Have any readers been too busy or perhaps too warm this season to bother with applying a full face of makeup? Same here. The good news is that clean, minimalistic makeup from the 90s has been making a big comeback on the runway and on red carpet events. “Barely-there makeup” is great for the summer because heavy eye-makeup and foundation can look disastrous after a long day in the sun or a dip in the pool. A touch of blush, a coat of mascara and a dab of concealer are all you need for this effortless makeup trend.
Take a look at minimalistic makeup from the 90s:
Left to right: Danielle Fishel, Kate Moss, Britney Spears
And here are modern versions of the look:
Left to right: Carey Mulligan, Lana del Rey, Jessica Biel
Want to try out the look? Lisa Eldridge (@Lisa_Eldridge), a British celebrity make-up artist, gives a great ‘No Make-Up’ make-up tutorial on her YouTube channel:
Here are some of my personal tips on how to do this look:
1. As Eldridge mentions in her video, spend the majority of your time perfecting your skin. Perfecting the skin does not mean piling on product; just focus on the areas that might need a bit of extra attention and apply foundation or concealer with a light hand.
2. Apply a powder blush to your cheeks, and then dip some Chapstick into the blush and apply it to your lips. This results in a natural flush without having to apply lipstick or sticky lipgloss.
3. Apply mascara to the metal side of a brow comb before running it through your lashes. This will give you neatly separated lashes instead of clumpy, spidery ones.
4. Skip the powder foundation and apply baby powder instead.
I like to use Johnson’s baby powder because it’s cheap; it doesn’t look cake-y on the skin, and it never ever looks this in flash pictures:
What do you guys think? Will you embrace the trendy au-naturel look this summer or do you prefer to do makeup Kardashian style? Let me know in the comments!