How to Do a Natural Barely-There Makeup Look in 6 Simple Steps

8 Materials
40 Minutes

Sometimes, pulling off a natural makeup look is the best way to look your best without looking like you’ve overdone it. Natural, barely-there makeup is really what most ladies aim for, especially in their day-to-day routines.

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you gorgeous, natural eye makeup tips with a touch of natural minimalist makeup. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Brightening perfector
  • Liquid eye concealer
  • Creamy eyeshadow
  • Cream blush
  • Mascara
  • Tinted lip balm
  • Various-sized brushes
Filling in eyebrows

1. Fill in your eyebrows

With an eyebrow pencil, lightly fill in your eyebrows with a shade that’s the same color as your eyebrows- remember this is a cute, natural eye makeup look, so we don't want anything too dramatic. 

Using a brightening perfector

2. Use a brightening perfector

For those on the go who don't want the hassle of using foundation or primer, this brightening perfector will take your face to a whole new level. I used the Pixie brand, as shown, and it basically blurs and perfects your skin tone.

How to do natural minimalist makeup

Rub that all over your face, avoiding your eyebrows, of course. 

Applying eyeshadow for a natural makeup look

Creamy eyeshadow stick

3. Add eyeshadow and mascara

I love adding a bit of dimension to the eyes, even when going for a natural, barely-there makeup look. I opt for a creamy eyeshadow stick with a neutral color, then I blend it with a cream eye brush. If you don’t have a brush, your fingers will do!

Natural makeup looks with lashes

For natural makeup with lashes, it’s best to use a mascara that separates your eyelashes and doesn’t look clumpy. So, go ahead and use your favorite mascara - the amount of layers is up to you.

Also, waterproof is best since you don’t want it smudging throughout the day and giving you a raccoon-eye look. 

Natural makeup concealer application

4. Add concealer

So, this is an extra makeup step, but it’s the ultimate way to brighten up your eyes. Here, I’m using a concealer that also kind of acts as a highlighter.

Dot the concealer right under your eyes and blend. A thin consistency is more natural. 

How to do gorgeous natural eye makeup

Add it to the middle of your nose for a fresher, brighter effect. 

Applying a pigmented cream blush to cheeks

5. Add blush

Cheeks are a must-do, even if you're going for a natural look. I like using a cream blush as it really gives off that natural vibe. Squeeze a little and dab it on your cheek. A little goes a very long way since these are super pigmented.

Next, blend the color with your large blending brush until it seamlessly seeps into your cheek. 

Applying tinted lip balm to lips

6. Add color to your lips

Those who aim for a natural look don't want to be using heavy lipsticks, such as glosses and lip liners. So, the next best thing is a tinted lip balm. Tinted lip balms bring natural minimalist makeup vibes and are perfect for everyday wear.

Here, I’m using the Burt’s Bees brand, but again, use anything you like! 

Natural barely-there makeup

Natural barely-there makeup tutorial

We are done! It takes no time to do the gorgeous, natural barely-there makeup, and the results are great, don't you think?

This is one of my best natural makeup looks with lashes, and I hope you try this at home so you can see how straightforward it is to look your best, even without foundation. Thanks for tuning in! 

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Brightening perfector
  • Liquid eye concealer
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  • Shuganne Shuganne on Oct 07, 2021

    Hi, Jennifer! I agree with you about waterproof everything on my face. I also like my lipstick to stay where I put it, but I find so many "kissable or 8 hour wear" are so drying. On a minimalist day, I start with lipstick. I kiss two fingers, tap both on my left cheek and then one finger in my left eyelid crease. I repeat for the right side and tap them all again to blend a bit. Then I use eyeliner, waterproof again, inside my waterline, upper and lower lids. I confess to doing my makeup at stoplights, so depending on traffic, I may get to mascara, which doubles, nearly dry, for my eyebrows. If traffic runs well, mascara gets skipped and tucked in a pocket for lunchtime. Ditto for available time and, if I didn't sleep well, I may get to the circles under my eyes, a light cream there. Two steps, in that order: lipstick, eyeliner, maybe four, mascara and cover cream. (Moisturizer is the last step after scrubbing my face, so it's not optional, especially as it's SPF 30.)

    You look so cute in your natural picture, but I know there are times when a woman wants to feel like a lady!