Neutral Makeup – A Simple Application for Everyday

For neutral makeup that you can wear every day, check out these tips below:

In this tutorial, I’m using warm neutral tones to create a makeup look that is flattering on anyone! Not sure what you’re going to wear for photos and you need a beautiful look that will pair with any outfit? Neutrals are the way to go.

The biggest difference between neutral and natural makeup is that neutral makeup can still be a full-face look, but the colors are more muted shades of earth and flesh tones. Natural makeup is usually about minimal, almost nude makeup. Neutral makeup, on the other hand, doesn’t have to be soft or light. It’s a polished, classic look that can be worn for any occasion.

Create an Even Base

I’m using 2 colors for my foundation here, one for deeper redness and one for brightening and balancing. With these, you don’t need to put more color over your whole face. They work together to create a three-dimensional foundation. Start with your darker highlight for areas of redness and darkness, especially under your eyes. You can also use this tone as a primer on your eyelids. It neutralizes darkness, redness, and veins, and it works really well for blemishes or anywhere you need deeper coverage. (A little goes a long way. Start small and build up.)

Take your lighter color and add brightness to your chin, cheeks, upper forehead, and nose area. Use the perfector sponge to even out the texture and blend it into your skin. To treat any excess oil, you can add a bit of setting powder softy to areas like the t-zone.

Add Dimension with Contour

You can create a more angled line by squeezing the brush when applying. With contour, you’re essentially mimicking a shadow effect. Since shadows get darker as they go farther back, I find it’s best to start back and gently bring it forward. Blend as you go and always, always start small with a small amount of product. Some other good places to add dimension and create a shadow effect would be your nose, forehead, and under your jaw. For some awesome tips on contouring, check out my “How to Contour” tutorial.

Make Your Eyes Shine

Since I’m going for neutral makeup, I’m keeping all my eyeshadow colors to more muted and natural tones. To start, give your eyes more brightness and lift by applying a light color like Sabrina to your brow bone and inner corner. Using bubba, I apply it to my eyelid and blend it up and out and then under my eye as well.

Bolden Your Brows and Line Your Eyes

Choose a color that’s darker than your natural eyebrows. I like to create a stronger line on the base by starting on the bottom. This gives your brows an enhanced edge and straighter angle (unless you’re lucky and have naturally bold eyebrows).

Using a dark, almost black eyeshadow, you can create a smoky, smudgy look for a more neutral look. Eyeshadow for eyeliner is perfect for a more casual full-face look because the lines are less harsh but still enhanced.

Add Finishing Touches with Bronzer, Blush, and Highlight

This is a great bronzer because it adds a glowy warmth but it’s also sheer which makes it buildable and can be used on any skin type.

For a blush blending technique, pop your cheek out and start swirling on the edges.

We’re always going for more dimension, right? In that case, you can add a highlighter under your brow bone, the inner corner of your eye, your cupid’s bow, and cheeks.

The Products I Use Here:
Bella Bronzer
Sandstone Blush
Georgia Illuminator
Indigo Contour
Setting Powder

Detail Hack Brush
Perfector Sponge
Eyeshadow Everything Brush
Know Your Angles Brush

everyday makeup with neutral eyeshadow colors and blushes






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