From vivid eyeliner colors and glitter lipsticks to deter pastel hair there’s no shortage styles to explore. Sometimes, the less you have, the better (especially in a daily basis). However, with all the time spent inside over the last year and an hour, it could be easy to overlook the basic elements of a classic daily makeup appearance.
However that if you’re in the need of a quick makeup refresher We’ve got your back. From preparing your skin to enhancing you eyes cheeks, cheeks, and lips, we’ve collected the best steps to create that effortless everyday appearance.
The key to getting the makeup-free, no-makeup look is to determine the things you need instead of just following all the necessary steps professional makeup artist and expert in beauty Jonet Williamson. Everything from skin care to makeup should be tailored to the place you’ll need it.
Continue reading for our detailed guide for applying simple everyday makeup. Mix and match the steps to make a unique routine that meets your individual makeup requirements.
Prep Your Skin
Before you grab one of the many makeup products it’s essential to begin by cleansing your face. Making sure your skin is clean and moisturized can help blend your makeup effortlessly when you’re doing a basic makeup appearance. Williamson suggests applying a hydrating cream along with SPF into your makeup routine to shield your skin from damaging UV radiation.
Step 1: Cleanse Your Face
Begin by washing your face and removing any oil or dirt from your skin. A cotton pad that is that is soaked in a wash-free micellar solution that is rich in vitamins such as Bioderma’s Sensibo H2O will wash off impurities and cause no irritation or redness.
Step 2: Serum
This SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel oil-free serum will nourish and plump your skin. It’s the perfect canvas on which to apply your other makeup.
Step 3: Moisturize and Prime
Williamson suggests using an oil-based moisturizer that serves as an effective base to cut down on time and guarantee a long-lasting makeup throughout the day. Its Bobbi brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Primer Moisturizer includes hyaluronic acids and shea butter for hydrating the skin. It also has an exclusive combination with vitamins (including Vitamins B, C & E) to awaken and prepare the skin.
Step 4: Don’t Forget the SPF
The final step in your preparation is to apply sunscreen is vital and must be included as part of your a.m. skincare routine. SuperGoop! Its Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 is the ideal lightweight SPF that is flawlessly layered underneath makeup.
Even Out Your Skin Tone
When your complexion is clean and fresh Move onto the next step of your makeup routine to even the skin’s tone. Williamson suggests using only what amount coverage you require. After your skin’s tone has leveled out, you are able to return and apply more spots or color correct any blemishes.
Step 1: Apply Tinted Moisturizer
The most efficient method to improve your skin’s color is to use an emollient that is tinted, such as the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, available in 20 shades. This product provides complete coverage, and the skincare benefits of a moisturizing cream all day long. Apply it to your face like you would apply normal moisturizer.
Step 2: Conceal Any Trouble Spots
Apply a concealer onto any imperfections or circles of dark that require some more coverage. Select a product with lots of pigmentation that’s not cakey or matte like NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer to create a smooth natural look. To cover the appearance of blemishes you can dab the concealer onto the area and blend it in with your fingers or sponge for makeup. If you have one or two blemishes, Williamson recommends prepping that part of your skin thoroughly (see the previous paragraph). If your color correction is done for any blemishes and hyperpigmentation prior to the time it will require less concealer, states Williamson.
If you have dark circles, use the wand underneath your eyes, and then rub it into your fingers or blend it in with the help of a makeup sponge.
Step 3: Use Translucent Powder, If Necessary
If you suffer from oilsy skin or you want to conceal imperfections, Wiliamson recommends grabbing a translucent setting powder, such as Laura Mercier’s to reduce the mid-day shine. Apply it using a fluffy brush and apply it in a circular manner so that it can be applied without being noticed.
Step 4: Apply a Warm Blush Color
To create a natural, subtle flush, choose a creamy blusher like Stila’s Convertible Color in Petunia to soften the cheeks’ apples. Make use of your fingers to rub the color onto the skin or use the makeup sponge.
Step 5: Highlight
To give your skin a beautiful dewy finish, Williamson suggests a little sprinkle of glitter. She is a fan of the Armani Beauty Silk Glow Setting Powder that doubles as a highlighter if applied in the proper places (cheekbones and bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow, and cheekbones). “It’s beautiful and provides an ideal amount shimmer,” she says.
Define Your Eyes And Lips
Once you’ve evened your skin tone, you can move on to enhancing your face. If you’re doing your makeup, ensure that you’re in a space with sufficient natural light to avoid your makeup from appearing too over-the-top. To cut down on time, Williamson also suggests looking for “multi-use” items, such as Evio Beauty color sticks. Evio Beauty color sticks which can be applied to cheeks, eyes, or lips.
Step 1: Shade Your Eyelids
A glittery champagne-colored eyeshadow, such as one of Half Baked Urban Decay eye shadow can make your eyes stand out and appear wide-eyed. Use an eyeshadow brush spread the shade over your entire eyelid to your crease, as well as the corner of the eyes as well as the eyebrow bone.
Step 2: Apply Eyeliner
For more definition, put the steel gray or black eyeliner pencil such as Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (Iron)y between your upper lashes. If you’re looking to transition your basic makeup look from the day to night, you can opt in for this option.
Step 3e: Swipe On Mascara
A couple of coats of glossy mascara such as Clinique’s will enhance the appearance of your eyelashes. Pick the dark brown shade to get an edgier finish. Apply two coats on the top of your lashes and a coat on the bottom of your lower lashes.
Step 4: Enhance Your Lips
Choose a tinted balm the shade that compliments your lips. We recommend the Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm, which provides a smooth, shiny tint to lips. Apply it straight out of the tube and use your finger to smooth it on to give a natural, freshly-baked appearance.
Step 5: Multi-Use Colorstick
Mix eyeshadow, blush and lip step steps using this color stick that is time-saving. Additionally, you can carry it around in your purse to make quick makeup touch-ups.