Hi dolls! It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s #TrendingsAtRunwayz week! Since summer is right around the corner & most people like to wear minimal makeup on those hot days, the ‘no makeup’ makeup look has been trending, so I’m going to give you the low-down on how to achieve that flawless look.
✫ One of the secrets to the ‘no makeup’ look is glowing, even skin. Skincare encompasses about half the look because hydrated skin looks so plump & luminous. Applying a few drops of a serum before trying out the natural makeup look will ensure your skin is luminous and replenished. Glossier’s Super Glow & Super Bounce serums leave the skin glowing, hydrated, soft & plump.
✫ Having a good beauty sponge is your ‘no-makeup’ makeup secret weapon. Beautyblender & Real Techniques make some incredible beauty sponges both at varying prices–so everyone can afford a flawless complexion. When damp, a beauty sponge presses makeup into the skin while also removing excess product for beautiful coverage. Essentially, it helps to make your foundation meld with your skin instead of sitting on top & looking like your wearing foundation.
✫ When it comes to foundation for this look, nobody has time for a dull, matte finish; go for a natural or luminous finish, like Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint. This product will provide sheer coverage and instant dewiness that is smoothing, refining & breathable – exactly what you want for this look. If you want to go for more coverage, try the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation as it is an undetectable full coverage foundation.
✫ Concealer is optional for this look as it’s only needed if there are dark circles, imperfections or blemishes you wish to cover a bit more. Glossier’s Stretch Concealer is the perfect concealer for this look; “a traditional concealer sets to a stiff, flat, dry finish – a dead giveaway that you’re wearing it. This concealer moves with your face instead of caking on top of it, and nourishing oils that give a dewy, glowing finish.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. Another good concealer for this look if you’re willing to spend a little more is the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer; a weightless, water-rich concealer that is buildable & provides a dewy & luminous finish.
✫ The only eyeshadow you need for this look is a shade that’s a bit deeper than your skintone to blend into the crease. You want to enhance this area slightly as it is naturally darker than you lids, which will bring attention to your eyes. Cream formulas are best as they mimic the texture of your skin. Nyx Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencils are the perfect product for the job as they are creamy, blendable & have a slight sheen.
✫ A lightweight & defining mascara–like Covergirl Super Sizer, Benefit Roller Lash or Maybelline Colossal Big Shot–is best for this look. Wiggling the wand from the root to the tip of your lashes will ensure they stay separated and look more natural.
✫ To fool everyone into thinking your brows are just always that great, comb through them with a bit of tinted brow gel such as Glossier’s Boy Brow. Focus most of the color on your arches as this is where your brows are naturally darker.
✫ Cream blush with a natural finish looks best as it’s sheer and mimics the texture similar to the skin. Glossier’s Cloud Paint is a gel-cream formula that gives your cheeks a healthy, flushed-from-within glow.
✫ Seeing as most of this look stars cream products, of course cream highlighter is best as the latter can look too chalky. Glossier’s Haloscope is a dual-delivery formula infused with genuine crystal extracts for all-day enlightenment & a solid oil core of vitamin-rich moisturizers for a hydrated, dewy finish–aka the PERFECT highlight for the no-makeup look.
✫ For the lips, there are a few options-tinted lip balm, lip gloss or both. Glossier’s Balm Dotcom is a holy grail lip and skin salve; it comes in five flavors, two of which are tinted(that would be Cherry with a sheer, juicy red tint and Rose with a barely-there pink tint) These are packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry skin. Glossier’s Lip Gloss is a clear, Vitamin E-infused, cushiony gloss without that gluey, sticky feeling.
Have you tried the ‘no makeup’ makeup look? Let me know in the comments below!
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Author: Grace Michelle
Grace Michelle, is a pro-makeup artist and a very talented one at that. She resides in Buffalo, NY with her family and loves all things makeup and beauty related. You can find her articles here discussing anything beauty and makeup related (trends, tips, and more!) Follow along with her @gracemichellle on IG.