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How to put on makeup to look natural

A crisp and clean makeup is timeless. Appearing fresh without being overdone can make all the difference to the way you look. The first step to achieving a natural look using cosmetics is to make sure your face is clean.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

If you have been religiously cleaning your face and getting rid of makeup, then you can proceed to moisturise it. Take your favourite moisturiser depending on your skin type and gently massage it on your face and neck.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

Exfoliate your skin regularly to get rid of spots and blackheads and to encourage renewal of the epidermis. You can use gentle scrubbers or make one yourself using ingredients you can find at home.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

Exfoliate your skin regularly to get rid of spots and blackheads and to encourage renewal of the epidermis. You can use gentle scrubbers or make one yourself using ingredients you can find at home.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

Before putting on a fresh coat of makeup, make sure to get rid of cosmetics traces. You can use a soft cotton ball and dip it into a makeup remover. Follow with a toner to eliminate stubborn residues that might still inger on your skin.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

Use a concealer to hide dark lines under the eyes, skin discolourations, pimples or spots. The object is to make the skin look even.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

The next step is to apply a foundation using a shade closest to your skin tone. Make sure that it is for your skin type for best results. You can use a liquid or powder foundation. Apply it thinly on your face with just enough coverage.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

The next step is to apply a foundation using a shade closest to your skin tone. Make sure that it is for your skin type for best results. You can use a liquid or powder foundation. Apply it thinly on your face with just enough coverage.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

You can also try mineral foundation which can give your face a very natural look. Before you do this, you have to use a primer so the foundation will last longer. Mineral makeup not only looks natural, but it is also known to let the skin breathe and won't clog pores.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

As a finishing touch, you can dab blush on your cheeks and cheekbones using a brush.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

Put on your eye makeup using a hint of neutral or earth colour cosmetics. For the lips, opt for nude beige or a shade that is close to your natural lip colour. That's it. Enjoy your au naturel look.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

Put on your eye makeup using a hint of neutral or earth colour cosmetics. For the lips, opt for nude beige or a shade that is close to your natural lip colour. That's it. Enjoy your au naturel look.

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Practical makeup tips to look older or younger

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