How To Do Baby Face Makeup?

These simple makeup tricks can cut down several years from your face and make you look younger.

Reviewed by Shelly Shimoni, Hair & Makeup Artist
Written by Nisha Baghadia, MA (Mass Communication)
Edited by Subhrojyoti Mukherjee, MA (English)
Fact-checked by Joyce Joyson, MA (Mass Communication & Journalism)  • 

Some people wish to have a baby’s pure, heavenly face. This Baby Face makeup look is incredibly popular in several countries, such as Korea and Thailand. This makeup look transforms young women’s faces into those of cute babies. It is a simple look to achieve as it only has a few components and you get a fresh, innocent, and youthful face. It is perfect for those who do not enjoy spending countless hours applying tons of makeup in front of the mirror.

In this article, you can check out the tutorial to learn how to do baby face makeup! Keep scrolling to learn more.

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  • Primer Type: Primer Type Opt for a pore-minimizing primer for smooth and creaseless makeup.
  • Lipstick Colors: Primer Type Opt for soft lip colors such as pink or orange for a fresh appearance.
  • For A Subtle Look: Primer Type Babyface makeup does not involve heavy cosmetic products. Go easy on your face with minimal foundation and light lip tint for a soft look.

To find out how to do your Baby Face makeup, check out this post!


Woman applying concealer to hide signs of aging and look baby-like
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First of all, you need to moisturize your face to give it a supple look, just like a baby’s. The desired complexion is supposed to be radiant and matte. So put your concealer on parts of your face that show signs of aging. Use a concealer on blemishes, acne or puffiness under the cheeks. Blend the concealer with the rest of the face.


Women applying foundation with fingers for babyface makeup
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You usually put foundation all over your face in all kinds of makeup. But not in this one. You want to avoid a cakey look, so dot your foundation on areas of your face that need it the most. Blend it using your fingers for a more creamy and natural look. In fact, it is better to use a CC cream instead of foundation or BB cream. This helps you capture the dewy look of a baby. Blend from the center of the face towards the outer edges to achieve a bright face.


Now that you have the base in place, it is time to seal it with a powder. The powder not only helps achieve the matte look, but also keeps the makeup in place. It also conceals freckles perfectly. If you don’t want to dull the shininess of the base with a powder, apply the powder along your jaw line and edge of the forehead. This will prevent your hair from sticking to your face.


Young woman applying blush on cheek for baby face makeup look
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Babies have pinkish and lavender cheeks that a bronzer or a regular blush cannot capture. However, a lavender tinted blush can capture its essence. You can also use a pink tint, cream, or blush and dab it on your skin with your fingers. If you can find a lavender blush, dot the powder on your cheekbones. Now using your brush, blend the blush in straight strokes from the center towards the ear. You must remember that the blush should be barely there. Otherwise, you would look like an asphyxiated blue baby. You can use a sheer or shimmer blush for added shine.

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You can spray some face mist on your face to freshen up the baby face look and reduce the cakiness.


Making natural and fluffy baby-like eyebrows with mascara on woman
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You must know that babies hardly ever have straight, thin brows. But for Baby Face makeup, you also do not want a bushy, unkempt brow. So here is the trick – if you have thin, well-tended eyebrows, use mascara on your eyebrows to fluff them up a little. Then use a pencil of the same color to draw around the border of the eyebrows to make it appear thicker. If you already have thick brows, use an eyebrow comb to arrange your eyebrows in a neat shape. The arch of the eyebrow in Baby Face makeup should not be more or less straight and must not be too long. So use your tools to make your eyebrow appear as natural as possible.


You do not use any eyeliner in Baby Face makeup because kids hardly ever have thick eyelashes. But to give your tired eyelids a lift, you can use eyeshadow. Use a natural eyeshadow, a color that best suits your skin color. A pink shimmer eyeshadow adds an angelic touch to the face. This is for the eyelid. For under the eye, use tiny dots of brown eyeshadow on the outer edge of the eye and blend. On the inner edge, a tiny dab of champagne glitter looks nice and charming.

Baby Lips

Woman applying light pink color on lips for baby lips look
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If you regularly moisturize your lips, just a coat of adorable Baby Lips will do. But if you forget this moisturizing routine regularly, you need to scrub the flaky skin off first. Apply a pink or orange lip tint on your scrubbed bare lips.

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Use a blend of sugar and honey to scrub your lips. It gently exfoliates the skin without drying and helps you maintain a baby-soft pout.

Infographic: A Step-By-Step Tutorial On Baby Face Makeup

Babyface makeup is all about achieving a youthful, fresh, and radiant look. The good news is it does not require much skill and experience. To help you out, we have created a detailed tutorial that can help you achieve that soft, seamless, and luminous look in minutes. Check out this infographic to know more!

a step by step tutorial on baby face makeup (infographic)

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A pretty babyface makeup look needs ultimate blending, so make sure to blend your makeup products perfectly for a subtle luminous look. The idea is to look flawless, just like babies do. In that case, you cannot afford to make your face look made up and cakey. Instead, smoothen the skin surface well using a good quality blending brush. Keep the overall look gentle, smooth, and simple. Now, follow these tips and tricks and get your shine. It is time for you to flaunt that delicate babyface look for a change. So, get, set, go!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common mistakes to avoid when applying baby face makeup?

Some of the common mistakes to avoid when applying baby face makeup includes the following:
• Not moisturizing the face before makeup
• Not blending the makeup properly
• Overdoing your eyebrows
• Putting foundation all over the face

How does baby face makeup differ from other types of makeup styles?

Unlike other makeup styles, baby face makeup uses the colors associated with the face of a baby. The eyebrows, lashes, and lips look like that of a baby. So, one cannot do a lot of experiments on this makeup style. However, other makeup styles include more products and color palettes to highlight your sweet features.

Can babyface makeup be worn for special occasions, or is it more of an everyday look?

It solely depends on an individual’s preference, since babyface makeup is subtle, it can be ideal for an everyday look. But, if you are someone who likes to generally wear minimal makeup, you can wear babyface makeup for special occasions too.

Who is babyface makeup suitable for, and is it age-specific?

Babyface makeup may look better on youthful skin than mature skin. As it is natural makeup and doesn’t involve using products with high coverage, it won’t be able to completely conceal flaws or imperfections on the skin.

Key Takeaways

  • The first step of this makeup includes moisturizing your face and applying a concealer on areas that show aging signs.
  • The baby face makeup involves blending a foundation from the center of the face to the edges.
  • Powder helps seal the base as well as achieve a matte look.
  • It is best to use lavender or pink-tinted blush in this kind of makeup.
  • An orange or a pink lip tint goes well with the baby face makeup.
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