Secrets to Mastering Minimal Makeup
Get This Fresh, Natural Look!
It’s easy—just follow these application tips from Katie Jane Hughes, a makeup artist in New York City and London. Click through for how-tos, plus our product picks.
Start with an emollient face cream, pressing lightly into skin with fingers. Choose one with a luminous effect.
Apply a full-coverage concealer under eyes, around edges of nose and wherever needed to hide blemishes and discoloration.
“Tight lining” is key to defining eyes without looking made up. Dampen an eyeliner brush and dip into product, swirling to create a paste. Glide brush across the upper lash line, starting at the outer corner and wiggling between lashes to get as close to the roots as possible.
Add lift to lashes by gently squeezing curler at the base of lashes and holding for a few seconds to set.
Apply one layer of black mascara from root to tip.
Dab a soft rosy pink cream blush on apples of cheeks and lips.
Swipe a tinted pomade across brows to fill in sparse spots and set.
Bonus tip: For young, natural-looking skin, avoid using powders on your face.