Follow This 6-Step Tutorial for a Natural, Everyday LookSeptember 24, 2021
Prep Your Skin
We’ve really been focusing on our skincare, so this step is a no-brainer. Before grabbing makeup, complete your skincare routine with a thin layer of moisturizer. This is key for getting a glowy base. Not sure what to use? We’ve been loving the Garnier Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream, which is a three-in-one moisturizer, serum and sunscreen.
Do Your Base
Apply a light- to medium-coverage foundation, BB cream or skin tint like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Hyaluronic Tinted Serum, stippling it on with a blending sponge or flat brush. If you do use a brush and want a seamlessly blended finish, go over your face with a damp beauty sponge to ensure there are no streaks or lines. Next, pat concealer under your eyes (we recommend the NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Contour Concealer). Choose a color one to two shades lighter than your foundation to brighten up the under-eye area and cover up any discoloration and dark circles. For a more luminous look, apply concealer to your forehead, the bridge of your nose and chin as well — then blend.
Add Color to Your Cheeks
To give yourself a little color before hopping on video calls, sweep blush onto the apples of your cheeks. For a natural-looking flush, you’ll want to diffuse the blush, so we recommend an easy-to-blend formula like the Maybelline New York Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush or the EM Cosmetics So Soft Blush. Then, warm up your skin tone with a bronzer of your choice. Apply this under your cheekbones and along your temples and jawline.
Don't Forget Your Eyebrows
Use a spoolie to brush your brows, and then either fill them in with a powder or a pencil. We love using gels and pomades to help keep brows in place. We recommend the NYX Professional Makeup The Brow Glue for most brows — it makes creating thick, natural-looking brows super easy.
Add a Touch of Eyeshadow
While this step is totally optional, we love adding some neutral shades to our eyelids. Our go-to palette? The Urban Decay Naked3 Mini Eyeshadow Palette. Then, apply a single coat of mascara to the top and bottom lashes and be sure to wiggle your wand vertically to get every single lash.
Finish With a Tinted Lip Balm
Finish this easy, natural look with a pink or nude lip gloss or lip balm that complements your skin tone. We’ve been loving the Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment. It’s super nourishing and gives the perfect subtle tint.