You do not have to live a preppy lifestyle in order to have a preppy look. Preppy inspired makeup is transferable for almost any occasion, and can take you from day to night with minimal changes. Preppy makeup is all about enhancing your natural beauty. For this look, you can choose to highlight your eyes or lips. There is no need for anything too dramatic, plus a natural, preppy makeup look is always trending. Here is tips on how to achieve preppy inspired makeup!
Preppy Inspired Makeup: Your Face
When going for a preppy look, it is all about glowing skin, long lashes, a pretty flush of blush, and a pink lip. Good skin is important for the preppy look, so make sure to wash your face and exfoliate every night. Before applying any makeup, remember to use a primer. Consider using a primer with a sheen to it so when you apply foundation, your skin looks radiant. Using a light-coverage foundation is essential to preppy makeup. You do not want to look cakey. Think natural, barely there coverage. The best way to apply makeup for this look is by using a brush or Beauty Blender to make sure you get smooth coverage.
Ladies, don’t forget about some color on your cheeks! The key is to add a little bit of color that still looks natural. Choose a powder blush in a peach, pink, coral, or rose shade. Powders look the most natural. A little trick to a natural flush without blush? Just pinch your cheeks a little and viola! To ensure that your face stays oil-free all day long, use a translucent powder, and throw it in your bag for touch-ups throughout the day.
Preppy Inspired Makeup: Your Eyes
Simplicity and neutrals are key to a preppy makeup look. When considering how to do your eye makeup, aim for brown tones. Shades that are close to your natural skin tone are great options. Add a very light highlight to your brow bone for a little shimmer, but not too much. If you are a girl who loves eyeliner, then you are in luck. For a preppy look, use a brown eyeliner to line your eyes. Line as close to your lash line as possible, and make the line very thin. A brown eye pencil works best for a natural look, then finish up with a coat of mascara. This look is more about length and less about volume, so choose a mascara that makes your lashes look long.
Preppy Inspired Makeup: Your Lips
Last but not least are your lips! You can have a little bit of fun with a preppy lip. If you are a super girly-girl, opt for a pink gloss to add some shine. But if you are a lipstick lover, then choose a matte, light pink or nude shade. To get a strong lip color, go for a liquid lipstick. Use a lip brush to apply your lipstick. By doing this, you will create a smooth, filled-in look. Finally, complete your preppy look with a soft hairstyle, some strappy heels, and a french manicure or neutral nail color. You will look stunning for your night out!
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