Like any other aesthetic, makeup is the ultimate finishing touch for any Cottagecore outfit.

Don’t forget that makeup is a personal choice, and you should never feel pressured to wear it or do it a certain way – but we believe it is a fantastic way of expressing yourself.

It is no secret, whether you like to do your makeup or not, that it is not easy to create a makeup look that matches your style perfectly.

It’s even more difficult if you’re not 100 per cent sure what you style is yet or you don’t know much about makeup.

Continue reading to find out how you can create the ultimate soft Cottagecore makeup look in just 4 simple steps.

What is Cottagecore Aesthetic Makeup?

It’s important that we assist you in learning the basics of what Cottagecore makeup is before we go straight into the tutorial.

The Cottagecore trend is a nod towards a simpler, romanticised countryside version of life, and the makeup style reflects this.

Think about punch-drunk lipstick that leaves you looking like you’ve just eaten a whole bag of cherries and rosy blush that makes it look like you’re a woman in a romance novel blushing at everything a handsome, tall stranger says to you.

Think about embracing your natural beauty and enhancing it – freckles, beauty marks, fluttering lashes, and flushed cheeks.

The style steers away from the heavy, glamorous touches like tick eyeliner, dark (and matte) lipstick, moving more towards natural makeup items.

Another staple element of the Cottagecore makeup look: the fluffy brows.

While feathered brows have become popular in mainstream beauty culture, it has been a staple in the Cottagecore community for some time, simply consisting of brushed up brows and a few strokes of brow product to fill in any sparse areas you may have.

How You Can Achieve The Cottagecore Makeup Look

Step 1: Your Base

Image of our Cottagecore makeup routine

The base is possibly the most important step of any makeup routine because it involves skincare.

Skincare is incredibly unique to every individual, and you should use what you know works for you, however, a key step for any Cottagecore base is moisture.

We recommend you use plenty of moisturising products so you can look fresh and dewy all day long.

After you’ve completed your skincare, you need to use a good primer – preferably one that is light and dewy, helping you achieve a natural-looking finish.

After you have allowed the primer to settle into your skin, apply a low- to medium-coverage foundation (if you’ve decided to use one at all) and blend it into your skin with a brush or beauty sponge – whatever works best for you.

After your foundation, apply a low-coverage concealer to any blemishes as well as the inner corner of the lower lash line, the outer edge of your eye up to the end of your eyebrows, the centre of your nose and your chin before blending out well.

Though it is not necessary, you can add some warmth to your face with bronzer here.

You will want to use a subtle bronzer and thoroughly blend on the cheekbones, jawline and temples.

A staple part of the Cottagecore look is blush: we recommend a rosy-toned blush, but choose what goes best with your complexion.

Apply the blush to the bridge of your nose and across your cheeks and cheekbones to add a sun kissed look.

Finish your bas with a glowy highlighter on the tip of your nose, inner corner of your eyes and on the highest part of your cheekbones.

  • Tip: if you want a little extra coverage but you don’t want to use a full-coverage concealer, allow the concealer to sit on your skin for a few minutes before blending out as it will dry out slightly and become thicker.

Step 2: Your Brows

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Brows are possibly the most important aspect of your makeup – the brows are what frame the face, but this doesn’t mean they have to be complicated.

Start by brushing a spoolie through your brow hairs to separate them and encourage them upwards.

Take your brow gel, soap or wax and brush the hairs into place – the front should be brushed up, and the rest should follow the brow arch seamlessly.

If you have any bald spots in your brows, go through with a brow pencil and draw in small, natural strokes to mimic brow hairs.

Step 3: Your Eyes

Image of our eye makeup tutorial for the Cottagecore aesthetic

Essentially, we are trying to accentuate your eyes and make the most out of them in a way that expresses your style.

We recommend you take a fluffy eyeshadows brush to blend a neutral brown through your crease before taking a light, pink-toned shadow and doing the same thing.

Next, darken your outer corner with a slightly darker brown shade – this helps create the illusion of depth.

Some people may enjoy winged liner, but we suggest simply lining your lash line with a thin line of black or dark brown liner.

Finish the look with mascara or a pair of natural, fluffy false lashes.

  • Tip: the pink toned eyeshadow you use should be slightly brighter and more intense than your blush.

Step 4: Your Lips

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This is the easiest (and final) step of the Cottagecore makeup routine.

We recommend you select a rosy, pink or orange-based lip product with a gloss or stain finish.

Aesthetic Makeup Brands

Now that you know how to achieve the ultimate Cottagecore makeup look, you might be in search of some aesthetic brands to try out.

Here are some of our favourite aesthetic makeup brands you should start with:

  • Glossier
  • Milk Makeup
  • Tarte

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