Morning Beauty Routine: All-Natural Look

This month, we’re celebrating things we love. ++ one thing that we love is natural beauty. But — we also love make-up. We consulted make-up guru + VP of Membership Cassidy Wilson to learn how to balance both. For days when you want to spruce it up, but don’t want to necessarily go all out, follow this basic routine. These natural-look make-up tips can help to emphasize your naturally beautiful features, while still allowing you to keep make-up a part of your morning routine.

TINTED MOISTURIZER

First, Cassidy suggests a tinted-moisturizer alternative. Tinted moisturizers not only moisturize your skin, but keep you feeling light throughout the day. Many of them come infused with vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant essential for healthy skin. The great thing about using a tinted moisturizer is that, since it is essentially just lotion, you can apply it multiple times throughout the day without getting cake-y.

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BLUSH

For blush, Cassidy suggests a berry-creamy tone — it’s casual, but will still give you a pinch of color. Try a loose powder for an even lighter feel.

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MASCARA + EYE SHADOW + EYELINER

Add mascara to darken the lashes, or try curling them without mascara for a day. The less make-up, the more natural the look. Optional, but always a fun addition is eye shadow. Cassidy suggests a champagne, neutral color all over the lid. Shimmer never hurts. A matte, light brown shade in the crease will create contour + emphasize your eye shape. She loves Too Faced, which offers a palette that has 9 different natural eye tones. Eyeliner is also optional! For a more natural look, she suggests a dark brown liner in the corner of the eye on the top + bottom.

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LIP BALM

Leave the lipstick at home for the day + give your lips a treat! I keep my Softlips’ Pomegranate Cube [a recent obsession] handy for constant, all-over moisture that actually lasts — especially during this brutal Chicago weather.

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++remember,

THE TRUE BEAUTY IN A WOMAN IS REFLECTED IN HER SOUL — IT IS THE CARING THAT SHE LOVINGLY GIVES, THE PASSION THAT SHE KNOWS. // AUDREY HEPBURN

CHECK IN WITH US!

We know that the CHAARG community is full of beauty — inside + out, + we encourage you to emphasize it! You don’t need make-up to make you beautiful, but we all know how fun it can be. : ) What are your favorite ways of balancing a natural look with your love for make-up? Do you have an everyday go-to that you couldn’t live without? How about your favorite brands? Share your tips + contribute to helping all of us celebrate our own natural beauty! Make sure to tag @CHAARG in your posts!

+Mariah, DePaul CHAARG // Photography — Andrea [@andreak_inchaarg], DePaul CHAARG

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