Skip Nav
Beauty Tips
These Are the Top 8 Beauty Trends You Need to Know For Fall 2017
Ivanka Trump
Believe It or Not, Ivanka Trump's Perfume Is a Top-Seller on Amazon
Spring Beauty
You're Going to Need a Bigger Bathtub, Because Lush's Spring Products Are Incredible

How to Get a Natural Makeup Look

How to Achieve a Bare-Faced Look Fast

The 2012 runways were awash with natural beauties, but most of the models got a little bit of help with makeup. If you want to achieve this minimalist look, follow these easy steps from makeup artists Kristi Matamoros and Jodie Boland:

Cover, don't cake: Use your fingers to apply a tinted moisturizer as a base. Start at the nose and spread outward, then switch to your thumbs to get more coverage in areas like your cheeks. Work with your hands instead of a brush to help the foundation melt into your skin. If you need to hide blemishes and dark spots, add a layer of medium foundation or concealer in discolored areas.

Top it all off with pressed powder. But instead of sweeping over your entire face, avoid these areas: the bridge of your nose, the apples of your cheeks, the cupid's bow, and the area directly under your lip. This will help you get a natural shine in the center line of your face. Also, as the weather gets warmer, remember to carry plenty of blotting paper to dissipate sweat and shine.

Contouring: To bring definition to an otherwise boring look, use a bronzer in the hollow of your cheeks (try making a fish face if you can't find the area). Then spread illuminator in a C shape around the eyes from your brow bone to temples. Finally, add a flush of color on the apple of your cheeks. Add tinted lip balm, a coat of mascara, and brow gel to get a natural face ready for day-to-day wear.

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
kellylovesdavid kellylovesdavid 4 years
I love the less is more look. I totally need my brows and mascara. Luckily I have fairly good skin, and I like my freckles. I do appriciate the highlighter info, as I own about 10 or more different brands and colors, and never really knew exactly how to apply them. Thank you. You guys have the best tutorials, and I try to keep up.
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 4 years
Thanks for the tips!  Natural is my favorite look.
Mermaid Eyeliner Trend
The Best Lipstick Colors For Latina Skin Tones
Smashbox and Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette
How to Get Natural Eyebrows With Makeup
Makeup Tips From New York Fashion Week Fall 2017
Beauty and the Beast Beauty Products
Best Highlighters Used by Makeup Experts

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds