Face makeup is supposed to enhance your natural beauty. But too often, it can make the skin look even worse. Many things can hinder your appearance, whether concealer, powder-looking cakey, or blush is too harsh. The right products applied correctly, can make a huge difference. Are you ready for a step-by-step guide to perfecting your no-makeup makeup look? Here’s how to achieve makeup that looks like your skin but better.
- Step 1: Moisturizer
- Step 2: Primer
- Step 3: Blush
- Step 4: Foundation
- Step 5: Concealer
- Step 6: Setting Spray
- Multitasking Tinted Moisturizer
Before reaching for your cosmetic bag:
- Apply a Apply moisturizing product before going for your cosmetics.
- Try LovelySkin Ultra-Rich peptide Moisturizer.
- Allow it time to absorb into the skin, allowing its anti-aging and hydrating benefits to be fully realized.
This Moisturizer is formulated with powerful peptides that help reverse the cellular damage caused by free radicals, says LovelySkin CEO and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joel Schlessinger. It also contains afaLUXE, which improves the skin’s moisture barrier.
Once your Moisturizer is absorbed, you’re still not done. To achieve the no-makeup look, apply a primer. This will help your makeup to last longer and glide on easily. A silicone-based formulation will minimize fine lines, creases, scars, and large pores. The Youngblood Cosmetics Mineral Primers contain silicones that blur imperfections and create a smooth surface for makeup. Vitamin E protects your skin against free radical damage, and jojoba oil soothes irritation.
Apply blush before Foundation for a no-makeup look. Yes, that’s right–before! Make sure it’s cream-based so its texture won’t clash with your liquid foundation. Use your fingers to gently blend Jane Iredale’s Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain on your cheekbones. Applying Foundation on top of the stain will make it look more seamless. This stain can also be used as a lip color to enhance the no-makeup look.
Blending liquid Foundation with a brush or sponge will give you the most natural-looking result. Pour a small amount of Foundation onto the back of a clean hand or a palette. Dip your brush into the Foundation and buff it on your face from the center outward. Glo Skin Beauty Satin Cream Foundation is one of our favorite liquid foundations for a natural makeup look. It offers a smooth, buildable foundation that dries with a satin finish. This helps conceal acne scars, blemishes, skin tone, and texture.
Here’s one of our best tips for a natural no-makeup look. You will use less product when you apply concealer to your face after foundation. Dermablend’s Quick Fix Concealer has a convenient stick applicator that makes it easy to place concealer where needed. This full-coverage formulation helps hide dark undereye circles, scars from acne, or discolorations that may still be visible even after applying foundation.
Powders are not necessary for no-makeup makeup. Set your makeup with a setting mist instead of your powder. We love COOLA’s Organic Makeup Setting Spray SPF30 because it has a mega-dose of antioxidants and is refreshing anytime. The spray infuses aloe vera, cucumber extract, and hyaluronic acids to keep makeup fresh all day.
BONUS – A multitasking tinted moisturizer
Want to simplify even more? Tinted moisturizers, such as Revision Intelligentsade Tinted Moisturizer SPF45, can make a huge difference in your no-makeup routine. This multitasking product can be used as a foundation, primer, or facial Moisturizer. This sheer-coverage product helps to reduce dark spots and redness. It also evens the skin tone and leaves you with a glowing, natural finish. Because it also contains an impressive lineup of anti-aging ingredients, including peptides, green tea extract, and SPF 45 sunscreen, it goes above and beyond a standard moisturizer.