Makeup is such an important part of our daily lives, personally speaking I can’t not wear makeup every time I go out of the house. I have to have at least use one product on my face, whether it’s a brow pencil, concealer, mascara or lipstick. I rarely ever go out bare-faced, and I know that many sound crazy but I feel makeup has always given me a boost of confidence and there is no shame in that.
Putting makeup on every single time I have to leave the house can sometimes feel a bit tiring, and to honest, sometimes I literally can’t be bothered. Especially if it’s just to run a few errands like nipping to my local tesco where I always without fail run into someone I know! On a side note, charged guilty, even when I just to go to the supermarket, I still put on an almost-full face of makeup. I’m talking concealer, lipstick, brows, eye liner mascara, and blush! Yeah, I said it!
So, that’s a lot of stuff, right? I have recently given in to my laziness, yes, I have dared to go out bare faced most often. I try to make my face look as radiant as possible. And how do I do that? Well, you’re just about to fine out! Just scrolling down below, where you will see my seven tips to look good without makeup.
Firstly and more importantly… Water! Because our bodies are 50%-75% water, it would only make sense that when we don’t drink enough water, it starts to show in our skin by looking rough, dull, and dehydrated. So make sure to take in an appropriate amount of H20 before leaving the house, or even during the day this will definitely help hydrate your skin! Water also gives you a boost of energy, which will make you look extra radiant and wide awake.
Skin Care & Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
Taking care of your skin everyday is really important. The 3 main steps to glowing skin is to Cleanse, Exfoliate and most importantly Moisturise. Cleansing your skin everyday is an important part of one’s skincare regimen as it helps remove any dirt and debris you may have acquired throughout the day. A good cleanser is an essential part of your skincare regime, and with so many to chose from, it can be hard to know which one will suit your skin the best. Keep a look out for our up coming post on the best skincare products out there.
Secondly and more optionally as it depends on your skin type, is the use of an exfoliator. Exfoliators are like high-grade cleansers; they offer a deeper skin cleanse getting into the nitty grittes and renew your skin cells to reveal an even more radiant complexion. We all long for ‘radiance’ and ‘glowing’ skin and a good exfoliator can help achieve this. So, if you haven’t already exfoliated, exfoliate again! But be gentle with your motions, don’t excessively rub it on your face as this might overly dry your face and cause your skin to produce more oil to compensate!
If cleansing and exfoliating are the banana and ice cream in a banana split, then moisturising is like the whipped cream and cherry on top – it’s just not complete without it. Moisturising your skin not only quenches your skin’s thirst after being dried out from cleansing and exfoliating, it also has the power to protect your skin from the sun, therefore, avoiding sun damage and early signs of ageing, and collectively bring out all the benefits from your cleanser and exfoliator.
Those with dry and normal skin should use creamy moisturisers, while those who have oilier skin should use a moisturiser without any oil in it. After all we want to look like we have a natural glow, not like a grease ball.
De-Puff & Brighten the Eyes
Surprise, surprise, your eye area is even drier than your face! Hydrating under your eyes and on your eyelids is the key to getting rid of those horrible genetic eye bags and puffy-ness. If you have eye bags that won’t quit like mine, purchase an eye cream with a metal applicator because the coolness of the metal will help de-puff your bags while the cream will help lighten them over time. It’s a 2-in-1 product jackpot!
Pinching dem Cheeks
One of the oldest tricks in the beauty book is to pinch your cheeks to get that natural blush we all crave from applying blushers – except this one is all just thanks to our fingers. Don’t go overboard with pinching your cheeks, though! If you pinch them too hard you might just end up receiving bruises on your cheeks, and that’s not a pretty look.
A spoolie and curler will take you places
For those of you who don’t know what a spoolie is, it’s basically a mascara brush without mascara used to comb brows and lashes. Using a Spoolie to comb and perfect your brows can automatically make you feel confident when bare faced.
A lash curler, on the other hand, will not only make you look more awake, but it will fool people into thinking you’re wearing a little bit of mascara because of your beautifully curled eyelashes. Isn’t that just wonderful?
Petroleum jelly is your new best friend
If the eye cream is a 2-in-1 product, then petroleum jelly is an incredible multi-purpose product! This is a godsend because it can be used for so much more than this. But for the time being, use this to hydrate your lips and to give them that healthy and glossy and prevent them from chapping, especially in the winter. Comb a bit onto your brows to keep your brow hairs in place; and smudge a bit on your lashes to emphasise them even more, making it look like you’re wearing mascara.
And last but not the least, the final trick to looking good without makeup, Smile. Smiling is an act we have all had since the beginning of time and as they say a smile can go a long way. It can bring positivity to your day, invite those good vibes and help you ooze confidence. So smile away because the prettiest thing you can wear is a… smile 🙂
So, which one tip is your favorite? Go ahead and comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts on what other tricks you have to offer because in the realm of beauty and skincare, there are just so many possibilities!
Lots of Love, HB x