September 28, 2022
Clean Makeup

Clean and minimal makeup is the way to go, if you like to keep up with the latest clutch of Bollywood divas. All you need is dewy, fresh skin and some multi-use clean makeup products.


The time for excesses seems to be over right now. Clean and mindful living is what most of us are opting for to recover from the trauma that the last two years of pandemic left us with. So, when it comes to makeup, clean, soft look is the way to go.

The aim is to get dewy, fresh skin, almost nude lips and a healthy glow. The current clean makeup trend is not only light on the skin but is also perfect for every season. The makeup is effortless and does play up your natural skin tone. It definitely requires less number of products  and is easier to apply and touch-up anywhere. What’s best is that this is one look that you can carry from day to night.  

Take cue from the Sara Ali Khan, Jahnvi Kapoor, Radhika Apte, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria and try out the different ways you can try out this clean makeup look – dewy skin and almost nude lips and a healthy glow.

Prep Your Skin First

The key to this look is a clear and squeaky-clean skin. That’s how you will get that dewy, soft skin that looks as if it’s glowing from inside. Cleanse and moisturise your skin well in advance so that it is properly hydrated.

Better Beauty Skin Balancing Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid is great to wash off dirt and grime without drying your skin out. It works on all skin types and reduces the appearance of pores. Tone with Goya Basics Sereni-Tea Face Mask With Green Tea. Then give your skin some serious hydration with The Switch Fix Bakuchi Gang Face Moisturizer With Acai Berry & Niacinamide.

Dewy Glow like Disha

The Look: This is a perfect any time look. It’s easy and you can wear it to your work or a day out with your friends. The best thing about this look is that you don’t need any foundation, just go for some serious glow like Disha Patani.

The Technique: Since the goal is clean, fresh-looking texture, you only need a bit of primer. Apply it on to your skin, and the lightweight formula minimises pores and gives your skin dewy sheen. If you already have a clear skin, then a few drops of face oil like First Water Pure 21 Face Oil do the trick – lit-from-within glow. Hide blemishes with a concealer. Then use a rosy lip and cheek tint like Anour Cherry Bomb Lip And Tint to add some colour to your face. You don’t need to have a perfectly lined lip look for this. Lightly fill your lips with a coral or peach lip pencil and then dab the tint on your lips and apple of your cheeks to get a fruity freshness.

Flowery Fresh Like Jahnavi

The Look: If you love to go au naturel, then take cue from Jahnavi Kapoor, who’s played the clean makeup look with a cool girl panache.  It’s ideal for hot, summery day or in high humidity when every makeup melts. It’s a perfect for a day out in the sun with friends.

The Technique: You need to load up your skin with long wearing sunscreen – if you can wear an invisible one like Sun Scoop Invisible Sunscreen SPF 40, a light gel formula that blends into your skin seamlessly, protects from the sun and gives skin a moisturised suppleness. Touch up your cheeks and lips with a soft peach or orange balm. We like asa Lip & Cheek Tint in Juicy Peach. Dab some on your lids, curl your lashes and apply a clear gel mascara to complete the look.

Earthy Tinted Like Sara

The Look: If you love browns and like to channel your earth child vibes, then check out this clean makeup version with nudes and browns, just like Sara Ali Khan. It’s a makeup that can easily go from office to date night pretty easily.

The Technique: Clean skin is a must in this. It’s a look that works wonders for those plagued by greasy skin, as velvety matte skin is the base for the makeup. Cleanse skin and use oil-balancing face serum before applying a concealer and foundation. To keep your makeup minimal, use a multi-use makeup like Ilana Organics Soft Blur Cream Concealer and Foundation, SPF 50 matching your skin tone. Apply with a light hand to get a sheer finish. Line your upper and lower lash line with a brown or rust eye crayon. You can give Tinge Multishade Stick in Buff Brown. Smudge your upper lid slightly to get a softer finish. You can use the same stick to colour your lips or opt for a nude brown lipstick to finish the look.

Corporate Cool Like Radhika

The Look: Now that you’ve got to get back to office, you want to look neat but not really made up. Well, then try out Radhika Apte’s chic, clean makeup.

The Technique: You need a sheer finish foundation to get an even toned skin. Try a BB Cream that offers some coverage and also keeps skin moisturised. We like Soul Tree BB Cream. Pick a shade that matches your skin tone, to get the most natural, clean finish. Blend some nude pink or peach shadow on your upper lids. Apply Disguise Cosmetics Satin Smooth Eye Shadow Square in Frosted Cream Cashew – it opens up the eyes and gives the eye area a bright look. Curl lashes and apply two coats of mascara. Add a light dusting of pink blush and blend it well to get a very low-key flush. Finish the look with a dab of nude pink or neutral pink lipstick like Echt Beauti Velvet Matte Lipstick in Gentle Pink or House Of Beauty, Good On You Hydra Matte Lipstick in Pinkie Swear.

Subtle Glam Like Tara

The Look: You want to own the clean makeup look, but also want to look glam? Then take cue from Tara Sutaria, who has gone all the way with makeup to achieve that clean beauty charm. She has her base, blush, and liner spot on. They highlight her features without looking too much. Try it out for a date night or even for some celebratory event.

The Technique: Well, set the base with corrector, concealer and foundation. They help to achieve a smooth, clear face. Here more shimmery shades have been used to highlight the eye and the lips. For your eyes use a shimmery chocolate brown or nude pink eye shadow on your lids till the crease. Blend well and then blend some under your lower lash line. Try the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer Shadow. Line your eyes with a black liner – keep close to the waterline to get an intense look. Use a sheer coral or peach blush on the highest point of your cheekbones with Ruby’s Organics Crème Blush in Peach; and play up with a dash of highlighter. Finish the look with a shimmery pink or peach lipstick like Daughter Earth Vitamin E Liquid Lipstick in Siren Song.

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