How To Achieve A Natural Makeup Look For Brown Skin, Just Like The Duchess

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It's not that difficult to master a natural makeup look for brown skin. There are just a few tricks that we'll share in this step-by-step guide.  

For many people in the beauty community, fake tan isn't a makeup tool, its a lifestyle. They swear by looking like the perfect sun-kissed brown goddess. But if you're already one, all you need to enhance your natural beauty is to learn the tricks of natural makeup look for brown skin.

A natural or no-makeup makeup look will not only accentuate your gorgeous sun-kissed skin tone, it'll also add radiance to your face.

The good news is that its not that difficult to master a natural makeup look for brown skin. There are just a few tricks that we'll share in this step-by-step guide.  

How To Master Natural Makeup Look For Brown Skin

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Before we begin with the actual step-by-step tutorial, let's clear one thing, natural makeup look is one where you'd not look made up. It will simply conceal areas that have imperfections and enhance your natural features even further. So expect simplicity when you try this look. Now let's get on with it. 

1. Skincare 

The first step of any makeup routine is skincare. Irrespective of whether or not you have oily, dry or combination skin, you should maintain a proper regime.

You can either try the 10-step Korean skincare routine that is sure to give you clear and radiant skin tone. Or, you can try the five step glass skincare routine. Alternatively, you can simply follow a cleanse, tone and moisturise routine. The idea is to prep your skin before you apply any makeup, so you have a smooth canvas to work with.

2. Base 

The next step is to create a base. Now, if you clicked on this tutorial, you're obviously a natural finish kind of gal. So we'd recommend either a water-based or mineral foundation that is light to buildable. 

For those with oily skin, you can buy foundations that are non-comedogenic (that do not clog your pores) and preferably water-based. You can try the M.A.C Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation (S$62). If you have sensitive skin, you should look for mineral-based formulas that are free from fragrances and preferably organic. You can opt for the L’Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation (S$27.14).

And, if your skin is dry, pick a cream-based moisturising foundation like the Revlon ColorStay Makeup (S$12.8).

No matter which you choose, for a natural finish, remember to use just a pump of your foundation and apply it evenly using your hands or a beauty blender or a makeup brush. You can also opt for a CC Cream such as the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+ (S$62). 

3. Conceal

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To achieve a natural makeup look for brown skin, you won't need a lot of concealer. Just a pump would suffice, under your eyes, over the bridge of your nose and on top of your cupid's bow.

Dab some with your ring finger so that the warmth of your finger helps the concealer penetrate into the skin and lend you a natural and flawless look.

Its best to opt for a hydrating concealer to get a natural radiance. We recommend the Laniege Watery Cushion Concealer (S$35) or the Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Concealer (S$40). 

4. Blush, bronzer and highlighter

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Even though you are trying to achieve a natural look, adding a bronzer and nude blush would ensure you don't look flat. They add depth and a flush of colour to your face, just like on Meghan Markle. 

We recommend a creamy blush, like the RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek tint in Demure (S$45) for that perfect glossy and natural look. But if you like to use a powdered blush, you can even try the Laneige Ideal blush duo in No.4 California Coral (S$39). Apply it to the apples of your cheek and slightly onto the bridge of your nose. 

As for a bronzer, you can try the Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer (S$28). Place it right below your cheekbones to sculpt your face. While using both these products, make sure to use very little product. Top it all with a dash of highlighter, if you like that Meghan Markle glow

5. Lipstick

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No natural makeup look for brown skin is complete without a dash of lipstick, selected on the basis of your skin tone. If you are cool toned you can accentuate your lips with hues of pink.

If you are warm-toned you can try coral and light brown lipsticks. And if you have a neutral skin tone, you are lucky, because you can try any of these.     

Also read:Beauty Essentials: 13 Products You Need To Prepare Your Makeup Kit

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj