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Less is more with this natural no-makeup makeup look

Natural makeup is a simple approach that enhances your features subtly by focusing on your skin, eyes and lips.

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The best part about the natural makeup look is that you don’t need to use a lot of product or know any complex techniques. Follow the steps below to get the look for gorgeous, natural-looking skin.

1. Wash your face

Start by preparing your face by washing it with a gentle soap or cleanser. Don’t exfoliate as this may lead to redness.

2. Moisturise

Apply a pea sized amount of moisturiser to hydrate and soften your skin before applying makeup. Do this even if your skin is oily as it ensures your make-up sits perfectly on your face without looking greasy.

3. Foundation

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Apply foundation lightly with your focus on problem areas or places you feel are over-pigmented. Use foundation sparingly and don’t forget to blend it in until it looks as natural as possible.

4. Concealer

Using a small brush, apply concealer lightly to problem areas. This technique is called micro-concealing. For dark circles swipe the brush under your eyes, then use your finger or a beauty blender to blend.

5. Powder

If you suffer from shiny skin, use a brush to apply powder that matches your skin tone lightly on your face. Powder will absorb any excess oil but do not use a bronzer as the goal is to look as natural as possible.

6. Blusher

Pick out a blush colour that is as close to your natural skin “blush” as possible. Apply blusher to the apples of your cheeks and blend until you have a subtle colour.

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7. Light Mascara

Simply curling your eyelashes is enough to give the natural makeup look. If you prefer to have definition, use a thin mascara comb to apply a maximum of two coats to each eye, combing right through your lashes.

8. Brush-up eyebrows

It’s essential not to have heavily done eyebrows for a natural look so simply brush your brows into place using a brow gel with fibres. If you have very light or patchy eyebrows use a brow pencil, but sparingly, to give them shape.

9. Lips

To give your lips a healthy and natural flush, gently exfoliate your lips with a light scrub to remove dead skin cells. Follow with your favourite lip balm for a soft finish.