How to Look Good Without Makeup
Makeup has become such a huge part of our daily routine as well as a social necessity these days. It not only gives us the tools to be creative but also celebrate our individuality. A lot of us have insecurities that we may be able to deal better with the help of makeup. In a world where #onfleek and #instaperfect ideology is trending, makeup has given everybody a reprise to put forward an image that they would like the world to see. Weather that’s a good thing or not is another debate, but we can’t deny the fact that it’s given us a power, be it girls or boys, to live life on our own terms. But the question arises, how to look beautiful without makeup?
How to Look Beautiful Without Makeup
Whether you’re a daily makeup wearer like me or an occasional dabbler, there are some undeniable adverse effects of putting makeup on your face. Especially for those who don’t really clean it away or take care of their skin. Makeup as much as anything can make the skin look dull and dry with frequent breakouts and blemishes.
Another trend these days in the no-makeup look, where people use the most basic of products to create a natural look, accentuating the best features of their face with highlight and bronzing to get a more sun kissed look. This is a more go-to look for most people and is the one used by most models and celebrities. In this article, I will discuss some tips to get a put together look for work or university, without any makeup. This is especially good for people who wish to look presentable without making any efforts as well as have no time in the morning to put an entire face of makeup on or just need a break from makeup in general.
1. Hydrated Skin
One of the most important things is to get a good base i.e. your skin. Now I know it’s out of our control, the way our skin is on different days. But some important things to note is that you will have to do things such as drink enough water, exfoliate, cleanse and eat fresh fruits and vegetables, so that eventually you get that flawlessly hydrated instagram skin. But for a quick fix, exfoliate and cleanse your face so as to get rid of the dullness and dirt that maybe be clinging to it. Then use a good amount of a water based moisturizer and massage your skin to increase blood flow and stimulate collagen production. Also, use a face mist for instant hydration.
2. Lashes and Brows
For most people, a swipe of liner or a few coats of mascara maybe all that they need to look awake and ready. Eyes are one of the first thing anyone notices on your face, so it’s always better to make sure you’re not puffy eyed or have dark under eye bags. But alas, life doesn’t give us control over such things, so the best we can do is to create an illusion of having bright and untired eyes. First, if you haven’t already, invest in a good eye cream. Massage around your eyes with it and it will create a reflective sheen that will make your under eyes look bright. To open up the eyes and to be able to get a more polished look, tint your lashes and brows. This lasts for a few weeks and with a firm press of an eyelash curler, you eliminate the need to use mascaras and brow gels. Tinted and fuller brows are so trendy and with this hack you need to make the least bit of effort to achieve it.
3. Plump Lips
To get nice plump lips, exfoliate them using either a scrub or brush your lips with a light bristled tooth brush. Then apply a nice tinted lip balm. The exfoliation will get you rid of chapped lips as well cause them to be plump and full.
And no, I do not mean using a makeup highlighter. You can just use something as primitive as petroleum jelly or even an extra bit of your moisturizer over the high points of our face like the brow bone, cheekbones and the center of your forehead to get that natural glow.
One of the most important things to do when you don’t feel like making a lot of effort on your face or rock a natural look is to have your hair on point. To balance everything out, some effort has to be made on your hair. Either a good hand at straightening them or blow-drying after a shower and you are good to take the day by storm.