How To Do Natural Makeup For Beginners? Step-By-Step Guide

Ever wonder how princesses wake up from the bed looking so fresh and flawless? Well, it is just in movies.

In reality, even the most subtle makeup look requires a few products and some tricks to pull the no-makeup makeup look.

Since 2021, beauty trends are all about a ‘natural’ or ‘no-makeup’ makeup look. Professionals can easily achieve any makeup look but for beginners, it’s a task to fit into all the latest beauty trends.

In this beauty guide, we will discuss a step-by-step manual on how to do natural makeup for beginners.

So, if you are a beginner who loves doing makeup, keep on reading!

Understand ‘Natural’ Makeup Look

To achieve or create a ‘Natural’ or ‘I woke up like this’ makeup look we must first understand what’s a ‘Natural’ makeup look.

Here is how you can know:

·         All about dewy and glowy skin

A natural makeup look is all about creating a dew and glowing look. You must have seen celebrities acing the perfect no-makeup look because what’s more beautiful than embracing and enhancing your natural features?

To create a natural makeup look just keep in mind that you have to use products that can help you achieve the most subtle glow within your skin.

It is best to use non-comedogenic makeup to create a natural makeup look especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

·         Find the right makeup products

Finding the right balance of makeup products is very essential to create a natural makeup look. You must know your skin type first and then pick the right match of makeup products for your skin.

Keep in mind your skin color and texture. Do not go for too light or too dark foundations. Keep your products in the ‘exact match’ circle.

Also, check the ingredients of your makeup products. If you have any skin condition or health condition like gluten sensitivity then buy your makeup carefully.

·         Remember ‘Less is More’

To achieve the perfect no-makeup look remember ‘less is more.’ Well, to be clear here less is more does not means two or three makeup products, it’s about the amount of makeup products you put on.

Like, the amount of foundation you use in glam looks can not go to create a no-makeup makeup look.

Products To Create A Natural Makeup Look

Face Products

  • Moisturizer or Hydrating Serum
  • Sunscreen
  • Primer
  • Lightweight Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Hydrating Mist or Setting Spray

Cheek Products

  • Cream Blush-on
  • Cream Highlighter

Eye Products

  • Nude Eyeshadow Palette
  • Mascara
  • Eye-Lash Curler
  • Brow Soap/Brow Gel

Lip Products

  • Tinted Lip Balm or Lipstick
  • Lip Gloss/ Lip Oil
Products for natural makeup
Natural makeup products

Below we have discussed a step-by-step guide on how to do natural makeup. You can learn and implement the steps to ace your desired ‘Natural’ makeup look.

Step-By-Step Guide: How to Do Natural Makeup for Beginners

         i.            Skin Prep

Skin prep is the most essential step to ace any makeup look whether it is natural makeup with red lipstick or full-glam with nude lipstick.

To prep your skin for makeup, you need to make sure that your skin is perfectly cleansed. For that, you can use any cleanser that suits your skin type.

We recommend you use gentle and cruelty-free cleansers like CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser or Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser.

After cleansing, use a hydrating mist or toner to provide your skin with a natural glow. Again you can use any toner or mist that you normally use in your skin regime.

Next, hydrating your skin will make your makeup finish to be as dreamy and flawless as you want. For that, you need to apply a lightweight moisturizer. We recommend you use Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel.

If your skin is dry then you can definitely go with your regular thick moisturizer but do not apply too much. Let the moisturizer absorb into your skin completely.

Last but not least, use sunscreen to protect your skin from sun tan and sun damage. Especially if you are getting out in the daylight. We recommend you use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen or CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50.

Tip: Let each of your skin prep product gets into your skin completely. Give at least 2 minutes to each product before you apply the next one.

       ii.            Apply Foundation

Once you are done with your skin prep, it’s time to move toward the next step. Go for a lightweight foundation that best matches your skin tone.

You can also pick a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream to achieve a natural makeup look. What’s important is to pick the exact shade of foundation else you might fail to achieve a no-makeup look.

Tip: If you don’t find an exact foundation shade for your skin, try mixing two shades to create your perfect foundation shade.

If your skin is oily, you can check our list of ‘Best Drugstore Foundations for Oily Skin.’ It might help you pick the best foundation for your natural makeup look.

Make sure you apply a thin layer of foundation and blend it perfectly. Blending is the key to making your foundation look as subtle and smooth as you want.

For perfect celebrity-like foundation blending, the best trick is to use your fingers for dabbing the foundation into your skin and then use a wet beauty blender for a perfect finish.

Tip: Spray your setting spray into your beauty blender to wet it and then see the magic.

     iii.            Apply Concealer

After your foundation, it’s time for some concealer. The purpose of using concealer is to lighten the appearance of dark spots, and acne scars, and to brighten your under eyes.

You can use any concealer you normally use, however, the trick is to pick your concealer in one shade lighter than your actual foundation.

The problem normally seen in concealers is that they crease. If you want your concealers not to crease use pigmented concealers. We recommend you use e.l.f 16hr Camo Concealer or Tarte Tape Shape Concealer.

To make your concealer won’t crease, apply a less amount of concealer to areas where needed and blend it completely until all the harsh lines go away. Do not follow the old V-shape triangle method to conceal your under-eyes.

Tip: Apply a little amount of concealer to the edge of your eyes and a little to the corner of your eyes. Blend the edge in an upward direction to achieve a ‘Bella Hadid’ inspired eye look.

     iv.            Move to Cheeks

After foundation and concealer, it’s time to move toward your cheeks. Use a nice blush to give your face a fresh, radiant, and natural look.

We recommend you use cream blush instead of powder blush for the dewy natural glow. You can use She Glam Blushes as they look very natural and subtle on the skin.

You can apply blush to the apple of your cheeks or in any method you like. For a sun-kissed look, you can go for the viral ‘W-shape’ blush method.

Blend the blush with a big fluffy brush or use a beauty blender. Blend until your blush looks natural and not concentrated. (Blend gently else the product will vanish)

After blush-on, apply a little highlighter to give a radiant glow. For Highlighter go for cream one instead of powder highlighter.

We recommend you use She Glam Highlighters as they are just amazing for natural makeup look. Apply the highlighter to your brow bone and blend nicely.

       v.            Apply Bronzer

Next, it’s time to apply a bronzer to warm your skin. When applying bronzer the trick is not to overdo its because the key to a natural or no-makeup makeup look is to keep things less and simple.

If you are not a bronzer fan then you can go for natural contour. You can achieve chiseled look with soft contouring. But, you must practice the right contouring techniques according to your face shape.

Use a subtle bronzer. We recommend you use Benefit Cosmetic Hoola Matte Bronzer or Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer.

Tip: Apply bronzer to your cheekbones and hairline and blend it along your cheekbones and hairline using a Kabuki Brush. Do not use Bronzer for Contouring and the other way around.

     vi.            Move to Eyes

Now your face is done, it’s time to move towards your eyes. For a natural or no-makeup look, bushy eyebrows are in trend.

You can use any brow gel or brow soap to ace bushy eyebrows. Just sweep the wand of brow gel in an upward direction across your eyebrows, and here you have perfectly ‘Hailey Bieber inspired bushy brows.

After the brows, it’s time to give some color to your eyes. Use a nude or warm shade from your eyeshadow palette and blend it for a subtle look.

Next, use an eyelash curler to give elongate your eyelashes for perfect Mascara application. Makeup Artist Dema Jaber says: ‘An eyelash curler takes your makeup look to the next level.’

An eyelash curler can actually help you with a more open-eye look. After that, just apply good-quality mascara to make your lashes volumized and enhanced.

We recommend you use Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky-High Mascara or Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

   vii.            Move to Lips

To complete your ‘natural’ makeup look give some colors to your lips. You can use any nude lipstick or tinted lip balm for fresh, cherry-like lips.

If you are using lipstick then apply a lip gloss or lip oil on top. We recommend you use Makeup Revolution Lip Gloss or NARS Lip Gloss.

 viii.            Set Everything

Last but not least, set and lock everything into your skin. For that, you will need to use any setting spray or hydrating mist.

Locking every product into your skin will make your makeup sits longer than usual and you won’t need any additional touch-ups.

We recommend you use MAC Prep Prime Fix+ Matte Setting Spray or Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist.

5 Hacks for Perfect ‘Natural’ or ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup Look

Here we have put together 5 makeup hacks in a video that will help you achieve a ‘Natural’ or ‘No-Makeup’ makeup look.

Last Words

We all want to flaunt celebrities-like ‘Natural’ makeup look, right?

But is it that simple?

Well, the answer is Yes. If you know the right makeup products and tricks to apply them you can definitely ace a perfect celebrities-like ‘No-makeup’ makeup look.

For beginners, it is a little challenging to understand which makeup products they should use or ditch for creating a ‘Natural’ makeup look.

In this guide, we thoroughly discussed the products to create a natural makeup look. We also discussed a few steps to demonstrate how to do natural makeup for beginners.

You can learn from the steps and then implement them to ace your desired ‘natural’ makeup look.

Hope this makeup guide helps you, let us know in the comments.

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