A lot of skincare trends come and go, but if there is one thing that never ever goes out of style, it has to be that fresh-faced no-makeup makeup look. The soft, subtle glow that is its trademark rests on the foundation of using minimal makeup and highlighting your best features.
This is exactly what has given rise to the latest makeup trend – soft focus skin. This trend delivers your skin with the most perfect balance between matte and dewy, and involves prepping your skin rather than caking it with makeup.
If you are someone who abhors heavy-duty foundation, multiple coats of mascara and that Kim-K contour, then this soft focus face should be your go-to. Read on to find out how to get it right in a few simple steps…
- Step 01: Prep your skin
- Step 02: Apply some primer
- Step 03: Add some blush
- Step 04: Blur that foundation
Step 01: Prep your skin
After cleansing and toning your skin, the best way to achieve that dewy, supple look is to apply a few drops of your favourite facial oil. Apart from looking well-hydrated, an oil creates a smooth base for your foundation to go on, makes it blend better and ensures that just a little product goes a long way.
Step 02: Apply some primer
Wearing a little bit of primer is the key to making your skin look flawless and giving it that soft, natural look that you’re going for. Using the product over the facial oil magically blurs all imperfections and makes your skin look super smooth. Seriously, try it out. We promise you’ll love this hack.
Step 03: Add some blush
Yes, for this look, you need to wear blush BEFORE foundation and not after. What this will do is, when you add the foundation on top of the blush, it will look a lot more natural and give your face a beautiful, soft appearance.
Step 04: Blur that foundation
What? How does one do that? Well, since we are not going to be using any concealer for this look, use a full-coverage foundation. But instead of using a makeup brush to apply the product, use a damp beauty blender to blend the foundation in. This will give your face a much healthier, softer and blurred out effect without looking even a tiny bit cakey. Just remember to take a very tiny amount of the product at first; blend and add more only if needed.
Note: In case you have really heavy dark circles or blemishes, you may apply a little bit of concealer in the same manner as the foundation. Remember that concealer always goes after the foundation.
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