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Makeup Tips to Look Like a Hipster

In order to rock the 'hipster' vibe, you need to focus on keeping your makeup appear effortless. This article will give you helpful and easy makeup tips on capturing the essence of a hipster without putting in a lot of effort.
BeautiSecrets Staff
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018
As stated in the Urban Dictionary
Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20s and 30s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively.
So ..., what kind of makeup is appropriate for women who believe in shunning all the conventional norms laid by our society? Basically, a hipster woman will find makeup looks that seem natural, and less made-up. Without adding a ton of makeup, a hipster's natural beauty is what we're looking for.

As you read through the article, you will find helpful suggestions on how to apply hipster makeup. So, here's your inspiration to stand out in the crowd as yourself.
Apply Makeup the Hipster Way
As hipsters look beyond the generally-accepted idea of 'beauty' that―women, and not men should wear makeup―they like to wear very little makeup. The idea is simple―pick one focal point to highlight, and run with it.

Now even though we are providing you some specific hipster makeup tips, don't just copy it each time. Keep practicing and implementing the following techniques while modifying and experimenting with your makeup. That way, you will be able to showcase your 'hipster' personality more clearly.
Makeup Rituals to Follow
The following three steps are essential not just for hipsters, but for any type of makeup routine you like to exercise.
1. Wash your face and neck area properly.
Woman Washing her Face
Choose a gentle, alcohol-free facial cleanser that suits your skin to wash the skin on your face and neck area. Massage the cleanser in a circular motion for about a minute, and rinse with cool water. Pat your face and neck dry with a soft, clean towel.
2. Apply foundation all over your face and neck area.
Woman Applying Foundation
With either a foundation brush or sponge, apply foundation all over your face and neck area. As for the foundation itself, you can use either a cream or powder type which provide the most coverage. On the other hand, if you are looking for a light coverage, opt for either a tinted moisturizer or BB cream.
3. If required, apply a thin layer of concealer.
Woman Applying Concealer
Contrary to popular belief, you should apply concealer after the foundation is on. That way, you avoid applying a lot of product on your face, keeping it appearing as natural as possible. With a concealer brush, spot conceal the troubled areas.
Pick Only One Element
For the following four steps, concentrate to focus either one of the features for best results.
4. To shadow, or not to shadow, that is the question.
Hipster Woman with Nude Shimmer Eyeshadow
Nude - ish Eyeshadow
Hipster Woman with Pink Eyeshadow
Light Eyeshadow
Hipster Woman with Smokey Eyeshadow
Smokey Eyeshadow
5. Eyeliner and mascara can easily play up your eyes.
Hipster Woman with Bold Upper Eyelashes
Bold Upper Eyelashes
Hipster Woman with Flicked Eyeliner
Flicked Eyeliner
Hipster Woman with Thick Eyeliner
Thick Eyeliner
Hipster Woman with Winged Eyeliner
Winged Eyeliner
6. Accentuating your lips? Choose a red lipstick. Accentuating your eyes? Opt for a nude to light pink lipstick.
Hipster Woman with Bold Red Lips
Bold Red Lips
Hipster Woman with Matte Pink Lips
Matte Pink Lips
Hipster Woman with Pink Lips
Nude - ish Pink Lips
Hipster Woman with Natural Red Lips
Natural Red Lips
7. Go natural or apply a hint of blush.
Portrait Of Young Beautiful Woman
No Blush
Hipster Woman with Light Blush
Light Blush
Being a Hipster Girl is Empowering
The most essential part about being a hipster isn't hidden in the way you do the makeup or your attire; it's about the way you choose to live your life. What matters the most is how you're not bound by what society thinks or how it expects you to behave. Being yourself should be more important to you than wanting to attach the 'hipster' label onto yourself.