Natural makeup

As a teenager, I used to have the worst skin. I didn’t know how much of it was hormonal, but I knew it was bad enough for me not to want to show my face in public. Luckily, with some research and help from my mom’s makeup bag (which she never uses anymore), I’ve learned how to cleanse, moisturize and conceal my skin like a pro!

Cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser

When starting, it’s best to use a gentle cleanser that will not be too harsh on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, try looking for cleansers with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These two ingredients can help control oil production and prevent acne breakouts (respectively).

If you want something more natural makeup, plenty of options are also available!

Using a lightweight moisturizer

Moisturizers should be lightweight, not greasy. Apply it to your face and neck before any other makeup or skincare products after cleansing. Use moisturizer twice daily: in the morning after you wash your face; and again at night before bedtime.

I am using tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone

Tinted moisturizer, a lightweight makeup product, is a great way to even out your skin tone and give it a healthy look. It can also be used as an alternative to foundation if you prefer the lighter coverage of tinted moisturizer over a heavier foundation.

If you’re new to this product or want some tips on how best to use it:

  • Apply the tinted moisturizer with your fingers or a brush in circular motions from the center of your face towards the hairline and jawline. If using fingers, press gently into areas like under the eyes where puffiness often occurs (but not too hard!). If applying with a brush: use short upward strokes along cheekbones so as not to apply too much product where it will settle into fine lines later in the day!
  • Make sure only a little time passes between applications–about every two hours seems appropriate, depending on how hot/humid outside conditions are.*

Using a toner to remove excess oils and chemicals

  • You’ll need a cotton pad and toner, which can be purchased at any drugstore.
  • Dip the cotton pad into your toner and apply it to your face upward from chin to forehead.
  • Flush off with warm water and wipe off with a towel.
  • Apply moisturizer immediately after rinsing off the toner for best results!

Using a light foundation to conceal blemishes and uneven skin tone

When applying foundation, always use a brush to get even coverage. A sponge or your fingers will give you an uneven finish and make it look like you’re wearing too much makeup.

After spreading the foundation over your face with a brush, blend it with either a sponge or clean fingers (your own) by gently patting it all over the skin until no streaks are left behind. Then take some extra time to blend around the hairline and down along your neck–you don’t want any harsh lines showing through when people look at them!

I am using an eyeshadow primer for longer-lasting eye makeup

You can also use an eyeshadow primer to help your eye makeup stay on longer. Primers reduce creasing and make it easier for you to apply eye shadow. Primers come in different formulas, so there’s one for every skin type and rainbow color!

Natural products are suitable for your skin

Natural makeup is made from safe and effective ingredients, like shea butter or coconut oil. These ingredients help nourish and keep your skin healthy, so natural makeup tends to be hypoallergenic (less likely to cause allergic reactions). Natural products may be the best choice if you have sensitive skin or a history of allergic reactions from wearing makeup!

Natural products are suitable for the environment.

The chemicals used in conventional cosmetics aren’t great for our bodies–but they’re also bad for our planet. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) claims that several popular synthetic chemicals can pollute drinking water sources when they are flushed down drains after usage. Other synthetic ingredients wind up in landfills because they are not meaningfully biodegradable or recyclable.The EWG also reports that many chemical compounds in conventional cosmetics have been linked with cancerous tumors in lab rats. At the same time, these findings haven’t yet been applied directly to humans (or other mammals). There is sufficient proof here to suggest that we should exercise caution when deciding what we put into our bodies on a daily basis through food and drink as well as personal care products like shampoo and conditioner duos!


Regarding makeup, it’s important to remember that less is more. The more natural products you use on your skin, the better it will look in the long run. You don’t have to spend all day applying makeup–just a few simple steps can make all the difference!

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