When it comes to makeup that aims to give us the appearance of not wearing any makeup at all, we’re certainly not lacking. There are dewy highlighters, your skin-but-better foundations, and blushes that mimic a post-coital glow (you know the one), to name a few options. And while you may enjoy sporting a bright lip color or a cat-eye liner, when it comes to complexion makeup, the most natural effect is achieved when your skin still appears to be skin.
If you don’t have a naturally flawless complexion (in other words, if you’re a human being who enjoys the occasional whole milk latte and isn’t immune to hormonal breakouts), creating an even, luminous canvas with the help of foundation, concealer, and powder is well within your reach if you use the right products and tools.
The goal of achieving the “MLBB” equivalent of skin has inspired us to enlist the assistance of makeup artists who have generously shared their best tips and product recommendations to help you achieve your best skin yet. Continue reading for eight of our best tips for achieving flawless-looking skin with the help of makeup, including everything from prepping your face to a crash course in concealer application.
Check out the next page for tips on how to make your eyes look bigger and brighter!
Step 1: Brighten Under-eye
This is the first and most important step.
Gently dab your favorite eye cream and tinted moisturizer around your eyes, over the lids, and along your lash line.
Apply a peach-toned concealer in a V-shape below your eyes, then blend it with your fingers. This will perfectly cover dark circles or any other imperfections. Following that, the following steps can be taken.
Step 2: Wear Bra for Eyes – Curl Lashes
Remember to curl your lashes first before you use any other product. Just five seconds and you’ll see the world in a whole new light. In order to avoid hurting any lashes, we recommend using a light hand and applying light pressure from the base and middle of the lashes.
Tip: You will get stronger curls if you heat your eyelash curler with a hairdryer before curling your lashes.
Step 3: Use Matte Light Brown Eyeshadow Instead of Black Eyeliner
Even though the right color placed correctly will make your eyes look larger, you might think that dark shadows will make them appear smaller. You can make your eyes look wider and larger by applying a thin layer of neutral matte eye shadow (we recommend one in light brown) along the lash line, which will also hide your concealer.
Tip: Applied to the outside third of your eye, a thin layer of shadow will have a wider impact and look more natural.
Step 4: Apply Nude Eyeliner To Your Waterline
Women still find this trick quite useful, even though it may be the oldest trick in the book.
If you are using a nude pencil or white eyeliner, apply it to your entire waterline (bottom and top), then blend gently. It will instantly awaken and brighten your eyes.
Tip: To create a neutral base, apply a champagne shade over white. This will help to cancel out the color of your skin. If you’re still not satisfied with the impact, then apply a champagne shade over white.
Step 5: Apply Mascara with A Fan Brush
Fan brushes? Have you heard of them? It’s really worth a try if you don’t know!
Makeup experts recommend this tool for concentrating mascara at the roots of lashes and lightening them at the ends.
To achieve the eye-opening and lifting effect, simply run a fan brush over your mascara, then gently wiggle the brush from the roots to the tips of your lashes.
Step 6: Highlight Inner Corners
It is optional to complete this step. If you’re pressed for time, you can skip it.
If you use a brush, apply it to the inner corners of your eyes instead of your tear ducts. Put a little champagne eyeshadow (or highlighter) on your finger, close your eyes, and center it over your tear ducts.
Final Step: Brush Eyebrows Up
Keep your eyebrows brushed up at all times.
Brush your eyebrows up and out using an eyebrow gel or brush. To make a natural effect before this step, fill in light eyebrows with a soft pencil or eyebrow powder.