4 Areas to Focus on for Low Maintenance Makeup

Whether you are in a hurry and don’t have much time to apply a full face of glam makeup, or you just genuinely prefer a low maintenance makeup look – this read is just for you!  It’s so true you don’t have to spend hours in the morning to look good when aiming for a low maintenance glam appearance.

There is something about a natural beat that just serves. Pending on what you’re looking to achieve, it could fall directly into the typical “Instagram” beauty look or a lane of its own. The amazing thing about low maintenance makeup is that it’s not only easy to apply, but it saves you time to get fabulous. Check out these 4 areas to focus on for a low maintenance makeup look. 

Areas to focus on for low maintenance makeup

#1 The Base#1 The Base 

Whether you want to believe it or not, you don’t have to actually apply foundation as your base to get the look down. In fact, you can even swap out your foundation for a lightweight tinted sunscreen. A lightweight tinted sunscreen is perfect for a low maintenance finish because it gives you coverage and still protects your skin from any harmful sun rays.

A tinted sunscreen is double duty as it serves as your base foundation and cuts your time in half for getting ready in the mornings. However, it’s imperative that when choosing a tint, to make sure it isn’t dramatically different from your jaw and neck. Otherwise, you’ll get a look that is totally off and unnatural.

Once you have chosen the correct tinted sunscreen, it will take just one glance in the mirror for you to see how healthy, natural, and glowing your skin is by allowing it to breathe from the daily, heavy foundation bases. Say farewell to blending and hello to more moisture for your skin! The tinted sunscreen creates the perfect backdrop for the rest of your makeup that you wish to add to you low maintenance focus. 

#2 Eyes

Focusing on your eyes when you are looking to achieve a low maintenance look can be rather simple. Applying the perfect mascara can either dramatize your eyes to give a full volume look or a more natural look pending the application. Your eyes are the window to your soul, so it’s at your discretion in how you want them to appear.

If you want to add a little shimmer to the inner crease of your eye to give a more upbeat look, you can do that in just seconds. Do you find yourself low on time but you want to have a low maintenance look? You can simply swipe on a single color with an eye shadow stick and boom in moments you will have a glam look that only took you a couple of seconds to achieve. 

#3 Cheeks
High cheeks or low, when you focus on this area you can give yourself a beat face within moments. The cheeks span between the nose and the ears. Adding a hint of bronzer to or around the cheek area can enhance your natural beauty like nothing before.

To achieve such an easy look, you should use a shade of blush that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone to highlight your cheekbones all while swiping a shade of blush that is slightly darker than your natural skin tone onto the hollows of your cheeks.

If you can’t decipher the hollows of your cheeks, simply make your face into a “duck face” pose and apply as needed. At your preference, you can either blend or buff for a final professionally defined glam look. This will create beautiful, chiseled cheekbones in hardly any time at all.

#4 Brows

Your brows are what shapes your perfect face beautifully. Focusing on cleaning your brows and keeping them neat can go a long way. It’s very low maintenance to get them done, whether it’s threading, waxing, or just tweezing those wild hairs away.

When getting them done it’s important to maintain them accordingly. This includes cleaning them up continuously or every other week. When your brows are cleaned up, you can see the true shape of your face. You don’t necessarily need to fill your brows in if you’re wanting to achieve a low maintenance look, but you’re more than welcome to do so!

Related: 5 Natural Makeup Lines to Look Into

When focusing on these four areas, you will most certainly achieve a low maintenance glam look that doesn’t disappoint! If you haven’t yet, would you ever try a low maintenance look? We always love hearing from you and members of the community so drop some love and comment below. 

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The CGS Team



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