We all wear foundation for different reasons. Whether it’s for acne, dark spots, uneven skin tone, or dullness, foundation seems to be a part of our everyday routine. I don’t know about you, but my skin is anything but flawless- so I wear foundation for those exact reasons. But just like any other girl, I want to feel confident on the days I choose to go foundation-free. So, what are some of the ways we can feel confident without wearing a thick, full coverage foundation? Well, there are plenty.
1. First, Start With The Brows!
A bold brow can go a long way. Especially when you’re choosing to ditch the foundation and embrace a softer, more natural look. So groom the brows, make sure they’re plucked, waxed, threaded (whatever it is you do to them) and lightly color them in. Remember you don’t want to go too bold because you are creating a natural look, so use a light hand. If you already have naturally bushy brows (if you’re one of those lucky beauts) then opt of the pencil and use a colored brow gel to define them instead!
2. Skip The Foundation And Grab A “BB” Cream Instead
If you’re not comfortable going completely bare face (which is totally okay!) and you still want some type of coverage, try a BB Cream or a Tinted Moisturizer. They’re a great way to brighten up your skin and give it a little glow while covering up any imperfections. They can be applied with a moistened perfecting blender or a stippling brush. I do wish more brands offered a wider selection of shades for women of color. It’s an area of beauty that is definitely lacking.
3. Warm Up Your Face With A Bit Of Bronzer
Bronzer is essential to your face some dimension and your skin a healthy glow. For a natural, sun-kissed look, lightly dust beneath your cheek bones, around your hairline, slightly beneath your jawline, on the bridge of your nose, and down your neck.
4. A Touch Of Mascara Will Do A Girl Wonders!
Mascara is definitely a beauty product that a girl can’t live without. It’s a two-in-one product all the way, doubling as mascara and eyebrow gel! Whether you choose to wear no-makeup or minimal makeup, mascara will brighten up your face by making your eyes look bigger and drawing more attraction to them.
5. Now, It’s Time For A Lippy!
To pull together your “feel confident” no-foundation look, you will definitely need to add a little color to your lip. Even if it’s with a pigmented chapstick, a nude lipgloss, or a bright lipstick. The color will brighten up your face and really give it a fresh and clean look.
Published by Brittany Priore
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