Achieving a Natural Makeup Look

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | Tips & How-Tos, application tips

Shutterstock_3240541 Sometimes the purpose of cosmetics is to enhance your natural features, making it look like you aren’t wearing any makeup at all. You can do this easily with light touches, using colors that flow with the hues that occur naturally in your face.

If you decide to prep your skin with a color correcting primer, choose a neutral shade to maintain the most natural facial hue possible, concealing flaws without adding color to the skin.

For foundation, gently dust on Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with SPF 15 in the shade that most closely matches your own natural skin tone. Apply this evenly over the face and neck to achieve a flawless complexion.

Hot Rocks Straight On If you want to add a blush of healthy color to your cheeks, softly apply Pür Minerals Hot Rocks using the 3-D method—dip a Powder Brush into the rocks, draw circles in the box to unlock their natural pigments, and dust over the apples of your cheeks.

Achieving a natural makeup look for your eyes is all about using a subdued shade of Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow, such as Gold Dust, Vanilla Feldspar or Sunlit Gypsum. You can either skip eyeliner altogether or thinly trace your lash line in a natural shade like Chocolate Mica or Smoky Graphite.

When it comes to a natural look for your lips, stay away from stains and lipsticks and choose something lighter and cleaner, such as the Pür Minerals Pout Plumping Lip Gloss in a color close to your own natural lip tone.