Have you been looking for a quick, everyday make-up look that is pretty and polished in a barely there way? Consider it found! The Clean Girl aesthetic is trending on social media and includes fashion and beauty looks. In fact, the #cleangirlaesthetic hashtag has got over 6.6 billion views on TikTok – and counting!
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As the name suggests, this make-up is meant to look natural and products should emphasise your natural beauty. What’s great about it is that it can be achieved quickly, making it *perfect* for the early-morning rush!
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Want to learn how it’s done? Here’s how to hop on this versatile trend in just four easy steps.
Step 1: Prepare your canvas
This look is all about using as little product as possible. This is not just to streamline your routine – which it does – but it also looks fresher than a face caked in make-up. Do your full skincare routine, finishing with your SPF. Look for a formula that doesn’t pill under your foundation. You can then apply a primer to even out your skin. Some even contain active ingredients to improve your complexion with regular use.
Step 2: Create a skin-like finish
For this type of look, you actually don’t need any foundation if you are happy with how your skin looks. If you’d prefer a veil of base, look for one that has a liquid or cream formula that’s lightweight and delivers sheer, natural coverage. Many people skip foundation altogether and just use concealer where necessary to even out skin tone inconsistencies and cover blemishes or dark circles. Use one that best matches your skin tone for this.
Step 3: Add some glow
This aesthetic is all about looking as naturally radiant as possible. And this will require the addition of some colour! The next step is to add a bit of blush to your cheeks and pink to your lips. You can also use a lip and cheek stain for a monochromatic finish. Adding a light touch of bronzer can help to create contrast and show off your angles for a sculpted look.
Step 4: Tame brows and lashes
No Instagram brows here! This look requires that yours look as natural as possible. But since no one has the perfect pair, some eyebrow pencil can be strategically added to fill in any gaps. If you are going to wear mascara, use a thinner formula that adds length but not too much extra volume, which can be overwhelming. You can forego the mascara and just tame and set your brows and lashes with a transparent gel.