfoliate after you clean your face to get a smoother base. Not only will this make the application process easier, but it will also help you avoid that cakey look.
After moisturization, take a little bit of primer and massage the product into your skin. This will help your makeup stay for a longer period of time without any smudging or bleeding.
Second, Perfect Your Complexion to Not Have Any Spots
If you have any blemishes, dark spots, or an uneven skin tone, you are not alone. There are millions of women who face this issue and are looking for effective treatments to get that flawless face. Whether you opt for natural remedies or specialized medical treatments, using the correct makeup products can be a quick fix.
For neutral makeup especially, you need to have a perfect base. Use a color-correcting concealer to neutralize any uneven skin tone. For example, for your dark circles, you can use a red or orange concealer whereas, for any redness or pimples, you can use a green concealer. Follow this with a full coverage foundation to have a spotless and even face.
Take care to not use too much product as it can look cakey which is the exact opposite of neutral makeup. Also, you have to blend the product really well to make it look as organic as possible.
Third, Eliminate Excess Shine Using Face Powder
While it is true that neutral makeup mostly consists of a glossy effect, this type of shine, however, can lead to sweating which can put all your efforts in vain.
Dip a big fluffy brush into a container of an oil-absorbing powder and lightly dust it onto your face. If you have combination skin, limit the dusting to only your T-zone area.
Fourth, Pick a Blush Shade that has a Warmer Undertone
If you are not a blush person, you are missing out on a lot in life. In case of the “barely there“ makeup look, a blush plays a very significant role to lend your cheeks that healthy, sunkissed glow.
Opt for a cream-based concealer that is either a warm peach or pink to give your face that subtle flush. While there is nothing wrong with other colors like oranges or cool pinks, they tend to give a more made-up look to the face which we don’t want in this case. Always remember to blend the blush into your skin to avoid any appearance of harsh lines. Try to use a little product initially and then gradually build it as needed to avoid getting a made-up look.
Fifth, Use Neutral Eyeshadows for Your Eyelids
If you have naturally pigmented eyelids, we would suggest you use a little bit of concealer on them to get a neutral base. After this, sweep a neutral eyeshadow over your lids for an understated yet accentuated eye look. A good tip is to select pigments that are a maximum of two shades darker than your skin tone. Again, keep your focus on making yourself look as natural as possible.
While you can play with glitter eyeshadows, steer clear from any dark hues.
Sixth, Select a Gloss or a Nude Lipstick for that Fuller Pout
Use a nude lip liner to line your lips. The shade should be as close to your own lip color as possible. Top your lips by using either a lip gloss or lipstick in light pinks or peach shades. You can use a lip gloss on top of lipstick as well if you want.
For a lighter tint, after selecting the shade, press the color onto your lips softly and use your finger to spread it across the lips. Keep maximum color in the center of the lips and gently blend out towards the ends.
Seventh, Apply Mascara, and Only Mascara to Your Eyes
Whether you opt for waterproof mascara or the usual formula, this wonder product is a must-have to instantly make you look more awake and fresh, which is exactly what we want here.
After you have applied eyeshadow, apply a few coats of mascara on your upper lashes as well as lower lashes. To avoid making your lashes look clumpy or resemble spider legs, use lighter strokes of the product. You can also use an eyelash curler before applying mascara for that extra drama.
We know that we mention applying only a mascara individually but, if you feel that you need more, then you can use an eye pencil in muted shades like brown or soft grey on your eyes. Make sure that you draw a very fine line on the top lashes. No liquid eyeliners here! The idea here is to keep your look as natural and neutral as possible.
There, now you have a face that looks fresh and dewy without making you look like you have layers of makeup on your face. Whether you are going to the mall, for brunch, a wedding, or a night out, these neutral makeup tips are perfect for any occasion in its truest sense.