6 Makeup Essentials for the Natural Look

Want to look naturally flawless? It's time to ditch the heavy makeup and get to grips with the essentials guaranteed to help you nail the natural look.

Although we all like to doll ourselves up with makeup now and again, there’s nothing better than looking naturally gorgeous. After all, natural is best.

From BB creams to mascara, we bring you all the makeup essentials you need to achieve the natural look in no time.

  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur

    Price: £15.50

    Why we love it: La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur Cream is very light and fluffy like a smooth mousse, which is perfect for letting skin breathe. You only need a small amount for full coverage that lasts all day.

    BB cream is an all-rounder, having all the benefits of a serum, moisturizer, primer and foundation in one.

    BB Creams are a great alternative to foundation as they are much lighter on your skin.

    BB Creams will provide light coverage for skin imperfections, leaving you with an even, flawless looking skin tone. The lightness of BB Cream makes it great for everyday use and a more natural look.

    La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Cream formula works to colour match skin on application meaning it works for a variety of skin tones.

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  • Darphin CC Cream
    Darphin CC Cream

    Price: £21.33

    Why we love it: Darphin CC Cream is perfect for brightening, smoothing and hydrating skin whilst covering any imperfections.

    CC Cream is very similar to BB Cream with many of the same properties. However, CC Cream offers enhanced coverage for more problematic skin types.

    CC Cream is heavier in consistency than BB Cream (but still lighter than foundation) so is better equipped at covering uneven skin tones, redness, wrinkles and other harsher blemishes.

    Therefore, if you have more problematic skin, you may want to opt for CC Cream instead of BB Cream.

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  • Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher
    Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher

    Price: £5.61

    Why we love it: Bourjois Blusher is smooth and light and therefore works really well with BB/CC Creams. Boujois Paris Blusher is easy to blend and not at all overpowering so works well for the natural look.

    Even though BB or CC Cream will cover up blemishes and give you an even, natural looking skin tone, blusher is an essential for adding a bit of life and colour to your look.

    Do not be tempted to go overboard with your blusher  in order to make up for the minimalism of your base cover.

    Instead, apply sparingly, simply to add a bit of a natural rosiness to your cheeks.

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  • Mac Upward Lash Mascara
    Mac Upward Lash Mascara

    Price: £15.00

    Why we love it: Mac Upward Lash Mascara extends lashes and makes them look longer and fuller, but the fine brush prevents clumping and coats lashes evenly. This means you are left with a sophisticated minimalist look that still allows lashes to stand out.

    Mascara is always an essential as it makes eyes stand out drastically.

    Some mascaras are great for volumizing, and for giving fuller looking lashes, but sometimes this look can be a bit over the top for everyday wear, especially if the rest of your makeup is minimalistic.

    Mac Upward Lash Mascara is perfect for achieving the balance between exaggerated lashes and natural wear.

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  • Bobbi Brown Ink Liner
    Bobbi Brown Ink Liner

    Price: £18.90

    Why we love it: Bobbi Brown Ink Liner allows for extreme precision and provides long-lasting wear that will not smudge or fade so you can go all day without having to reapply.

    Liquid Eye Liner is not a necessity for the natural look, but is definitely an option as long as you do not go overboard.

    It can be tempting to make a bold statement with liquid eyeliner, but doing this will ruin the natural look you have tried to create.

    To prevent an exaggerated look, try a pen-style liquid eyeliner like Bobbi Brown Ink Liner instead of a brush.

    This will give you a whole new level of control and accuracy enabling you to create a slick, subtle line.

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  • Clinique Long Last Lipstick
    Clinique Long Last Lipstick

    Price: £16.20

    Why we love it: Clinique Long Last Lipstick keeps its just-applied look for hours without fading. Choosing a nude colour will complete the natural look.

    No look is complete without a good lippy and Clinique Long Last Lipstick will definitely give you a statement finish.

    For a natural look, it’s a good idea to go for a neutral colour, like a light shade of brown or a matte pink; this will just add a bit of life and colour to your overall look.

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