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How to Achieve a ‘No Makeup’ Makeup Look

There are few makeup looks that remain popular decade after decade – and the ‘no makeup’ makeup look is one of those few. Whether you prefer natural makeup looks for the warmer weather, or want to develop a quick morning routine, this approach to makeup remains simple and chic. The style aims to use less makeup and focusses on light coverage products used strategically to enhance your natural features. Surpassing the category of trend, the natural makeup look is instead a ubiquitous style that suits everyone. Read on to discover the secret to creating a luminescent, natural makeup look that you’ll return to for years to come.

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How to apply a no makeup look in 5 simple steps

The ‘no makeup’ makeup look doesn’t require a complete overhaul of your makeup routine. Rather, you can adjust how you apply each product, aiming to get the most out of each one. The goal of ‘no makeup’ makeup is to emulate your natural appearance while making slight adjustments to even out the complexion and enhance glow. Read on for our guide on how to do a no makeup look in 5 simple steps.

Step 1: Prepare and prime

Implementing a quality skincare routine is the first essential step in achieving a glowy ‘no makeup’ makeup look. To encourage plump looking skin and a lit-from-within radiance that can emanate through your makeup, prioritise hydration in your daily skincare routine. Before applying makeup, take steps to prep your skin for a flawless base by:

  • Cleansing with a gentle face wash
  • Applying a hydrating moisturiser like the Crema Nera Supreme Reviving Light Cream
  • Smoothing out texture with a lightweight primer such as the Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer.

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    Step 2: Create a radiant base

    Perfecting your base makeup is possibly the most important step in achieving an impeccable no makeup look. Consider the formula of your foundation and concealer and apply these products sparingly. Light coverage foundations and concealers with iridescent properties are ideal to even out skin tone and provide a glowy effect.

  • The Luminous Silk Foundation has veil-like coverage suitable for all skin types and comes in 40 shades to create a skin-like effect.
  • Create a flawless base with less product by spot concealing with the Luminous Silk Lightweight Liquid Concealer after foundation.
  • When it comes to powder, a heavy hand can impact your natural makeup look, so use a light dusting of face powder to set liquid makeup where most needed.

  • Step 3: A natural flush

    A glowy ‘no makeup’ makeup look requires just the right amount of highlight and blush to add dimension to your look. To create a fresh, natural radiance, choose cream formulas that can melt into your skin.

  • Apply a touch of Neo Nude A-Highlight to the highest point of your cheek bones, the very tips of your cupids bow, and just under the eyebrow arches. Diffuse with a fluffy blender blush for skin-like luminescence.

  • Add a hint of blush to your cheeks and delicately tap the product into the skin with two fingers for a natural looking flush of colour.  

  • Step 4: Enhance the eyes

    While bright and bold eye makeup can be beautiful, if your goal is ‘no makeup’ makeup it’s important to keep your eye makeup minimal with neutral colours.

  • A wash of matte eyeshadow in a shade close to your skin tone can be effective for a natural makeup look on the eyes.
  • Create brushed-out brows with a spoolie, then slightly fill in any sparse areas with a brow pomade and thin angled brush.

  • On the lashes, prioritise length over of volume. Brown mascara can look more natural on fair lashes, while a classic black complements naturally darker lashes.

    Step 5: Less is more lips

    Luscious lips are marked by their soft, supple, and shiny qualities – so colour isn’t a prerequisite for a perfect pout. Less is more when it comes to natural makeup looks, so select sheer formulas with a hint of colour, or enhance your natural lip colouring with a clear balm.

    • For all day hydration, nourish your lips with the Neo Nude Ecstasy Balm to achieve the shine of a gloss with the care of a balm.
    • Nothing promises ‘no makeup’ makeup perfection like a clear lip formula – so try the buttery soft Him/Her Lip Care Lip Balm to condition and moisturise your pout.

    Now you’re ready to master the art of ‘no makeup’ makeup, discover more tips on how to get glowing skin.


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