The sun is out, lockdowns are practically over, and we can finally show ourselves again. In this article we will help you create your most beautiful natural makeup look ever, so you can steal the show at the pool, beach or at your favourite restaurant. Clean Beauty at Nourished stands for: natural ingredients, chemical-free, animal-friendly and made to make you feel and look good. We choose all our brands very carefully, and select our products based on ingredients, price-quality and certifications to make sure we only offer the most natural, safe and effective skincare and makeup. Curious about our tips and favourites? Be sure to read on.
Cover or emphasize?
Camouflage, pancakes and layers of powder are not really us. We’d rather use our makeup to emphasize our best parts. If your lips are full, you can easily accentuate them with a tinted lip balm or subtle lipstick in a soft, earthy colour. If you are proud of your beautiful cheekbones, then you can apply some shimmer so that you look radiant when the sun shines its sun rays on you. But how do you find out which products work best and which must-haves you don't want to miss in your routine? When we started Nourished 4 years ago, everything related to makeup was a big search for us, we used the occasional mascara, but we didn't get much further than that. At the time, we did not know much about makeup either. Meanwhile, after years of testing and working with MUA's and professionals from all over the world, we are convinced that using clean beauty makes life more fun. The use of natural makeup has become like celebrating beauty for us and to let you join our party we have listed our favourite natural makeup must haves below. Create your most beautiful au naturel makeup look ever!
A subtle tint
Lightweight Spf Serum Foundation:
Sometimes you just want something light and airy that gives your skin that little extra for a fresh, bright and healthy look. When we heard that this Lightweight SPF Serum foundation from Eye of Horus was about to arrive, we were thrilled. Why? This beautiful breathable foundation provides a subtle tone with buildable coverage to reduce the visible signs of dark spots, circles and redness or blemishes. Bonus? This foundation also works as a facial serum, moisturizer and mineral sunscreen with factor 15! So this subtle shade not only camouflages unwanted spots, but it also protects your skin from the sun's ageing effects and gives you a radiant and youthful complexion all day long. Everything your skin craves, 1 single bottle!
And then the ultimate tip for those who are looking for a bit of colour, a sun kissed glow, but rather not wear a foundation: a sunless, natural and vegan self-tanner that will make your skin glow, all year round! Apply a few drops of your favourite Eco Tan Face Tan Water to your face for a subtle tan with a medium/warm undertone, or spray a few pumps of the Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist when you're looking for a bronze tan. Wait and let the magic happen. Tip: for beautiful, even and natural results, it is best to apply the tan to skin that has been exfoliated and cleansed with cold water 24 to 48 hours beforehand.
All eyes on you!
Now that we can finally start exercising, swimming, cycling and going out again, the Avocado Waterproof Mascara is exactly what you want. It has a long-lasting capacity, doesn't bleed when an unexpected rain shower is about to happen, and spreads beautifully over your lashes for a fresh look.
While we're actually fans of all of our eyeshadow palettes, the Summer Solstice Organic Eye Shadow Palette from Eye of Horus absolutely needed to be part of this list. With 8 beautifully, summer-inspired pigments, 100% natural formulated and a built-in mirror, this palette allows you to vary endlessly and create different looks. An addition to any makeup bag.
Sun on your cheeks
I don't know if it's the sunny weather or the amazing ingredients in these highlighters, but we can't ignore the need for shimmer & shine. Accentuate your pretty cheekbones, arcade arch and your beautiful lips with the Vanilla Highlighter - Sun Halo (golden glow) or Falling Star (silver glow). Thanks to natural Vanilla, Avocado and Olive Oil extracts, this highlighter smells great and nourishes your skin. Perfect for refreshing and brightening tired eyes before or after a night out.
Of course a blush can't be missing from a natural makeup look, it gives you just a little extra colour, warmth and reveals a healthy glow. We are absolute fans of the Universal Duo Palette from Eye of Horus because of its beautiful pearlescent pinky-peach shade that will add life & luster to your cheeks and can also be combined with the built-in Sahara Sun Bronzer for a golden glow.
Natural lipsticks to love:
And then finally the cherry on top, a natural and organic lipstick for the ideal french kiss! Ere Perez's Coco Lip Crayons are high on our list, Grace is a beautiful beige-nude lipstick rich in Vitamins A, B & C for a matte, natural look and silky lips, suitable for any occasion. In need of a little more colour? Then try the Glow-Up lipstick by Kester Black your ultimate long-lasting matte lipstick in a beautiful red-orange shade.
Curious to see what else is out there?
Or would you rather discover for yourself which items are becoming your new favorites? Check out our natural makeup collection for the full range.