Get Ayesha Omar’s look!

  • 23 Jan - 29 Jan, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

While we love bold and vivid makeup looks just as much as the next person, sometimes we want something more subtle and low-key. We're talking about no-makeup makeup, which is the term for enhancing your features in an almost undetectable way. If you don't possess the deft eye of a makeup artist, it can be hard to know what to apply and what to go without. That's why it helps to have a visual. In this case, a celebrity visual. Here is how you can replicate Ayesha Omar’s glamorous take on natural makeup. Read on:

Step 1: Prep your skin

Prepping your skin is key to slaying this look or any look for that matter. Make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturise your face properly with a lightweight moisturiser before you begin. It’s crucial to prep your skin with a primer – and the best option would be to choose a radiance primer like the Estee Lauder The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer. This will give you an ultra smooth base and will help your foundation glide on like a dream. You’ll also have a super fresh, glowy finish.

Step 2: Apply your foundation

Pick a lightweight foundation or a tinted moisturiser in a shade that exactly matches your skin tone. Try the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Fluid-Touch Foundation if you want to achieve that dewy, fresh glow.

Step 3: Time for concealer

Brightening your eyes and banishing any dark spots or redness is what’s next. Use a concealer that you love. We recommend trying the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – it’s super pigmented, it won’t crease, and it stays put all day long!

Step 4: Moving on to the eyes

Once you’re done with your base, it’s time to enhance your eyes (in the most subtle manner possible.) Start by curling your lashes using a high-quality eyelash curler. We recommend trying the Revlon Lash Curler No. 8 – it’s of great quality and is affordable at the same time. Once you achieve your curl, it’s time for mascara! If you want to volumise and lengthen your lashes with one product – the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara does wonders to give you gorgeous, fluttery long lashes. Next, use a black eyeliner pencil to tightline your upper lash line, to give an illusion of thicker and darker lashes. We can’t get over the Urban Decay 24/3 Glide-On Eye Pencil in black – it’s extremely pigmented and long-lasting. It’s also a great idea to groom your eyebrows and add some definition – nothing too major since it’s all about subtlety. Then for a neutral eyeshadow, we would recommend Tarte Tartelette Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette. Apply a few coats of the shades Force of Nature and Free Spirit from the palette on both, upper and lower lid to get this look.

Step 5: Warm it up with bronzer

When we say bronze it up a notch, don’t go overboard because this look is all about keeping it simple. Use a subtle bronzer and slightly brush it along your cheekbones and hairline to warm it up a bit. Try the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer to create an over-warmth.

Step 6: Add a flush of colour to the cheeks

For your blush, cream blush without any kind of shimmer or glitter looks most natural. It has a texture similar to that of your skin and is also very sheer. For a lit-from-within effect, try the Stila Convertible Colour – it’s a cheek and lip cream, and it gives you that perfect, translucent colour.

Step 7: Perfect your pout

Add some colour! The perfect lip colour is one of the secret ingredients to a stunning no-makeup makeup look. For a natural pink shade like Ayesha’s – try the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Pillow Talk.