It's easy to achieve a fresh, glowing look in minutes using natural cosmetics. The key is to understanding which products and colors to choose and which to avoid. For example, a dramatic dark lipstick can be gorgeous, but it can also draw attention to fine lines, make the lips appear smaller and accentuate evidence of aging. On the other hand, sheer, light-reflecting products and natural colors are best for looking more youthful and refreshed.
Pressed for time? If you've got five minutes, then you've got time to create a polished makeup look that will help you look younger in minutes with natural cosmetics. Here's how:
Step One: Conceal and Camouflage
Conceal blemishes, dark circles and redness with a creamy concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone. Use your ring finger to gently stipple and pat the concealer onto the area to be concealed and blend at the edges. Yellow-based concealer shades work best for neutralizing purple circles under the eyes. Within Real Purity’s product line, the Real Purity Duo Disguise Concealer System can be a great solution. This creamy formula is infused with nutrients and nourishing oils like jojoba for smooth coverage.
To even your skin tone, swipe on a sheer foundation and blend with fingers. When selecting your shade, consider the color of your jawline in natural light. The undertones of your skin are also important to consider. If your skin has pink undertones, look for a cool-toned foundation. If you have yellow undertones in your skin, then opt for a warm-toned foundation.
Steer clear of the temptation to look tan using a foundation that's darker than your skin tone. Stick with a shade that matches your skin for the most natural look. A mineral formula will provide effective but natural-looking coverage. You can see descriptions of our foundation shades by visiting the Real Purity Crème Health Glow Foundation page. And if your skin tends to get oily, finish up with a dusting of Real Purity Pressed Powder. Not only is it talc-free – you can use it as a splash of bronzer, or simply as a finishing touch to your foundation.
Step Two: Get Glowing
Creme blush is preferred over powder when it comes to getting a natural-looking flush. Thanks to its consistency, creme blush is easy to apply — simply dab a few dots onto the apples of cheeks and blend with fingers using an outward circular motion.
When selecting your shade, opt for berry tones, which are universally flattering. Appropriately named, the Berry Shade offered by Real Purity’s Creme Blush is likely t o complement your skin nicely. This formula contains nourishing ingredients like grapeseed and sunflower oil. Creme blushes are highly pigmented, it only takes a dab of product to get a youthful-looking flush.
Step Three: Accentuate Eyes
For a fresh look around your eyes, sweep on a neutral-toned eye shadow in a light shade (Real Purity’s Eye Shadow in Vanilla is a good place to start), concentrating the color on lids only. Use a slightly darker shade, like Real Purity Eye Shadow in Chocolate, on the crease area to add dimension and contour.
If you want to add a bit of drama to your look, line top lids with a dark shadow applied with a damp liner brush and slightly wing the line out at the outer corner. Real Purity Eye Shadow in Walnut is a deep, dark brown that works for all skin tones and eye colors. Avoid lining lower lids as this will make eyes look smaller.
Step Four: Finish with Glossy Lips
A glossy lip in a natural shade is the finishing touch when creating a polished look. If your lips are dry, exfoliate gently by scrubbing with a warm washcloth. This also increases blood flow which temporarily plumps the lips — just don't scrub too hard!
Nourish lips and prepare for color with a vitamin-packed balm like Real Purity Vitamin E Stick. To add a pop of color and shine, slick on a sheer gloss in a juicy berry shade. We recommend trying Real Purity Lip gloss in Berry Kiss.
Want to learn more? Follow us on Twitter to learn more about putting your best face forward with our line of natural cosmetics and skin care products!