Follow This 6-Step Tutorial for a Natural, Everyday Look

September 24, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | by L'Oréal
Easy Natural Makeup Tutorial
When you’ve got a meeting (either virtually or IRL), you’ll want to pull yourself together and look presentable. A full beat might not always be in the cards, especially if you’re short on time. For an elevated yet natural look,  we’ve been leaning on this super easy makeup tutorial that takes about five minutes from start to finish. So, go grab your makeup bag and keep reading, because this natural makeup tutorial is a game-changer.
  • STEP 1:

    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. 

  • STEP 2:

    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.

  • STEP 3:

    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.

  • STEP 4:

    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.

  • STEP 5:

    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.

  • STEP 6:

    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. 

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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