With celebrities such as Anne Hathaway and Miranda Kerr going for gorgeous minimal looks ALL THE TIME, natural beauty is something we're big fans of! As a result, we've created an easy-to-follow tutorial to get perfect, natural-looking make-up, whatever the occasion.
Step one: start with a subtle foundation
By subtle foundation, we mean one that is barely noticeable. If you're using a regular foundation, choose one that matches your skin perfectly! You'd be surprised how many people don't...
For a really natural look, however, we suggest that you use a BB cream or even a new CC cream. These behave a bit more like a tinted moisturiser than a flat-out foundation. BB creams help to hide imperfections and create a smooth, unified finish. CC cream adapts to the colour of your skin when applied, so need only be applied to troublesome areas.
Step two: go easy on the eye make-up.
To emphasise the natural beauty of your eyes, you can use a highlighter beneath your lower lashlines and along your browbone, sweeping out towards your temples. This adds a touch of natural-looking light to your face and helps cover any veiny areas.
Make sure you avoid any heavy eyeliner or smokey-eye looks, opting instead for one single coat of mascara.
Step three: get a healthy glow
If you want to add a hint of colour to your face, feel free to dust your cheekbones very sparingly with a little rose or apricot blush. Just remember, you're going for a healthy glow, not a bright pink look of embarrassment.
Step four: keep your lips hydrated
To finish of your make-up, grab your favourite lip balm and apply it generously. You can go for a tinted one for a little extra colour if you feel like it.
Step five: stay healthy
Finally, in order to maintain your state of natural, beautiful gorgeousness, it's important to take good care of yourself. Drink lots of water as this will help keep your skin looking fresh and remember to exfoliate your face and neck a couple of times a week.
So there you have it, five easy steps to great, natural-looking make-up!