Master the #iwokeuplikethis: 4 rules for natural beauty
Natural beauty rule #1: Keep skin clean and clear
Make sure to wash your face with a gentle face scrub when you wake up. This will help clear your face any leftover traces of makeup, dry skin and toxins that could lead to breakouts.
St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, $5, stives.com
Natural beauty rule #2: Mega-moisturize
After washing your face, make sure to use a lightweight facial lotion that’ll give your skin a glowing look without a greasy feel.
Olay All Day Moisture Face Lotion with SPF, $9, olay.com
Natural beauty rule #3: Wash your brushes
This may be surprising, but washing your make up applicators is essential to looking naturally beautiful everyday! Use baby shampoo to wash bronzer brushes, foundations brushes, sponges, blush brushes and eye shadow appliers once a month to keep them clean and fresh, and your face will be, too. When washing, rinse suds until there is no product left on brushes. Pat dry with a clean paper towel, and leave overnight to dry.
Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo, $4, walmart.com
Natural beauty rule #4: Make friends with bronzer
We won’t tell if you’re wearing a teensy bit of makeup in your #iwokeuplikethis shot—just make sure it’s a matte bronzer. When applied correctly, bronzer gives your face a hint of natural-looking color, even in the colder month. There’s nothing wrong with that! Find a matte product without any sheen or shimmer. Use a large round makeup brush to apply, and dot on in a circular motion around temples, cheekbones, jawline, nose and across the forehead. Use a tissue to lightly dab away any heavy spots. Also, don’t forget to blend down into your neck.
N.Y.C, New York Color – Mosaic Face Powder, $5, newyorkcolor.com