Beauty Files: A Zeena Guide to Flawless Natural Makeup
Posted on 27 February 2019
Because achieving a natural makeup look actually requires some makeup, we've put together an easy step-by-step tutorial with expert tips from former cosmetologist, Zeena COO, Amany Jondy. Learn how to look rested and youthful with just a few products...and in only 5 minutes! Watch A Zeena Guide to Flawless Natural Makeup for an everyday 'no makeup' look that is the perfect balance of feeling bare-faced and flawless -- as if you weren't wearing makeup at all.
Step 1 - It's all in the prep work, ladies! Priming your skin with a soothing emollient creates a clean canvas that will hold this natural beauty look in place. Start your routine with Origins Make a Difference Rejuvenating Treatment for all-over moisture. Reduce puffiness and condition below the eyes with Origins Ginzing Eye Cream.
Step 2 - Tone down redness and dark circles with Glam Glow - Glowstarter in the shade that best matches your skin tone (we're using Nude Glow). Hydrate your skin with a light spritz of Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.
Step 3 - IT Cosmetics makes an amazing SPF 50+ dream cream (we're a little addicted!). The name says it all -- Your Skin But Better is a color-correcting full coverage sunscreen that blocks harmful UVA/UVB rays all day, even when you're driving. Don't think you need sunscreen? According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Smeena Khan, M.D., preventative care is the key to keeping your skin healthier longer. Apply with your fingers or use light feathering motions with a foundation brush.
Step 4 - Tarte Shape Tape is a gentle natural-looking concealer that easily erases age spots, under-eye dark circles and any unwelcome blemishes around the nose and mouth. If you have freckles or birthmarks they should still peek through -- we're going for natural here, so you don't want to cover them up. Smooth the concealer into place with your fingertips and lock it down with Hourglass VEIL Translucent Setting Powder. Very lightly, dab, dab, dab with a beauty blender to avoid creasing. Pay close attention to the inner eye area and any fine lines.
Step 5 - MAC Blush in 'Baby Don't Go' is our secret weapon for bringing out those sun-kissed hues. Use with The Balm Cosmetics - Instain Blush in Pinstripe for another layer of ooo-la la! Apply to the apples of your cheeks, forehead, chin and the tip of your nose. For an optional layer of depth, define the nose with a 1 1/4" contour brush, leaving the centerline untouched.
Step 6 - Highlight with Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Lighting Powder and watch the magic happen. This silky powder contains micro-pearls that will illuminate the natural planes of your face. Ready for the grand finale? Mist away with Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (from Step 2) and enjoy your beautiful face!