While we love getting our makeup done for special occasions, sometimes it’s nice to wear none at all. While it’s not always possible to wear zero beauty products - blemishes, covering up your dark circles, etc - there are ways around it. This is where the no makeup look comes in.
What exactly do we mean by the no make up look? It’s the barely there look that conceals imperfections and gives you that ‘lit from within’ look. For us, the no makeup look is the ultimate look - and the one that gets people asking what you’ve been doing differently to achieve your newfound glow.
For those of you who are used to a face of full coverage makeup, why not give this a go? Even if it’s just to give your skin a break from wearing makeup to excess day after day. For those who are looking for that natural glow, read on for some hot tips on how to achieve the no makeup look.
- Keep your skin hydrated
- Use a good BB Cream
- Enhance your eyebrows
- Natural eye makeup
- Barely there lips and cheeks
5 tips for getting that ‘no makeup’ look
1. Keep your skin hydrated
A great moisturiser is always the best starting point of any skin care and makeup routine. A good one should help prime your face for the rest of the products. If you’re on the go in the morning or looking for a lighter morning alternative to your night cream, why not try a product like the Pixi Hydrating Milk Mist. Pumped full of hyaluronic acid, a couple of sprays on the face will provide an instant surge of hydration.
2. Ace of base
For this natural skin, no-makeup look, we’re going to suggest a good BB Cream to be your base. BB cream - or beauty balm - bottles all the best skincare benefits like hydration, correction and sun protection and gives it to us in one ultimate product. It’s pretty much like a tinted moisturiser with some additional coverage (but not too much, don’t worry).
We love the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot BBB Cream, which takes it to the next level with skin-perfecting properties, anti-aging moisturiser and most importantly, SPF30. For a truly ‘second skin’ look, we’d recommend applying with your fingers rather than a brush.
3. It’s all in the brows, baby
For those of you blessed with luscious, full brows, please embrace them! Instead of filling them in further, use the Elf Clear Brow & Lash mascara to brush your brows upwards and outwards to enhance them. If you absolutely can’t go a day without filling them in with some brow pomade, we’d recommend the Eye of Horus Brow Define to create some shape and fill in the gaps, then putt some of the brow gel on as well. We don’t know about you but we think good brows are key to a good no-makeup look.
4. The windows to your soul
When it comes to your eyes in the no-makeup look, it’s super simple. Go for a cream eye shadow like the Napoleon Perdis Utopia Metallic Cream - it’s easy to apply and pays off in colour. Then all you need is a slick of really good mascara through your top lashes and bottom lash line to open up your eyes. Remember how we talked about the best lengthening mascara? Well that one’s a good option and so is the ModelCo Fatlash Volumising Mascara.
5. A natural flush
When it comes to your lips and cheeks, aim for the ‘you...but better’ look. We’re talking about a natural flush and a barely-there natural lip. Again, the ultimate no-makeup look means opting for the cream formulas. So for a cream blush, choose a soft colour to imitate your natural blush - the Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush in Pink Cashmere will be a pretty close match for lots of you - and use your fingertips to apply and blend into the apple of your cheeks. With your lip, use the Inc.redible Shot Lip Quencher in Just Be Me for a soft pink tint.
Some extra tips
If you do have an oily skin type, you might feel wary about using all these cream products. Our holy grail in this case is some translucent setting powder. The key to keeping that ‘no makeup’ look is only applying the powder to your most oily areas - T-Zone or forehead. Finish off with some lip balm, brow gel and all the other chosen products we mentioned and you are good to go girl!
Finish off the whole no makeup look with another spritz of Pixi Mist and you’re done. You can buy all of the above and choose from a great range of beauty, makeup and skin care products on Oz Hair & Beauty today - with AfterPay, of course!
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