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How to Achieve a Fresh Makeup Look With Minimal Effort

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How to Achieve a Fresh Makeup Look With Minimal Effort
ILLUSTRATOR Bacs Arcebal
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There’s a reason why we always go back to the fresh makeup look: It’s timeless, versatile, and easy to achieve. When in doubt or in a pinch, this look is probably your go-to to look put together in whatever you wear and wherever you go. But if you’ve yet to master the look and find your signature fresh face, we have a few easy tips you can incorporate into your makeup routine.

What is the fresh makeup look?

A "fresh" glam is essentially a "no-makeup" makeup look. It doesn’t look like you have too much on, and neither does it look overly flawless. It’s a look that enhances your natural features while adding life to your complexion. And since you don’t have to put too much makeup on to get this type of glam, you’ll not only look fresh, but also feel fresh. Want to try this look out for yourself? Read on to find out what you can do to get the look!

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How to do a fresh makeup look

1. Skip foundation.

Instead, use a full coverage concealer that can hide everything you want hidden—from dark spots and zits to redness and dark circles. When it comes to the fresh makeup look, less is definitely more, and you’ll be able to show off your actual skin to boot.

After prepping your skin, cover your problem areas with the Issy & Co. Active Concealer. The local product comes in nine Filipino-friendly shades, so you’ll definitely find one that matches you.

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Active Concealer, P399, ISSY & CO., Shopee

2. Powder strategically. 

It’s instinctual to powder your entire face, especially since our tropical climate can exacerbate sebum production and lead to greasy skin. But you can make the most out of the natural glow your oils give you by only powdering key areas. Place the powder on your forehead, nose bridge, chin, and the area around your smile lines to prevent these areas from oiling up. That way, you can look dewy in all the right places.

Careline’s Oil Control Mattifying Loose Powder is a great budget-friendly pick if you need these areas to stay oil-free all day—it gives a fresh matte look without looking heavy or cakey.

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Oil Control Mattifying Loose Powder, P220, CARELINE, Watsons

3. Don’t skimp on blush.

Honestly, blush is the unsung hero of makeup looks. Attention usually goes to the eyes or lips, but blush is what brings life to your complexion. To get a fresh makeup look, we suggest using a cream blush that matches your skin’s undertone. 

We love the Blk Cosmetics Face Stack Multi Pot in the shade Room Service. It’s a warm terracotta color that will look amazing on Filipinos with yellow to neutral undertones. 

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Face Stack Multi Pot in Room Service, P399, BLK, Lazada

4. Go easy on your brows.

Again, the fresh makeup look is all about enhancing your natural features. There’s no need to heavily fill in your brows when you go for this look. Simply follow the shape of your natural brows when you fill them in.

If you are blessed with thick brows, use the Strokes Beauty Lab Microblade Pen Perfector to draw hair-like strokes wherever there are gaps. Its thin tip makes it really easy to draw on individual hairs.

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Microblade Pen Perfector, P498, STROKES BEAUTY LAB, Lazada

Meanwhile, if you have sparse brows, use the Lay Bare Wow Brow Liner to lightly fill them in. Don’t forget to blend in harsh lines with the brush the Wow Brow Liner comes with. 

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Wow Brow Liner, P220, LAY BARE, Lazada

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5. Find your MLBB shade.

Just like our tip for blush, find a lipstick shade that’s close to your natural lip color and complements your skin’s undertone. Look for one with a creamy matte formula—this finish looks very natural and won’t highlight any lines on your lips.

One product we can’t get enough of is the Chu Chü Beauty Lipstack. The four-in-one product has three soft matte lipsticks and one tinted lip balm. It wears very comfortably on the lips—you’ll forget that you even have it on.

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Lipstack, P299, CHU CHU BEAUTY, Shopee

6. Emphasize your lashes.

No need to do complicated eyeshadow looks or crazy wings when you do a fresh makeup look—it’s enough to just make your lashes look long and fluttery. Doing this brings balance to the face for a flattering overall look.

If mascara isn't enough and you don’t want to go through the hassle of gluing on lashes, why not invest in lash extensions? NÉW Lounge offers a ton of different styles and shapes, and if you’re not sure which ones would suit you, their talented lash techs can help with figuring it out!

7. Lock it all in with a hydrating mist.

Not only will doing this extend the wear of your makeup, it’ll also add a natural dewiness to your look. In fact, you can spray some on whenever you think your makeup needs a little boost!

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For this task, try the Clocheflame TLC Spray Restorative Facial Mist. It’s formulated with coconut water, oat extract, and niacinamide to help hydrate and bring life to your complexion. You can even use this spray as a makeup primer if you want!

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 TLC Spray Restorative Facial Mist, P449, CLOCHEFLAME, Shopee

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