First of all, natural makeup should emphasize natural qualities, hide small imperfections without being too intense. Avoid nacreous textures and go instead for matte ones. Naturalness and discretion are essential for a successful day makeup. In this sense, it is advisable to use a translucent powder instead of the normal one. It has the role of fixing the foundation and keeps the matte effect of makeup, without overloading the skin.
Always choose colors that flatter you. The result of the whole makeup process stands in the harmony created between the shades used and those of your natural look, like that of your hair, eyes, skin. Eyeshadow shade should be natural for a daytime makeup. Avoid that they come in contrast with your skin complexion as the bigger the contrast the more they draw the attention and distort the essence of a daytime, natural makeup.
Normally, there shouldn’t be any difference between the color of the foundation and your skin complexion. Test the foundation on the wrist in natural light. Use your fingers to apply the foundation, but not before applying a moisturizing cream that helps the makeup to adhere. You shouldn’t massage too hard as foundation doesn’t have to enter into the skin.
Makeup rules say that you should start applying makeup from the upper part of you face. Therefore, you should start by applying two shades of eyeshadow. As natural means simple, you should avoid using eyeshadow. Still, if you decide to apply eyeshadow, use light colors. The two shades must blend very well so the limit between them to be less visible. Apply the lighter shade on the entire eyelid, while the darker one is used in order to accentuate the outer corner of the eyelid. Avoid mascara for volume as it only overloads the eyelashes. Use instead one for lengthening and curling. Remove the excess using ear sticks.
When using blush, you should smile in order to see where exactly to apply it. Starting from the most prominent part of your cheekbones move towards the temples. Use a blush with a creamy texture as it offers a more natural look than the compact one. Try a pink shade that imitates the natural color of the skin. Use the brush in a parallel direction, and not perpendicularly, to avoid spots.
If the contour of your lips is not very well defined, use a lip liner to redraw their shape. Natural shades for the lip liner, like beige or pale pink, are the best choice. In fact, the lip contour has to be almost invisible. The same trick should be applied when it comes to lipsticks. Choose matte colors. As nude lips are a must when it comes to natural makeup, a beige or pale pink lip balm is enough.
One of the most important steps in the makeup process is prepare the face for makeup by cleansing it and applying a moisturizing cream.
If you have a fair complexion, use peachy or pale pink makeup colors. On the other hand, if you have an olive skin, cream and beige are the right colors for you.
Use the concealer in order to hide skin imperfections. Apply it using a special brush for a perfect coverage.
If you want to obtain a perfect natural look, your lips should have a healthy look. Therefore, exfoliate them at least once a week, and then apply a moisturizing lip balm.