Getting ready for a romantic outing this Valentine’s Day? Here are some makeup tips for minimal pink makeup looks
While maximalism is on the rise in the beauty industry, minimal makeup still has a secured space in our hearts. After all, it’s an approach that’s more wearable for daily use since you’re using as few products as possible. Not only that, but this approach allows for one’s natural beauty to shine through, as it serves to subtly enhance what’s already there. Now, if you have a romantic outing coming soon and are only interested in minimal makeup looks, we’ve got you covered. Here are some beginner-friendly tips for how to elevate no-makeup makeup looks with pink hues.
Start with a clean base
Though minimal makeup means using as few products as possible, don’t skimp on the skin prep. Putting on the right moisturizing serums and creams before makeup application helps to make your look last as long as possible. This is because makeup products cling better to facial skin that has been properly hydrated. Not only that, but primers help to minimize the appearance of pores and prevent creasing along fine lines. The result? Luminous skin that radiates through whatever makeup you use. For a base that feels lightweight, use products like light to medium-coverage foundation, tinted sunscreen, or just concealer on the areas you want to even out, such as dark spots and blemishes.
Lightly pack on the blush
We may be leaving behind food-inspired beauty trends in 2023, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up the tricks you learned from them. Case in point: Strawberry Girl makeup. This trend, coined by Hailey Beiber, is a lesson in blush placements and the usefulness of cream products. Take blk’s Creamy All-Over Paint, for example. Using multi-use products such as those and dabbing on a small amount to the apples of your cheeks, the center of your lids, and onto your lips creates a quick and easy monochromatic look. You can further elevate this look by layering your cream blush with a powder product on your cheekbones to add dimension. Even better if that powder blush carries a little bit of shimmer so you can subtly highlight your cheekbones.
Highlight the cupid’s bow
A beauty tip that the professionals always share is to line your lips. It’s definitely helpful for beginners when you consider it as coloring within the lines. Using a lip liner that’s a tad darker than your chosen pink shade, trace your cupid’s bow and the underside of your bottom lip. From there, connect the lines you made to the corners of your lips. To further accentuate your cupid’s bow, add just a touch of highlighter to the arch. Finally, top it all off with a pink or clear lip gloss for an alluring shine.
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