Master the 'No Makeup' Makeup Look

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Master the 'No Makeup' Makeup Look

Lately, I have been enjoying going for the 'no makeup' makeup look, I like wearing a little less makeup and not having to get up as early. I feel like I have really mastered the 'no makeup' makeup look over the past few months. It took me a while to get to the point where I actually felt confident to wear less makeup or I realised I didn't actually need a full coverage foundation every day of the week. So, let me tell you how I mastered the 'no makeup' makeup look.

BASE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Okay, so I love a good primer, especially ones that hide my pores, I usually start with this, think Professional, Smashbox Photo Finish or The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser. Once you have a good primed face I like to apply a foundation that will give me a good glowy finish or rather a BB cream or CC cream with a glowy finish. If your lightweight base doesn't have a glowy finish you can always change that. I love to add the NYX foundation mixer to my BB cream to achieve a natural glow and it works wonders.

Master the 'No Makeup' Makeup Look

DON'T OVERDO THE BROWS
For a more natural look, I think it is best not to overdo the brows, have them look like they aren't filled in at all. This is easier for gals like me who have naturally thick, dark brows. I think it is best to fill the sparse spaces between the hairs towards the arch, but when you come in towards the nose it's best to lean lighter with your wrist and follow the hairs, gently drawing more amongst them. It's also important not to make them too rounded or too straight when trying this look, overdoing the shape can give you away. 

APPLY A LIGHT SHADOW
I don't know about you, but when I have no makeup on my eyelids are slightly darker than my skin tone. To achieve a more natural, simple look I like to take one eyeshadow shade, one that's slightly darker than my skin tone and I blend this into the lid. This gives the eyes a little definition while maintaining a natural look and it takes seconds to achieve. Some of my favourite palettes are the Naked Ultimate Basics, Naked 2 and NYX Natural palette. 

A 'YOUR LIPS BUT BETTER' LIPSTICK
The best thing to do for your lips is to get a satin finish lipstick that is basically your lip colour. By doing this you are enhancing your lips while still looking very au natural. A top tip would be to not go for anything too matte, I'm looking at liquid mattes, my favourites are NYX soft mattes and MAC satin lipsticks, they are neither matte nor sticky and can look 100% natural as long as you don't do an over the top Kylie Jenner and excessively overline your lips. 

Master the 'No Makeup' Makeup Look

GO GENTLE ON THE BLUSH
A little rosy cheek can make anyone look fresh and natural as long as you don't pack on too much, we are going for a natural look not a joining the circus look. apply a tiny amount to the apples of your cheeks picking a shade that isn't too deep nor too bright, think of the colour your cheeks go on a crisp morning, not red, just a pale pink or salmon shade. 

CURL YOUR LASHES
Instead of going all out with a false lash, why not try to curl your normal lashes and apply a couple coats of some mascara. One of my favourites at the moment is Better Than Sex by Too Faced and I love Rollerlash by Benefit. Both give a fuller look without looking clumpy and you only need a couple of coats to have your eyelashes looking fuller and longer. I also love how awake I look once my lashes are curled. 

Do you have any tips on how to achieve a natural makeup look? Or do you use any of mine? Tell me below! 

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