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Natural and fresh looking makeup is what I strive to achieve throughout the year especially when the weather is warm like it has been these past few months. Although my base is usually made up of a medium coverage foundation followed by powder and bronzer, I've been reaching for a lighter offering when I want something easy. Here are five favourite natural picks:
First up we have the L'Oreal Skin Paradise*, a base I would describe as 'barely there' both in texture and finish. If you want to cover redness, but still want it to look natural then this might be the product for you. The only problem you might have is finding the right shade as I had to search a little while to find the perfect match before settling for Fair 03. It feels thin and lightweight when applying, so if you're not used to a water based formula then it may take a little while to figure out whether you prefer to apply it with your fingers or a sponge.
Next up is the L'Oreal True Match Eye Cream Concealer* which is one of the most unique products I've tried this year. I love a high coverage concealer just as much as the rest, but sometimes I want something a little more natural to wear when my base is a lighter coverage. This is super thin in formula and gives me Yves Saint Laurent vibes, but it's the way it makes my under eyes feel after several days of use which is why I enjoy it so much. It's enriched with Hyaluronic Acid which is hydrating and perfect for a everyday, natural look.
Pixi makeup is very underrated and when I was sent the Nuance Quartette Palettes* I just knew that they were going to make their way into my makeup bag. The shade Honey Nectar is my go-to as it's got a two perky pink shades perfect for swishing together to add a pop of colour on the cheeks, whilst the gold highlight adds a radiant and shimmer to the high points of your face. For £16 I couldn't recommend this enough!
When I first tried the Milk Makeup Kush Fiber Brow Gel* I wasn't a fan, in fact it sat at the back of my makeup drawer not getting used at all. I originally found it too gloopy and it was difficult to use as the product transferred onto the skin meaning it gave a undefined look. Then one day a few months ago I misplaced my go-to ABH Dip Brow and needed something to just run through my brows, so I reached for the Kush Fiber Gel and the rest is history. It was no longer a runny consistency, but instead made my brows look full and defined, whilst feeling soft and not-flakey at all. Perfect for when you want an easy product to run through your brows that will offer both a tint and a shape.
On the lips, I have the Nars Velvet Matte Good Times Lip Pencil* which has a velvet finish and comfortable formula meaning you can wear it and top it up all day. It's a natural colour which isn't too far off my lip colour, but I personally enjoy using it to give the illusion of fuller, plumper lips.
What are your everyday makeup favourites?