While we all wish we could wake up looking flawless like a movie star this isn’t always the reality—that’s where the “no makeup makeup” look saves the day.
Especially for those occasions where a full face of makeup would be too much,
it’s important to know how to apply certain products
so that your makeup isn’t too overpowering.
1. FRESH CANVAS
Before we dive deep in to the no makeup makeup process,
it’s important to know that you’ll need to start with a fresh, clean base.
Use a gentle exfoliator and an oil-free moisturizer before applying any makeup
to buff away dead skin and dirt, as well as hydrate your complexion.
2. LIGHT COVERAGE
A thick, matte face full of foundation isn’t ideal for this look.
After all, you’re trying to look less made-up and to be playing up your natural features.
Instead, try using a CC cream to offer coverage while also correcting your skin’s imperfections
at the same time! If you tend to get a little oily throughout the day,
dust on a light application of setting powder to keep the CC from moving.
Bronzer can be worn year round, and (I think) helps your complexion to look a bit more healthy
and less dull, especially in the colder months when your skin doesn’t have a natural tan.
Apply a bit of bronzer on your cheek bones, the top of your forehead, o
n the bridge of your nose, and your chin where the sun would naturally hit your face.
4. GROOMED BROWS & NUDE LIDS
Try a clear brow gel instead of pencil in perfectly shaped brows and
swipe the wand a few times through your lashes until they’re placed exactly how you like them.
If you have thin, sparse brows, go ahead and use a brow powder with a small angled brush to fill in any spots before applying the gel.
When choosing an eye shadow color for the no makeup look,
aim for colors that are nude and subtle. Think bronzes, tans, and champagne colors.
Don’t go too heavy for spidery-looking lashes.
Remember to keep it natural looking with a hint of glam.
For some, the idea of stepping out of the house without a speck of makeup on can be a bit terrifying,but with these easy tricks, you can still have some coverage and accentuate your best features without looking like you put any effort in.