Summer is fast approaching and of course, every woman wants to look and feel her most natural and fresh, which means an appearance that is minimal and leaves the face as bare as possible. This ‘natural’ face’ look is a beauty aesthetic that has gained traction in the new millennium, with more women stripping back the layers of excessive makeup to reveal a beautiful glow which resonates. Armed with the right tools, any woman can achieve this look and captivate a crowd.
Minimal Look Skin Preparation
The first key in achieving the minimal look is prepping your skin in order to fully optimize the end result. That dictates using exfoliation to cleanse the skin thoroughly for a healthy glow. In addition to exfoliating, a face mask is advisable once a week to remove any additional toxins that may be on your face.
Eyes That Speak Volumes
After your face has gone through proper cleansing and prepping, the next feature that deserves your attention are the eyes. To achieve a barely there, nude look, apply only a hint of makeup on your face. Apply a touch of mascara under the eyes and seal in the look with a bit of primer as well to leave a lasting impression. Don’t ignore the brow line and lids during the process, and that really should be all that is necessary to get a minimal glam look.
Say Goodbye to Foundation
For women that are going for the minimalist, natural look, one of the first things to remember is that this aesthetic dictates letting go of certain makeup and that extends to foundation. To retain a face that is light and devoid of any extras, 86 the foundation and the end result is a refined and light look that leaves your face gleaming.
Bio: Dev Randhawa is a hair and makeup guru based out of the United States. As an aspiring fashionista, Dev Randhawa is an excellent source of advice for hair and makeup.
Written by: Daily Makeover Beauty Board
Summer is all about minimal makeup and maximum glow. You would not want to layer on too much with the risk that it might all melt away with sweat. The only thing that ask for generous lathering in summer is sunscreen. The tips below could help you perfect that summer look.
Whether it’s just for a beach look or for a more carefree summer style, this about keeping your makeup minimal. A concealer could help you with that. You could use it to cover up any spot, blemishes and dark circles and to skip foundation.
If you require some additional coverage apart from the concealer, you might opt for a tinted moisturizer. This would help you achieve an even tone on your skin and would give you a nice summer glow.
While staying out in the sun too much is not recommended, you could give the impression that you have gained some tan by applying bronzer on your face. The application of the bronzer should be light and not overdone. Opt for bronzer that have peach or pink undertones and apply over the apples of the cheeks, on your nose and temple.
Use waterproof mascara especially if you would be splashing water on your face often to get rid of the heat or going for a swim. Brown waterproof mascaras are great for summer looks as they are discreet.
Wear light lipsticks
Use lightweight lipsticks or tinted lip balms to help you feel fresh and not bulk up your lips.
If there’s a common experience that we all share, it’s getting ready in time for work. Rushing to work without looking presentable isn’t an option and so, it becomes important to find ways to beat the clock but also looking your best.
So, here are 5 time-saving tricks that will help you do so:
#1: Keep Your Makeup All in One Place
Being organized is the key. You can a good amount time having all your makeup in one place while not having to search for them if they’re all over the place.
#2: Use Makeup that is in Stick Form
Since shadow sticks, stick foundation, eye liner pencils and cream blush all come in a tube, you won’t have to waste your time with a brush. Better still: you can apply it on the go, if you don’t have time. Opt for makeup that is in stick form.
#3: Multi-tasking is the key
Multi-tasking can also ensure you save a lot of time. For example, air dry your hair when you are doing your makeup or even shave your legs when your conditioner is soaking in or simpler still, brush your teeth while waiting for the water to warm up.
#4: Use products that save time
Products like Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer and the Gillette Venus & Olay Razor can really speed up your routine. They’re easy to find and inexpensive to purchase.
#5: Use music
One way to get ready for work quicker is to put on some music, a ‘getting ready’ playlist, which you can time accordingly to the number of minutes that you might want to take in order to get ready.