Soft makeup looks comes through during those days and occasions when a bright, bold makeup look just does not feel right. With just enough colour and coverage, such as light pastel eye shadow and rose gold eyeliner, a softer makeup look can bring out and enhance your natural features in a beautiful way. Soft makeup look is free of harsh lines and strong differentiations in colour and texture. The best part is that these looks are easy and quick to achieve. Below, we have highlighted five of the best soft makeup look ideas that will make you look angelic.
Blush often gets overlooked as an add-on, but never underestimate its power to add a little oomph to your look. Just a hint of color on your cheeks instantly makes you look fresher and younger, and visually enhances the contours of your face. Moreover, it adds a glow that bronzer and highlighter just cannot mimic. Here is how to make it happen: apply powder blush using a large brush. Dip your brush into the blush and tap off any excess color pigments. Place the brush on your cheekbone and apply the powder blush from the inside of your face outwards, tapering off in the direction of your hairline.
Gorgeous Rose Gold
Rose gold look makes anyone look beautiful in the same way a golden sunset or flickering candlelight does. One great way to rock rose gold is with a soft eye makeup look that can easily transition from day to night. It is flattering, magical, and super-easy to do. To create this look: apply a luminous rose gold eyeshadow base from the eyelid to the brow bone. Then, create depth by shading in the crease with a slightly darker shade. For a wide-eyed, illuminated effect, take a slim eyeshadow brush and line eyes with gold eyeshadow. Line along both the upper and lower lash line.
Subtle Nude Lips
Nude lipsticks are super versatile and one can never go wrong with the right nude lipstick shade that flatters their skin tone. Nude lip colour can give off the perfect amount of edge and softness at the same time. The only tricky part is picking the right nude shade for your skin tone. While the right nude lipstick shade can make you look effortlessly stylish and put together, the wrong one can make even the prettiest makeup looks look drab. Light nude lipstick shade can make you look ashy and washed out. Too dark will defeat the whole purpose of sporting a nude lip.
If you have cool undertones, look for soft, dusty nude pink lipsticks that have a cool undertone. If you have medium or olive skin tones with slightly cooler undertones, look for a subtle blush pink nude lipstick shade that is just a touch darker than your lips. This will ensure that the cool undertones and the pink shade do not wash out your bronzed, warm skin tone. Those with deep and dark skin tones should have rich undertones of chocolate brown or red. Avoid wearing pink nude lipsticks with cool undertones as they can make your lips look frosty, and that is not a good look on anybody.
A Touch of Shimmer
You can use shimmery highlighter to sharpen your cheekbones, adjust the shape of your face, minimize a wide nose and give your skin an all-over glow. The purpose is to mimic the way natural light such as sunlight catches and reflects off the high-points of your face. Moreover, it has the added benefit of giving a dewy, fresh look to skin and can help makeup look less makeup-y. Remember not to go overboard with your highlighter; a light layer should do. While lots of glow is on-trend, you are going for a softer look.
Wearing nude eyeliner on the waterline is a great way to open and brighten up tired eyes. The matte nude beige pencil will illuminate your eyes when applied to the waterline. To get the slightly stretched look, apply a dab of nude eyeliner to the inner corners of both eyes. For a seamless finish, blend the nude eyeliner out ever so gently using a cotton swab.
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