Kw-logo-smaller

Au Natural Makeup

We all want to look our best without looking like we've caked on the makeup! Expertly applied makeup should enhance your best features and make you look fresh and healthy. Believe us when we say teens don't need a lot of makeup to look pretty so don't cover up your natural beauty! Of course there's a time and place for everything and for special occasions it's fun to break out the smoky eye, bright blue eyeshadow or the tomato red lipstick! But for your everyday makeup look there is nothing less attractive than wearing so much makeup that you need to retouch it in the bathroom every hour or have it rub off on your clothes. Eek! You don't want a little bit of rain to make your "face" slide off into a colourific mess! Check out our gallery of "au natural" celebrity makeup looks and our tips on the best products and techniques to get the look!


Face

There's no need to pile on the foundation! If you feel a bit self-conscious about your skin all you need is a bit of concealer and tinted moisturizer. Let your skin breathe and remember, don't be so hard on yourself! Avoid pressed powder and powder foundation as you want your natural skin to glow! Powders tend to sit on top of your skin and don't reflect enough light so it's not ideal for the au natural look!


Cover Girl Smoother SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, $6.99Cover Girl Smoother SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, $6.99
Neutrogena Smoothing Stick Treatment Concealer, $6.99Neutrogena Smoothing Stick Treatment Concealer, $6.99
Maybelline Natural Perfecting Concealer, $7.99Maybelline Natural Perfecting Concealer, $7.99

Cheeks

For blush it's best to go with cream, gel or liquid blush as the texture will blend into your skin and look super natural! Look for natural pink blushes - try and mimic the colour your cheeks are when they really blush! Apply with clean fingers and make three dabs on the apple of your cheek, blend and go! If you are using liquid blush make sure your cheeks are very moisturized and even or it will look patchy. A good tip is to apply a few drops of liquid blush to a cotton ball and dab onto your cheeks and blend quickly!


Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in "Peach Satin", $6.99
BeneFit Cosmetics BeneFit Cosmetics "PosieTint" Lip and Cheek Tint, $28
Almay Smart Shade blush in Almay Smart Shade blush in "Pink/Rose", $8.99
Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Peony, Rose and Poppy, $9.99Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Peony, Rose and Poppy, $9.99

Eyes

For eyes all you need is a bit of eyeliner, light mascara and some sparkly beige or cream coloured eyeshadow. Simply draw a thin line as close as possible to your lash line with brown or black eyeliner (use brown eyeliner if you're very fair). Use an eyelash curler to gently curl your lashes and apply one coat of mascara (again in brown or black). Finish off with a light dusting of eyeshadow in a soft cream or beige colour with a bit of shimmer just on your eyelids. This will brighten up your eyes without looking like obvious eyeshadow!


Revlon Beyond Natural Defining Eye Pencil in Revlon Beyond Natural Defining Eye Pencil in "Brown", $3.99
NYX Slim Eye Pencil in NYX Slim Eye Pencil in "Brown", $3.50
L'Oreal Hip Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in L'Oreal Hip Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in "Romantic", $7.99
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3 Kit shadows in Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3 Kit shadows in "Shimmering Sands", $5.49
Rimmel Glam'Eyes eyeshadow in Rimmel Glam'Eyes eyeshadow in "Spicy Bronze", $3.99
NYX Doll Eye mascara in NYX Doll Eye mascara in "Black", $9.59
Rimmel Glam Eyes Lash Flirt mascara, $7.29Rimmel Glam Eyes Lash Flirt mascara, $7.29

Lips

All you need is gloss! Any kind of pinkish/reddish/peachy colour will look great as long as it's a sheer gloss. Try to avoid any lipgloss with obvious chunks of glitter in it. When the lipgloss dries on your lips you'll be left with just the glitter! Not so good for the "au natural" look! Many brands are making tinted lipbalms as well - these have the added bonus of both moisturizing your lips and giving you a bit of natural glossy colour. If you just can't part with the idea of lipstick, go for sheer lipsticks that have a glossy finish in shades of pink. The closer you get to the real colour of your lips the better. Rosy glossy lips are the way to go!

L'Oreal Bare Naturale Lip Conditioner in L'Oreal Bare Naturale Lip Conditioner in "Soft Bloom", $7.99
Burt's Bees Super Shiny Natural lipgloss in Burt's Bees Super Shiny Natural lipgloss in "Sweet Pink", $6.99
Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Soother SPF 20 in Glaze, $5.99Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Soother SPF 20 in Glaze, $5.99
BeneFit Cosmetics BeneTint Pocket pal blush and lipgloss duo, $20BeneFit Cosmetics BeneTint Pocket pal blush and lipgloss duo, $20
Cover Girl WetSlicks AmazeMint gloss in Cover Girl WetSlicks AmazeMint gloss in "Everything's Raosy", $4.99

It's so easy to look effortlessly pretty!


Related Articles:
13 Comments

latest videos

F1114040371671

Best Dressed Bohemian Beauty?

  • Kate Moss.
  • Sienna Miller.
  • Mary-Kate Olsen.
  • Kate Hudson.

related stories

Whether your costume requires a creepy prosthetic, a smoky eye or that perfect “undead” look, her...
If ya need help gettin' your flirt on and catching the eye of your crush, maybe Flirt! lip gloss ...
Nothing looks better on sun-kissed skin than gold, so drape yourself in it - not Mr...

Dear Dish-It in the forums

astucieuse331
astucieuse331 posted in Friends:
I feel like that too! I know where you're coming from, but believe me, I've moved on. Those people? Bleh. Not worth my time, and certainly don't deserve me.  You described me exactly: good with people and friends, but don't have a best friend at all, and others really don't care whether I'm lonely or sad. Well, it might sound crazy, but guess what? I've found a friend in me instead of others. I've learned to accept that you can't please everyone, and that some of the fish in the sea aren't worth wasting your time on. So I've become independent, to learn to depend on myself more than to rely on others. Trust me, it works, and I think it'll work for you. But if you really need a friend, me and @alienincognito are here to talk to you if you need us! @alienincognito: LOL! DUDE! That's HOW I THINK! Whenever one of my friends talks behind my back or backstabs me, I'm like, "Ah, whatever, 'screw em, I'll let Karma take over! I ain't letting those negative peeps ruin my day." Maybe you, me, and hasti10 could start a group where we can talk to each other!  :) :D 8)
reply about 2 hours
astucieuse331
astucieuse331 posted in Friends:
I've always felt the same way. My one best friend gossiped behind my back, used me, all that girl stuff. She took me for advantage and we had a bunch of fights because of her finding a new friend and completely acting as if I didn't exist, and I told her to give me at least some attention every once in a while if she can't even continue to talk to me daily. And.. I lost her. Well, she lost me. We both lost each other. But then I realized.. it's the people that you least expect to be nice to you you'll find kindness in. Why? Based on personal experience, and I'll tell you the story: For my gym class, me and my peers were supposed to make a group for a dance. This was when my best friend had found a new friend already, and the time at which we had a few fights because of that. Of course, I relied on my best friend to count me in her dance group. At lunchtime, I sat together with my best friend, and we ate our lunches in silence. All of a sudden, I brought up the dance groups and asked her straightforwardly: "Can I join your group?" No reply. "Kelly, can I join your group?" No reply. "I mean, since our class is uneven, I found it fair that there'd be a group of five, you know?" None at all. Kelly ignored me straight off the bat, leaving me speechless. My mind raced with thoughts, and I thought, maybe it's not worth having Kelly as a friend. A few days later, we were playing Dodgeball for gym. I was on Kelly's team, and overheard her talking with her new friends about who to pick for the dance group. One of her friends mentioned me, and Kelly said: "Oh no, we shouldn't pick her because _____ (I don't know what she said then)." I was shocked, but was anticipating it, so when the time came to choose groups, I saw my friend, Luke, ask two girls, Cher and Bridgette, to join their group. Surprisingly, Cher and Bridgette actually accepted him, and so I thought, "Wow, if they accepted Luke, they might accept me aswell!" and so built up the courage to ask them if I could join. Even though Cher and Bridgette were mean to me sometimes, I knew that I had to risk it and see what'd happen. Afterall, rejection is just another opportunity to find a better group. Little did I know, it'd be the best choice of my life. They were so happy, and even thanked me for joining them! I was speechless once more; I never knew that the peers that I thought I would never be friends with would actually be my friends!  So yeah, that's what I learnt, and I never regretted learning that fact. Ever since then, though, I've learnt not to trust people as much as I used to anymore. I learnt that independency is what works for me, what I was meant for in terms of socializing or working. But, other things may work for you. If you still want a friend, you can be independent and wait for the right person. However, if you still want a real friend, you can wait, but still mingle (hang out) with other people! I I'm not going to make fun of you because I know how you've felt, just as I stated in my past problem before. But you can move on from those friends, they're not worth your time and certainly don't deserve you as a friend. Trust me, if it's meant to be, you'll definitely find a true friend. But if it's not, you may become like me, finding happiness in my own way. I want to remind you though-- you don't need someone to stay happy, or keep you company. This may sound silly, but you can even have your own invisible friends! I've had one, but that's very rarely for me. It's not silly though if you see the general idea; usually these friends are made from different dimensions of your personality or just because of will. There's a lot more fish in the sea, though, so I'm sure you'll find a true friend that's meant for you  :) Take care, and I hope you'll find a true friend soon!
reply 1 day
ts01
ts01 posted in Friends:
im so sorry you girls feel that way.true friends are there, its just easier to find users because they are more plentiful. dont give up, you will find real friends eventually
reply 1 day
lolflowergirl
lolflowergirl posted in Friends:
i feel alone too
reply 1 day
kayme123
kayme123 posted in Friends:
i know the feeling. but i got taken off a website instead of my friends. i can assure you they probably feel the same and are missing you, BUT its not worth dwelling over it. friends come and go without any choice in life and trust me, i lost the love of my life and my two of the best friends in the world. The thing is, you have to move on, because they wouldent want you feeling sad over them right? they'd want you to be the happy person you were when you were with them! for starters, i'll be your friend so your not scared to make some new ones. To be honest, i went through the exact same thing as you did and it DOES hurt very bad. But once you find some people that are willing to make you feel better, you know you've chosen the right friends again
reply 1 day

play online games