Simple Everyday Makeup Looks

As much as we love all-out glam, it isn’t always the practical choice - some occasions call for a natural look. When it comes to day-to-day makeup for an afternoon in class, grabbing groceries, or breakfast with friends, you may prefer something that enhances your natural beauty in just a few minutes.

One of our favourite tricks for everyday makeup is to focus on perfecting one feature rather than going for a full face. When done right, these laid-back looks can create a beautiful effect without compromising on polish. Best of all, they will save you plenty of time in your busy morning routine. For those who want to keep it casual chic, we’re sharing our guide on how to achieve the most stunning everyday makeup looks.

Tips for basic, everyday makeup application 

While every face has different needs, there are a few things that can make the application of your daily makeup as smooth as can be.

  1. Prep your skin: Cleansing and moisturising the skin is of utmost importance to ensure that yesterday’s makeup is gone for good, and today’s makeup won’t dry out your complexion. Add a primer to create the perfect canvas for your masterpiece.
  2. Even out your skin tone: Tinted facial serums and foundations, like Infallible Longwear Powder Foundation can help to correct any redness and discolouration. To erase dark spots or trickier blemishes, try Infallible More Than Concealer.
  3. Define your eyes and lips: Now is the time to get creative. Try out one of the looks listed below for a subtle everyday makeup look.
  4. Set your makeup: To make sure your makeup stays where it belongs throughout your day, top it off with a powder or setting spray. 

Now that your skin is all prepped and ready to go, it’s time to pick out the everyday, natural makeup look for you. Read on for some of our quick and easy go-tos. 

No makeup makeup

Of course, a fresh face is the quickest and easiest look. If adding a touch of subtle makeup makes you feel more confident, then go for it! The no makeup makeup trend (also called the clean look) is a simple, everyday makeup look that’s more than just a trend. The key? Light coverage and dewy skin. Simply add a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude Tinted Serum to cleansed, moisturised skin. This lightweight, tinted serum is packed with beneficial ingredients like healing hyaluronic acid to leave the skin with a radiant glow.

Sheer, smokey eyes

A toned-down version of an iconic evening look, this basic everyday makeup choice will take you from the office to cocktail hour. To make this smokey eye look work for the daytime, go with a muted shade of grey or brown eyeshadow. Use it to draw out the outer corners of your eyes and add a touch to your eyelid crease, then blend to your heart’s desire.

Shimmer eyes

Glitter doesn’t have to be just for the night! Rather than a chunky sparkle, grab a shadow with a fine shimmer to it, like La Petite Palette Eyeshadow in Nudist. A neutral tone such as gold, silver, pink or pearl is perfect for casual everyday makeup. Dust a little on areas you’d like to draw attention to, such as the centre of the eyelid or the brow bone. A shimmer eye pairs excellently with glowy skin, so make sure you’re adding a touch of highlighter to your cheekbones as well.

Pop of purple

If you can’t get enough colour, purple eyeshadow may suit your style. Picking the right shade has a lot to do with understanding your unique skin tone. If you have warm undertones, try a warmer purple like a deep plum or a reddish berry. Those with cool undertones may prefer a cooler shade like a frosty lavender. Purple has enough personality to keep things interesting but isn’t too intense to add to your everyday makeup routine for work.

Monochrome moment

Matching your lip colour with your blush creates an everyday, natural makeup look that is low-effort yet cohesive. Plus, it’ll save you a little space in your bag, as you only need one product. Pick up a liquid blush in a pretty pink or rosy coral shade and use your fingertips to dab it onto cheekbones and lips for a warm, sun-kissed appearance.

Fluffy brows

It’s no secret that brows are having a moment. Give them the love they deserve by making them the star of your everyday makeup look. For feathery brows, ensure you don’t over-do it with the brow maintenance. A popular strategy involves brushing your brows with a gel diagonally upwards. The product will hold hairs in place for a brushed-up brow look. 

Bright lipstick

A vibrant lipstick can make you appear put together with almost no work involved, making it one of the most beloved easy everyday makeup looks. A favourite for long days, a bold, red lip will be dazzling enough that you can get away with leaving the rest of your face bare. Match with an oversized pair of sunglasses to feel like a celebrity.

Simple eyeliner

Classic and elegant, simple eyeliner can add a little glamour to the everyday. Instead of opting for a big, dramatic wing, draw a thin line across your upper lash line with a slight extension at the end. To get the look, use a product with an ultra-fine tip and enough staying power to last all day, like our Infallible Grip 24HR Liquid Liner. 

Nude lips

In a soft peach, toasty brown or clear with a slight sparkle, a signature nude lipgloss is an essential. For juicy, wet-look lips, try the Brilliant Signature Plumping Gloss. Available in a generous range of shades, it adds hydration and show-stopping shine to your lips. To find the shade for you, head to our virtual try on tool.

Voluminous lashes

Keep it au natural by drawing all of the attention to your luscious lashes. A lengthening and volumising mascara such as our Volume Million Lashes Balm Noir Mascara will add definition to your lashes without clumping. Vegan and made from 99% natural ingredients, it’s the perfect choice for everyday makeup.

Liked our guide to everyday makeup looks? Next, learn about the importance of your night skincare routine for an I-woke-up-like-this glow.

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