The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better

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The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better

Cottagecore makeup is a minimal and timeless look that is perfect for anyone who wants to achieve a natural and polished look. This type of makeup is inspired by victorian england, when it was not the custom to wear heavy makeup. focus on flawless skin, pink cheeks and a lipstick that is your lips but better.

Cottagecore makeup is trending because it is a natural look that is basically you, but polished and put together. This has a lot of appeal to many beauty enthusiasts. Natural makeup looks were always more popular in Europe as opposed to the Americas. Is that a cultural difference? Possibly, but one thing is certain: It might be chic to wear the full beat, but it sure isn’t cottagecore.

The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better
The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better
Pride and prejudice (2005)
Sense and sensibility (1995)

Natural makeup looks have been labeled many things with a positive moral charge - empowering, confident, strong enough to show your true you. Well, cottagecore aesthetic gives you the chance to put a spin on it and use natural makeup as an aesthetic costume.

Scroll down for the list of key products for a cottagecore makeup look. Find products and inspo also in this Pinterest board!

How to get the cottagecore makeup look

Skincare

When it comes to cottagecore makeup, the most important part is perfect skin. You’re gonna have to start with a proper moisturizer. If you can get your hands on the Korean brand Innisfree, you’ll find pretty good moisturizers for the dewy look.

The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better
The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better

Foundation

Next, you’ll want to apply a little bit of foundation that will give you a natural and polished look. It doesn’t matter too much what product you use, important is the technique: Work it in properly with a thick foundation brush, it shouldn’t be apparent that you’re wearing any foundation at all.

The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better
The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better
Jane from the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice
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Blush

If you’re ever seen a movie based on a Jane Austen novel, did you notice how the women always pinch their cheeks when the man of their life is approaching, or have that done to them by their mothers?

sense and sensibility

Yeah, these days we use a blush.

You could use Charlotte Tilbury blush in “Love glow” if you prefer powder, or the Colourpop Blush Sticks for a hydrating cream blush. They both give a natural pink flush to the cheeks.

The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better
The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better

Lips

To finish off the look, use a lipstick or lip pencil that is almost the shade of your lips, but better in some way. A bit more peachy, a bit more rosy. You could just use a tinted tip balm, too.

The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better
The beauty of cottagecore makeup: Blushy cheeks and you-but-better

It’s clear that cottagecore makeup is a look that is loved by many because it is natural and polished. Who wouldn’t want that flawless and dewy look.

If you’re looking to feel like a true English rose, cottagecore makeup is the way. The aesthetic takes its cues from an time when women wore minimalistic face suits and longingly studied their flawless skin in Victorian portraiture while applying lipstick that matched exactly how they wanted it on themselves - juicy pinks with soft glosses applied just so around lips but better yet as doorways into dreams where anything can happen!