Flawless complexions have found their way to spring with the Au Naturale makeup trend. Even if you live for daring and trendy looks, like fishtail brows, holographic lashes or lollipop lips, every face looks radiant with a no makeup-makeup style, are we right?
Case in point: The runways of New York Fashion Week. Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim traded in their eye pencils for a dewy, nude look that glistened and glowed-proof that you don't need endless colours to make you look like you just #wokeuplikethis. All you need are the right products, and maybe a touch of pink. Here, we have mapped out seven steps to get you magically minimal in a flash.
Step 1: Apply your foundation. Make sure to keep in mind that a lightweight, hydrating formula is going to give you the freshest finish. You can always even out your skin tone and any blemishes with a dab of concealer.
Try: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Step 2: The key to your no makeup look? A light bronzing blush with a touch of gold shimmer applied to the apples of your cheeks. This will bring a believable dose of warmth to your complexion (sans any sun damage).
Try: Benefit Cosmetics gold rush
Step 3: Time to go deeper into the glow! To create natural-looking radiance, apply a liquid illuminator overtop, but be careful. You'll need to tap-don't rub-or you'll risk dragging the blush you've applied underneath.
Try: Dermablend Enhancer Drops Pearl
Step 4: A wash of eye shadow makes for a polished look without too obvious definition. From your favourite neutral palette, choose the shade that best matches your skin tone (i.e. lightest if you're pale, darkest if you have a deep complexion) and blend it from your lash line to your crease.
Try: Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Punked
Step 5: Curl your eyelashes for an instant eye wake-up. And no, you don't have to part with your mascara. (The trick is to comb out any tell-tale clumps afterward!) Starting with your bottom lashes, use the tip of the wand and wiggle from the base downward so you don't miss a hair. Use the same method for your top eyelashes.
Try: Smashbox Super Fan Mascara in Black
Step 6: To finish, choose a warm, pinky-nude lip colour that isn't too matte and isn't too glossy.
Try: Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Lipstick in Brioche