A lot of people say that the ‘natural’ makeup look means using way more makeup than you would to say, achieve a smoky eye. In some ways this is true but with the right bases and tones, using minimal amount of product can still achieve a similar result. So if you’re looking for a quick 5 minute everyday makeup look that gives the illusion of super ‘natural’ summer-ready skin, here we go…

1. Correct skin tone

If like me, you suffer from dry skin (post-roaccutane anyone?) and frequent redness, a purple based primer like the Shu Uemura foaming one can fix that easily. Colour correction before a light layer of foundation means less top-ups during the day and keeps this look low-maintenance.


2. Define features

If you like your eyebrows HD with a gradient like a Photoshop tool, maybe this part is the one you can skip. The same goes for noticeable contouring and highlighting. Filling in your brows and keeping them well groomed is subtle and natural enough. I use brown eyeshadow the shade of my roots and a brush as a multi-purpose product I can pop in my bag when I’m in a rush.

I use touche eclat from YSL beauty to highlight areas like the bridge of my nose and brighten the circles under my eyes. To elongate my face a little, I dab some on my chin, so the shape of the highlight makes a V.

I used a highlighter pen from Dior for my cheeks because it has a lighter consistency and gives more of a ‘glow’.



3. Brighten eyes and make them look refreshed

A few things I do to get my eyelashes to stay perky is blast my curlers with a hairdryer until they’re warm, then I give my lashes a few pumps and hold it all up with mascara. Adding a little shimmer to the corners of my eyes opens them up and using darker shadow on the lid defines the crease of my hooded lids.


4. Neutral tones bring warmth to the face

From blusher to lipstick, keeping to neutral tones that match the natural colour of the area, makes this look appear as fresh as possible. Usually coral hues, especially in lipsticks don’t tend to suit me but this one I got from Guerlain has an amazingly pigmented pinkness.


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  1. 1st August 2012 / 9:12 PM

    Oooh i love how flawless and bright you look!

  2. 1st August 2012 / 9:33 PM

    really nice look with make up πŸ™‚ amazing <3

  3. 1st August 2012 / 9:33 PM

    This was SO helpful, thanks very much. You look beautifully natural.

  4. 1st August 2012 / 10:51 PM

    Se ve tan natural,me encanta πŸ™‚

  5. 2nd August 2012 / 1:22 AM

    great post! thank you for sharing!

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  6. 2nd August 2012 / 3:07 AM

    Great tips! I love your blog!

  7. 2nd August 2012 / 5:19 AM

    please do my make up! i have ance prone skin (ew, gross) and i have been trying to find natural products to help with that, but so far no luck. i'm pretty ignorant when it comes to the beauty department.. you always look flawless so im definitely going to take this advice from you <3 hope you are well, babe!

    xx, james

  8. 2nd August 2012 / 11:05 AM

    Hello Lovely!

    What a beautiful beautiful post, your skin is so glowing and flawless! πŸ™‚ Those products are amazing, I love Ellis Faas makeup, I buy mine from Liberty, (my favourite store) the quality of the products are just fantastic! I also love Chantecaille products too (especially for the face)

    Great tips, and lovely photos as usual!

    Love, Kate


  9. 2nd August 2012 / 11:41 AM

    Oh you are unbelievably gorgeous! I love this makeup, for summer I definitely think less is more, it looks so fresh and vibrant…perfect!

  10. 2nd August 2012 / 12:32 PM

    Love you makeup!! You look really pretty:)Xx

  11. 2nd August 2012 / 9:40 PM

    look so natural ……lovely Andrea !!!!

  12. 3rd August 2012 / 11:25 AM

    so in love with your bow tie and make up at the same time!!

  13. 3rd August 2012 / 1:11 PM

    What an amazing post! I definitely do NOT spend as much time as I should doing my makeup. It kind of a half-dash kind of application. But this post is making me seriously rethink my strategy…
    xx, micol


  14. 3rd August 2012 / 2:30 PM

    Andrea, you look beautiful in this how-to! Thanks so much for posting it.
    I am one of those people who only uses make-up sparsely, and even when I do, I pretty much just put on eyeliner, and just go with it. I don't know any better. But now I don't have that excuse, as I will visit this the next time I use make-up again! πŸ™‚
    hearts; xixia | thisisxixia.com

  15. 4th August 2012 / 11:01 PM

    GREAT !!
    We love it
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  16. 5th August 2012 / 12:27 PM

    Gorgeous look! Your skin is so flawless, I don't even think you should wear make up :p Very cool blog!!



  17. 5th August 2012 / 1:10 PM

    I really like this makeup tutorial. You show exactly where to put the makeup before you blend it in!

  18. 5th August 2012 / 1:40 PM

    Love this post!
    You look beautiful, before and after πŸ™‚

  19. 5th August 2012 / 9:11 PM

    Dear, You are so pretty <3 ! Love this make up :)!

  20. 5th August 2012 / 10:05 PM

    So soft and feminine…HUGE LIKE

  21. 6th August 2012 / 1:09 PM

    you look so pretty, my problem is that I have a lot of freckles, and I want to show them, but also want to mat my skin as it gets quit red ):

    x Anna