Soft Natural Makeup Look for Acne

by Unorthodoll
16 Materials
10 Minutes

Hello everyone, today we're doing this soft natural makeup look tutorial that’s meant to look like you're not wearing makeup at all.

Before photo

We’re going to cover up all our blemishes to create a flawless finish.

If you want to know how to cover acne with makeup without looking cakey, this is for you. Follow along as I talk you through it step by step.

Tools and materials:

  • Moisturizer
  • Primer
  • Blemish balm
  • Beauty blender
  • Eyebrow powder
  • Makeup brushes
  • Concealers
  • Setting powder
  • Eyebrow gel
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Tissue
  • Lip gloss
  • Eyelash curler
  • Spoolie
Applying primer

1. Primer

Start with clean, moisturized skin, and then grab a primer that works for your skin (I have an oily skin type, so I am using a primer specifically designed for that).

Apply it all over your face with your fingers.

Applying blemish balm

2. Blemish balm

Now take a blemish balm (BB cream) and apply it with a damp beauty blender all over your face to help blur your pores and even out your skin tone.

Be sure to blend it into your hairline and down your neck a little bit.

Filling in brows

3. Brows

With an angled brush, brush all of your brow hairs up.

Then take some eyebrow powder that matches the color of your hair and fill in your whole brow with the powder.

Then repeat on the other brow.

If you're looking for more detailed instructions, check out this Easy Eyebrow Tutorial for Beginners.

Applying concealer

4. Concealer

Take a concealer that matches your skin color and apply it with a flat brush to conceal any darkness or blue tones under your eyes.

Then use the concealer to cover any acne or scars that you can see through the blemish balm.

Applying concealer

5. Lighter concealer

Next, grab a concealer that’s slightly lighter than your skin color and use it to highlight a few places on your face.

First, brighten your under-eye, the inner corner of your eye, and just under your eyebrows on the brow bone.

Then add some concealer beside your nostrils if you have any darkness there, a little bit down the center of your nose and on your forehead between your eyebrows.

Applying setting powder

6. Setting powder

Now take a setting powder and apply it all over your face with the same beauty blender you used earlier.

Applying eyebrow gel

7. Eyebrow gel

Use an eyebrow gel to brush your eyebrow hairs up and into place.

Applying bronzer

8. Bronzer

Next, use a bronzer to do some contouring.

Suck in your cheeks and apply the bronzer just under your cheekbones where the natural shadow is. Then add a little under your jawline and on the sides of your forehead.

Take a small flat brush and add some bronzer in two lines down the sides of your nose, fairly close together, and also under the tip of your nose.

Applying blush

9. Blush

Apply a light blush on the apples of your cheeks, blending it back into the contour and then a little bit on your chin and under the tip of your nose.

Applying mascara

10. Mascara

Apply a coat of mascara to your top lashes and a tiny bit to your bottom lashes.

Applying lip gloss

11. Lip gloss

Grab a tissue and wipe away any foundation or concealer on your lips.

Then grab a lip-plumping gloss and apply a little bit to your lips.

Curling lashes

12. Eyelash curler

Once the mascara is dry, take a spoolie and flake off any mascara that you’ve got on my skin.

To finish, curl your lashes with an eyelash curler.

Soft natural makeup look

Soft natural makeup look

That's the whole look - my skin looks smooth and flawless, and I’m in love with the finish.

I have successfully achieved my mission of creating a “no makeup” makeup look. It is so natural and doesn’t look over-done at all.

Give this a go for yourself and let me know what you think!

Products used:

  • Smashbox oil and shine control primer
  • Garnier skin renew BB cream for oily and combination skin
  • INSPR Duo Brow Powder in Dark Brown
  • Nars Soft Matte Concealer
  • Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless concealer
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting powder
  • Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter
  • The Balm Take Home the Bronze anti orange bronzer
  • Space Case Cosmetics Its not me its my sign
  • Too Faced better than sex mascara
  • Too Faced lip injections plumping gloss
Suggested materials:
  • Moisturizer
  • Primer
  • Blemish balm
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