One of the hottest trends of the moment is the no-makeup makeup look. Unfiltered! It’s even trending on social media. People tend to prefer a more natural and less overdone look. Think less Phyllis Diller (Google it) and more Alicia Key’s stint last year as a judge on The Voice. Pulling off a no-makeup makeup look where I "just rolled out of bed" glamor might be effortless when we’re 20 years old and walk the runways of the prominent fashion houses for a living. It gets to be a little more of a challenge the older we get.
Now, I like testing out brand-new things, trying out brand-new techniques, as well as playing with brand-new looks. Just like when we get a new hairdo, it's just as enjoyable to change up our makeup routines once in a while. Especially at the start of a new season.
The no-makeup makeup look can be challenging. How do you look like you're not putting on any makeup when you are? Don't worry; it's not as hard as you might think.
The key things to remember when going for an all-natural appearance is concealing blemishes, evening out your skin tone, highlighting the appropriate locations, and also not overdoing anything. Here's HNTRISM's how-to-guide to pull off a no-makeup makeup look, coupled with a few product suggestions. It’s time to get au naturel!
Because you're not likely to be putting on many products on your face with a no-makeup makeup look, it's a good idea to start with the clearest skin possible. We want your skin to look its best. Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser suitable for your skin. Follow this step with a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and leftover debris.
Babor Cleansing CP Phytoactive Base is a rejuvenating and refreshing water-soluble organic cleaning formula that is part of Babor's signature bi-phase cleansing system with HY-OL cleanser.
DDF Advanced Micro-Exfoliation Cleanser is specially created to enhance cell rejuvenation while cleaning the skin.
After cleansing the face, it’s a great idea to follow up with a Toner. The astringent properties will remove any residue left over from using the cleanser, and it will balance the pH levels in your skin and get it ready for absorbing the moisturizer that you'll apply in the next step.
Spritz on essential hydration with Dermologica's revitalizing mix of skin-repairing Aloe, moisture-binding humectants plus relaxing Lavender, Wolf's Bane and Lemon Balm. The toner includes no artificial scents or dyes.
It’s required to follow up a cleanse and scrub with a moisturizer. You'll want a proper cream to build the foundation for a knockout no-makeup makeup look. If the weather is hot out, then it’s a good idea to go with a light moisturizer with SPF. If you go for a dense, thick cream, you'll end up with an oily, shiny face. Not a good look!
Instead, opt for a CC Cream. The effect of using a luxuriously creamy CC Cream is your skin, only better. It safeguards with SPF, while covering dark areas, discoloration, obscuring pores and concealing inflammation for a flawless complexion from a remarkably comfortable base. And all without the visible effect of a typical, heavy foundation.
HERA's CC line is an original complete-care makeup line with a lightweight and luxurious feel and with skin healing properties thanks to Cell-Bio Modern technology. It produces more youthful looking skin that has all-day radiance and an even complexion.
If you’re on a budget, then this is where you want to spend your money. Invest in a top quality concealer that will deal with any skin imperfections while maintaining your natural look as much as possible. I like to concentrate on the dark circles around the eyes first thing in the morning as well as any stray blemishes that might pop up. Literally.
It's important to remember to light on your usage of a concealer. You don't need to slather it everywhere. After all, that's why it comes in a tube. When choosing a concealer, make sure that it's creaseless. When it's hot out, concealer tends to mound up in specific locations like the temples as well as eyes. I'm sure that's not the look that you're trying to achieve!
A flexible, multi-tasking eye concealer by Perricone MD provides a highlighter, primer and imperfection coverage all rolled into one. Hydrating and also creaseproof, this one-of-a-kind is an acne concealer that evens out skin tones while fading away dark circles and softening the shapes of the eyes.
You don’t need to apply powder if your skin is on the dry end of the spectrum. But if your skin tends to be on the oily side, then a light application of powder can help absorb moisture and control shine. Lightly dust a loose or packed powder using a broad brush to your forehead and cheeks. Don’t use too much or you’ll end up looking flat. Remember, we’re going for that no-makeup makeup look; sheer and not too shiny or matte.
So Natural's colorless powder absorbs sweat and sebum on the skin's surface, controlling without feeling greasy. Brightens the skin without clogging pores for 24 hours. This finishing powder also protects the skin from harmful environmental toxins.
Pink blushers are an ideal choice for warmer weather and also look fantastic on pretty much every shade of skin. Apply a small amount of powdered blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend it in with a brush.
If you are dealing with dry skin, opt for a cream blush. Only apply a couple of long strokes on your cheekbones, beginning on the apples of your cheeks up to your temples. Do not go crazy with the application. You don't want to end up looking like a drag queen. Remember, we're going for that no-makeup makeup look.
The tones of the ADDICTION blushers are fascinating yet straightforward; there's something for everyone in the collection. Winter Blush is a subtle antique pink with neutral mauve touches. Underrated and also really quite beautiful when worn on the apples of the cheeks.
rms beauty's distinct formula that incorporates hydration and protection with abundant mineral shade for an attractive, all-natural coating on both cheeks and lips. The lip2cheek tones are the outcome of over 20 years experience using make-up to some of the globe's most lovely faces. Developed with natural active ingredients.
It's very common to overlook the eyebrows when going for the full-on no-makeup makeup look. Unless you've fallen victim to Gwen Stefani's embarrassing, "drawn with a pencil" eyebrow look from the 90's, you'll want to accent your natural brow without overdoing it. If you have darker eyebrows, using the right eyebrow powder will make sure that your eyebrows are bright. Use an eyebrow powder or pencil a shade lighter compared to your natural eyebrows to fill in the bare areas, then brush the brow with an eyebrow brush to shape the brow.
If your hair is on the lighter side, then all you need is brow gel to even them out and set them in place.
NARS Brow Gel is a shiny, easy-gliding gel to tame, clean and groom brows. A distinctive conical brush adds definition and form with every brush. Creates a fuller, smoother sleeker eyebrow to balance the face.
When going for the no-makeup look, I tend to switch out the vampy blood red shades of lipstick for an incredibly all-natural appearance from a colored lip balm. A balm provides maximum moisture with a touch of color. Remember to keep the tint close to your natural lip shade to highlight your ideal pout, not overwhelm it.
Laneige Water Drop Tint provides soft and slim moisture layer with a hint of color. Water Drop Tint's water suitable formula keeps optimum hydration for your lips throughout the day with a hard-wearing and long-lasting shade.
The entire reason for going for the no-makeup makeup look is to enable your all-natural brilliance to radiate through. It's about working with what you've got and emphasizing your natural attributes. Show off your beautiful skin. Flaunt your rosy cheeks. Revel in the effortless look of the no-makeup makeup look, even if it took a little work to achieve!