Essentials for a barely there look

Your skin is exposed to heat, stress and dirt when you head out no matter how much you cover yourself up. Unlike men, women have sensitive skin that needs to be taken care of to keep the radiance intact.

The natural skin gets damaged over time and no amount of make-up can lend you that perfect, flawless skin if you fail to take preventive measures and restore its natural health. Keep your skin hydrated and moisturized at all times. Remember to remove make-up before you doze off.  Now that we are done with the basics of how to keep your skin healthy, let's find out how to get that 'barely there' nude look women around the world can't stop raving about.

The 'barely there' look was an instant hit with women of all age groups and celebs have been spotted with glowing, natural looking faces. The fact that one simply cannot tell if you are wearing make-up is what makes the 'barely there' look work. During the summers no one wants to project a caked-up front and this is where the nude look comes to your rescue.

Stuff you'll need for this look

Cleanser, Tinted moisturizer, Concealer, Oil absorbing powder, Cream blush, Eye shadow, Eye Pencil, Nude Lipstick and Mascara.

How to go about it?

1.    Gently exfoliate your skin - Wash your face with a cleanser and a soft cloth to exfoliate.

2.    Even out your skin tone - Moisturize your skin and even out the differences in your skin tone with a sheer tinted lotion. If you have a very oily skin, you may want to skip moisturizing.

3.    Hide blemishes and under eye circles - Conceal blemishes with a concealer that matches with your skin tone. Never apply too much of it though, as it only highlights the flaws further. A thin layer to cover up will do the trick. Use your fingers to blend.

4.    Powder to remove shine - If the lotion you apply adds shine to your skin, apply an oil absorbing powder. This will reduce the shine.

5.    For a flushed look - Highlight the colour of your cheeks slightly by applying a cream blush in a shade that goes with your skin tone.

6.    Eye makeup - Shade your eyelids with an eye shadow that is slightly darker than your skin tone. A brownish tint enhances your eyes' contours. Don't leave any hard edges. If your eyes require extra definition, pick up an eye pencil in a brown shade to apply between the top lashes.

7.    For your lips - apply a shade that matches with the colour of your lips and apply with your fingertip rather than directly from the tube.

8.    Define your lashes - Lashes are very important and you simply cannot ignore this aspect of your eyes. Apply two coats to your top lashes and touch up only the roots of your bottom lashes. Never coat the bottom lashes in its entirety as it'll look made up and artificial.

Now that you know how to get the 'barely there' look, just work on it till you master it. It may seem effortless but it's not. Make changes where you feel they are necessary. Understand your skin tone and condition just to get the look right. Fresh, natural looking faces are in and it's a look you'll surely love!

Latest News

  • DD documentary on Mrinal Sen handed over to filmmaker

    Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) As part of its tribute to India's living legends, Doordarshan has made a documentary on legendary film maker Mrinal Sen, the DVD of which was handed to the nonagenarian movie maker here on Wednesday. Titled "Celebrating Mrinal Sen", the four-episode documentary is primarily based on conversations between the maestro and renowned film critic and analyst Sameek Bandyopadhyay. Prasar Bharati chief executive officer Jawhar Sircar handed over the DVD to Sen and his wife …

  • Surprise! Abhishek Bachchan shoots for his special appearance in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's JAZBAA
    Surprise! Abhishek Bachchan shoots for his special appearance in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's JAZBAA

    One of Bollywood's hottest couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had created their magic on screen last in GURU which released in 2007. …

  • Swastika Mukerjee and 4 Bengali bombshells who went bold in Bollywood
    Swastika Mukerjee and 4 Bengali bombshells who went bold in Bollywood

    Swastika Mukherjee has become the talk of the town because of her bold scenes and hotness quotient in DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! …

  • Fools' Day Special: Here's why Uday Chopra and Nargis Fakhri made us go 'aww'
    Fools' Day Special: Here's why Uday Chopra and Nargis Fakhri made us go 'aww'

    The funny man in the Chopra family, Uday Chopra (of DHOOM fame) knows how to take a dig at himself as he said that he is proud to be a fool. …

  • Ayushmann Khurrana: We actors are over pampered
    Ayushmann Khurrana: We actors are over pampered

    At the recently concluded FICCI Frames 2015, Ayushmann Khurrana confessed that actors are over pampered. …

  • Madhuri, Shriram Nene now Aquaguard goodwill ambassadors

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Shriram Nene have been roped in by Eureka Forbes, a pioneer in the water purification systems market, as the goodwill ambassadors for Aquaguard for a five-year term. …

  • All decks cleared for 'Komban'

    Madurai, April 1 (IANS) The Madras High Court bench here on Wednesday refused to pass an interim injunction restraining the makers of actor Karthi-starrer Tamil rural actioner "Komban" from releasing the film in cinemas. Justices S. Tamilvanan and V.S. Ravi turned down a petition filed by Puthiya Tamilagam president K. Krishnasamy seeking a stay on the film's release, claiming it's based on a clash between two castes and could possibly affect the law and order situation in the state. …

  • Ekta Kapoor to turn 'maha judge' for 'Nach Baliye 7'?

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) After a long search for a fourth judge for "Nach Baliye 7", producer Ekta Kapoor might herself step into the chair to complete the quartet of judges for the forthcoming dance reality TV show. Bollywood beauties Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were also approached for the spot, but nothing concrete is said to have come out of the talks so far. Other than judges, "MasterChef India 4" judge Ranveer Brar is also expected to join the contestants with his wife Pallavi. …

Loading...