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How to apply subtle makeup for school

This article was co-authored by Kelly Chu and by wikiHow staff writer, Danielle Blinka, MA, MPA. Kelly is the lead makeup artist and educator of the Soyi Makeup and Hair team that is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soyi Makeup and Hair specializes in wedding and event makeup and hair. Over the past 5 years, the team has created bridal looks for over 800 brides in America, Asia, and Europe.

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Now that you’re getting older, you likely want to start wearing makeup. However, applying it can seem really hard. Fortunately, you don’t need that much makeup to look great! When you’re first learning to apply makeup, use a few products to create a subtle look that’s great for school. Then, add a few new techniques to create the perfect natural day look for you. As you get used to makeup, you can start playing around with it to create a glam look for special occasions. Just make sure you have your parent’s permission beforehand.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

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Professional Makeup Artist Expert Interview. 9 May 2019. Use your fingertips to work the moisturizer into your skin. Then, let it dry for 2-3 minutes before proceeding. [2] X Research source

  • If you want more coverage, use a tinted moisturizer instead. Choose a shade that matches your skin tone. Start applying it at your nose, then work your way out to the edge of your face. Use a beauty blender or sponge to blend it into your hairline and jawline. [3] X Research source

How to apply subtle makeup for school

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Professional Makeup Artist Expert Interview. 9 May 2019. Gently tap the edges of your concealer until it blends into your skin or tinted moisturizer. [5] X Research source

  • Make sure you don’t rub the concealer. If you do, it will reveal the blemish you’re trying to hide.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

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Professional Makeup Artist Expert Interview. 9 May 2019. Make several swipes as you work your way toward the outside corner of your eye. This will help you coat all of your lashes. [7] X Research source

  • You don’t need mascara on your lower lashes, as this will make your face look overdone.
  • If you’re having trouble applying your mascara because you keep blinking, don’t worry. This is totally normal! To make things easier, hold your mascara wand in front of your eye, then blink to pull your lashes through the wand. Blink several times to coat your lashes.
  • Replace your mascara every 3 months because it starts to collect bacteria.

Tip: Choose a black mascara if you have dark lashes or a brown mascara if your lashes are blonde, red, or light brown. Alternatively, use a clear mascara to define your lashes without looking like you’re wearing makeup. This can be a great alternative if your school doesn’t allow makeup.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Kelly Chu
Professional Makeup Artist Expert Interview. 9 May 2019. Use plain lip balm or clear gloss for an easy look. If you want a little color, pick a tinted lip balm or gloss in a pink or berry shade that’s close to your natural lip color. Apply lip balm directly from the container. If you’re using lip gloss, use the wand that came with your container to apply a thin layer. Then, smack your lips together to make sure it’s evenly applied. [9] X Research source

  • If it’s allowed, carry your lip balm or gloss so you can re-apply it as needed.
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A ‘no makeup’ back to school look is essential if you want to wear a bit of makeup and not get in trouble for going against school policy.

Whilst schools often don’t want you wearing makeup, a ‘no makeup’ makeup look will usually fly under the radar. We’re talking ultra subtle here, no winged eyeliner or over-lined lips!

So if (and we mean if. Should you not want to wear any makeup in school or anywhere else, that’s perfectly fine) you want to wear makeup in school for whatever reason, opt for these types of products for a subtle look and don’t go overboard.

Products To Use For A ‘No Makeup’ Look

CC Cream

Swap heavy foundation for a more subtle CC Cream. Not only do CC cream’s contain ingredients that are good for your skin, but they’re super light and perfect for that ‘no makeup’ look. If it’s redness you’re hoping to counteract, opt for something in green. Just remember to blend, blend, blend!

Concealer

If you’re not in need of a full base, concealer is great for covering up spots that have decided to pop up, or under eye discolouration. Again, it’s all about preference! Remember, heavier concealers are for blemishes, and lighter formulas are for under the eyes. Heavy formulas under eyes can cause serious caking. If you’re not one for makeup but want something for under your eyes, give an under-eye cream a go!

Brow Gel

If you feel naked without filling in your brows, brow gel is your new BFF! It’s a much more subtle way to achieve a fuller brow, and it doesn’t take as long as filling in your brows – so a timesaver in the mornings! You can opt for the colour of your eyebrows, or a clear brow gel.

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Mascara

Mascara is one of the more obvious makeup products, so if your school is strict re: makeup then it’s best to opt for one that promises a natural look. For a bit of something that doesn’t show, clear mascara is the best option! Or go for brown for a subtle look that still has colour to it.

Lipgloss

School is not the place for a bold lip, so your best option is a nice gloss in a ‘your lips but better’ shade, or clear! Try opt for something that’s not sticky as it can be very annoying. And peeling your hair off your lips for the most of class is not a great way to spend your time. A non-sticky gloss can also be used as a cheek tint so win/win!

These subtle makeup products should help you get the perfect ‘no makeup’ look for back to school. Remember practice makes perfect, and blending is key when it comes to things like CC cream and foundation.

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There’s no “right” age to start wearing makeup. Some people start playing with lipstick as kids, while others don’t discover foundation until their mid-twenties. That said, once you hit your teenage years, the idea of covering blemishes with concealer and swiping on a few coats of mascara is all too enticing. And makeup for teens can be a whirlwind to navigate. Aside from finding the must-have products for your new makeup bag, we’d be willing to bet you also want to give some of the latest TikTok trends a try. If you’re unsure where to start, consider this your guide to the best makeup for teens, including what to include in your teen makeup kit and a few of our favorite looks to try.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR TEEN MAKEUP KIT

Before talking about tips and looks, it’s a smart idea to build your own teen that will have you equipped with all the necessities. While you’ll likely want to expand your kit as you try new makeup trends, here are the basics to include.

#1. MEDIUM-COVERAGE FOUNDATION

For an all-over even complexion, you’ll want to start wearing foundation. However, this doesn’t mean you have to wear a formula that’s noticeable. Instead, opt for a medium-coverage foundation that will help blur and conceal your imperfections without hiding your skin underneath. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation is a must for your teen makeup kit since it offers medium coverage with a radiant finish.

How to use it: Apply a dot of foundation to your cheeks, forehead, and chin. Then, blend the formula outward with a makeup sponge for an airbrushed finish.

#2. FULL-COVERAGE CONCEALER

While you don’t need a full-coverage foundation, having a concealer that can cover it all can come in handy. Whether you have acne or dark circles, you name it, and the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage will help disguise it!

How to use it: Apply a dot of concealer where needed using the doe-foot applicator. You can also apply a color that’s one to two shades lighter in an upside-down triangle under your eyes to help disguise dark circles. Blend the liquid formula with a makeup sponge for seamless coverage.

#3. NATURAL-COLORED BLUSH

A little flush never hurt anyone! While there is plenty of fun, trendy blush hues to try, we recommend adding a natural-looking option to your teen makeup kit. Pick a shade from the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush collection that resembles your natural blush.

How to use it: Smile! Then sweep your color of choice onto the apples of your cheeks using a blush brush.

Editor’s note: Instead of only wearing blush on your cheeks, give one of the latest trends a go by putting blush on your nose. Yes—it’s a thing! Check out our article, Should You Wear Blush on Your Nose?

#4. BROW MASCARA

There’s no need to go crazy when it comes to filling and shaping your eyebrows, but a little grooming can go a long way. For a subtle brow boost, use a brow mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara. This will help add a tint of color, create a slight boost in thickness, and keep any stray hairs from falling out of place.

How to use it: Start with clean brows. Comb the angled skinny brush through your brows in short, upward strokes to boost volume and build to the desired intensity and shape.

#5. EYESHADOW PALETTE

Rather than stocking up on an array of single eyeshadows, make your life easier and invest in an eyeshadow palette. Look for one with neutral colors that can be used daily, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude. Then, build your collection by adding some fun shades into the mix as you experiment with different looks!

How to use it: There are plenty of options for using your palette. To help get you started, check out our article, How To Apply Natural-Looking Eye Shadow: The Complete Tutorial.

#6. MASCARA

It should come as no surprise that mascara is on this list—it may just be the most essential product! Look for a formula that will give your lashes both length and volume. We love the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable.

How to use it: Place the wand at the base of your lashes. Sweep up and gently wiggle back and forth as you do so to pack on volume.

#7. SHEER LIPSTICK

Glossy lips are associated with youth, but they also happen to be seriously trendy right now. Our favorite way to get the look is via a sheer, high-shine lipstick, and it’s definitely a teen makeup kit must-have. Pick your favorite shade (or a few!) from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick line.

How to use it: Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your pout, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

#8. LIP GLOSS

Speaking of sheer lip colors, if you want something even glossier, make sure you grab a lip gloss for your makeup bag! A tube of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss is just what you need. Consider taking the glossy lip trend to the next level and learn How To Get Glassy Lips.

How to use it: Start at the center of your upper lip and work your way to the outer edges of your pout, following your lip shape. Glide the applicator across your bottom lip and fill in.

#9. BRUSHES AND TOOLS

Of course, you’ll be needing something to help you apply all of this makeup. Make sure you pick up some essential makeup brushes and a makeup sponge, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, so you can create flawless looks every time.

How to use it: Apply a small amount of product directly onto the blender or your skin. Then, use dabbing and rolling motions to blend the product for the smoothest, most uniform application.

#10. MAKEUP REMOVER

One last thing! In case you didn’t already know, sleeping in your makeup is an absolute no-no. Yup, even if you stayed up way too late and are ready to crash. Make sure to have a waterproof makeup remover on-hand. We love no-rinse, sink-less options like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types.

How to use it: Saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water before gliding it over your skin to remove makeup.

This article was co-authored by JoAnn Solomon. JoAnn Solomon is a Celebrity Makeup and Hair Artist, Beauty Consultant, and Founder of JoAnn Solomon Beauty, a beauty service in New York, New York. With over 15 years of experience, JoAnn specializes in beauty consulting and writing, makeup and hair artistry, product training, and creative directing. She is a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician and is certified in Airbrush Makeup. JoAnn has been published in Glamour Magazine and Lipstick.com. She is also a beauty contributor for Condé Nast, The List, Essence, Style Bistro, Family Circle, and Nylon Magazine. Her looks have been showcased in editorial, fashion, television, and red carpet events. A few of JoAnn’s celebrity clients include Beyoncé Knowles, Dr. Joe Biden, Alicia Keys, and Quincy Jones.

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Emo make-up features dark eyes with cat-eye shaped eyeliner, using a smoky eye technique. Typically, lips and cheeks are kept simple with natural toned makeup. This is the difference between goth and emo; goth is a more extreme look with dark lips and eyes and pale skin. Emo is a style that applies to both anyone who wants to adopt it. If you want to do some one else’s idea of emo makeup, get started at step number one below.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

When you look back at how you used to do your makeup in high school, you can’t deny that you probably cringe more than a little bit. Looking back at that clumpy, powdery foundation, those far-too-thin eyebrows, and that bright blue eyeshadow you wore in a non-ironic way. Thick browns are in vogue, but will they stay? Blotting your lips is the done thing, but will it be the same next month? Makeup trends change just as fast as fashion trends do: what looked fabulous and earned you admiring or jealous glances on the street 5 years ago would earn you a glance for a different reason today. Makeup trends don’t only change in terms of color or silhouette like fashion ones do; they also vary in terms of the composition of the makeup we wear. As skincare has come to the forefront of the public’s attention, makeup has evolved to be more about caring and less about covering.

The present makeup trends this year, in 2022, are radically different: from barely there looks featuring mineral powder foundation to bright and colorful looks featuring standout eyeliner. Let’s take a look at some of the most on-trend ways to apply your makeup this year.

Luminous Looks

2022 is all about the Glow Up! Many makeup fans didn’t have much chance to put their usual skills to use and, as such, have evolved their skills into something a bit more subtle. One of 2022’s most loved looks is a glowy, dewy, and minimal face of makeup. Focus here isn’t on covering up one’s skin entirely; the focus is on the skincare aspect of the makeup and keeping your face as naturally beautiful as possible so that the need for makeup is minimized. Textures are smooth and glossy, giving your skin that “just showered” look. Instead of going for a full coverage foundation, apply a BB cream. Instead of going for a glittery highlighter, apply something smooth and light-reflecting. Cream blushes go a long way to adding a natural, sunkissed look to your already beautiful face.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Brow Down

Exciting, bushy brows are here to stay! Eyebrows have been through a lot over the decades: just think of the twenties and the nineties! Thankfully these days, either bushy or naturally grown, our brows are in. How a person’s eyebrows look really does complete the overall look of their face. Brows have become something of a trademark in recent years, and that trend isn’t going away anytime soon. We recommend a long-lasting brow pen to give a more natural look: the “ink” is easy to swipe on to give the effect of natural brow hairs. If you like a fuller, more solid look, choose a brow pencil instead. Apply both with a light hand rather than going in heavy, then layer if you need to add more drama.

Bold Liner

As a response to the general gray unhappiness of the past few years, some makeup lovers have taken up really bold, modern, exciting looks to get their faces feeling fresh. One such trend is bold, colorful eyeliner: especially negative space designs. This look harkens back to the sixties: think Twiggy for inspiration. If you’re going this bold on your eye, it’s best to pare the rest of your look down. Follow our luminous looks tips for a fresh and natural face. Less is more when one aspect of your look is bold, so stay away from bright lips. Some makeup aficionados are even using colored liners and shadows to create full-on graphics on and above their eye. Think 80s flames or a blue sky with some puffy white clouds. The options are endless. If you’re using a pencil, make sure it’s extremely sharp and pull your skin tight while applying it. Liquid liner goes on a little more easily. Camouflage any rough edges with a liquid concealer.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Loose Lips

Instead of the brightly colored and very defined, sharp-edged lips that have topped the charts for the last few years, we’re seeing a move to colorful but diffused lips instead. A diffused lip pairs well with a natural, luminous face and is being seen most often these days with tinted gloss. Apply to the middle of your pout, then blend outwards to your lip line. If glosses aren’t your thing, then go in with a lip brush. Moisturize your lips before you start and apply your lipstick using a lip brush from the center of your mouth outwards towards your lip line. Blot a few times so that the look is subtle rather than unfinished.

Final Word

This year’s top makeup trends all pair pretty well together. Using a few of the best trending ideas, you can put together a gorgeous face of makeup that screams you and really shows off your best assets. Remember that makeup is supposed to be fun! Try new things; even if you don’t end up liking them, at least you tried!

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Mastering that perfect no-makeup makeup look is just about every makeup minimalist’s dream accomplishment. Achieving this barely-there look is surprisingly challenging. For one thing, it’s easy to go overboard when attempting it, which basically defeats the purpose. In order to get the look right, we tapped NYC-based makeup artist Kasey Spickard to get his natural makeup tips.

STEP #1: Make Sure Your Skin Is Prepped

The key to no-makeup makeup is perfect skin prep, says Spickard. “You want to hydrate and illuminate the skin as much as possible beforehand,” he says. Start with an eye cream and hydrating moisturizer and then apply an imperfection-blurring, gripping primer like the NYX Professional Makeup High Glass Face Primer .

STEP #2: Spot Treat Your Complexion

Instead of applying a thick layer of foundation all over the face, spot treating your complexion is the ultimate way to nail a no-makeup makeup look. “Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to buff foundation or concealer into any areas that have discoloration or blemishes to even out the complexion,” says Spickard. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer is one of our newest favorites for this because it offers medium, buildable coverage and glides on the skin seamlessly, leaving behind a radiant glow. “Less is more, so you want to use a half-pea-size amount of product,” he adds.

STEP #3: Choose a Warm Eyeshadow

Use a brow gel like the Urban Decay Brow Finish Waterproof Brow Gel to add some dimension to the brows and stick with a warm-toned nude, taupe or brown eyeshadows. “Take a warm brown shade and buff that into the outer corner and lower lash line, and finish with a coat or two of mascara,” says Spickard. The Maybelline New York Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette has a lot of great warm-toned shadow options to choose from.

STEP #4: Create a Subtle Contour With Blush and Bronzer

For subtle definition, apply a contour shade onto the hollows of the cheeks, forehead and jawline. Feel free to add a touch of bronzer where the sun would naturally warm your complexion and apply blush on the apples of the cheeks. Spickard’s trick here is to use cream blush when going for a no-makeup makeup look. “It will give you a natural flush while melting into the skin,” he says. “The Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Stick in Werk is my favorite.” Apply this with a stiff blending brush and tap it onto the cheeks lightly.

STEP #5: Finish With a Gloss

To wrap up your no-makeup makeup look, finish with a subtly tinted lip gloss. We like Lancôme Juicy Tubes , a classic gloss formula that’s making a comeback and is available in 20 shades. Or try the new Maybelline New York Lifter Gloss Lip Gloss , which is made with hydrating hyaluronic acid.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Get the perfect natural makeup look (also known as the no makeup-makeup look ) is all about finding the balance between glowing I-woke-up-like this skin and a perfectly bushy brow . Contrary to its name, the no-makeup makeup look actually requires a decent amount of makeup and steps but there are certain steps you can live without. Below, we’ve rounded up the key steps to nailing the natural makeup look — feel free to tweak the look to make it work for you.

STEP 1: Prep
Apply a thin layer of moisturizer to prep your skin for makeup. Making sure your skin is hydrated and plump before makeup application is key to making your makeup look like real, natural skin.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

STEP 2: Base
Apply a light to medium coverage foundation or BB cream like IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ , stippling it on with a blending sponge or flat brush. This makeup hack for long-lasting foundation will help ensure that your face makeup stays intact from day into night. If you want a seamlessly blended finish, go over your face with a damp beauty sponge to ensure there are no streaks or lines. If you need it, pat concealer under eyes (we recommend Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer ). Choose one that is one to two shades lighter than your natural foundation color to brighten up the under eye area and cover up any discoloration and dark circles. For a more luminous look, apply concealer to your forehead, the bridge of your nose and chin — then blend.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

STEP 3: Cheeks
Sweep blush onto the apples of your cheeks to give your face some extra color. Continue to blend this out so that the color is not too concentrated in one area. For a natural finish, you’ll want the blush to look soft and diffused like the Shu Uemura Fresh Cushion Blush . Warm up your skin tone with a bronzer of your choice (we like Urban Decay Naked Flushed ). Apply this under your cheekbones and along your temples and jawline.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

STEP 4: Eyebrows
Spoolie your brows, and fill them in with a brow product of your choice. Powders give a diffused, natural look while pencils are more precise. We recommend the NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil for most brows — it makes creating hair-like strokes a breeze.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

STEP 5: Eyes

Apply a warm eyeshadow shade to your crease, then swipe a neutral shade across the lower lid. Blend, blend, blend! For this step we recommend a palette with lots of matte brown shades so you can experiment with tones and colors that work for you like NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette — it’s perfect for beginners and a quality, affordable option. Apply a single coat of mascara to the top and bottom lashes, being sure to wiggle your wand vertically to get every single lash.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

STEP 6: Lips
Finish the look with a pink or nude lip gloss that compliments your skin tone. For this step, give YSL Volupté Tint in Oil a try — it comes in eight pretty shades so you’re bound to find one you love.

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If you’ve ever viewed a beautifully packaged eye shadow palette with wariness and just a tinge of fear, we hear you. There are so many different colors and formulations that it’s hard to know how to apply what and where. Then there’s the question of how to apply it so that it best flatters your unique eye shape (we know, yet another factor to consider). But fear not: Today, we’re tackling the art of proper application and the products that’ll give you the best delivery.

We spoke with makeup artist Brett Freedman (he’s responsible for Camilla Belle’s ever-flawless makeup) and got his tips on the right shadow application technique to complement any eye shape, whether small, downturned, etc.—because the eyeliner-mascara combination you’ve been wearing since middle school is probably ready for an upgrade.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Meet the Expert

Brett Freedman is an LA-based celebrity makeup artist and the founder of the Brett Freedman Beauty line of professional makeup products. He has previously worked on campaigns for Revlon, Neutrogena, and Pantene.

Almond Eyes

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Freedman declares almond-shaped eyes “the most fun eye shape to make up.” For daytime, he suggests using a matte taupe color (like Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow in Warm Taupe, $12) over the lid, into the crease, and upward toward the brow bone. Then use a deeper matte shade (we like MAC Eye Shadow in Charcoal Brown, $17) on the outer corner and blend both lines together with a rounded eye shadow brush.

“To really make your eyes pop, add a champagne shimmer pencil (like NARS Velvet Shadow Stick, $29) or shadow to your inner eye and tear duct area,” Freedman suggests. He says to avoid the urge to use shimmer over the entire lid and crease because it can make that area too prominent: “You want your actual eyes to pop, not the makeup!”

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How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

There a multitudes of ways to define your eyes using makeup, but all that mascara, liner, shadow, contour, and highlight can get incredibly confusing. Here’s how to make your eyes stand out, one trick at a time.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Navigating all that eye makeup can be tough for some people, but this handy chart decodes where everything goes — right down to the tear duct.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Applying mascara is an easy way to define your eyes, but using a lash curler truly opens them up. Just make sure you’re using the curler before applying mascara, or you could wind up pulling out your lashes.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

If you really want to make your lashes stand out, use two formulas: one for thickening and one for lengthening. Jiggle the brush of the thickening formula at the base of your lashes to build fullness and fully cover the root, then apply the lengthening mascara from the middle to the tips, adding a little extra to the outer lashes for extra flair.

There are lots of fleeting beauty trends, but natural makeup is a trend that will never go out of fashion.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

It sounds a little counterintuitive: the “no-makeup look” if you want to look natural. But it’s much more than a simple forgoing of your cosmetic bag: This effortless glow takes some skill to truly get right. It strikes the perfect balance between natural and polished—like you just so happened to wake up bright and refreshed, along with a strong brow game.

When it comes to makeup, sometimes less is more. A glamorous look is all well and good, but it’s just not practical for everyday occasions like school or work. Natural makeup will enhance your features, rather than disguise flaws. It’s a simple approach that focuses on a few key areas – skin, eyes and lips – and brings out their best in a subtle way.

Here how to get flawless make-up to look natural.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Clean your face of any previous makeup

Put makeup remover or water on a cotton ball. Dab or rub the cotton ball in small circles to remove old makeup. Determine your skin type and cleanse, tone and moisturize with suitable products twice daily. If you have skin problems like spots/blackheads, exfoliate your skin.

Moisturize your face

Using a small dab the size of a pea, gently rub in an unscented, oil free lotion. Scented lotions can aggravate your skin and cause breakouts or an allergic reaction, and oily lotions will encourage acne. To look natural, instead of using foundation, use a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizers blend in while evening out your skin tone and commonly contain SPF. Those lucky girls with clearer skin will look best using tinted moisturizer.

Apply concealer around your eyes

Applying your concealer before foundation helps keep foundation to a minimal amount. Make sure this is the exact same color as your skin. When you apply the concealer, do so directly on the spot and not around it. This is to avoid a halo effect and emphasis of the spot. Optionally set with beige powder. Be careful not to overdo it on the concealer if you want to look natural; you only need enough to cover the spot.

Apply a powder foundation

Before you start, it’s best to determine whether or not you’re using the right foundation color. Get in a natural light and test the foundation to make sure it’s the right color for your skin. Dab a few marks on your cheek and angle your face different ways to see if the color matches.

Take your finger or a sponge dab in the foundation, and dab it on your face, blending it until it looks like your skin tone. Be sure to go underneath your jaw line; if you stop at the edge of your face, there will be a clear line where the foundation ends, making it look like you’re wearing a mask. You don’t need to apply foundation to your entire face. Just put it on areas that don’t have a consistent color and blend it in. If you have bags or discoloration under your eyes, make 3 dots on the line of the circles under your eyes. Blend it gently using your ring finger.

Get that sun kissed glow

Some people wait until after they have applied makeup to their eyes to add bronzer or blush. Bronzer is a great way to give yourself a natural glow and look natural. Lightly brush bronzer all over your face (or just along your cheekbones and T-Zone for a natural suntan appearance). However, bronzer can look silly on people with pale skin if applied incorrectly.

Apply Blush

If you were not happy with bronzer, you can apply blush instead. Crème blush generally works better than powder because it gives you a dewy look and lasts longer. Using a champagne-tinted crème blush, rub a little on your ring finger and blend onto your cheekbones.

Define your brows

As you want look natural, you will simply give your brows subtle definition rather than use the pencil to redefine them completely. Brush up first and then fill in your brows with a pencil. Remember, go for gentle strokes, not harsh strong lines.

Line your upper lash line

Some women prefer not to do this, as eyeliner looks a little less natural than an eye with just mascara.

Curl your lashes and apply one layer of mascara

Curling your eyelashes will give you a bright, awake look. If you want to make your eyelashes stand out against your skin, put on one layer of your favorite mascara. If you use mascara, avoid clumping by using a de-clumping brush or an eyebrow brush.

Apply a sheer nude lip color

To look natural avoid using chalky lipsticks or shiny lip glosses. Lip stain is generally best because it looks natural and lasts all day. Use a color that’s close to your natural lip color.

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This instructable will teach you how to apply an Oscar-worthy make up bruise. No more wondering whether or not to ACTUALLY punch your or your actor in the face, this way, no one gets hurt. This is a self taught method, so if you were profesionally taught how to do this, I’m sorry I’ve probably offended your profession with my talent.

Step 1: Step 1

Apply a line of concealer under the eye & on the eye lid. Most drugstore concealers come with a brush or applicator, but I dont like using them, alot of times they are unable to wash so it gets pretty gross to use to rub in your face. Instead, use a concealer brush to pretty much paint in the concealer to yourunder eye & lid.

Step 2: Step 2

Now that you have a good skin to work on, lets get on to the real punch. Use a small eyeshadow brush to apply a subtle yellow in the same areas you put the concealer, under the eye & all over the lid.

(SIDE NOTE: the Clinique brush I used here & will use in a few other steps is quite old & probably unavailable anymore. Any small, soft eyeshadow brush will work in replacment of this!)

Step 3: Step 3

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Ok. This part can get tricky. This step is to get the effect of (don’t barf) alllll the little blood vessels that pop when you get a bruise, but is more prominent around the eye. To get this effect, your going to use a dark brown/red lipstick. Before applying it to the face, find the edge of your eye socket bone. No really, feel around your eye, you’ll find an edge all the way around your eye. This is key to know where exactly it is. So, take the lipstick & use the tip to dot random dots all the way along the bone. check out the picture to see what i mean before trying!

Step 4: Step 4

Use the same small eyeshadow brush to dot a soft purple eyeshadow lightly along the same area you did the lipstick & on the crease of the eye. This gives color to the lighter side of the bruise.

Step 5: Step 5

This is where it starts to get good looking. Now for the darker part. Use a dusty dark purple eyeshadow to line right under the eye, kind of like a dark circle. The color should show up really subtly, so to add depth, apply a greenish brown matte shadow under the outer corner of the eye.

Step 6: Step 6

Used the dark purple agian, this time with the small eyeshadow brush. Apply the makeup along the eye socket bone, again dotting it in the same area you did before.

Step 7: Finishing Touches

This last step is all up to you whether or not you want to apply this make up, but i like to use my finger to apply a dab of foam foundation on the lashes & a dusting of the yellow eyeshadow. This makes the eye look smaller & slightly swollen.

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Nothing says fresh complexion like a pretty flush of color on your cheeks, but in order to achieve that, it’s important to know exactly how to apply bronzer, as well as where to place your blush and highlighter. Before you get ready to throw in the towel without giving it a try because it sounds a little too complicated, think again. You can do all of this with only one product and one brush—yes, really! Keep an eye out for palettes that provide all-in-one options with a bronzer, blush and highlighter—there are high and low versions that work just as well, so you can find one at Sephora just as easily as at your local drugstore. If you’re a novice, it’ll be easier to stick to a powder formula, but if you feel confident about trying this look, cream is nice, too, and offers a little more color payoff upon application. With powder, though, you can build if you want to as you master your technique. A dual-ended brush is great for this look, but if you already have a separate angled brush for contouring and a fluffier one for powder, you’re all set. Looking a little puffy and trying to sculpt your face? Pay close attention to the hollows of your cheeks when you apply bronzer and then the high points for highlighter. Within just a few sweeps of each, you’ll notice that your face takes on a more lifted look and who wouldn’t want that? There are easy-to-master tricks that once you nail them, you’ll never forget them and you’ll be glad to have them in your beauty arsenal.

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From your Instagram feed to your makeup look, nowadays it seems that just about everything can be—and is being—molded to fit your own personal aesthetic. And what’s not to love about a little personalization? Whether you’re feeling goth vibes or are all about the peachy makeup trend, it’s easy to customize an aesthetic makeup look that fits you. Keep reading to learn how to create an aesthetic makeup look—three different ways.

WHAT IS AESTHETIC MAKEUP?

You may be wondering, “What exactly is aesthetic makeup?” As we hinted above, aesthetic makeup is all about creating a makeup look that fits your personal vibe. And while you may have an aesthetic you tend to gravitate toward each day, you can totally switch up your aesthetic whenever and however you please! For your makeup look to qualify as aesthetic, it only needs to suit you and your style and be totally Instagrammable. If you wouldn’t want to take a picture of it, it probably isn’t aesthetic makeup!

HOW TO CREATE A SUNFLOWER AESTHETIC MAKEUP LOOK

Calling all summer babes—this one’s for you. What better way to embrace your love for sunshine than a sunflower aesthetic makeup look?

Step #1: Apply foundation

As with any makeup look, you should start by creating a flawless base for the rest of your makeup. Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup for medium coverage that matches your skin’s tone and texture.

Step #2: Add some color

Create a natural flush by adding a bit of neutral blush to the apples of your cheeks. You’ll want to stick with a subtle, barely-there shade like the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful.

Step #3: Make it dewy

Give your complexion a radiant look by applying the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops to the tip of your nose, your cheekbones, and your cupid’s bow. Hello, glow-getter!

Step #4: Grab your shadow

To really drive home the sunflower aesthetic you’re going for, you’ll want to focus on yellow eye makeup. First, use a pale yellow shade—like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte Chill—as the base for your look, applying it all over your lids. Then, place a white shade—like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Petite Perle—on your inner corner to help brighten up your eyes. Complete your eye shadow by deepening your crease with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Eternal Sunshine. Apply this same golden yellow shade along your lower lash line.

Editor’s note: Prefer something more geometric? You can also use a yellow eyeliner to create a graphic shape on your lids.

Step #5: Line your eyes

Brighten your eyes even more by applying a nude eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude, to your waterline.

Step #6: Coat your fringe

Grab some mascara and give your lashes a few coats to enhance their volume and length!

Step #7: Grab a lip gloss

This sunflower aesthetic makeup look calls for a glossy pout. Coat your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Dulce De Leche for a subtle, shiny lip.

Bonus step: Draw on faux freckles

Believe it or not, faux freckles are a trend that’s super popular for aesthetic makeup! If you want to take your look up another notch, here’s How to Fake Freckles with Makeup. Consider making your faux freckles metallic for an extra dose of fun.

HOW TO CREATE A PEACHY AESTHETIC MAKEUP LOOK

Peachy makeup has been seriously trendy as of late, and now there’s an aesthetic take on the trend. Keep reading to get the look.

Step #1: Perfect your complexion

There are few things more aesthetically pleasing than a flawless, even complexion. Perfect your skin by applying the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. This foundation will give your skin lightweight, full coverage for a fresh, healthy-looking complexion.

Step #2: Make it peachy

Accent your complexion with a peach hue by applying a peach blush to the apples of your cheeks. Take your pick from the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Just Curious or the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Barely Blushing.

Step #3: Grab your highlighter

Add some glow to your look by applying a highlighter, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder, to the tip of your nose, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow.

Step #4: Color your lids

Continue to amp up the peachy vibes with some eye shadow! Use the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette, which has quite a few peach shades to choose from. Pick one up on an eye shadow brush and dust your lids with a wash of peach. Buff the color out with a blending brush for a seamless look.

Step #5: Coat your lashes

Reach for your favorite mascara—we’re currently loving the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara—and apply a few coats to add some volume and length to your lashes.

Step #6: Define your brows

Step #7: Paint your pout

Complete your peachy aesthetic makeup look with a swipe of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Glossy Fawn.

HOW TO CREATE A GRUNGE AESTHETIC MAKEUP LOOK

More of a grunge gal? There’s an aesthetic makeup look for that, too!

Step #1: Grab your foundation

First things first, you want to give yourself a flawless, glowing complexion. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation to do just that.

Step #2: Define your eyebrows

What’s a grunge aesthetic makeup look without thick, defined brows? Take the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel and use the doe foot applicator to fill in any sparse areas. Then, use the angled brush to outline and sharpen your brow shape. Finish your eyebrow makeup by combing through your brows with the included spoolie for a seamless, blended look.

Step #3: Apply your eye shadow

When it comes to your eye makeup, you want to start with an eye shadow shade that’s darker and bolder. We love a deep crimson, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Acro-Matte, for this look. Swipe this hue over your lids, then apply the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up to your crease to help blend out the darker color.

Step #4: Line your eyes

Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black to line along your lower and upper lash lines for a soft yet defined look. Feel free to gently smudge out your liner and really lean into the grunge aesthetic.

Step #5: Grab your mascara

Step #6: Color your lips

Last but not least, you’ll want to paint your pout with a neutral, medium brown hue. This will complement your grunge aesthetic while still keeping your makeup look totally wearable. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Cutting Edge Cork for total ‘90s grunge vibes.

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There are a few requirements you will need to meet before you can submit an admission application and enroll in cosmetology school. By law, each state is responsible for setting its own cosmetology school admission requirements. For most U.S. states, there are age requirements and minimum educational requirements that need to be met. These requirements are set by each state’s cosmetology board, and they are listed out for you below.

Cosmetology School Requirements: Education

Whether or not you need a high school diploma or GED will depend on the state in which you’re planning to attend school. More often than not, states do require a high school diploma or GED.

Cosmetology School Requirements: Age

Many schools and states require that you be either 17 or 18 years old to attend. Some states—such as Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Louisiana—allow you to enroll when you’re 16 years old. There are other schools yet that don’t require a minimum age, and will only take your highest level of high school education completed into consideration: Connecticut and Michigan only require a 8th or 9th grade education, and California, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey require you to have finished 10th grade.

Also, if you’re wondering if you’re too old to enroll in cosmetology school and start taking classes, the answer is “no!” It’s never too late to pursue a career you’ve always dreamed about.

Cosmetology School Requirements: Residency

Many cosmetology schools and states require you to be a U.S. citizen before you can attend. The International Beauty School in West Virginia, for example, states that all students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Some schools will accept non-permanent residents or alien students, but require that they provide proof that they can earn income in the U.S. in order to receive cosmetology training and/or licensure.

Cosmetology School Requirements: Admission Application

The admission application questions will, of course, vary by school. An application must be completed before you can attend.

Here are some sample questions pulled from actual online admission applications:

  • Why would you be a great student for our school?
  • What personal traits will help you succeed in the cosmetology industry?
  • What obstacles might stand in your way from achieving academic excellence?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
  • Have you ever been dismissed from a cosmetology school? If yes, explain.

Cosmetology School Requirements: Forms

In addition to the admission application form, you will need to fill out an application for Federal Student Aid if you plan on taking out grants and/or loans to attend school. Be sure to have copies of your (or your parents’) Federal Income Tax Return on hand when applying.

Other Information: Licensing Requirements

As of 2015, most states require that all students attend an approved school for a minimum number of hours, receive hands-on training in the student salon, and take the approved cosmetology board exams set by the state to receive a license.

As if choosing the right paint colors isn’t hard enough, home updaters must also consider the different types of paint finishes, which are hugely important to the final look of a newly painted space. If you have children and pets at home or host often, certain paint finishes can be a magnet for all of the dirt, debris, and scuff marks that are bound to happen. Some of these finishes are also easier to clean than others.

Just as certain paint colors can make your home look dirtier and different paint brands offer varying color quality and durability, certain paint finishes can ruin the spotless (or close to it) look of your home, while others can actually help your home look cleaner. Picking the right paint finish could mean the difference between daily cleaning stress and a cleaner-looking home with less effort.

Kate Lester of Kate Lester Interiors says the general rule of thumb when selecting a paint finish is that the higher the gloss (or shine), the greater the durability and the easier it is to clean. However, the glossier the paint, the more likely it is to show dirt. This ultimately means that different surfaces in the home and different rooms should have different paint finishes—high-gloss paint finishes might do best (and look cleanest) in low-traffic spaces.

The key to choosing the right paint finish is really more about finding a balance between aesthetic, durability, and cleanability than anything else. Here are the paint finishes you’ll want to avoid (and choose) for an easier-to-clean home, according to top interior designers.

High-gloss finish

According to Alexis Rodgers of Home with Alexis, high-gloss paint is high-maintenance. “For paint finishes, a high-gloss finish will not be forgiving to things like nail pops (which can happen over time, especially if you have a lot of art or even shelving installed on the walls), cracks (which are inevitable when a home settles), or where a painter may have made a mistake (drips, spills, roller marks, etc.).”

If that glossy wall you painted a year or two ago starts to chip or peel, it can put you in a precarious position. Lisa Rickert, CEO and Creative Director of Jolie Home, says, “Glossy finishes show any and all imperfections on a wall and [are] nearly impossible to touch up without repainting the entire surface.” So, any area of your home that will get a lot of wear-and-tear is not ideal for a high-gloss finish.

On the other hand, there are rooms where a high-gloss finish can keep the space looking clean. Maureen Stevens of Maureen Stevens Design recommends a high-gloss finish where you want a high-impact look, such as on doors. “Or perhaps even a hallway or a special room in your home,” she says.

The benefit of high-gloss paint is that it reflects light really well, so it may be best to consider for windowless or low-light spaces, such as bathrooms, powder rooms, or even home offices.

Glossy finish

A glossy paint finish looks great in rooms such as kitchens, especially for people who cook a lot. This is because food spills, oil splatters, etc. will wipe off glossy paint far more easily than it will with other paint finishes. It just takes a sponge or rag, and everything should come off the wall without leaving a stain.

Semi-gloss finish

Semi-gloss paint is slightly glossy, but it doesn’t reflect too much light. Lester likes using semi-gloss paint on any wall paneling or area that sees a good amount of wear-and-tear. “Our in-house standard when designing a home is to use a semi-gloss for baseboards, door casing, and doors,” she says. This paint finish is just glossy enough to make it easy to wipe clean, yet it won’t look too shiny.

Satin finish

Satin finish paint tends to have a velvety quality. This finish needs to be applied very carefully because it can reveal flaws and brushstrokes, making touchups a challenge. Satin finish is also very easy to clean, though, which makes it a popular choice for children’s rooms, foyers, and high-traffic hallways.

Eggshell finish

Eggshell has just a touch of gloss to it. Rodgers says, “An eggshell finish has a little bit of sheen to it (like an eggshell does), and while it’s nice if you want a little more light reflection, it’s harder to touch-up.”

Tammy Price of Fragments Identity says eggshell is her preferred finish for all walls. “It is the easiest paint to wipe clean and is great for all areas of the home, including bathrooms and kitchens,” she says. “I only use a gloss or semi-gloss paint on base, case, trim, and cabinetry.”

Matte finish

Rickert says that a matte finish product (think chalk paint) can hide imperfections of texture and brushstroke. It can even be used to create a suede effect with darker hues. If the wall gets dirty or needs a touchup, you can easily apply more paint. “Personally, for large walls, I prefer a matte finish on the walls to contrast with a satin sheen on millwork and doors. It creates dimension and depth to vertical surfaces,” she says.

The downside, according to Stevens, is that matte paint is harder to clean than glossy paint is. So, for example, if you have matte finish walls in your dining room and you accidentally drop a plate of food or spill a glass of wine, it’s very important to take care of the mess right away. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to clean the walls; cleaning matte finish paint quickly and thoroughly can save you the trouble of figuring out how to paint a room all over again.

Flat finish

Flat finish is a type of matte-finish paint that does not have any gloss. “A matte finish is almost a flat finish, but more solid and forgiving,” Lester says. The designer says application is key. “When applied correctly, it is durable and it cleans up nicely.”

Lester says that a flat (or matte) finish tends to be the best selection for drywall walls and ceilings. This is because those areas tend to get so much light reflection that there is really no need to use a more reflective glossy paint finish. “To achieve a perfect matte finish on the walls and ceilings, I turn to a flat finish,” she says. “Flat finishes provide a uniform matte look, so furniture, fabric, and accessories can pop. They also offer the most coverage because they have the most pigment—just remember that all matte finishes are not the same.”

Stevens likes to use flat-finish paint on ceilings because it can hide imperfections. She explains that flat finish paint rarely shows dirt, which is helpful for difficult-to-clean ceilings.

Maybelline’s blushes and bronzers give your complexion a pop of color when you want to turn some heads, or a subtle flush for those natural days. We’ve got every shade, from pink blush to natural looking bronzers, and formula, like cream blush, you need to work with your skin.

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Whether you’re using a powder blush like Fit Me Blush or a cream formula like Cheek Heat Gel Cream Blush, you always apply blush directly to the apples of the cheeks—that fleshy part of the cheek adults liked to squeeze when you were little. That’s where blood naturally rushes and turns pink when you exercise or are excited. Some people like to diffuse the color up and along the cheekbones too for extra dimension.

Apply bronzer anywhere you naturally catch the sun—cheeks, nose, forehead, jawline, and neck. Bronzer for the most part is easiest to use in a sheer powder formula like City Bronzer, since it goes all over the face. Dust it on with a full, fluffy brush for a natural-looking, seamless effect!

Blush and Bronzer are two different things. Blush is pink, coral or peachy colored and mimics the natural, pink-tinged flush to the cheeks that you get from a brisk walk or yoga session. Bronzer is bronze-hued and makes the skin look sun-kissed and tawny, like you’ve spent a day or two relaxing on the beach.

The beautifying effect of a pop of warm color on the cheeks is instant and unparalleled. It can be blush, it can be bronzer, it can be gel, it can be powder. When you find the right formula and shade for you, it’s a game changer. Blush and bronzer both add dimension and warmth to the face.

There really are no rules about when or where to wear them. Blush is considered an everyday beauty product, part of your daily makeup routine. Bronzer is more seasonal, and can be used to warm up winter-pale complexions, or to enhance a summer glow. Use them together, use them individually. It’s really up to you!

Whether you’re using a powder blush like Fit Me Blush or a cream formula like Cheek Heat Gel Cream Blush, you always apply blush directly to the apples of the cheeks—that fleshy part of the cheek adults liked to squeeze when you were little. That’s where blood naturally rushes and turns pink when you exercise or are excited. Some people like to diffuse the color up and along the cheekbones too for extra dimension.

If you’re wondering where to apply bronzer, know that you can do it anywhere you naturally catch the sun—cheeks, nose, forehead, jawline, and neck. Bronzer for the most part is easiest to use in a sheer powder formula like City Bronzer, since it goes all over the face.

Blush and contour palettes, like Maybelline’s Master Contour Face Contouring Kit, typically features bronzer, blush, and highlighter shades and an angled contour brush. The blendable and buildable shades allow you to customize your look. Maybelline’s version of it is suitable for any skill level thanks to our foolproof contouring education included inside of the kit. Just three quick steps – contour, blush & highlight – all achievable with one easy-to-use palette.

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Easy glow-giving tricks straight from the pros!

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Do you really need to change your makeup as you get older? We say, it’s completely up to you! If your current technique works and you’re pleased with the results, then keep at it. But if you’re looking for little tweaks to improve the look of your makeup, we asked Amalie Russell, Bobbi Brown’s Pro Makeup Artist and Debbie Finnegan, Senior Artist at MAC for their top tips. Be it extra hydration or a tad more colour, these little tricks can help create a groomed finish or natural-looking glow in no time.

Foundation

Mature skin is more prone to dehydration, loss of elasticity, pigmentation and dark spots. To restore glow and keep skin looking plump, swap out full-coverage foundations for a base with skincare benefits. Amalie recommends liquid formulas that give sheer to medium coverage with a soft-lit glow. Apply sparingly where needed and build up as required.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Unless you require your makeup to last for hours, moisturiser alone works well to prep the skin. If you do want an extra glow, a touch of face oil can also go a long way.

Concealing

A great concealer works hard to help disguise any dark spots, erase under-eye circles and brighten the complexion. The trick is to find one with a buildable formula that melts into skin without settling into fine lines.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

According to Amalie, we should “consider where you need the coverage first, start there and work your way around that area. Using a brush will help you target your area with more precision and have it look less obvious”.

Powder

Skip this step if you feel comfortable without it, but if you need your base to stay put or want to reduce shine a finely-milled powder will do the trick.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

“Opt for using a powder with a fluffy brush rather than a powder puff as this will keep the effect airy and radiant,” Amalie said.

Eyes

Faithful to your smokey eye and feline flicks? Fantastic! But if you’re open to a few small tweaks or you simply don’t know where to start with eye makeup, MAC Senior Artist Debbie Finnegan is here to guide you.

Eyeshadow primers are essential if you find your eyeshadow disappear by midday. They’re also great for smoothing out crepiness and creating a neutral base for the eyeshadow pigments to ‘pop’.

As for the shadows themselves, matte and satin textures are less likely to highlight fine lines, says Debbie, but avoid heavily frosted shadows as these can look dated and harsh.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Be open to glitters and shimmers though, as (unlike frosted textures) a subtle sparkle can look stunning.

“Add a touch of glitter to the inner corner of the eye or use a liner brush to place it on top of your eyeliner to create an eye-catching accent,” Debbie said. She told us she loves using MAC Reflects on mature clients as it creates a sophisticated, grown-up glittery effect.

For a softer look, Debbie recommended swapping black liner for a dark brown. You can also switch out your black mascara for navy blue, or try a smudged-out eye crayon to create a diffused smoky eye.

Cheeks

Make cream blushes your go-to for a radiant, healthy complexion; the soft, sheeny texture will blend seamlessly and create a dewy effect, so there’s no need for a separate highlighter.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Blush should ‘lift’ the cheeks,” Amalie said. “Opt for warmer tones for an instantly fresh and healthy-looking glow, applied on the highest part of the check bone and feathered down onto the apples.”

Lips

Lipstick finishes and textures are a highly personal choice (Amalie loves pairing matte lips with dewy skin for a modern finish) but there’s something for everyone.

If matte or highly pigmented lipsticks tend to flake or catch on patches of dry skin, prep with a gentle lip scrub and balm before applying your colour (do this before before starting your skincare and makeup routine, so the balm has time to sink in). If feathering is an issue, use liner in a matching shade or slightly lighter (or a colour-free ‘invisible’ pencil) to create a barrier before applying your lipstick.

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How to apply subtle makeup for school

Do you want to know how to get dewy skin? The kind that makes you look like you’ve had plenty of rest and glowing skin from within? Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to achieve it. First, start with clean skin.

You don’t need a makeup artist to make you feel radiant and empowered like you are. You can make yourself have that natural glow within the comforts of your own home. Proper skin care is an essential part of any daily makeup routine. You want to start with a clean palette before adding on products or colors. Cleanse and moisturize your face before applying anything else. Use a hydrating moisturizer with key elements like shea butter and coconut oil that will absorb into the skin and give it a smooth, soft appearance. Make sure you also apply it to your neck and down to your collarbone. Add an under eye cream to help instantly brighten the area, and you’ll be good to go.

When the skin is flaky or dull, it’s more difficult to build up and maintain dewy skin. If your skin lacks moisture throughout the week, try a DIY superfoods facial with natural ingredients for added hydration. This will help you eliminate dry skin and enhance your complexion. Additionally, if the eye area is extra dry, apply sliced cucumbers or a cool, damp compress to your eye area to depuff before using under eye cream or skin oils. Finally, drink plenty of water daily to achieve and maintain luminous skin.

Once you’ve prepped the skin, all it takes is three easy steps to achieve a natural dewy makeup look. When you want to keep your face makeup minimal yet flawless, think of this as your go-to.

Step 1: Lay the Foundation

Depending on the level of coverage you seek, you can stick with a primer and concealer and only add foundation when necessary. Or you can opt for a tinted moisturizer to add a hint of coverage and a gorgeous, all-over glow. Primer is a key to natural dewy makeup because it helps to reduce clogged pores, fill fine lines, and make applying other makeup easier. Our Everything Glow Primer adds a hint of illumination to brighten up the face. The hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin, while the peony root extract gives it that extra light reflecting boost.

With its light tint, this product can be worn on its own for smooth, even coverage, or serves as the perfect base to layer with other makeup. To apply, use a dime-size amount and tap it onto your face with the tip of your finger or with a makeup sponge. Smooth over the entire face to prep the skin and give it a beautiful, even glow.

Build coverage by using the Everything Cream Foundation. With the demi-matte finish, this formula helps to zap shine and still leaves your skin with a dewy glow. Start with a small amount on your cheeks and blend out in circular motions until you have the amount of coverage you desire. Use either a makeup applicator or your fingertips to blend completely, taking the product to your hairline and down the neck. The warmth from your skin will help to “melt” the product into the skin for a more flawless finish.

Step 2: Set the Makeup

Set your primer and foundation with a loose powder all over the face, especially the t-zone. By using a big, fluffy brush and our Invisible Blurring Loose Powder, you’ll set your makeup without leaving a soft, matte finish. Lightly swirl your brush in the product and tap off any excess before applying to the face. Then, tap the brush a few inches away from your skin to dust the powder over your face and neck.

Want to know our other tips for glowing skin? Learn how to use highlighter to level up the glow up. Apply the Luminizing Glow Powder on the cheekbones, near the brow bone, and along your collarbone, where the light naturally hits for a subtle shimmer.

Step 3: Add a Pop of Color

Build upon your dewy skin by adding color on the cheeks, eyes, and lips. The Creme Cheek Blush adds a beautiful pop of plum, peach, or pink without disrupting the fresh-faced look. Although it’s highly pigmented, it’s sheer finish blends in seamlessly to give your cheeks a dewy flush. The lightweight formula feels smooth against the skin and offers just the right amount of color.

Finish the look with a gorgeous hue on the lip with one of our hydrating mascara. With a formula that includes moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and murumuru butter, your lips are left feeling supple and soft with a satin finish. With eight different colors to choose from, you can instantly change your look with a single swipe.Top it off with our natural lengthening Lip Crayons to make your lashes pop, and your look is complete!

Makeup Made Easy

When you start with healthy skin that’s well-prepped, it’s easy to achieve a glowy and natural look that’ll take you less than 10 minutes. Keep it simple with these three steps or let this serve as a base for all your makeup looks.

This dewy makeup look is flattering on everyone and is appropriate for any occasion. It’s simple, fresh, and leaves you looking luminous throughout the day. By using products that hydrate and highlight the skin, it makes achieving dewy skin that much easier. When you have more time, we encourage you to pull out all your professional makeup skills. Feel free to add a pop of blush, and sparkle of highlighter, and make your brow pointy and looking fabulous. However, next time you want to look pulled together but don’t have a lot of time, this natural dewy makeup look will be a winner every time.

We aim to provide you with the most honest and credible information possible. This article was reviewed for accuracy by The Honest Team and was written based on trusted sources that are linked at the bottom of the article.

Natural eye makeup never goes out of style. Let your makeup look do the talking for the remainder of summer by wearing just the bare necessities. What does that mean? It’s time to play up your features with a series of gray, taupe, gold, brown, olive, burnt orange, and nude eye shadow shades, so you can embrace a natural makeup look that’s totally on-trend. One take on this trend is a natural smokey eye, but for today, let’s focus on something slightly more subtle.

Ready to rock a seasonally appropriate, au naturel eye makeup look? Below, we share how to apply a natural eyeshadow look. So, grab your eyeshadow palette and follow along! (P.S. While we acknowledged this look is great for summer, it’s definitely one natural look you can rock all year long!)

HOW TO APPLY EYESHADOW FOR A NATURAL EYE MAKEUP LOOK

How you should apply eyeshadow for a natural look will differ depending on your skin tone. Read on for three separate natural eyeshadow looks based on skin tone.

NATURAL EYE MAKEUP FOR LIGHT SKIN

If your skin is on the fair to light side, follow the eye makeup tutorial below to learn how to apply eyeshadow for a natural-looking makeup look that utilizes light eye shadow shades and brown eyeliner.

STEP 1: APPLY EYE PRIMER

Eye primer is essential for any eye makeup look, including natural eye makeup. No eye primer on hand? No problem! Just apply a dab of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage to help create an even canvas for your eye shadow application.

STEP 2: APPLY TAUPE EYE SHADOW

Before we dive into eye shadow, you’ll want to get your hands on a natural eyeshadow palette, like the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette. To add the faintest wash of color to your lids, swipe the light to medium brown from your lash line up to your crease. Since this is supposed to add just enough natural-looking color, you don’t want to extend either eye shadow beyond the upper edge of your crease. What’s more, you don’t want to apply eye shadow so heavily that it creates a harsh line of demarcation. For that reason, it’s best to apply your eye shadow with a fluffy blending brush, as you can use it to gently swipe on color without creating lines.

STEP 3: ADD DIMENSION FOR BRIGHT EYES

One of the easiest ways to create the appearance of wide-open eyes is to apply a light shimmery eye shadow to the center of your lid, directly over your pupil. To get the look, apply the lightest shade from the palette with a tapered blending brush so that it won’t stray all over your lid.

STEP 4: SHAPE EYES WITH EYELINER

Instead of drawing on a harsh and unnatural-looking black line, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Brown to line your eyes. To keep your eyeliner natural-looking, apply it close to your upper lash line and leave your lower lash line bare.

STEP 5: FINISH WITH MASCARA

Again, instead of reaching for black mascara, try using the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black Brown for a set of lashes that look naturally full.

NATURAL EYE MAKEUP FOR MEDIUM OR OLIVE SKIN

Does your skin fall into the medium or olive range? In that case, read the following natural eye makeup tutorial to learn how to apply eyeshadow for your beautifully bronze skin tone.

STEP 1: START WITH EYE PRIMER

A tiny bit of eye primer or concealer can help make it easier to apply eye shadow. So, regardless of your skin tone or the type of eye makeup look you’re trying to achieve, this should be the first step in your eye makeup routine.

STEP 2: APPLY OLIVE EYE SHADOW

A soft, shimmery olive color looks beautiful and natural when paired with an olive or medium skin tone. To get the look, start off by applying a very thin wash of olive green eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Green Promenade, to your lid between your lash line and crease. Next, add dimension to your eye by darkening your crease with the same eye shadow. Make sure to blend in between with a fluffy brush for a more natural-looking fade.

STEP 3: LINE YOUR UPPER LASH LINE IN OLIVE

A thin line of green eyeliner can help define your eyes just enough that they’ll really pop. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Forest Green.

STEP 4: …AND YOUR LOWER LASH LINE IN GOLD

Tracing your lower lash line in a gold eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Gold, can help brighten the appearance of your eyes.

STEP 5: FINISH WITH MASCARA

Since you have slightly darker skin, you can get away with black mascara while still looking natural. To coat your lashes to perfection, pick up a tube of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black and get to work.

NATURAL EYE MAKEUP FOR DEEP SKIN

Darker skin tones look particularly stunning in brick eye shadow shades. Try the following natural-looking eye makeup tutorial for your best look yet.

STEP 1: PRIME THOSE LIDS, LADIES

Want an eye makeup look that wears more evenly? Using an eye primer will help with exactly that, so don’t skip this step.

STEP 2: APPLY A BURNT ORANGE EYE SHADOW

Darker lids look gorgeous dusted with rich brick colors, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte-ison Avenue or Acro-Matte. Confine the eye shadow of your choice to your lids, and you’ll have a beautiful, earthy, natural-looking eye makeup look on your hands. Make sure to blend any harsh lines between your lid and crease!

STEP 3: CREATE DIMENSION.

Use a tapered blending brush to apply a light brown eye shadow to the center of your lids.

STEP 4: LINE YOUR LIDS TO PERFECTION

It’s time to break out the liquid eyeliner! Simply trace the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Black from your inner corner out to the edge of your lash line. Keep the line thin to maintain your natural look.

STEP 5: FINISH WITH MASCARA

Reach for your darkest mascara to emphasize your lashes and top off your natural-looking eye makeup look. A few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Blackest Black will do the trick.

THE BEST MAKEUP TO PAIR WITH NATURAL-LOOKING EYE MAKEUP

Since you’re sticking with a natural eye makeup look, you should keep the rest of your makeup natural-looking, too. Use a natural finish foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight, for a flawless finish, and apply a quick coat of nude lipstick. Be sure to check out our article, How to Find the Right Nude Lipstick for Your Skin Tone, to find your perfect match.

Now that you know how to apply eyeshadow for a natural-looking eye makeup look, why not try a look on the opposite side of the spectrum? Here’s How to Pull Off Dramatic Eye Makeup.

You wear your wrinkles with pride — but you want your cosmetics to help you along the way!

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Some women want to look older (ha! remember those days?), but these common makeup mistakes always signal a wrong turn. While there a few that will make you reconsider your go-to items, others show how the most subtle change can make a huge (read: age-defying) difference. Check out our easy pro tricks that will make you look and feel your very best.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Worse than the sparse arch is a harsh, overdone brow, says Linter. The culprit may be the wrong tool, like an eyeliner pencil that is soft and goes on too strong. “A brow pencil is designed to be hard and go on softly, so your brows look natural,” Manhattan-based makeup artist Sandy Linter says. Try IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil ($24, sephora.com).

How to apply subtle makeup for school

As hormone levels dip and your skin gets drier, you may reach for a cream foundation. Not so fast: “Thicker, creamier formulas are usually made to provide fuller coverage, which means they’re packed with more pigment,” says Portland-based makeup artist Jessie Powers. “And pigment is basically powder.” If you like a creamy formula’s coverage, try it with a richer face moisturizer or a hydrating primer, like Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-Up Primer ($32, ulta.com).

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Skin grows more pallid with age, so if you’re wearing a matchy-matchy foundation, it can leave you looking pasty. (Yep, time to ditch the rule that says you should match.) Linter puts life back into her skin with a slightly warmer tone. You can also just mix an exact-match shade with the next darkest hue on the back of your hand, and then apply with a foundation brush.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

“As soon as you’ve reached the years when you really need a concealer, it can let you down by sinking into lines,” says Linter. To keep concealer from drawing attention to wrinkles, apply it only on the inner halves of your under-eyes to cover up any darkness. Or just skip the concealer, as Linter often does, and use a brush-on highlighter pen like Sephora Collection Smoothing & Brightening Concealer ($14, sephora.com).

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Forget stroking blush from mouth to ear; that technique only emphasizes gauntness as you get older, says Powers. An instant trick to lift cheeks: Swirl blush ever so slightly higher on the apples.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Avoid a cartoonish look and only brush your highlighter in specific, face-flattering areas. “Wearing highlighter in the wrong place can give you the opposite of a luminous effect,” says makeup artist Jami Svay. “Use it where the light naturally touches your face, like the brow bone, bridge of the nose and along the cheekbones.”

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Oily lids can spell ruin for eyeshadow, but piling on extra will only make your eyes look weighed down. Your best bet: First apply a thin layer of a clear primer like Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($24, sephora.com ).

How to apply subtle makeup for school

If brown and bone are your go-to eyeshadows, take note: “Brown has yellow or red pigments in it, either of which can actually make eyes look tired,” says makeup artist Laura Geller. Also be careful with once-“safe” shadows like bone; they’re often too light to cover discoloration on lids. Your new go-tos: sage and jewel tones.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Avoid tugging at the outer corners of your eyes, says Geller. “This can cause skin to crinkle, and your line will not be as smooth.” Instead, point your chin up and look down, so your lids are half-closed but you can still see them, and use a liquid liner, like Lancôme Artliner ($31, sephora.com), which won’t pull at skin.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

“Lashes can make eyes look more youthful and awake,” says Powers, but one common mistake is skipping the eyelash curler. Use it to curl each lash at the root, holding for 15 seconds.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

It’s the easiest way to refresh your look. If you’ve been wearing neutrals since the ’90s, try red. If you’ve been loyal to red, try a pink. Play with the color, but go easy on texture. “Anything that’s severe — a lipstick or hairdo — will age you. So wear a red, but a sheer one,” says Linter.

If you think that layering a makeup look with 15+ products is akin to cooking a Julia Child dinner—possible, but not likely—then capsule makeup is for you. Just as a capsule wardrobe capitalizes personal panache, a makeup capsule streamlines your looks. “Makeup can be overwhelming when you have too many things in your makeup bag,” says celebrity makeup artist Jenna Menard. To create the perfect capsule makeup collection, ask yourself: what do I need, not what should I buy? This means taking inventory and tailoring products to your signature look. (In other words, crimson lipstick and black liner can be as essential as tinted moisturizer and lip balm.)

Thanks to us lazy people, it’s easier than ever to multitask with a single product. (Just remember to sanitize brushes and avoid cross contamination if you use the same product on a lip then an eye.) While no two capsules are exactly the same, here are a few common elements that experts say comprise an ideal capsule makeup collection.

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1 Brushes

Given that your makeup will moonlight in different roles, proper brushes are a must. Fortunately, you only need two: a dome brush and flat defining brush.

The rounded tip on the dome brush is multifaceted and can be used beyond shadow work. It works to blend concealer, either on a specific spot or everywhere on tired skin tones. “We’ve become accustomed to big brushes, but these allow you more control,” says Menard. Since these don’t pick up a ton of product, you can be more strategic in using a highlighter, shading in the eye creases and contouring more precisely.

On the other hand, a flat brush lets you multitask with ease. Optimize your eye pencil by picking up pigment to define brows or apply mascara to the bristle of the brush and use in lieu of liquid eyeliner. Since you’ll be using the brushes interchangeably, make sure to sanitize properly between uses and products. Menard swears by Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner ($24; sephora.com) because of the quick dry-time.

2 Concealer

If there is one product that all capsule makeup collections have in common, it’s concealer. This universal staple doesn’t just hide redness—it works to cover, correct, and refresh makeup. “If I have to choose between concealer and foundation, I’d go concealer 1000 percent,” says Lennie Billy, professional makeup artist in Miami, Fla. A concealer has more versatility than foundation because it typically has thicker consistency. (A sheer or satin foundation finish can only go so far before you have to start layering it with other products for additional coverage.)

Alternatively, if you want to go lighter on concealer, a drop of moisturizer transforms it into a tint. According to Billy, the concealer formulation depends on how much coverage you need. Liquid works for light to medium coverage; creams, on the other hand, correct stubborn blemishes and create a polished, glam look.

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How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

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How to apply subtle makeup for school

Creating natural makeup looks can be tricky. First, you have to find the right makeup items that match your skin tone and type. Then, you have to blend them to perfection. The no-makeup makeup look has always been a rage among the enthusiasts, and for a good reason. It allows you to embrace your features and accentuate them to create a stunning look.

Celebrities have often aced this look because nothing can beat natural beauty. So, if you want to try that minimal makeup look and cherish your beauty as well as imperfections, we are here to help. It might need some effort and attention, but trust us, natural makeup is worth all of it. Our exclusive tips and tricks will allow you to master the art and get a stunning look. So, swipe up for a simple but effective makeup tutorial.

Natural Makeup Look – Tutorial

Here’s what you’ll need to slay this no-makeup makeup look. #IWokeUpLikeThis

What You Need
  • Lightweight, hydrating moisturizer
  • Radiance primer
  • Luminizing foundation (or a lightweight one)
  • Concealer
  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner pencil in black
  • Bronzer
  • Cream Blush
  • Lipstick

Step 1: Prepping Your Skin

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Prepping your skin is key to slaying this natural everyday makeup look or any look for that matter. Make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturize your face properly with a lightweight moisturizer before you begin. It’s crucial to prep your skin with a primer – and the best option would be to choose a radiance primer like the Estee Lauder – The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer. This will give you an ultra smooth base and will help your foundation glide on like a dream. You’ll also have a super fresh, glowy finish.

Step 2: Applying Your Foundation

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Pick a lightweight foundation or a tinted moisturizer in a shade that exactly matches your skin tone. If you can’t seem to find your exact shade, mix two shades for a flawless finish. Try the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Fluid- Touch Foundation if you want to achieve that dewy, fresh glow. Use a buffing brush to blend in the product. We recommend the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush – it buffs in the formula incredibly well and your skin looks skin-like, rather than giving your face a masked look. Now, the trick to make your face look like it has nothing on is to buff, buff, and buff some more. So take some time to do this in detail.

Step 3: Time For Concealer

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Brightening your eyes and banishing any dark spots or redness is what’s next. Use a concealer that you love. We recommend trying the Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer – it’s super pigmented, it won’t crease, and it stays put all day long! Draw a V-shape underneath your eyes – like an inverted triangle, and use your buffing brush to buff the product out, until you can’t see any harsh lines or patches. Remember, blending is key!

Step 4: Moving On To The Eyes

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Once you’re done with your base, it’s time to enhance your eyes (in the most subtle manner possible.) Start by curling your lashes using a high-quality eyelash curler. We recommend trying the Revlon Lash Curler No. 8 – it’s of great quality and is affordable at the same time. Once you achieve your curl, it’s time for mascara! If you want to volumize and lengthen your lashes with one product – the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara does wonders to give you gorgeous, fluttery long lashes. One layer of mascara does the trick for this look – for both your upper and lower lashes. Next, use a black eyeliner pencil to tightline your upper lash line, to give an illusion of thicker and darker lashes. We can’t get over the Urban Decay 24/3 Glide-On Eye Pencil in black – it’s extremely pigmented and long-lasting.

It’s also a great idea to groom your eyebrows and add some definition – nothing too major since it’s all about subtlety. Use a brow powder to fill in sparse areas of your brows, and apply it with a thin, flat angled brush.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Perfect The Art of Applying Your Makeup in 2022

When you look back at how you used to do your makeup in high school, you can’t deny that you probably cringe more than a little bit. Looking back at that clumpy, powdery foundation, those far-too-thin eyebrows, and that bright blue eyeshadow you wore in a non-ironic way. Thick browns are in vogue, but will they stay? Blotting your lips is the done thing, but will it be the same next month? Makeup trends change just as fast as fashion trends do: what looked fabulous and earned you admiring or jealous glances on the street 5 years ago would earn you a glance for a different reason today. Makeup trends don’t only change in terms of color or silhouette like fashion ones do; they also vary in terms of the composition of the makeup we wear. As skincare has come to the forefront of the public’s attention, makeup has evolved to be more about caring and less about covering.

The present makeup trends this year, in 2022, are radically different: from barely-there looks featuring mineral powder foundation to bright and colorful looks featuring standout eyeliner. Let’s take a look at some of the most on-trend ways to apply your makeup this year.

Luminous Looks

2022 is all about the Glow Up! Many makeup fans didn’t have much chance to put their usual skills to use and, as such, have evolved their skills into something a bit more subtle. One of 2022’s most loved looks is a glowy, dewy, and minimal face of makeup. Focus here isn’t on covering up one’s skin entirely; the focus is on the skincare aspect of the makeup and keeping your face as naturally beautiful as possible so that the need for makeup is minimized. Textures are smooth and glossy, giving your skin that “just showered” look. Instead of going for a full coverage foundation, apply a BB cream. Instead of going for a glittery highlighter, apply something smooth and light-reflecting. Cream blushes go a long way to adding a natural, sunkissed look to your already beautiful face.

Brow Down

Exciting, bushy brows are here to stay! Eyebrows have been through a lot over the decades: just think of the twenties and the nineties! Thankfully these days, either bushy or naturally grown, our brows are in. How a person’s eyebrows look really does complete the overall look of their face. Brows have become something of a trademark in recent years, and that trend isn’t going away anytime soon. We recommend a long-lasting brow pen to give a more natural look: the “ink” is easy to swipe on to give the effect of natural brow hairs. If you like a fuller, more solid look, choose a brow pencil instead. Apply both with a light hand rather than going in heavy, then layer if you need to add more drama.

Bold Liner

As a response to the general gray unhappiness of the past few years, some makeup lovers have taken up really bold, modern, exciting looks to get their faces feeling fresh. One such trend is bold, colorful eyeliner: especially negative space designs. This look harkens back to the sixties: think Twiggy for inspiration. If you’re going this bold on your eye, it’s best to pare the rest of your look down. Follow our luminous looks tips for a fresh and natural face. Less is more when one aspect of your look is bold, so stay away from bright lips. Some makeup aficionados are even using colored liners and shadows to create full-on graphics on and above their eye. Think 80s flames or a blue sky with some puffy white clouds. The options are endless. If you’re using a pencil, make sure it’s extremely sharp and pull your skin tight while applying it. Liquid liner goes on a little more easily. Camouflage any rough edges with a liquid concealer.

Loose Lips

Instead of the brightly colored and very defined, sharp-edged lips that have topped the charts for the last few years, we’re seeing a move to colorful but diffused lips instead. A diffused lip pairs well with a natural, luminous face and is being seen most often these days with tinted gloss. Apply to the middle of your pout, then blend outwards to your lip line. If glosses aren’t your thing, then go in with a lip brush. Moisturize your lips before you start and apply your lipstick using a lip brush from the center of your mouth outwards towards your lip line. Blot a few times so that the look is subtle rather than unfinished.

Final Word

This year’s top makeup trends all pair pretty well together. Using a few of the best trending ideas, you can put together a gorgeous face of makeup that screams you and really shows off your best assets. Remember that makeup is supposed to be fun! Try new things; even if you don’t end up liking them, at least you tried!

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Welcome to Beauty School, a series where I’ll share tips and tricks to creating some of my favorite looks. One thing I’ve always done on set is have the photographer take a photo of the model before we start hair and makeup. I like to see the model first without a stitch of makeup on, so I understand her face.

This is one of my favorite looks. I met Kristen on a vegan hiking retreat a few years ago. We got close very quickly, as one does on these intense spa retreats. We wore no makeup and didn’t have blow outs — frankly giving up coffee for the week was enough to keep us from looking our best. Add to all of that the miles of daily hikes, and there was no time to even think about trying to look good.

One day I looked up and said to Kristen, “Wow, you’re so pretty.” She looked at me with really big eyes and said, “You’re crazy.” She just didn’t see it. When I asked her to come and model for me, she came right away. And this was the look we created.

Kristen’s skin is pale, but beautiful. She didn’t need (or like wearing) a heavy foundation, so I applied a moisturizer and spot corrected with a Jones Road Face Pencil. I appled Miracle Balm in bronze all over to add warmth and to get rid of the red areas on her neck.

Brows

Filling in the brows gave her look an instant update. Her hair used to be brown and the white is not only a bold move, but a real attention getter. I filled in her eyebrows with an ash shadow using a slanted brush. For some women who stop coloring their hair, they need a darker brown shade and some use a lighter greyish tone or slate.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

After lining the eyes, they really came to life. I applied a dark navy shadow with a damp brush and created a tight line to the lash with a deep steel color. On the eyelid, I swept a layer of grey and ash shadow. I followed that up with three bold coats of an uber-black mascara and used a grey shadow as liner on the lower lashes to keep away any red from popping up.

Lips & Cheeks

A pop of pink for blush was crazy pretty on Kristen. A pink gloss, like Cool Gloss in Pink Gold Shimmer, helped complete the look.

Style

I love what Kristen wore for this photo, the deep grey sweater color with a little bit of her white tee sticking out. Wearing a paler shade would only wash her out. I also love that her hair part was changed to make it appear thicker — and you can’t beat the feathery, crop cut that made this whole look feel modern.

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How to apply subtle makeup for school

You’ve got about two more months until the first dance of the year, which means there’s plenty of time to create, practice, and *perfect* your homecoming makeup look. Formal dances are amazing opportunities to unleash your inner beauty vlogger, so grab a brush and try the boldest 2021 makeup trends for yourself. Electric neons, shimmery metallics, and feathered brows are all going to be BIG this season, but don’t be intimidated, because there are plenty of natural looks trending too.

No matter what your aesthetic, all of these looks are guaranteed fabulous. Click ahead for all the inspiration you need.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

The ’90s vibes JUMPED out. Lipliner is finally gettings its chance to shine, thanks to the revival of this throwback trend. Wear it with a neutral eye or do a full face–either works with this super versatile look.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Highlighter hues feel much more wearable when integrated into a classic winged liner. Double up with an extra black line for added impact.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

At first glance, this looks like your typical charcoal blend, but Zendaya’s actually wearing a deep plum shade that serves just as much drama. To keep the focus on her eyes, Z did a subtle lip and light brows.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Instead of matching her makeup to her bright fuschia gown, Zoe Kravitz went for the unexpected, swiping on a glittering copper eye. She used a glossy lip that matched both the dress and her eyeshadow to pull it all together.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Halsey’s 2019 Met Gala look did the absolute most, but she kept her makeup elegant and glamorous. She did a classic wing, then added a dusting of metallic gold shimmer to her inner corners and lid. It’s not too much, just enough.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

Smokey eyes aren’t exclusive to darker tones, you can get the same sultry look with a bright neon shadow. Pile the pigment onto your lids, then blend it out to get the same effect. Coat your lips in a matching gloss to really play into the colorstory.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

With an eye look this good, it doesn’t even matter what your homecoming dress looks like–you’ll be serving looks regardless. A super-bright jewel tone will make your eyes GLOW.

How to apply subtle makeup for school

If your dress is already doing the absolute most, go for a more subtle glam look. A natural-looking contour and major highlight will keep you looking photo-ready and sparkling, without taking away from your outfit. Don’t forget to play up the brows, too!