To achieve a clean fresh look you will want to apply as little makeup as possible. The point is to look naturally flawless. You want people to think that you are not wearing any makeup and are just this good looking all the time. To do this you will only want to apply as much makeup as possible to cover up imperfections and to enhance your eyes and lips.
So what does this mean? Well you will want to spot cover and use your foundation and concealer only on imperfections, ruddy areas, dark circles under your eyes, and any other areas where there is bruising or discoloration. By evening out your skin tone, you will have already done 80% of the work. Again you want to only cover up uneven areas, do not apply your foundation like a mask especially if this is a day time makeup look. Believe me, even if you do not think it is that noticeable, everybody will know you have layered on the frosting.
Next you will want to choose a blush shade that resembles your natural flush as close as possible. Apply just a light dusting of blush to the apples of your cheeks. The easiest way to avoid applying too much is to use a large fan brush and a powder based blush.
Then you will want to curl your eyelashes and draw a narrow line of eyeliner. You will only want to use enough eyeliner to give some contrast to your eyes and define their shape. Do not use a Kohl pencil and try to draw a smoky eye. If you have short or thin eyelashes, you will want to use a light coat of lengthening mascara or grow longer eyelashes with an eyelash growth conditioner. Next brush out your eyebrows and apply enough brow powder or use your eyebrow pencil to fill in patchy uneven areas.
Finally you will want to finish off your natural look with a light coat of lipstick or lip gloss. Use a color that is just a shade darker than your natural coloring. Again, we want to define and enhance your natural features. This will give you some color, make you look more awake, and cover up pale lips without looking too overdone. If you use a matte lipstick, you can make your lips look less powdery with just a touch of gloss on the cupids bow of your upper lips and the center of your bottom lip.
These simple makeup tips are a great way to achieve an easy fresh look for going in to work or just out to the grocery store. These are simple things take less than 5 minutes to do and even the most klutzy and artistically challenged among us can learn to apply makeup this way. You will look natural, young, dewy, and fresh faced in just minutes without feeling like you are wearing a thick mask of powder.