The Clean Girl Aesthetic
The clean girl aesthetic has been a popular trend on social media, with many people seeking to achieve a minimalist, glowy, and fresh look. Enhancing natural beauty and using makeup to boost confidence is the focus of this style. In this tutorial, I will share my interpretation of the clean girl aesthetic and show you how to achieve it.
To start off, make sure your audio is clear as we dive into this tutorial. I apologize if there is any echo, as I would like to create a seamless experience for you. Now, let’s get started with the makeup.
Prep Your Skin
Before applying any makeup, it’s essential to prepare your skin. Cleanse your face thoroughly and apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type. This step will provide a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup.
To achieve that coveted glow, opt for a lightweight foundation or a tinted moisturizer. Blend it seamlessly into your skin using a damp beauty sponge. Remember, the goal is to even out your complexion while maintaining a natural look. Apply concealer to any areas of concern and blend it out for a flawless finish.
For the cheeks, choose a cream blush or a sheer powder blush in a soft, natural shade. Using your fingers or a brush, gently apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks. This will create a subtle flush, giving you a healthy and radiant look.
Instead of heavy matte lipsticks, go for a glossy lip balm or a tinted lip oil. Apply it generously to your lips for a hydrated and effortless pout. This will add a touch of freshness to your overall look.
Now, let’s move on to the hair tutorial. I recently chopped off all my hair, so the traditional slick back bun or ponytail doesn’t work for me anymore. However, I have found a hairstyle that suits my short hair, and I’ll be sharing it with you.
To add some texture and volume to your short hair, start by applying a texturizing spray or dry shampoo. This will give your hair some grip and lift. Use a curling iron to create loose waves, focusing on the mid-length to the ends of your hair. Once done, run your fingers through the waves to loosen them up and create a natural look.
To elevate your clean girl hairstyle, consider adding some hair accessories. Whether it’s a dainty hairpin, a silk scrunchie, or a trendy headband, accessories can instantly elevate any look. Choose accessories that match your personal style and taste.
Section Off the Hair
To achieve the “clean girl” look, the first step is to section off your hair. This will help create a relaxed and effortless vibe. Take a small brush or your fingertips and gently separate your hair into different sections.
Create a Rough Tie
For a more undone look, loosely tie your hair at the back or on top of your head. This will add to the carefree aesthetic we’re aiming for. You can either use a hair tie or simply twist and secure it with bobby pins.
Add a Bit of Water or Product
Next, you can choose to dampen your hair slightly using water or apply a hair product. This step can be done with either a wet or dry brush, depending on the texture you prefer. Personally, I find it easier to work with a slightly damp brush.
<h2.Apply Frizz Control or Mousse Stick
To keep your hair looking smooth and polished, use a frizz control or mousse stick. Apply a small amount on top of your hair, focusing on the upper section. This will help tame any flyaways and add shine.
<h2.Use a Big Brush for Smoothness
When styling your hair, opt for a big brush instead of a comb. This will make it easier to achieve a smooth finish. Brush your hair gently, starting from the roots and working your way down. This will distribute the product evenly and help achieve the desired look.
<h2.Tie it in Place
<p.Once you're satisfied with your hairstyle, secure it in place with a hair tie. For a more lifted appearance, tie it tightly. This will give you a slight face lift effect. Make any final adjustments to ensure your hair is exactly how you want it to look.
<h2.Add Final Touches with Frizz Control
<p.To keep your hair looking polished throughout the day, go over it once more with a small amount of frizz control product. This will help maintain the smoothness and tame any unruly strands. Use your hands to gently flip your hair out for a subtle, effortless look. And that's it! You've achieved the "clean girl" hairstyle.
Hair Prep and Styling
To achieve the “clean girl” look, it’s important to start with well-prepped and styled hair. One of the key elements for this is using a growth balm. Take a small wand and apply the growth balm to your hair, ensuring that it is evenly distributed. This will help nourish and strengthen your hair, giving it a healthy and vibrant appearance.
Moving on to the makeup, the first step in achieving the clean girl or natural minimalist look is to properly prepare your skin. This involves hydrating your skin before applying any makeup. To start, we will be using Rads glazing fluid, or in this case, Rose glazing milk. Gently push this product into your skin, allowing it to penetrate and hydrate the skin thoroughly. Massaging it in will help create a smooth base for your makeup application.
Skin Care and Makeup
Before moving on, it’s important to note that many people overlook the importance of allowing their skin care routine to sit for a few minutes before applying makeup. This waiting period allows the skincare products to fully absorb into the skin, ensuring better results when applying makeup.
Now that the skin care has had time to work its magic, it’s time to proceed with the makeup application. A crucial product for achieving the clean girl look is a tinted moisturizer. This product has been a staple in many beauty routines for years and continues to be a favorite among beauty enthusiasts. The Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is highly recommended for its lightweight formula and ability to even out the skin tone.
Using a fluffy brush, apply the tinted moisturizer all over your face, blending it seamlessly into your skin. It’s crucial to also extend the application to your neck to create a uniform look. Remember, a little coverage goes a long way in achieving the clean girl aesthetic.
As we allow the tinted moisturizer to settle into the skin, it’s the perfect time to add a final touch to complete our look. Adding a hair accessory can instantly elevate your style and add a touch of playfulness. Consider using a bow or any other accessory that suits your personal style. Not only will this add a charming element to your appearance, but it will also add a sense of individuality.
Remember, achieving the clean girl look is all about showcasing your natural beauty while maintaining simplicity. Embrace your unique features and let your inner glow shine through. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to effortlessly achieve the clean girl makeup and hair look.
Concealing the Imperfections
To achieve the desired “clean girl” makeup look, it is crucial to start by concealing any imperfections on the skin. Whether it’s eczema, acne, or pesky zits, a good concealer can work wonders. In this tutorial, I highly recommend using the NARS creamy concealer for its excellent coverage.
Using the concealer, apply it to areas that need coverage, such as the eczema-ridden spots, under the eyes to brighten the area, and any other blemishes you may have. Remember, the goal is to mimic natural-looking skin, so don’t go overboard with the concealer.
Buffing for a Seamless Finish
After applying the concealer, grab a fluffy brush like the one from the Morphe Oral collaboration. Gently buff the concealer into the skin, ensuring that it blends seamlessly. This step is crucial as it makes the makeup look more natural and pretty. The fluffy brush will do most of the work, giving you that flawless finish.
Warming Up for a Natural Glow
Once you’ve completed the buffing process, it’s time to add some warmth to the look. Using your finger, lightly warm up the concealed areas. This step enhances the natural appearance of the makeup. Be sure to use your ring finger, as it is the gentlest finger and ideal for delicate areas like around the eyes, which tend to age faster.
Extra Coverage for Stubborn Spots
In case you still have a stubborn spot that needs a little extra coverage, don’t fret. Just add a bit more concealer on top and blend it out gently. This will ensure that the problem area gets the attention it needs without compromising the overall look.
Final Touches with a Lighter Concealer
To further brighten up the face, grab a lighter concealer like the Makeup by Mario one. Apply it to areas that you want to highlight, such as the high points of your face or the under-eye area. Blend it out quickly, as this particular concealer tends to dry fast.
Remember, the goal of this tutorial is to achieve a “clean girl” makeup look that appears as natural as possible. By following these steps and using the right products, you’ll be able to enhance your features while maintaining a fresh and flawless appearance.
Cream Products for a Natural Glow
Right away, just in the inner and outer corners, it’s time to use some cream products for a natural and glowing look. For bronzer, I recommend the Charlotte Tilbury bronzer. Apply it in the hollows of your cheeks, along your temples, and just below your jawline. This will give your face a bronzed and contoured effect. Another product I love is the Chanel tande solle, which I will apply on the apples of my cheeks to add a flush of color.
Blending with Precision
To ensure a flawless finish, it’s important to blend everything in a precise manner. With a buffing brush, blend the bronzer and blush upwards towards your hairline. This will help create a seamless transition between the products and give your face a lifted appearance. For a more defined and natural-looking nose, use a fluffy brush to blend the bronzer along the sides of your nose. To further blend everything, lightly tap the product into your skin using your fingers.
Concealing and Highlighting
Next up is concealer. Using a concealer brush, apply a small amount of concealer down the center of your face, focusing on areas that need extra coverage, such as under the eyes and around the nose. Gently blend it out using the same brush. This will help even out your skin tone and hide any imperfections.
For a natural and dewy finish, go over everything with a fluffy brush. This will help blend the products seamlessly, ensuring there are no harsh lines or uneven patches. It’s important to maintain a soft and natural look, so be mindful not to apply too much pressure while blending.
Perfectly Natural Brows
Now it’s time to work on your eyebrows. Start by lightly filling them in using a brow pencil or powder. Since I have sparse eyebrows, I like to follow the top line of my brows, emphasizing their natural shape. Take your time and fill in any gaps, creating a full yet natural-looking brow.
Remember, the key to achieving a “clean girl” makeup and hair look is to keep everything soft, natural, and well-blended. Following these steps will help you achieve a flawless and effortless look that enhances your natural beauty.
Fluffing up the Brows
To start off this clean girl makeup tutorial, let’s focus on the brows. I personally prefer a fluffy brow look, so I like to use a little bit of ointment balm on a spoolie to set my eyebrows. This prevents the eyebrow product from drying out and looking weird.
Choosing the Right Blush
When it comes to blush, I prefer something light that gives a natural flush to the cheeks. I have a few different options to choose from – a coral shade, a dark mauvey red, or a light pink. I’m leaning towards the light pink because it looks so pretty. Using the same brush I used for bronzer, I tap the blush onto the back of my hand to let the product soak into the brush, and then lightly apply it onto my cheeks. This clean beauty blush gives a beautiful wash of color without being too overpowering.
An Unexpected Twist
You know what’s a fun little trick? Using the same blush on a fluffy brush and applying it on the eyes. It really ties the look together and adds a subtle hint of color to the eyes. This unexpected twist adds a touch of uniqueness to the overall makeup look.
For the highlighter, I swear by my trusty Benefit WhatsApp. I’ve been using it for years and it always gives me a natural, glowing look. I apply a small amount onto my hand and then use my fingers to delicately place it on top of the cheekbones. You can apply it wherever you like your highlighter to be. For me, I also like to add a bit on the tip of my nose for a cute and playful highlight.
To really enhance the clean girl look, I like to add some faux freckles. It gives a youthful and fresh appearance to the overall makeup.
Freck Pen for Breakouts
The first step in achieving a clean and natural makeup look is to address any breakout or blemish on your face. I highly recommend using a freck pen, which allows you to add freckles to your skin. Apply the freck pen to areas where you have breakouts, and let it dry for a little bit.
Translucent Powder for a Subtle Finish
Next, I suggest using Laura Mercier’s translucent powder. This product works wonders in creating a flawless and natural finish. Take a small amount of the powder and gently apply it under your eyes and any oily spots on your face. Remember, less is more when it comes to achieving a clean girl makeup look.
Minimal Mascara for a Subtle Boost
If you feel like your lashes need a little bit of enhancement, apply a tiny amount of mascara. Focus on keeping the application minimal and close to the roots of your lashes. This technique will add thickness without adding excessive length. The goal is to create a subtle difference without it being too intense.
Natural Setting Mist
To further enhance the natural look, I recommend using the Revlon ColorStay lock setting mist. This product will help set your makeup while still maintaining a natural appearance. It will make everything blend seamlessly and appear as if it is your own skin.
Glow Screen for a Sparkling Body
To add a touch of glamour to your overall look, opt for a glow screen for your body. This product will give you a sparkly and luminous finish, making you feel like a true clean girl.
Pretty Pinky Glossy Lips
No clean girl makeup look is complete without soft and glossy lips. For this, I suggest using Pillow Music Talk, a beautiful pinky gloss. To add a bit of sparkle, layer it with Rose’s Jelly Bean. The result is a cute and sparkly pink lip that perfectly complements your clean girl makeup.
And there you have it! This completes your clean girl makeup and hair tutorial. Embrace your natural beauty and confidence with this effortless and chic look.
When it comes to achieving a “clean girl” makeup look, less is definitely more. The goal is to enhance your natural beauty and create a fresh, effortless appearance. In this tutorial, I will guide you through the steps to achieve a minimalist makeup look that will have you looking radiant and natural.
Step 1: Perfect Your Base
Start by prepping your skin with a lightweight moisturizer and a primer that suits your skin type. This helps to create a smooth canvas for your makeup application. Next, use a light-coverage foundation or a tinted moisturizer to even out your complexion. Remember, the goal here is to let your skin shine through.
Step 2: Gently Define Your Features
Instead of opting for heavy contouring, keep it subtle by using a cream bronzer or a matte brown eyeshadow to lightly sculpt your cheekbones and jawline. Apply it with a fluffy brush and blend it out for a soft, natural look. Use a neutral-toned blush to add a hint of color to your cheeks, focusing on the apples of your cheeks for a youthful flush.
Step 3: Enhance Your Eyes
For a natural eye look, choose neutral shades that complement your skin tone. Opt for matte or satin eyeshadows in shades like taupe, beige, or soft brown. Apply a light wash of color on your eyelids and blend it towards the crease for a subtle definition. Curl your lashes and apply a coat or two of mascara to open up your eyes. Skip heavy eyeliner and opt for a thin line of brown or bronze pencil on your upper lash line for a more natural look.
Step 4: Define Your Brows
Brush your brows into place and fill in any sparse areas with a brow pencil or a powder that matches your natural hair color. Keep the strokes light and feathery to mimic the appearance of natural brow hairs. Set your brows in place using a clear brow gel for a polished finish.
Step 5: The Finishing Touches
To complete the “clean girl” look, apply a sheer lip color in a shade that enhances your natural lip color. Opt for a tinted lip balm or a lip stain for a subtle pop of color. Avoid heavy lipsticks or lip glosses that can overpower the overall minimalist vibe.
Effortless Hair Tutorial
Now that your makeup is complete, let’s move on to achieving a simple yet chic hairstyle to complement your clean girl look. Follow these steps for a low-maintenance hairdo that exudes effortless beauty.
Step 1: Texturize Your Hair
Start by spritzing a texturizing spray throughout your hair to add some volume and grit. This will help create that lived-in, effortless look. Use your fingers to tousle your hair and distribute the product evenly.
Step 2: Effortless Waves
To achieve loose, natural waves, grab a curling iron with a larger barrel size. Take small sections of your hair, wrap them around the barrel, and hold for a few seconds before releasing. Continue this process throughout your hair, alternating the direction of the curls for a more natural effect.
I hope you enjoyed this clean girl makeup and hair tutorial. Remember, the key to this aesthetic is enhancing your natural beauty while keeping things simple and fresh. Take inspiration from this tutorial and make it your own. Embrace your unique style and have fun experimenting with different products and techniques.