How to pull off the all-natural look

by - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Alicia Keys on no makeup

This article was inspired by Agbani Darego. I started following her on Instagram two years ago and I must confess that I am surprised that she rarely has drama going on on her face.



I took off to the internet to go search for 'how to pull off an all natural look' and the search results were baffling. I tell you. All I could find was mostly 'how to apply the natural look make-up' etc. Does this mean that we are no more comfortable with our natural features anymore?

From me to you, my four tips to pulling off a natural look (emphasis: no make-up) without a feeling of guilt.

Have your eye brows well trimmed

This cannot be over-emphasized.Your eye brows define your face. For girls like me who are hairy, shape it every week. Be careful to check out eye brow shapes on the internet. The face of your shape is very important when choosing a base pattern. There are a lot of resources on the internet now. It is important that you get someone to do it for you if you are not good at it. Remember that no eye-pencil is concealing any mishaps.

Massage your lips the night before

The lips have a natural tendency to dry up easily. Matte lipsticks are aggressive on your lips. Saliva, dirt, hot liquids and a host of other things we do to our lips affect them. Lip scrubs help to peel off dead skin sitting on your lips. Use it and a lip balm for extra covering before going to bed. Vaseline is also a very good substitute for lip balm. You should wake up the following morning with soft and supple lips. You can also apply a little bit of lip balm after bath so as to protect your lips.

You may like to read about other Vaseline beauty hacks here

Use a facial scrub

Yes, your face. Remember that you are not going to be concealing. Scrubbing your face the night before is also very helpful. Let your facial skin breathe. I recommend St. Ives Apricot Scrub. It has been working well for me. You can optionally go for an even tone moisturizer or foaming cleanser. I use Palmer's Skin Success foaming cleanser. Like I mentioned earlier, this one is optional. Scrubbing is more important.

You might also like to read: How to exfoliate your face properly

Make sure your hair is neat

Lastly, your hair. Your hair is very important. If it isn't in good shape, you look unkempt. If it's rough, apply a gel. A wide range of gel products are now available in stores. If you are going to fold, pack or tie, make it neat. Just like your eyebrows define your face, your hair does also.

So, there you go: a defined and well shaped eye brow, succulent lips, clean face and neat hair.

Photo source: BBC

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2 comments

  1. I am in love with this post, I just started this all natural look a month ago and I really have being loving myself more.

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    1. Great! I am happy you are loving yourself more. Thank you for reading my blog posts and the feedback on some of them. I appreciate you Tolulope

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