Soft Girl Makeup

Written by Sushmita Barman

Makeup trends find a significant place on today’s social media platforms. Primarily, during the pandemic, people have found a new zeal towards the idea of makeup through Instagram, TikTok, and the like. This was also much-needed given the monotony that lockdowns brought, compelling people to be indoors for months. But being at home doesn’t have to limit anyone from trying to look party-ready either. So one of those makeup ideas that are currently trending at an exponential rate is the “soft girl makeup,” and people are obsessing over it.

Characterized by glowing pink as well as peachy vibes, this trend is the new favorite for women today, especially because it provides an ample amount of flexibility to achieve the look depending on the personal requirements by just keeping the essential elements intact. So if you are flipping through those soft girl posts and dreaming of getting that look, do not hold back anymore for we have got everything covered for you to flaunt that super chic aesthetic. But before helping you with the tips, let us get down to brass tacks and find out what exactly defines a soft girl. Find below:

What Does Soft Girl and Soft Girl Makeup Mean?

Well, to begin with, soft girl is a fashion aesthetic that is inherently tied with everything cute and everything feminine. You also may perceive it as the latest version of the girly girl look, and pink and pastels are the go-to hues for this trend. So the basic staples to the aesthetic soft girl makeup involve raw and rosy-looking skin, bright eyes, and fluffy lashes, with a lot of peach or pink blush around the cheeks and a significant amount of gloss dabbed onto the lips. You may add some faux freckles too or enhance the natural ones that you were born with to land the overly girly and innocent look. With these key aspects in place, you can recreate, alter or experiment to suit your own desired looks in order to rock a soft girl look, and this is precisely what makes this trend stand out in the crowd.

Now, if you have gotten these basics right, go ahead and read through the article to learn the essential tips to achieve the soft girl look for your next brunch outing or your Instagram post— whatever suits you the best!

A-Z Tips For Soft Girl Makeup:

Below is a soft girl makeup tutorial that you can either follow religiously or choose to add your own touch to it, but with the key elements done right. Read on:

Cleanse And Hydrate First:

When it comes to applying makeup of any kind, the fundamental rule is to prepare your skin for those cosmetics so as to maintain the look throughout the day without exposing the natural skin to any harm. And soft girl aesthetic makeup suggests just the same. You need to have a healthy and wholesome-looking face for this trend, so always begin by adhering closely to your skincare regime. Wash your face with water and then towel dry it. After this, hydrate your face with a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid or spray a face mist onto the skin. This will eliminate all the dryness from the face and provide you with a dewy texture. Also, given that lips have comparatively more sensitive skin and, of course, naturally healthy lips make a massive difference to your face, make sure you hydrate them too.

Prep With The Primer:

Next up is the gentle application of primer for the base. Prepare the face for makeup with a suitable primer in order to keep whatever minor imperfections under the veil. But do not forget to apply eye primer to your eyes too. It will greatly add to the drama once you apply eyeshadow.

Glow Up With Foundation And Concealer:

Since this makeup aesthetic is all about a sweet and glowing look, the foundation comes to the rescue. Build your canvas with a foundation that suits perfectly well for your complexion. The coverage can be of whatever you desire. Also, the best way to achieve a super glowing face is to use just the right amount of foundation— not too less, not too much. Memorize this instruction and adhere to it always.

Once done applying the foundation, grab your concealer and camouflage whatever spots the face has because color correcting is no vice, given that this look demands an evened-out face too. So now, you have got that radiant look by merely creating the desired canvas for your face and giving a balance to the complexion with the concealer. You’re already halfway done.

Play With The Blush For A Rosy Face:

How else do you get a peachy pink face if not with the blush? For a soft girl makeup, blush is bae! Tap your blush brush on the bright, beautiful pink blush and dab it on the apple of your cheeks. But should it be done with just that? Of course not. You may sweep the brush outside the apple of the cheeks too, and to add more fun to the look, you can wear blush around the bridge of your nose too. This will allow your face to look way more girly than ever before. There you go! Your face is as sweet as a baby now.

Bring On That Highlight:

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Okay, although you have achieved a glowing face with the foundation, you do not stop just there. To add extra radiance to your soft girl look, you must enhance your elevated facial features with a bit of highlighter too. Your cheekbones, the cupid’s bow, and most importantly, the tip of your nose deserve some extra, extra, extra light as well, so give them that with a highlighter. For easy and seamless application, you can use a highlighter brush that is tapered. Blend in the highlighter properly so that your look does not appear made up.

Bright Eyes For The Win:

The soft girl look also allows you to be creative with your eye makeup. With that being said, be it a matte eye makeup or a shimmery one, your eyes must have brightness in abundance for a soft girl aesthetic. You may or may not use eyeshadow for this look, but make sure you brighten up the eyes. For that, you can place the inner corner of your eyes in the spotlight by applying light shimmers around them and then wash the eyelids with a pink shade. Once done, add definition to the lash lines with the help of some warm brown shades. You can also play with liquid eyeliner if you wish to add more sharpness to the lines but do it judiciously, for it is a “soft girl” makeup after all. You do not want to overdo it.

Also, you may avoid the eyeshadow, but fluffy lashes are THE most important to ace the soft girl look. Before washing those lashes with the mascara, make sure to curl them to give some symmetry to them. Upon doing this, reach out for the mascara, thrust the wand deep into the lash’s roots, and gently wiggle it out. Oh, and do not forget to split up the lashes correctly. If not done, it can make your eyes appear unwontedly over the top. You can fetch a lash comb to separate those lashes evenly and then reapply mascara over again because the brighter those lashes, the better.

Next, finish the eye makeup by filling in the scanty areas of your eyebrows with a brow pencil. You have to ensure that less is more while doing your brows for the soft girl look, and intense eyebrows are a big NO. Therefore, natural-looking and neatly done brows are what you need. So once done filling them, shape the brows with a spoolie brush and then dab a bit of brow gel on them to keep them in place for the rest of the day. This can mark the end of your eye makeup.

G For Gloss! A Lot Of Gloss, Indeed:

 Talking about your lips, a super glossy texture is an absolute necessity when it comes to this trend. Enhance your lips with a peachy pink, nude pink, or any shade from the pink color family closer to your natural lip tone. It will give you the right soft girl vibe. So get it done by adding a great amount of lip gloss, and then you’re almost good to go!

Creativity Is The Key:

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While other makeup looks often come with a set of guidelines to be followed accurately, the soft girl look is quite the opposite. It allows you to bring to life your creativity and leverage it however you desire to. Freckles or tattoo stamps are all good to go with this makeup. If you are blessed with freckles, it is time you defined them now, instead of covering them up because, girl, they look cute, and cute is all you want to feel with this makeup, don’t you? And, if you don’t have freckles, why worry? You have got your brow pencils to do the job. Draw some faux freckles, especially around the bridge of your nose, for a more natural look. What is more, if you want to raise the bar for the soft girl aesthetic, you can always add some play of art here and there on the face. You might want to use stickers, stencils, or glitter to make tiny and cute heart or star shapes around your cheeks to complete the look.

Set The Look:

The last and the most essential step you should always keep in mind before wrapping up the makeup session is to set the look. With an endless number of makeup setting mists flooding the market today, you can grab one easily and spray it on the face adequately. It will not only allow you to wander across the streets without having to stress over wearing out the makeup due to the environmental conditions but will also keep your face fresh and super glowing. Spray it onto your face from a distance, and, voila, you are all done!

So now that you have the chapter and verse that you need to create this most sought-after soft girl look, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, grab your makeup kit and get on with the task. Also, do not ever hesitate to add your personal touch to the tips as mentioned above if you like because you still need to look just the way you are, right? Yes! That being the case, set the wheels in motion and slay the soft girl aesthetic.

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