No Makeup Makeup


Although on swiish we’ve sung the praises of many a bold beauty trend, like cobalt blue eyes and bright lip colour, we also love the natural beauty look, where you’re still wearing makeup but keeping it simple, a little underdone, and sticking to pale and neutral tones.

We love this look because it makes the most of every woman’s unique, gorgeous face where you can play up your features, instead of covering them up with tonnes of makeup.

Hollywood of all places has totally embraced the natural makeup look, with celebrities like Kate Moss, Leighton Meester and Drew Barrymore leading the charge.

It’s easy to do –

Step 1: prep your skin with moisturiser, and apply primer (designed to help your makeup last longer) followed by your foundation.

Step 2: Opt for a light pink cream blush and using your fingers, apply to the apples of your cheeks.

Step 3: Apply a light bronze shadow to your eyes, followed by mascara. Work the mascara wand through the roots of your eyelashes and wiggle it as you pull it upwards. The mascara is really important to highlight your eyes as the rest of your face is being kept neutral. Skip the eyeliner.

Step 4: Finish with a natural lip colour and you’re good to go!

Products you'll need to get the look:

Face of Australia Face Base Primer, $11.95, improves complexion by filling in fine lines for a more even surface, and works to ensure makeup stays on for longer. It contains vitamin E and chamomile for fresh, nourished skin.

MAC Studio Fix SPF 15, $49, is one of the best foundations you can buy. It lasts for ages – you only have to put a few dabs of it on your cheeks to get a flawless look and it stays on all day.

Revlon Photoready Crème Blush, $26.95, gives your cheeks a fresh look without looking too bright. We like it in Pinched.

For eyes, we can’t go past Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in Smokey Quartz, $10.50, which is crease proof and lasts for up to 12 hours.

Makeup master Napoleon Perdis calls his Napoleon Mesmer-Eyes Mascara, $39.00, “like a miracle bra for your lashes!” and we couldn’t agree more – bigger, fuller, longer lashes give you the definition you’re after.

Maybelline SuperStay 14 Hour Lipcolour in Beige Forgood, $18.95, is a light natural colour that will suit any skin tone and doesn’t dry out. Its perfect for the all natural look!

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