How To Master The No-Makeup Makeup Look in 8 Easy Steps

How to Nail the No-Makeup Makeup Look

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We’ve already established that celebrities seem to possess a gene that allows them to be confident without an ounce of makeup on.

But what about those of us who don’t wake up feeling a newborn cherub? We, too, want to feel good—even when the reality happens to be eye bags the size of small countries and skin that looks as hungover as we feel.

 One answer, in this case, is simple (and no, it's not Facetune): your makeup bag.

A world without makeup would probably be less interesting, and it would definitely be less fun.

Though we might be biased, we love the ability makeup has to transform a face, as well as the more low-key ability it has to make us appear chipper and wide-awake even when we're anything but.

No-makeup makeup isn't going away anytime soon (see: many, many runways past), but it can be trickier to pull off than you'd imagine.

Meet the Expert

Erin Ayanian Monroe is a celebrity makeup artist based in Los Angeles, CA. After assisting Kevin Aucoin and Pat McGrath, Monroe became known for her minimal makeup aesthetic as seen on celebrities Elle Fanning, Kate Bosworth, and Zoë Kravitz.

Below, find a step-by-step guide on mastering the no-makeup makeup look once and for all.

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When it comes to a natural-looking complexion, we were a bit shocked by what Monroe suggests: “I love to forego foundation altogether for everyday life,” she reveals.

Instead, she suggests smoothing and brightening your complexion with a gentle exfoliant, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($59), and then finishing with a matte, oil-free sunscreen (she loves the Neutrogena Dry-Touch line because it works well under makeup).

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Monroe says the trick to a fresh, even complexion is your concealer brush. “A small, flat, brush [with synthetic bristles will] spot-conceal any blemishes or redness,” she says. For dark circles, however, she suggests patting it in with your finger: “Then just finish with a light dusting of translucent powder in your T-zone and you're good to go with color!”

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“For bright, wide-awake eyes, start with a cream eyeshadow in a shade as close as possible to your own skin tone,” Monroe says. “It can have a touch of shimmer or not, depending on your taste.” Monroe says to blend the shadow up from your lash line, fading as it gets closer to your brows. 

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Monroe's tried-and-true trick to instantly open up your eyes? Applying a lighter shade in the inner corners. We love the Ilia Silken Shadow Stick in And She Was—a subtle, slightly shimmery champagne hue that's easy to apply wherever and whenever.

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“A good eyelash curler is a must!” Monroe says. “The best ones are by Shu Uemura and Suqqu.” As for mascara, she suggests adding a coat to the top lashes only, and to brush your brows up and away from your face with a spoolie or clear brow gel Anastasia Beverly Hills' Clear Brow Gel. (Speaking of which, here's a simple guide to getting the best brows of your life.)

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Monroe suggests reaching for a cream blush instead of powder to get a natural-looking glow. “You can apply it with a synthetic bristled brush or your fingers—whatever you're more comfortable with,” she says. To nail the natural look, Monroe suggests imagining where your face flushes after exercise and using that as your guide.

Start at the apple of your cheeks and blend back and upward toward your hairline, keeping most of the color in the front of your face for a youthful look.

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“A dab of pearly highlighting cream on top of your cheekbones is gorgeous,” Monroe says. Her favorite? Tom Ford Illuminating Highlighting Pen ($54). We're partial to Maybelline Strobing Stick, a true drugstore gem. (Here are more of our favorite budget-friendly highlighters.)

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The last step to complete your natural-looking makeup look? Adding a tint of color to your lips. “A really gorgeous, natural way to go with lip color is a tinted balm,” Monroe says. She's obsessed with Clinique Chubby Sticks ($19) and Burt's Bees' Tinted Lip Balms. “They deliver the perfect amount of color straight from the tube—nothing could be easier!”

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A ‘no-makeup’ look can take a lot of work — and about $340 worth of makeup

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I’ve worn a full face of makeup for most of my life. When I was in third grade, I started to develop acne and received/obtained my first Maybelline compact to hide my blemishes. By college, I was addicted to makeup. I wouldn’t go anywhere without foundation, powder and several coats of mascara — at least.

 When no-makeup makeup became a trend, I was ready to put aside those standbys to achieve a more radiant and natural look. But it turns out that looking as if you aren’t wearing makeup requires a surprising number of makeup products. Beauty that appears “effortless” also demands much more work — and money — than the concept would suggest.

In 2016, Alicia Keys released her single “Girl Can’t Be Herself” — “What if I don’t want to put on all that make up? . . . Maybe all this Maybelline is covering my self-esteem” — and announced a #nomakeup movement. “I hope to God it’s a revolution.” she wrote in Lenny Letter. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Gwyneth Paltrow joined in with #nomakeup selfies.

By late 2017, no-makeup makeup became a major runway trend, with fresh modern takes from Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Burberry, Etro and Calvin Klein (it’s still hot for 2020, too, if Chanel’s latest couture show is an indicator). At the same time, beauty rs such as Sona Gasparian, Desi Perkins and Emily Jean began to rack up millions of views for their no-makeup makeup looks, and the trend made its way onto TikTok in 2020.

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The no-makeup makeup trend is a refreshing antithesis to the baked-on, contoured 2000s, says Mai Quynh, a makeup artist who has worked with such celebrities as Saoirse Ronan, Daisy Ridley and Sandra Oh. “Glam and heavy makeup for daytime became such a trend,” she says.

 Makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who works on the faces of Margot Robbie and Priyanka Chopra, calls that phase “extremely cookie-cutter.

” Although the powdered-on, airbrushed look still exists today in beauty, we’re seeing a “resurgence” of uncovered skin in “retaliation” against all the years when hiding one’s natural look was the “it” thing to do, Dubroff says. “Everyone was contouring their faces in the same way, whether it suited them or not.

What resulted was a legion of overly painted faces. Freeing the skin not only keeps individuality at the forefront, but it is also much, much healthier for the skin — and I believe for the psyche, also.”

But there’s a catch: Minimalist makeup is not minimal effort.

“A big misconception about natural makeup is that it means not wearing any makeup,” Dubroff says. “Natural makeup is about fine layers, blended well, and using more sheer textures to define features.

” The chosen products are lighter and dewier, meant to show skin and not hide it.

But embracing and enhancing instead of hiding and distracting may require even more effort than you’re used to, especially for the unacquainted.

 “The first element is to master the skin care,” Soleimani says. “The skin care is part of the makeup” — the dewy, glowy base to build upon. She says this look is about precision.

“We all have different environments, stress, hormones that affect our skin,” she says. “Part of the art form is making difficult skin not look difficult, and using different products for different areas, not foundation all over the skin.

It’s a little more work. Actually, it can be a lot more work.”

You’ll want to start with the right moisturizer. “Use a light, oil-free lotion if you have oily skin,” says Quynh, who s Beautycounter’s Adaptive Moisture Lotion because it doesn’t add extra shine. “For dry to normal skin, I love Weleda Skin Food — something very hydrating. This makes skin look so healthy and dewy.”

Be strategic in your application. “You’re not slapping it on, and not putting it where you don’t need it,” Soleimani says. For example, “you don’t want to cover natural redness on cheeks, and then put blush back on.

It’s a waste of your natural, gorgeous flush.” Got dark, tired eyes? “Instead of paling out eyelids and then doing a dark shadow, work some of the natural, dark magic into a smoky eye and conceal around it,” she says.

“It ends up being mysterious with a sexier, moodier vibe.”

Don’t use liquid foundation all over your face. Use a small brush and go over the areas that need coverage with a creamy concealer, tinted moisturizer or a dab of liquid foundation. Cover a scar here, a blemish there.

“Correctors are your best friends,” says Soleimani. “Use a green one, and layer concealer over it” for particularly tricky red spots.

Try CoverFX’s green redness corrector followed by Bobbi Brown’s Corrector concealer, which Soleimani s for its blendable consistency.

Dubroff says going very minimal on powders — making sure “skin has a skin quality” — is key. In fact, she said, skip powders whenever possible. But don’t skip eye shadow. “It’s important to give some shape to the eye, but in this case, I choose a creamy texture that will not read dense,” she says, such as a taupey crayon, which pops the eye without creating a thick swatch of color.

For natural lashes, Dubroff suggests picking smaller mascara wands and avoiding volumizing formulas. Quynh rakes through the lashes with a metal comb just after applying to leave clients with natural, feathered-out lashes. For brows, Soleimani recommends a shaping gel, such as Glossier’s Boy Brow or R+Co.’s Magic Wand.

If you don’t have a natural flush, Quynh says layering is your best friend. “I always do cream or liquid blush first, and then a powder on top of it for long wear,” she says. She s Sunnies Face, a cosmetics brand from the Philippines. When applying the powder, use a brush with soft bristles for a “light dusting,” Soleimani says. This will keep the makeup from looking overly thick.

According to Dubroff, you can add almost anything to your lips — as long as you’re applying it correctly.

“I could use a dense, matte lipstick formula, but applying it very moderately, tapping it onto the lips a small amount and creating just a wash [of color],” she says.

But balms are also an option if you want a quick surge of hydration. “I love tinted lip balms,” Quynh says. She recommends those from Fresh and Armani.

Finally, don’t forget a setting mist, such as Soleimani’s favorite Omorovicza, for that dewy glow.

To find out how easy or difficult it would be to pull off this “natural” look, I asked a makeup professional to give me a tutorial.

I referred her to Hailey Bieber’s ultra-fresh looks as seen on the covers of last year’s Vogue and Vogue Hong Kong as color inspiration.

I have some natural darkening to my upper eyelids after years of eczema there, which I asked her not to totally wipe out, as well, per Soleimani’s advice to lean into it whatever you’ve got.

 It takes me about 15 minutes to do a full face of makeup on my own. For my no-makeup makeup, it took the pro about 25 minutes. In total, she used roughly $340 of product to create the look.

As someone who is used to mattified skin and pops of color, the neutral sheen was a refreshing change of pace.

Emphasizing my naturally dark eyelids did indeed create a moodier look, with minimal time and effort, and she picked a great nude for my lips — my natural color, but more pink than pale.

 I also tested the look on my own, using products I already own and the experts’ advice as guidance, to see whether it felt accessible to me. I focused on extremely moisturized skin and blurring my blemishes, and I skipped full-face foundation and powder as much as possible.

Because the artists I interviewed said to use “restraint,” I didn’t apply any products I was unsure about using. Regardless, my personal application took 20 minutes of time and nearly 15 products, plus tools. That said, I felt more . . . well, me. I plan to play with more sheer, shiny products and natural color.

Per Dubroff’s assessment, though, this look definitely does require blending skills I do not yet possess.

 For those looking to finally show off some natural skin and the uniqueness of their beauty, the no-makeup makeup look might be worth trying; skin skin was refreshing to me, after coming of age in the era of contour and strobe. But the idea that natural-looking makeup requires less time and money? Nope. If anything, it takes more steps and more skill to pull off.

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Tutorial: How to pull off no-makeup makeup

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Your goal is to look “I just woke up this” gorgeous with just a few dabs of concealer, but your reality usually leaves you looking a little too “I just rolled bed.” Truth: The whole no-makeup makeup look is harder to master than it seems, so what’s the secret?

We teamed up with cool-girl conscious beauty brand W3LL PEOPLE (which, FYI, pretty much invented the no-makeup makeup look with its organic, plant-based power products) to show you how it’s done.

From concealer that doubles as eye cream (because dark circles really throw a wrench in your fresh-face plans) to mascara that actually conditions your lashes, every product works double duty to make you look your dewiest and your skin feels its healthiest.

The best part? You can find all of these premium gems at Target—which is a major score for convenience and your wallet. Your next Target run just got glow-ier.

Step 1: Complexion

Prepping your face for makeup is especially important when you’re going for an au natural look (caking and creasing are dead giveaways that you spent more than five minutes in front of the mirror).

Start by cleansing, then create a nourished base by mixing one or two drops of hydrating serum into your tinted moisturizer (you can use the back of your hand as a palette) and applying to your entire face with your fingertips.

The algae and rose hip oil in W3LL PEOPLE’s Bio Booster Serum brightens and corrects uneven skin tone, while pure zinc in the Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer provides SPF 30 sun protection and acts as a primer so makeup slides on smoothly.

Next, dab concealer on any blemishes, under-eye circles, or problem areas (Bio Correct Concealer actually helps heal blemishes and de-puff eyes, too). Finally, top with a buildable foundation  Narcissist Foundation to your desired level of coverage, and voila: you’ve got a flawless, natural-looking complexion.

Step 2: Glow

You could stop after step one for a totally minimalist look, but to take the glow factor up a notch, add on some bronzer and highlighter.

Blend a cream highlighter onto the bridge of your nose, crown of your forehead, and tops of cheekbones using your fingers or a foundation brush. Set with a translucent powder Bio Brightener Powder for a totally illuminated look that will last all day.

For a sun-kissed contour, use a densely packed kabuki brush to apply a dusting of powdered bronzer in a C-shape from the bottom of your cheekbones and upward to your temples. Just remember less is more!

Step 3: Finishing Touches

Pull it all together (and add a little glam factor to the look) with some optional extras—depending on your mood, or how late you are for brunch.

Keep things simple with a multitasking cream stick that can be used as eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, or all of the above, or go big with some super-shiny lip gloss for a photo-ready pout.

Then, make your eyes pop with a smudge-proof liner and a swipe of black mascara (which uses organic beeswax and sunflower seed oil to nourish lashes and encourage growth).

Pro tip: When drawing on the liner, use several short strokes instead of a single long one to help keep the line where you want it. Because nothing says overdone unevenly thick eyeliner.

Once you’ve completed all the steps, snap a selfie (total requirement for any flawless makeup look). Who knew that elusive effortless look could be that easy?

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8 Steps for Perfect Makeup Application Using Natural Beauty Products

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Welcome to the Beauty Basics series! This has been my #1 request: a starter series on skin care and makeup, to ease into it. If you want to learn the steps to apply makeup flawlessly, this is the series for you! In this series, we’ll go over one step in your beauty routine in each blog post. When you’re new to makeup, all the crazy steps can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’re breaking it down, one easy step at a time. Last week, we looked at the first step: Creating a healthy skin glow to prep your skin, using the K-Beauty routine. This week, we’re talking about the entire makeup application process — the basic makeup steps, in order, the makeup looks you want to create. A lot of times, I see a standard, “These are the steps to apply makeup!!” infographic or post. But most of these posts give only one way for applying makeup. The truth is, the steps change what look you want to create. So, I’m explaining that here with simple makeup tips.

Why you need to apply your makeup in the proper order

Why does it really matter? Because if you apply certain products in the wrong order, they’ll cake up and ruin your look. The order of your makeup steps helps prevent caking and maximize the smoothness of your look. Understanding the order saves you time from making mistakes, and having to fix it.

For instance, if you apply your face powder, but then decide to apply a cream blush? The cream blush will cake up on top of the powder. So you have to think that through first — if you’re going to use cream blush, you have to apply it before your face powder.

So before you start applying makeup, take a moment to think about the look you’re creating. Decide what products you want to use that day first. Even lay them out in the order of application so you don’t make any mistakes. Use the makeup tips from this series to help you along!

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1. Primer

After you finish your healthy glow skin care routine, you’ll apply a primer. If you want a matte look, or have oily skin, you’ll use a matte primer.

If you want a dewy look or have dry skin, you’ll want a hydrating or illuminating primer. You’ll use just enough to apply all over your face with a makeup sponge or your fingers.

Right now, I’m using Pacifica Illuminating + Perfecting Crystal Primer.

2. Eyebrows

If you plan to carve your eyebrows, you’ll want to do that first. This way you can use your concealer to outline them. (If you don’t know what carving out your eyebrows means — check out the eyebrow post!) If you don’t want to go full beat with your brows, or you’re only using a powder to fill in, you can do this step after powder products. I use Burt’s Bees Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette.

3. Smokey Eye Look

Do you want to create a smokey eye look? Then you’re going to do this step next. Smokey eye looks use darker eyeshadow powder that often falls under your eyes. You’ll want to clean it up. Smokey eye looks also need more blending to make them look polished. So apply your eyeshadow now, and then clean it up without messing up your foundation.

You’ll apply your eyeshadow primer first, then eyeshadow, and eyeliner. Don’t apply your mascara yet, though. I use Burt’s Bees Eyeshadow Trio in Shimmering Nudes and 100% Pure Pretty Naked II palette for my everyday, natural eyeshadow look.

4. All liquid products

Next, you’ll apply all your liquid or cream makeup products. These products can blend together easily without messing each other up. But you’ll still need to apply them in a certain order.

You’ll start with foundation (NOT concealer). Spot conceal on any dark spots or problem areas still showing. Then conceal under your eyes/clean up your smokey eye.

If you plan to use liquid or cream bronzers, highlighters, or blush, you’ll apply those now. It’s best to blend out bronzer first, then highlighter, and last blush for a more natural makeup look.

If you’re using powder, start with foundation and concealer and then move on to the next step.

I use 100% Pure Healthy Foundation and Concealer for my makeup base. For contouring, I use W3ll People Bio Bronzer, Vapour Organic Beauty Halo Illuminator and Aura Multi-Use Stick.

5. All powder products

Apply face powder or setting powder next. If you have dry skin, apply powder only on areas that get oily, or where you used concealer to prevent creasing. If you’re oily, you can use powder all over. You could even use ONLY tinted face powder as your foundation if you wanted. (In which case, you’d apply concealer first, then powder, and skip liquid foundation).

Next, apply your powder contour products. with cream, you’ll blend out bronzer first. Then highlighter and blush for a natural, well-blended look.

I use 100% Pure Healthy Face Powder Foundation for setting powder, Pure Anada Blush, and Au Naturale Pure Powder Highlighter and Bronzer.

6. Eyes

If you applied a smokey eye look, you may need to go back and smudge or blend out your eyeshadow and apply mascara. You apply mascara after powder so the powder doesn’t float and cover your already-coated lashes.

If you didn’t do a smokey eye look, you can apply your eye products now. Eyebrows, eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.

My favorite eyeliner for a smudgy smokey eye is Burt’s Bees Eyeliner. For a precise cat eye and mega-lashes, I use W3ll People Expressionist Eyeliner and Expressionist Mascara.

7. Lips

Line your lips with a lip pencil, and then apply your lipstick of choice. Lips can have a whole routine on their own, especially if you plan to wear a dark or bold lip color. But the simplest steps would be to just line and apply.

Au Naturale Perfect Match Lip Pencil in whatever color is closest to your lip is the only lip liner you need. For all day wear, Au Naturale su/Stain Matte Lip Stain in On Pointe is the best.

8. Face Setting Spray

Your last step is to set your makeup to keep it in place all day. Simply spray on your face in an X motion, at a far enough distance to where you only feel a mist (6-12 inches away). I use Pacifica Crystal Dew Setting Spray.

Now, let’s talk Green Primers

So many popular face primers contain awful ingredients and heavy silicone. So it’s a good choice to switch to a natural, organic makeup primer. Natural makeup can be a little more oily, so if you have oily skin, you may have a harder time getting your makeup to last. A primer will help fix that.

You have a few different options at different price points. Vapour Organic Beauty is probably the most popular natural primer. Their Stratus Skin Perfecting Primer Soft Focus comes in different tints to help neutralize skin pigments. It smooths your skin to look poreless and gives a nice, velvety finish.

A green glam drugstore alternative is a bit harder. About the only ones you can find currently are from Pacifica.

They have a Beauty Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer (matte look) or Powered-Up Illuminating + Perfecting Crystal Primer (dewy look).

They’re not free of EVERYTHING, but the Matte Primer is free of petroleum, parabens, SLS, and phthalates. The Illuminating Primer is free of parabens, silicone, phthalates & propylene glycol.

For eyeshadow primer, Gabriel makes an eyeshadow primer in a neutral shade. Eyeshadow primer helps your eye products stay in place, and show up more vibrant and true-to-color. They also help you use less eyeshadow because you need less to get the greatest pigment with a primer.

That being said, you can also multi-task your concealer and use your concealer on your lids. I love using it as a multi-tasker for concealing, priming and highlighting.

You’re ready for Pro application!

Now you can customize your looks and know the best, time-saving way to make it flawless!

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Basic Eye Makeup Steps Every Girl Must Know (Video Inside)

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Eye makeup can lift or ruin your look. Whether it’s going full on with an elaborate eye makeup or keeping it simple by just using an eye liner, a lot can go wrong! We understand that pain, which is why  have curated this post on eye makeup steps , tools and tips.

While there are numerous eye makeup looks out there (smokey, winged, glitter, and more), we have kept it really simple here. You can sport these looks  any and every- day effortlessly. These steps form the basis of every makeup routine.

So, once you master these skills, you can move on to more dramatic eye makeup looks (and yes we’ll help you with those too!).

List of basic Eye Makeup products that everyone should have !

Before we tell you the eye makeup steps , it is important to keep handy this list of the eye makeup items that  you will need:

1. Eye primer ( brands Urban Decay , Kryolan have great eyeshadow primers)

2. Eye shadow palette ( brands huda beauty , L’oreal paris have great eye shadow palettes)

3. Eye makeup brushes ( go for brands vega , oriflame , inglot )

4. Eyeliner ( go for brands maybelline , lakme , body shop )

5. Eyelash curler( brands bronson professional , colorbar manufacture  great eyelash curlers)

6. Mascara ( go for brands NYX Professional , M.A.C )

This Simple Makeup Tip Using Old Eyeshadow is as Basic as it Gets!

Below are the steps to do some basic eye makeup at home-

1. Start with eye primer

Create a smooth surface for the makeup by an using an eye primer. Once it dries up, use a concealer or a face foundation.

2. Use neutral eye shadow shades

As a beginner, you should use neutral shades to get an easy eye makeup look. You should have a highlighter which is a shade lighter than your skin tone, a matte mid-tone shade, a contour shade which is darker than your skin tone and a matte black shade.

3. Get the correct makeup brushes

Perfect makeup is possible only when you have the right set of brushes by your side. You would need a small flat eye shadow brush and a blending brush.

4. Apply eye shadow

Use the lighter shade of the eye shadow i.e. the highlighter, on the inner corner of the eye and blend it outwards. Also use it to highlight the arch of the eyebrows. Then, use the mid-tone shade and apply it above the crease, start from the outward corner and blend it inwards.

Apply the contour shade from the outer corner and blend it inwards. Proceed to the bottom lash line. Mix the contour shade with mid-tone shade and apply it on the bottom lash line. Get the dramatic smokey eyes using black matte shade.

Apply eye shadow on the outer corner of the eye lids.

5. Neatly line the eyes

Eyeliner is the basic and the most essential requirement for beautiful eyes. It makes the eye lashes look denser.  Start from inner corner of the eye and make a dotted line towards the outer corner, thereafter join the line to get the perfect look.

Build it up with small strokes, after you have achieved the correct thickness, proceed to the lower lash line, use a pencil eyeliner on the outer half and smudge it out.

  If you do not know how to apply eyeliner or your liner application skills are weak, you can skip this step.

6. Add volume to your eyelashes

Mascara is the final step of eye makeup. But before applying it, curl your eye lashes with a good curler. Thereafter, take the mascara on the wand and start coating your eyelashes from root to tip.

Do the same procedure for lower eyelashes too. Comb the lashes with a clean wand, if there are clumps of mascara on the lashes.

Once it dries up, if you wish you can apply another coat to give more volume to the eyelashes and curl them again.

Eyebrow shapes can make or break your eye makeup look . Take cues from our article about HOW TO PERFECT YOUR EYEBROW SHAPE.

7. Identify your eye shape and do your eye makeup accordingly –

Different eye shapes require different makeup techniques . A little bit of research  can go a long way to changing the way your eyes look . For inspiration , you can always refer to our aticle ;

Eye Makeup for Small Eyes: Video & Step-by Step Process Included!

How to Identify your Eye Shape

Stand in a front of a mirror in a well-lit room and ask yourself:

1.    Does your upper eyelid have a crease? If not, you have monolid eyes.

2.    Imagine a straight line extending through the centers of your eyes. Now, ask yourself, 

a.    Do the outer corners of your eyes lie above this center line? If yes, you have upturned eyes.

b.    Do the outer corners of your eyes lie below this center line? If yes, you have downturned eyes.

3.    Are the creases of your eyelids visible or hidden when your eyes are wide open? If they are hidden, you have hooded eyes.

4.    Can you see the white portion around your irises? If yes, you have round eyes. If not, you have almond eyes.

We have found the perfect eye makeup video tutorial for you by none other than TheMakeupChair. In this video, the beauty blogger tells you  how to put on eye makeup and shares helpful makeup tips.

Must-follow Eye Makeup Tips

  • Before you start practicing the eye makeup steps we just shared, here are some  tips you should know:
  •  Always Tap the eye shadow brush to remove excess of the product.**Blending eye shadows is vital to getting a natural , flowing eye shadow look. Have a look at our article about Blending Eye Shadows Perfectly .
  • Dampen the tip of the brush and glide it on the eye shadow to get a volume of it on the brush.
  • Gel and liquid eyeliners give better results, however they can be tricky to apply and need practice. So to start with, use a pencil eyeliner.
  •  Use a cosmetic mirror and look down while applying the eyeliner to get the correct shape. You need to keep your hand steady hence it would be great if you have something to rest your elbow on.
  •  Never stretch your eyelid while applying the eyeliner.
  •  You can use a tape or a credit card to get the perfect winged shape.
  •  Use a mascara shield to prevent it from touching the face.
  • You can get brighter eyes using a few simple techniques  , the ones explained in the picture  below :-4 tricks to getting brighter and bigger eyes :a) Apply a light eye-shadowb)Swap black eyeliner with a brown one for a softer lookc)Apply highlighter below the eyebrows to highlight them d)Apply highlighter in the corners of your eyes for an instant uplift 

Final words :
This was the easy-to-follow basic eye makeup guide which can be mastered quickly. You can also customize it. Instead of using neutral colours ,  you can opt for bold and shimmery colours to get a funky look. There are coloured eyeliners and mascaras available that can give you an edgy style. Smokey eye makeup is perfect for a classy effortless look and can be achieved easily !

Source: https://www.urbancompany.com/blog/beauty/make-up/basic-eye-makeup-steps/

No makeup makeup in four easy steps

How To Master The No-Makeup Makeup Look in 8 Easy Steps | Skincare.com

No matter what is trending on the catwalk each season, one look never goes style – that pared-back effortless-looking no-make-up look. But the reality for most of us is that dewy, luminous skin, subtly defined lips and bright eyes do require some effort. Cue Code8’s impeccably curated core products designed to make re-creating this aesthetic easier than ever. Here’s how…

1 A dewy complexion 

The real secret for lit-from-within skin is minimal coverage that lets your natural radiance shine through, so reach for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream rather than a heavy foundation.

Radiate Beauty Balm was the very first product that Code8 created, and it remains one of the brand’s heroes. The product is so nourishing, it can be used in place of your morning moisturiser, making it a brilliant 2-in-1 skincare/make-up hybrid.

The balm has a light level of coverage with a “second-skin” finish that leaves the face nourished and dewy. It also features UVA/UVB blockers to provide protection from the sun.

If you need a little extra coverage under the eyes or to cover blemishes, dab a touch of Code8 Seamless Cover Concealer wherever it is needed and blend.

Light touch: Code8 Radiate Beauty Balm dries fast and includes SPF 15 for added sun protection

2 A sunlit glow

Once your base is perfected, it is time to add some bronzer – a hint of a tan screams youthful vitality and good health.

Code8 Bronze Summer Glow Powder looks best on areas where the sun would naturally land on your face, such as the contour lines of your cheekbones, nose and the top of your forehead.

Choose from the four shades according to your skin tone, then dust in these areas with a bronzing brush and blend.

Sun-kissed skin: apply Code8 Bronze Summer Glow Powder to nose, hairline and forehead for a natural tan

3 Pops of colour

Meet your new favourite handbag multi-tasker.

Code8 5Secs Express Lip & Cheek Colour is an exceptionally blendable crayon in three flattering shades that can be swiped on the apples of your cheeks to add a youthful flush of pigment or buffed into lips with your ring finger for the hint of a tint. The balm formula is also incredibly hydrating so it repairs dry skin while enhancing your glow.

On the go: colour meets care in Code8's 5Secs Express Lip & Cheek crayon

4 Understated eyes 

With the no-make-up make-up look, you can either leave eyes totally bare or opt for a super low-key wash of shadow in a similar shade to your skin tone. Try the base shade from any of the Code8 palettes for a foolproof choice.

Code8’s Iconoclast palette range has everyone covered, with tones from champagnes to deeper buttery browns. Simply pick your perfect match and use a light fluffy brush to dust all across the lid. Finish off with a touch of Code8 Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara applied to the upper lashes only to keep the look light and natural.

Buildable effect: lash-by-lash definition courtesy of Code8's Lash Sophisticate Mascara

To find out more or to create your own lipstick, visit codeeight.com 

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/spark/code-8-make-up/no-makeup-makeup-look/