Natural makeup inspiration for when your skin needs a break

Natural makeup doesn't have to mean boring makeup. We've rounded up some gorgeous looks, perfect for when your skin needs a breather.

Natural makeup means different things to different people. For some, it means going bare-faced into the world with just a slick of lip balm and SPF. For others, natural makeup means using one kind of eyeliner, rather than three. Horses for courses, and all that jazz. It's all about what you're comfortable with, isn't it?

During the January lull, many of us will be trying to give our skin a little break. A little breather from the glamorous looks of Christmas and New Year's Eve. Natural makeup doesn't have to be boring though, oh no. It's a chance to make the most of your own unique features.

If you're thinking of simplifying your look, here's a little natural makeup inspiration to get you started.

Tonal Makeup

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley proves that tonal makeup can be just as sexy as glam smoky eyes with her natural look. The soft taupe and caramel tones work perfectly with her blonde hair and skin tone.


Fresh Faced


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We love natural freckles here at Beaut HQ. But what makes this look really pop is the shade used on Emma Stone's lips. The hydrating balm has a similar reddish tone to her hair which helps bring out her eye colour perfectly.

Light Smoky Eyes


This beautiful look on Cate Blanchett is the ideal way to accentuate your eyes without going all out. The dove grey eye shadow teamed with black mascara and soft blusher gives a polished finish that is anything but boring.

Will you be paring back your makeup this January?

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