Achieving The Clean Girl Look

The Clean Girl Look that has had us in a chokehold lately is about embracing your natural beauty. Often referred to as the "no-makeup" or "natural" look, the step-by-step guide below enhances your natural beauty without the use of heavy makeup––and focuses on enhancing your features rather than covering them up.

  

SKINCARE FIRST

 

The Clean Girl Look starts with a fresh canvas, which is achieved through a professional, personally adapted skincare routine. 

 

Before applying any makeup or primer, cleanse your face thoroughly to remove any impurities. Follow up with any treatment serums (such as Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, or others) and a lightweight moisturizer to hydrate your base. Our new favourite is the Nuda Glow Drops–a lightweight formula designed to help achieve that no-makeup makeup tan with just a few drops.

 

Once you apply your SPF as the final step, you can then seal everything in with a primer to create a smooth base for makeup application.

  

ELTA MD UV CLEAR BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 46

 

COVER LIGHTLY

 

To even out your skin tone without heavy coverage, choose a sheer, lightweight foundation (liquid or powder) or a tinted moisturizer for a natural finish. We love the Radford TINT for its formula with ceramides and hyaluronic acid and Jane Iredale’s HydroPure Tinted Serum for quick sheer coverage. 

 

Alternatively, you can reach for the Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Flex––a cult favourite, lightweight mineral sunscreen with tinted colour coverage that immediately evens skin tone for a flawless look.

 

Alternatively, you can skip foundation altogether and use concealer (we love the Oxygenetix Oxygenating Concealer!) only where needed if you need to cover blemishes, redness, or dark circles. 

 

COLORESCIENCE PRESSED FOUNDATION SPF 20

 

ALASTIN SKINCARE HYDRATINT PRO MINERAL BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN SPF 36

 

KEEP IT SOFT AND SIMPLE

 

To wrap everything together, apply a subtle, natural-looking blush to the apples of your cheeks for a healthy flush. Cream or liquid blushes tend to look more natural than powder formulas, which is why we love the Toi Beauty Liquid Blush or the Jane Iredale Glow Time Blush Sticks.

  

COLORESCIENCE SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ COLOR BALM SPF 50

 

Because the Clean Girl Look is all about embracing makeup-less features, you can skip eyeshadow altogether and simply curl your lashes to open up your eyes. You can then apply a coat or two of brown mascara for soft definition. 

 

Finish by grooming your eyebrows by brushing them up into place with a brow gel, and voilà––you’ve mastered the clean-girl aesthetic!

 

Until next time,

 

The BSE Team

 

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