The ‘au naturel’ look – fresh and radiant skin with a subtle blush, delicate highlighter, bright eyes, and lips with subtle shine – is always in style. It also happens to be gracing runways once again this season, with sleek hair pulled up into easy top buns or cute face-framing bobs. Though this look is about keeping it bare and simple, it takes a dedicated skin care routine with several steps to achieve.
Follow the steps below with products that are tailored to your skin type and preferences for a natural glow you can feel confident about.
Use a cleanser that suits your skin type. Whether it’s oily, combination, dry, or sensitive, search for a cleanser that focuses on promoting hydration, even tone, and a fresh face. Avoid drying formulas, even for acne-prone skin, because the skin will respond to being stripped by over-producing sebum, which will, in turn, lead to more breakouts.
Apply an alcohol-free toner with a cotton pad. Look for a toner like Caudalie’s Moisturizing Toner that is hypo-allergenic and suitable for all skin types. A hydrating toner is an important step because it removes traces of oil and dirt that a cleanser may have missed, but it won’t dry the skin.
Moisturize with a product that enhances natural radiance like Glamglow’sWaterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer. This weightless, watery, creamy gel offers long-lasting hydration with triple hyaluronic acid. It nourishes with TEAOXI® Blue Nymph Lily Extract for a fresh glow.
Once your cleansing and moisturizing routine is done, follow with a flawless finish foundation and radiance powder to set the look.
Apply a weightless-feel liquid foundation. To make blemishes seemingly blur away, you have to try this foundation formulated by By Terry: Cover-Expert SPF 15. It uses camouflage prisms and softening micro-powders along with extra-fine mimetic pigments to cover blemishes, uneven skin tone, and discolorations. It’s important to wear SPF protection every day to keep skin youthful and fight premature signs of aging. As the foundation is drying, gently dab with a sponge.
Add a highlighter to deliver a touch of radiance. By Terry’sGem Glow Trio Compact Limited Edition delivers a luminous finish with this trio of universally-flattering powders. It can be used to highlight areas of the face like the forehead, brow bones, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and chin, or it can be applied lightly anywhere on the face, including eyes and lips. The powders are finely milled and designed to be mixed and matched for a unique look of your own.
Once this basic, clean, and radiant look is achieved, you can build up the rest of your au naturel look to your tastes. Classic accompaniment is a lifting and volumizing black/brown or dark brown mascara, an eyeshadow that matches your skin tone to even out the color of your lids, and subtle, shiny, clear lip gloss or moisturizing balm.
Neutral shades of eyeshadow for the lid and the crease, and a satin finish lip colour in the shade one or two shades darker than your natural coloring also suits the natural tone while adding a bit of gentle colour and extra definition.