How to Perfect Your Everyday Makeup in 6 Easy StepsFebruary 15, 2022
When you’ve got a meeting (either virtually or IRL), you want to look and feel your very best. 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 five minutes from start to finish. So, go grab your makeup bag and keep reading, because this natural makeup tutorial is a game-changer.
Prep Your Skin
Great makeup starts with skin prep, 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.
Apply a 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 Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer. Choose a color one to two shades lighter than your foundation to brighten up your 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 Thick It Stick It! Brow Gel — 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. The L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara is our go-to for full, fluttery lashes.
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 Laneige Lip Glowy Balm. It’s super nourishing and gives the perfect subtle tint.