Everything You Need to Know About Achieving Natural-Looking, Healthy Skin With Face Makeup
The skin you see online is airbrushed, edited, and highly photoshopped to the point where it doesn’t look like real skin anymore.
It’s easy to become frustrated when you try to copy the techniques of makeup influencers and don’t get the same perfect results because they use filters.
We are constantly bombarded by images of perfect skin, which can make us feel self-conscious about our own. However, with the right face makeup, you can accentuate your best features, blur imperfections, and create a healthy glow that looks real.
This is our guide to natural-looking, healthy skin with face makeup.
Where to Start With Face Makeup
While all makeup can technically be classified as “face” makeup since it goes on your face, when we use that term, we usually mean products like foundation and concealer that help create an even skin tone, cover blemishes, and give you a healthy glow.
These include: concealers, foundations, primers, powders, highlighters, bronzers, blushes, and luminzers.
There are many tools for makeup, but you don’t need to use all of them—or any of them. For example, face makeup and “full-face” makeup serve different purposes.
Face Makeup does not meand Full-Face Makeup
The products we listed above are used for face makeup. They help you to achieve certain looks, prepare your skin tone for color cosmetics, and bring out the natural highlights in your skin.
A “full beat” is what the kids call it when your entire face is covered in makeup. It usually looks more glamorous and done up than everyday makeup, with numerous layers of primer, foundation, concealer, blush, and powder—and removal probably takes hours.
Of course, there are going to be situations where you’ll want a complete face of makeup. If you know ahead of time that pictures will be taken or you’ll be under harsh lighting, it’s better to go all out. Although you may want every product in your face makeup collection, you only need a few items for everyday wear.
Step by Step For Face Makeup
Whether you want a full face of makeup or just light coverage, never skip moisturizing. This step is crucial for every skin type, no matter how oily you may feel your skin is.
Start with Moisturizer
No matter if you’re wearing makeup or not, always moisturize your face before leaving the house. Moisturizer helps to nourish and protect your skin from moisture loss while also preventing your skin from absorbing foundation or other makeup products.
We’re in love with this coconut cream because it’s pure. That means that all the skin-quenching ingredients and beneficial nutrients are completely available for your skin to absorb!
Coconut cream is excellent for sensitive or blemish-prone skin due to its antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties.
A primer does multiple things for your skin and makeup routine. Firstly, it helps to create an even surface over which to apply your foundation – this allows for a smoother application with fewer missed spots.
Secondly, it acts as a sealant against your pores, meaning that your makeup won’t get absorbed or end up stuck in any lines or wrinkles.
This primer helps makeup stay in place while it works to reverse the signs of aging.
To achieve healthier, firmer skin, focus on primers that contain Tigthenyl. This cutting-edge ingredient increases skin’s firmness and helps smooth the surface.
You should also look for hyaluronic acid to improve hydration, vegetable squalane for increased elasticity, and eggplant fruit extract to bolster your skin’s barrier function and protect it from pathogens.
Not only can you use a beauty oil as a primer, but it may be especially helpful for those with dry skin. Jojoba oil, rosehip oil, wildcrafted buriti oil, and an herbal blend work together to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized for 24 hours.
Choose a Light Foundation
If you have wrinkles, fine lines, or dry skin, cream foundation is your best bet. It’s lighter in consistency than other foundations and won’t cake into wrinkles or settle into fine lines. Plus, it’s buildable, so you can easily add more coverage where needed.
Our top pick is this one. Creams are designed to improve your skin’s natural beauty and radiance, not cover it up.
By infusing jojoba with beauty oil, foundation allows your natural skin to shine through while providing you with subtle mineral color for enchanting coverage.
Do you want to avoid caking, lines, and wrinkles around your eyes? Try using less product in these sensitive areas where aging is most apparent. A little goes a long way when it comes to taking care of your skin!
Use Concealer to Cover Up Acne, Scars, and Other Blemishes
Concealer provides extra coverage without needing to put on another layer of foundation, which is ideal for those who want to focus on a specific area. Many people use concealer beneath their eyes; however, this can highlight any wrinkles or sagging skin, making you look older.
It’s better to concentrate the product only on what needs covering—like a bag or discoloration—rather than putting it all over your under eye area.
Cover blemishes with a self-adjusting concealer that uses minerals like iron oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide. Unlike some other options, this type of product doesn’t use drying agents like talc or clay, so it won’t leave your skin feeling heavy or chalky.
Get a Sun-Kissed Look With Bronzer
A healthy, sun-kissed look is always in style, but it’s not worth risking your skin to get it. Instead, use a bronzer on the bridge of your nose, forehead, and apples of your cheeks for a natural-looking glow.
We recommend using a brown or nude toned bronzer on the areas of your face that would be kissed by the sun. Also avoid going too heavy handed with application — you don’t want to end up looking orange or red.
With this product, your skin will look healthy, radiant, and bronzy with a subtle sheen.
Do Not Forget Blush
If you don’t usually use bronzer, or if you want to try something new for winter, choose a blush instead. Just put a small amount on the apples of your cheeks so it looks like you’re naturally blushing.
Blush and lip products are a must-have in any beauty routine. They add a natural flush of color that looks good on every skin tone, plus they’re ultra-hydrating and long-lasting.
Highlight to Get Glowing Skin
Rather than a glittery or greasy finish, they deliver an ethereal sweep of color that hydrates and nourishes your skin. Mixing healthy ingredients with light-reflective radiance, this highlighter provides unmatched results.
We love to use highlighter in the following places: bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, center of eyelids, cheekbones, and even on top of lipstick in the center of lips.
Drop the Setting Spray
No joke, stop spraying hairspray on your face! It does nothing but dry out your skin, which defeats the purpose of using natural ingredients in your skincare routine. If you use quality products that contain nourishing elements, they will naturally stay put throughout the day while also keeping your skin healthy and hydrated.
In addition, many setting sprays contain drying agents that are unhealthy for the skin and cause exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Baking Is Not Necessarie
The ‘baking’ makeup technique is primarily used with concealer under the eyes, and involves layering on a lot of liquid concealer and setting it with a plentiful amount of loose powder.
After ten minutes have passed, you should brush off the extra powder. Some people believe that this makes concealers last longer, but it actually does nothing and only gives you big dark circles around your eyes.
Moreover, all of that makeup seeps into any line or wrinkle it can find, making your skin look dry and aged.
We see that baking was widespread in the 1980s due to both actors’ need to cover up tired eyes before going on stage and because the old movie and TV lighting of those days made it more effective.
However, this light is no longer used in present day production settings; not only does baking fail to achieve a youthful appearance, but it also dries out the skin and causes flakes.
Time to Remove Face Makeup
Without having to use any oil-based or toxic cleansers that contain harsh chemicals, you can easily remove your makeup: look for wipes that have only one ingredient; organic raw coconut cream. You can even employ them to take off waterproof mascara.
Make Your Makeup Routine Easier
Instead of trying to cover your face with makeup, focus on being able to see your skin. Your natural skin is beautiful, and by using less product or layering senselessly, you can achieve youthful-looking, radiant skin.