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No-Makeup Look – How to Pro Teachs


How to Hack the No-Makeup LookEven though we adore glitzy and daring makeup looks like precisely applied lips, smoky eyes, or glitter eyeshadow accents, most days we just want to look presentable and put together before leaving the house. Without makeup, our beautiful planet would undoubtedly be dull, less enjoyable, and less exciting. I might be partial, but I do adore how cosmetics can change a face in a subtle way. Makeup can make us seem cheerful and alert even when we’re anything but awake. That’s when having a go-to makeup look for almost any occasion comes into play. The main aim of the no-makeup look is to give you a naturally stunning appearance with few products and in little time.

Typically, when someone mentions a natural makeup look, we immediately picture a simplistic look (every minimalist’s heaven). However, modern definitions of the no-makeup look may include less conspicuous but flawless makeup. Your natural features should be enhanced in a way that is essentially unnoticeable which usually falls in between a natural look and excessively glitzy statement makeup. See our detailed tips on how to achieve the no-makeup look that’ll be the cherry on top of the cake of your already stunning face.

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Mastering the No-makeup Look Like a Pro

One thing is undoubtedly obvious from scrolling through social media these days: The no-makeup trend is still going strong and is among the must-have styles of the season. Surprisingly, it may be a little tricky to pull off this barely-there appearance. One reason is that it’s simple to overdo when trying, which essentially defeats the point.

Selena Gomez shared some stunning dewy looks on her Instagram as part of the launch of her new beauty line, Rare Beauty. Many of the featured products from her line were simpler and more natural in appearance. One of my top picks was the peachy look she had on. Here, her full lips and peachy-reddened cheeks were the centers of attention. With a minimal foundation base, thin coats of mascara, and a dash of brown over her lids to add definition, she kept her entire appearance effortless. Here’s a step-by-step guide that will turn you into a beauty aficionado capable of perfecting the no-makeup look. Let’s get going!

1.     Prep your skin

A solid skincare regimen is the foundation of both flawless makeup and no-makeup makeup. Your skin needs to be as moisturized and illuminated as possible prior. After cleansing your skin exfoliate lightly using micellar water and a cotton pad to eliminate any dry dead skin and excess sebum that may clog your pores. Proceed with a hydrating mist like the HUDA BEAUTY Glow Cocoa Hydrating Mist to rejuvenate your skin. After that, apply your moisturizer. People with dry skin can use thick moisturizers with powerful hydrators like shea butter and ceramides. Lighter moisturizers like Farmacy Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya, which keeps oily, breakout-prone skin nourished, shining, and feeling fresh, in addition to helping it look clear and smooth, are best for oily skin types. As always do not skip your SPF girlies.

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2.     Prime your face

Primer is a debatable product. Others feel it to be unnecessary, while some swear on it to give your makeup lasting appeal. You can use your primer first to provide an ideally smooth surface on which to apply your makeup. Think about the final no-makeup makeup look you want to achieve while selecting your preferred primer. Your main aim should be to create a glowing base for a no-makeup look. For enhanced radiance and brightness, use the L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer. Color-correcting primers, such as the NYX Professional Makeup High Glass Face Primer also come in handy if you desire to bring down redness and control oil production. After applying your preferred primer to your face, you can proceed to the following step.

3.     Concealing blemishes

The best approach to achieve a no-makeup look is to spot-treat your complexion rather than covering your entire face in a thick layer of foundation. To smooth out the skin, apply concealer to any areas that have discoloration, hyperpigmentation, or imperfections using a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Apply a little concealer under your eyes to mask any bags there and to make you appear and feel more awake. It might give you the extra confidence you need to leave the house without a full-face beat as it makes sure that your skin is evenly toned. You should use a product amount the size of a half-pea, keeping in mind that less is more.

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How to Hack the No-Makeup Look

4.     Delicately contour

Apply a contour shade to your forehead, cheeks, and jawline for soft definition. Feel free to apply blush on the apples of the cheeks and a hint of bronzer where the sun would typically warm your face. When opting for a no-makeup makeup look, the trick is to apply cream products. Cream products tend to blend wonderfully, thus I prefer them to powder ones. For instance, it blends effortlessly and seems very natural when a small amount of cream blush is added to a cream foundation.

In addition to being much easier to apply, cream and liquid blushes and contours serve to bring out your natural features a little bit better than powder products, which might mask them. Queen Rihanna nailed it with Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Contour Skinsticks. They’re as near to being ideal as possible! The formula is incredibly enjoyable to use, and the color range is extensive and inclusive. Also, check out Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Cream Blush for a pop of color. Use a firm blending brush to apply this, lightly tapping it onto the cheeks for that J-Lo-worthy bone structure.

5.     Brows and lashes

Maintaining proper eyebrow shape is essential in this day of the good brow! It’s a great technique to draw attention to your face and your eyes because they frame your face. To enhance your brows, use a clear brow gel, such as Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, to quickly fill in your brows and give them a fuller appearance. I wouldn’t use an eyebrow pencil because it could look heavy when worn with minimal makeup. You’re good to go once you’ve brushed your brows up and away from your face. As for your lashes, a quality eyelash curler is essential! One coat of mascara applied simply to the top lashes will do.

Finish your look with a hint of highlighter for an added lift and brighten your lips with gloss or tinted balm. After completing all the steps, use a setting spray to keep your no-makeup look in place for a dewy, bright complexion that lasts all day. Drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fruits because no matter your age, the secret to pulling off the no-makeup makeup look begins from within.

I’m sure you now have an idea of how to get your glow on without going to great lengths.  What facial features do you often accentuate when going for a clean no-makeup look? Chat with me in the comments.

About the Author

Abigail Mbithe
Abigail is a 20-something wild child who still believes in unicorns, fairy tales, and everything beautiful. When she’s not trying to invent a new hairstyle or fighting acne, and keeping her skin ageless, she’s either sipping on something or hanging out with her tribe.




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