The best part about makeup is having the ability to create different looks that suit your style. Whether it be a look that is simple and natural or full glam and Instagram flawless, makeup gives you the power to be who you want to be. One look that will always be in style is the no-makeup look. It’s great for when you want to look put together, even when you’re not fully put together. You know what we’re talking about — those mornings when you overslept or when you’re not really feeling like yourself, but need to look presentable. Or perhaps you just want to go a more minimalistic route with your beauty routine.
Whatever the case may be, achieving a no-makeup look is simpler than you’d think and requires just a few items, including a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone, highlighter for that natural glow, a multi-product to bring a little color to the skin, mascara to open your eyes and a brow mousse to make sure those hairs stay in place all day. If you’re struggling to figure out what will work for you, we’ve got you covered. Here are the Top 5 products for the perfect no-makeup look.
5.) Urban Decay’s Naked Skin One and Done
When starting any look, the main focus is evening out that complexion! Though some people are blessed with naturally flawless skin, most of us are not. We see ourselves differently than how others see us, which means our concerns will always be different from one another. Some may be more self-conscious about their enlarged pores, while others are focused on hyper-pigmentation or dark circles. Regardless, the key to a no-makeup look is using something like Urban Decay’s Naked Skin One and Done that will provide you with a moderate amount of coverage while leaving your skin looking like yours, but better.
One and Done truly leaves your skin looking flawless. Providing the benefits of a tinted moisturizer and coverage of a sheer foundation, this oil-free product continues to provide hydration throughout the day (thanks to peptides and vitamins) and protects your skin against sun damage with SPF 20. Did we mention that there are long-term skin benefits as well? Over time, your skin will appear to be more radiant and pores will even begin to look smaller, meaning it’s essentially your new best friend.
4.) Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter
Any oily skinned gal reading this is probably thinking we’re crazy for suggesting a liquid highlighter, but just hear us out! Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter provides a natural glow that can be elevated depending on the amount of product and how you use it.
For that subtle glow, the Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter can be mixed in with your foundation to provide a lit-from-within look. If you have oily skin, this is still something you can do as it won’t add excess oil to the skin, just provide a soft glow — if applied in moderation — in a variety of shades from white gold (Opal) to bronze (Topaz) or even rosy pink (Rose Gold). Dry skinned ladies will love this product as well, since it will have you looking dewy all day long.
Love the glow and want some more? Apply this product to your cheekbones on top of your foundation and blend it in with your finger. You can even apply a powder on top to make it really pop!
3.) Nars’ The Multiple
In the late ’90s, makeup-artist and creator François Nars created a product that would change the beauty industry. Nars was given the task to create a look that represented his vision as an artist, while competing against a variety of other elite artists and achieved success with a lipstick that he applied on the eyes, lips and cheeks of his model. This gave him the idea to create a multipurpose stick that would do the same thing, providing a highlighted yet soft flush of color on the skin. Now one of their best selling items, The Multiple is a cream-to-powder multipurpose stick that can be used on your eyes, lips, cheeks and body, making it a necessity in your no-makeup makeup routine.
The Multiple, which originally was released in one shade, is available in 12 colors and will help liven any quick look. If you’re not a fan of shimmer and prefer a more satin finish, we highly suggest checking out Stila’s Convertible Color.
2.) Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse
Any beauty lover knows that brows are important because they frame the face. The thing to keep in mind when filling in your brows for a no-makeup look is that you don’t want your brows to look overdone. Instead, you want something much more natural. For that reason, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse is the perfect option. The product, which is essentially a gel liner for your brows, will never be too waxy or look too harsh thanks to its lightweight, mousse texture. Since the Brow Mousse is waterproof and contains Tarte’s signature Amazonian Clay, you can expect it to stay in place all day without transferring or flaking.
Let’s face it though, our brows are important and not everyone prefers a mousse. If you’re a pencil lover, Anastasia’s Brow Wiz has an ultra-slim tip perfect for providing those hair-like strokes. If you’re a powder lover, Benefit’s Foolproof comes with two shades to provide a natural gradient with a formula that has 12-hour wear.
1.) Benefit’s Roller Lash
The product to complete any look is undoubtedly mascara, but choosing a favorite can be a challenge. To help make that decision process a little easier, go out and pick up Benefit’s Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara because it will change your life. The curved wand with tiny custom-designed hooks grab each lash to not only separate and lift, but also coat lashes with its incredibly pigmented formula. Available in both black and brown, the mascara is long lasting and even has additional lash-conditioning benefits.
Inspired by hair rollers and their ability to be lifting while providing volume and curl, Roller Lash is an all-around incredible mascara that will have you looking refreshed and awake with just one coat (two for measure). It will be the best your lashes have ever looked, and you’ll find that it’s the hero to your no-makeup look.
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