Most of us have made the transition from heavy-set glam to natural beauty in 2023. While we’re all learning to embrace our natural beauty with bare skin and minimalist looks, CC Cream is having a huge moment in this post-pandemic era.
For a natural look, the detail is all in the quality of your products, and finding that go-to CC Cream will make all the difference. 2023 natural makeup relies on lightweight foundations and concealers in radiant, skin-like finishes. Luckily for you, Klara Cosmetics has got you covered.
What is CC Cream?
CC cream stands for “Colour Control”. It’s a lightweight, yet buildable formula that adds a layer of sheer, tinted coverage to your skin while colour-correcting and covering up uneven skin tones with added ingredients.
When choosing the perfect cc cream for an everyday natural look, you need to colour match the product to your skin tone, and choose a formula that works best for your your skin type.
If you have dry skin, choose a CC cream made to moisturize skin, like one containing hyaluronic acid. If you have oily skin, pick a CC cream that is oil-free, and has a matte finish. If you have sensitive skin, select a CC cream that is fragrance-free and noncomedogenic.
Creating these natural makeup looks can be achieved with a few simple steps, so here are some of our best tips for creating a natural-looking glow.
Cleanse and moisturize your face before applying any makeup. This will help create a smooth base and ensure that your makeup lasts longer. You can also apply a cream primer to your face, and let it dry before you begin with your natural makeup.
Our Native Collection makes use of all-natural Australian ingredients, for skin-deep beneficial properties that give you transformative results.
For deep skin cleansing, we recommend our Native Micellar Cleansing Water.
Containing Kakadu Plum and Ne Finger Lime Caviar, use our Native Collection micellar cleansing water to gently remove makeup while maintaining healthy-looking skin. These indigenous Australian ingredients have incredible hydrating and rejuvenating properties that help promote collagen production and reduce skin damage.
For softer, healthier-looking skin, our Native Collection Vitamin Rich Moisturiser hydrates with the natural properties of Ne Finger Lime Caviar, Kakadu Plum, Lilli Pilli Plantolin and Green Tea to also promote anti-aging and collagen production in the skin.
The Underpainting Technique
In 2023, the underpainting technique is changing everything we thought we knew about makeup. Demonstrated by celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips, this technique creates a smooth, perfectly blended base, leaving you with a lit-from-within, natural makeup look.
The idea is simple: Do your makeup routine backwards. Apply your contour and under-eye concealer to the usual areas, before layering on and blending in your CC Cream foundation. Applying contour before foundation allows the colour to blend more seamlessly into your foundation base, a perfect technique for that minimal makeup look.
Product Recommendations: G Glow Bronzer
You’ll need a soft, blendable bronzer for this technique, so we’d recommend our G Glow Bronzer.
The G Glow Bronzer makes contouring easy, creating a glowing, sun-kissed, complexion in a single application. With a 100% colour pigmentation formula that leaves you with sharp facial definition, and a buttery soft, powered texture for a barely-there skin feel, this bronzer is a must-have for minimal makeup looks.
Sometimes you just want to avoid that ‘caked-on’ makeup feeling, and that’s why most of our fave celebs and influencers have transitioned to more natural makeup looks in 2023. CC Cream gives a natural finish for a glow on the go, and is easily the best foundation choice for lightweight, yet effective coverage.
Apply small dots of CC Cream to the areas of your face that you want coverage. If you would like full, yet light coverage, apply 1 dot of CC Cream to your forehead, 1 on your nose, 1 on your chin, and 1 on each cheek.
With a brush, sponge or clean fingers, blend the product into your contour base for seamless coverage.
Use a large, circular makeup brush to buff your skin and ensure all the product is evenly distributed. Make small circular motions with the brush, starting at your forehead and working down to your chin.
CC Cream 8 in 1 Mineral Foundation
You can’t understate the importance of a dependable foundation base when it comes to natural makeup looks, so that’s why we’d recommend our CC Cream 8-in-1Mineral Foundation.
With enriched buildable to full coverage, and a 24-hour long-lasting formula, you won’t have to worry about your makeup all day. Our CC Cream Formula is designed to minimise pores and fine lines with an oil-free matte finish, and protect your skin with SPF15+.
A Dash of Colour
With a light hand, apply a natural-looking blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it well into your CC Cream foundation base for a youthful, bright finish.
Product Recommendations: Shy Blush - Pink Attraction
Create a variety of blush effects on the go with this duel pink blush palette. Whether you’re wanting a subtle hint of pink, or a vibrant rose-y bloom, match your natural makeup look with buildable, highly pigmented colours.
Define Your Eyes
Use a neutral eyeshadow palette to create a subtle, natural eye look. Apply a light shade all over your lid and add a slightly darker shade to your crease. Finish with a coat of mascara.
cool-toned eyeshadows are the new go-to neutral in 2023, and dusty mauves, blush pinks, and smokey greys are super complementary to a natural makeup base.
Product Recommendations: Pro Eyeshadow Palette 02
The Pro eyeshadow palette 02 holds silky, musky hues for a neutral eye. Natural nudes, deep purples and ripe burgundy make for a gorgeously shimmery professional palette.
Kiss Proof Lips
Use a lip balm or a neutral toned lipstick to add a touch of colour to your lips. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone and looks natural.
Product Recommendations: Kiss Proof Lip Gloss
Glossy lips look so natural while giving your lips a little definition.
This glossy nude radiates intense colour pigment with a delicate silky texture. It hydrates and holds in moisture leaving your lips fuller, plumper and more defined for longer.
Set and Forget
To finalise this look, use a setting spray or powder to set your makeup in place and ensure it lasts all day.
Product Recommendations: Prime and Set Setting Spray - Watermelon Splash
It’s an advanced formula that contains watermelon extract ideal for hydrating, soothing and refreshing the skin, giving you that no-makeup skin feel.
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