Tap These Six Products to Nail the Natural Holiday Makeup Look (and It Only Takes Five Minutes)
When you need to get ready in a flash but still want to look glam (so like, always) keep this speedy, natural makeup tutorial in your back pocket, which was demonstrated by Beautycounter makeup artists at our latest Wellness Collective event with Athleta. Bonus: Beautycounter regularly lobbies congress for stricter personal-care legislation (Well+Good's beauty editor Rachel Lapidos even joined in), so yes: It is possible to get the look without the harsh ingredients you're trying to avoid.
First, you start with a tinted moisturizer to create an even, natural-looking canvas for your look. “Foundation says it all in the name," Brittany Hudson, makeup artist and Beautycounter ambassador says. "It’s like building a house—that’s what you need to do first.”
Then, apply concealer under your eyes and to any spots or blemishes, making sure to tap rather than smear the product onto your face, which can cause more shadows.
Next up: brows. Fill in your eyebrows with a pencil, starting from the middle and working your way outward before going back to the beginning. If you really want to dial up the brow boldness, brush against the hair, then smooth it out with a spoolie or a clear brow gel.
Smile to find the apples of your cheeks, and sweep blush onto them moving upward to the tail end of your brow bone. Swipe on mascara (two coats for extra drama) and lip gloss, and you're officially ready to party.
Another pro tip from Hudson? If you want to add eyeshadow to your look but usually end up with fallout from the brush all over your face, reverse the order of the steps. Do your eyeshadow and brows first, then wipe off any out-of-place shadow and apply your face makeup. Now you're basically ready to teach the natural makeup tutorial.
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