Guest post by Brigitte Evans
It’s officially the year of no makeup and natural beauty. We see natural-looking stunners on the catwalks, the street style section and even in real life, and we often wonder – how do they manage to look so flawless without a smidge of makeup? Well, it may seem complicated, but it’s a fairly simple feat to achieve. It may just take a tiny bit of time and a sprinkle of patience to get there and get to a place of being confident with no makeup on, but it can most certainly be done, and with the greatest of ease, so follow us as we take you on an adventure towards no-makeup gorgeousness.
The Shape of You
It’s no secret that perfectly shaped eyebrows that suit and flatter your face shape can do wonders when it comes to transforming your entire look. Therefore, all you have to do is find a great beauty salon with a skilled beautician who will ‘whip’ those brows into shape and make you look like a whole new you. Of course, if you believe you have the dexterity and the skill to determine your face shape and pluck those babies on your own, go ahead and DIY your way through this one. Now, we are aware that many women and girls out there struggle with sparse eyebrows, but there are ways to push the growing process along. A little mixture of castor oil and vitamin A goes a long way, and if you apply the concoction daily to your brows, you will see visible progress in the growth department in a matter of two weeks.
Beauty with no risk
When summer comes knocking, we all want that sun-kissed glow that makes us look like goddesses. However, what most dermatologists always warn us of are the dangers of UVA and UVB rays. Not only does sun exposure potentially lead to dry and leathery skin, age spots and hyperpigmentation, but there is always the risk of the dreadful C word. Still, there are loopholes and safe ways for you to get that gorgeous natural tan that will leave you with no need to apply makeup. There are amazing natural products that don’t contain harsh tanning chemicals and that will ensure you get that perfect even tan, so when in doubt, stay away from the sun and get your colour the alternative and safe way.
Alittle goes a long way
There are few things that can make your natural beauty just pop as much as a good set of lashes. There are few things that can make your natural beauty just pop as much as a good set of lashes. Now, since we’re all about no makeup, we are definitely not suggesting falsies – everyone knows when you have them on. There are two roads to take here, one simple and wallet-friendly and the other one a little more costly, but more permanent. You can get eyelash extensions and wake up every morning with voluminous ones that can stop traffic and look natural, or you can put the ol’ eyelash curler to work. All it takes is a little curling with a warmed-upcurler, and a touch of transparent eyelash gel. No real makeup involved and your lashes will defy gravity.
If we want to look amazing with no makeup on, we have to do good by our skin. This means following a strict day and nighttime skincare regimen that will reveal a natural glow and provide us with all the radiance we need. A morning wash with your go-to cleanser is a must. This should be followed by a quality serum – a powerful,antioxidant-packed light-consistency product that penetrates into the dermis and nourishes the second layer of the skin, delivering powerful ingredients where needed. A light moisturizer with some serious SPF – keep it on the safe side – should follow. Now, when you miss the glow that your favourite highlighter gives you, just use a simple trick. A little facial oil on the highpoints of your face will give you an unmatchable, almost JLo glow, so you’ll soon forget about traditional highlighters. Make sure you exfoliate gently three times a week to get rid of those dead cells and reveal a glowing complexion and repeat the whole process in the evening. Scrub those lips for a kissable pout, apply a tinted lip balm and you are ready to slay the day.
Healthy hair does care
Whatever colour or length your hair is, the most important thing is to keep it clean, well trimmed and shaped, and of course, well groomed. There is nothing that can bring you as much confidence in your natural beauty like
Simple, isn’t it? Just good skincare, and a few hacks here and there. If you take care of your skin and hair, they will repay you with unmatchable beauty. You can still play with makeup when you wish to, but the point is, you will find the confidence to go makeup free and still feel and look stunning.
I would like to thank Brigitte Evans for this guest post. She is a cosmetic skincare consultant who writes about all things beauty and more. Feel free to visit her blog for more tips and tricks on Beauty, LIfestyle, Entertainment, Fashion and travel.