What is “Natural” makeup

When you hear the phrase “natural makeup” what does that mean? Is it the number of products used? The colors of the products? The amount of the product actually put on your face? All of the above?

People will often say they want a “natural” look. After working with thousands of clients, I have learned that it means ENTIRELY different things to everyone. So as soon as I hear that, my brain instantly goes into detective mode ’cause I’ve gotta try to figure out what they mean!

I didn’t do the makeup in these photos below, I am just using them for the sake of demonstration.










The photo on the left obviously looks more natural, so a lot of people think that that means there’s less steps and that it will take less time to do, which isn’t always the case. Sometimes it is the case, but not always.

So I analyzed each pictured to see what I thought was used to create each look and my guess is that they probably took about the same number of steps. natural_detailsdramatic_marsala_detailsKinda crazy right?

-You don’t always have to use something “dark” for it to enhance the feature. Example: In the first photo (flower crown) the illuminator color that’s on her inner tear duct is stunning and totally brings out her eyes. And it’s a light color!

-On a different note, to look real fancy super fast, line the inner rim of your eyes with a dark eyeliner and put on a bold lip. It’ll take your look up a notch and it’ll take like two seconds… or at most two minutes.

Which look do you like better? Comment below!

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2017-07-14T15:43:22+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Makeup, Uncategorized|10 Comments


  1. Jentrie williams February 21, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Love them both, but I’m drawn to the flower crown pic. Do you do lessons?

  2. Krystal Robicheaux February 21, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I like the flower crown makeup better as well! The other one is a little bit to bold of look for me… What lipliner & lipcolor is she wearing?

  3. Rebecca February 21, 2015 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    I almost always feel like natural looking makeup takes more steps and is the hardest of all. While it can look effortless I personally feel like I take more time to make everything looks more natural and effortless haha, go figure!

    Becoming Becca

    • Vivian February 22, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      I know! When I was at makeup design school they always said to give ourselves extra time for the looks that needed to look flawless but realistic. Kind of crazy.

  4. Samantha February 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I was wondering if there’s a particular luminous medium coverage foundation that you recommend? I like more of a glow vs. a matte look and tend to be on the drier side as well! Thanks!!

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