Insider 101: How To Do VSCO Girl Makeup And Hair With These 10 Easy Steps

By: Balqis Ariffin / June 9, 2021

Without a doubt, social media has created various types of beauty trends from E-girl to the soft girl. We’ve talked about E-girl makeup look before, so the next on the list is the (drum rolls please), VSCO girl! Yup, we’re sure that most of you remember the time when all of the people is head over heels for this trend. With minimal makeup inspired looks, scrunchies, and being totally carefree, such aesthetics are appealing and more people have opted for VSCO girl makeup and hair look. So, if you have been looking for the step by step guide on how to do VSCO girl makeup look, you’ve come to the right place!

What Actually is a VSCO Girl?

We know that there are various types of trends and it can be confusing to exactly know what it signifies. If you aren’t sure what is VSCO girl, fret not because we’ve got you covered! VSCO girl is all about embracing a natural-looking face with a minimal makeup look. They usually emphasize attaining a dewy and fresh face with hydrating skincare products and lip balms instead of going for full-face makeup like mascara, lipstick or heavy foundation.

As the name suggests, the term VSCO girl derived from the renowned photo editing application, VSCO. It is a mixture of 90s and surfer looks. Plus, you can easily spot them as they are usually known to wear scrunchie hair ties and use hydro flasks. When it comes to the starter pack of being a VSCO girl, among the list of products that they use are Mario Badescu, Glossier, Carmex and Burt’s Bees.

The Complete Guide on How To do VSCO Girl Makeup and Hair Easily

1.Prime it up

Although the VSCO girl makeup look is all about being minimalist, a primer is a must-have item to ensure that the makeup is long-lasting and flawless. Besides, it also helps you to attain that dewy and radiant looking complexion. Whether you prefer mattifying, smoothing or even hydrating finish, there are various types of face primers that you can select. Simply use your regular face primer and we have listed a few options below that you can choose from.

BANILA CO Prime Primer Hydrating

Price: $39.90

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Bite Beauty Changemaker Skin-Optimizing Primer 

Price: $54.00

Where to buy: Sephora

2. Flawless complexion

When it comes to the foundation, remember to go for something that does not deliver a cakey or heavy look. The VSCO girl is all about looking natural but it does not mean that you need to ditch the foundation, so opt for a foundation that offers a light or medium coverage. You can choose a foundation that complements your skin tone and make sure to use a beauty blender to ensure that it blends perfectly.

Bbia Last Skin Foundation

Price: $14.90

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L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation

Price: $32.90

Where to buy: L’Oréal online store

3. Get that youthful blush

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Once you’ve completed with the makeup base and foundation, grab a blusher that features warm and pinky hues. Then apply it to your cheeks using a makeup brush. As VSCO girl is inspired by the surfer and 90s look, you can even apply a hint of bronzy shade to attain that sun kissed look.

Faith Belseeq Cheek Colour

Price: $78.00

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Glossier Cloud Paint

Price: $27.20 – $27.50

Where to buy: Shopee

4. Glow up

As the trend is popularized by Gen Z, the VSCO girl makeup look is more towards enhancing youthful and glowing skin. Hence, a highlighter is significantly important if you want to recreate this look. Apply the highlighter on the tip of the nose, cupid’s bow and cheekbones. You can even choose to apply the highlighter to the inner corner of the eyes to make it pop.

Ofra Highlighter

Price: $65.00

Where to buy: Sephora

CLIO Airshadow Highlighter

Price: $23.94

Where to buy: Watsons

5. Natural looking brows

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We know almost everyone is obsessed to get their brows on point, but when it comes to recreating VSCO girl makeup look, it is important that you don’t overdo it. Thus, natural looking brows that look perfectly groom and define is the primary goal. We recommend that you use brow mascara to obtain that subtle and define look easily.

Eglips Natural Auto Eyebrow Pencil

Price: $8.50

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Charlotte Tilbury Brow Fix

Price: $50.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Pixi Brow Tamer Brow Gel

Price: $19.00

Where to buy: Sephora

6. Make the eyes pop!

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As we’re going for a natural inspired VSCO girl makeup look, we’re skipping the eyeshadow step and use the eyeliner to help enhance the eyes feature. However, if you still want to opt for eyeshadow, you can choose nude shades. For eyeliner, we recommend that you use a liquid eyeliner and make sure to wing it up.

Faith Belseeq Liquid Eyeliner

Price: $59.00

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SilkyGirl Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Price: $12.90

Where to buy: Guardian

7. Curl up the lashes

Mascara is one of the essential makeup products that will instantly help to create an illusion of bigger eyes. This magic wand can truly amp up your makeup look. So, when searching for the best mascara, you need to look for the one that offers a lengthening and thickening formula. We know that some of you may prefer the falsies if you do remember to create natural-looking lashes. Just grab the mascara and swipe a few coats of it.

XLASH Cosmetics Vitamins Mascara

Price: $44.90

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L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise

Price: $22.90

Where to buy: L’Oréal online store

8. Kissable pout

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VSCO girl is suitable if you’re going for a minimal makeup look, especially the lips and you can even opt to use the Carmex and Burt’s Bees lip balms. If you want to add a little color, remember to go for the subtle color. Plump and juicy pout is the way to go! Not sure which lip products that you need to choose? Below we have listed a few options that you try out.

Carmex Lip Balm

Price: $3.50 – $11.50

Where to buy: Shopee

Burt’s Bee Moisturizing Lip Balm 

Price: $9.00

Where to buy: Sephora

9. Spritz it off

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For the last makeup step, simply spritz makeup setting spray or you can even choose the VSCO girl’s all-time favorite product which is Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater.

Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

Price: $12.00

Where to buy: Sephora

MAC Cosmetics Fix+

Price: $37.00

Where to buy: Sephora

10. Style the luscious locks

Once you have done with the makeup routine, now it’s time that you proceed to style up your hair. There are few hairstyles that the VSCO girl commonly chooses, including using scrunchies, messy buns, space buns, and double dutch braids. If you can’t think of any style, just simply opt for the 90s or surf girl looks.

Kitsch Microfiber Scrunchies

Price: $27.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Love, Bonito Heidi Scrunchie in Homecoming

Price: $ 9.90

Where to buy: Love, Bonito online store

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