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How to Create the Natural Look: Flawless Makeup in 10 Steps

BY: AMY DILLON | 10.29.2014 |
How to Create the Natural Look: Flawless Makeup in 10 Steps

Creating a natural look is not as difficult as you’d think. Here are some makeup tips and tricks to help you apply natural-looking, flawless makeup in 10 easy steps.

Step 1: Prepare your skin

I always wear a moisturiser with SPF.  I then apply some Make Up For Ever HD Primer to give my makeup better staying power.

Step 2: Base

Choose a base for your skin type. Although I love the idea of tinted moisturiser the truth is my skin needs a little more coverage on work days. I applied Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. This looks like skin when applied well, it evens the skin tone and makes you look amazing, but natural. Use a kabuki buffing brush for a flawless look.

Flawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - Foundation

Step 3: Conceal

I used Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer around my nose and chin where there is redness, and a lighter shade under my eyes.

Flawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - ConcealerFlawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - Concealer

Step 4: Powder

If you want your makeup to last all day then powder is great for setting everything. Choose a finely milled one and apply the tiniest amount so you won't look cakey. I used Make Up For Ever HD Powder, seeing a trend here? You can get their products at the Make Up For Ever shop (38 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2).

Step 5: Brows

Use an angled brush to apply some matte powder to your brows in feather like motions. You want to avoid the drawn-on look, unless that's what you're going for. Mac's eyeshadow in Omega is great for blondes.

Step 6: Eyeshadow

I used my go-to eyeshadow, Moonflower from Urban Decay, all over my lid and blended it up into the crease with a fluffy brush.

Flawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - EyeshadowFlawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - Eyeshadow

Step 7: Eyeliner

I used IsaDora's Fine Liner Eye Studio pen to create a subtle flick.

Flawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - Eyeliner

Step 8: Mascara

I applied two coats of Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Mascara after curling my lashes. Available from Boots.

Flawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - Mascara

Step 9: Cheeks

I used Urban Decay Naked Flushed. Blend the bronzer under the cheekbone, blush on the apples and sweep highlighter along the tops of the cheeks. Available from Debenhams.

Flawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - CheeksFlawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - Cheeks

Step 10: Lips

A buttery lipstick like Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake is pretty and youthful. Best of all you can re-apply it without looking in the mirror. Available from Boots.

And the finished look...

Flawless Makeup in 10 Easy Steps - The finished look

If you have any make-up questions tweet me @dazzledust25, I'm always there for some beauty chit chat!

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