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How to create the 'no-makeup' makeup look

Master the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look with these 5 simple steps.

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How to create the 'no-makeup' makeup look.

The aim of this look is to make it seem like you’ve rolled out of bed like that. Nailing the no-makeup makeup look can be tricky as it’s easy to apply too much which defeats its purpose.

Step-by-step tutorial

Step 1: Prepping the skin

  • The key to this look is perfectly prepped skin, so before you even think of applying any makeup, you need to prep your skin.
  • Use a hydrating moisturiser with a couple of drops of Barry M Cosmetics Glass Gloss Illuminating Serum to create healthy radiance.
  • Make sure you massage the products into the skin. This will bring a fresh flow of blood to the surface creating a youthful, plump glow.
  • Follow this with a primer to smooth the skin's surface for that perfect canvas.

Step 2: Perfecting the imperfections

  • Only apply foundation or concealer to the areas that need it - we’d recommend the Rimmel Lasting Radiance concealer for its long-lasting formula, satin finish and buildable coverage.
  • Let the rest of your skin speak for itself, you’ve just beautifully prepped it after all!
  • Use a small, fluffy brush to buff a small amount of product into areas that are discoloured or blemished, such as under eyes.
  • Start off with less and build if required, remember, the product shouldn’t be visible on your face.
  • Finish with a powder if your skin can get oily. 

Step 3: Enhancing the eyes

  • Fill in gaps in the brows with a pencil, then use a gel to set.
  • Eyeshadow is optional, but if you like to wear it, keep it neutral. Opt for a shade that’s close to your skin tone, and depending on your preference, it can have a touch of shimmer. The Barry M Cosmetics In The Buff Browns palette have lovely shades for this look.
  • Use a small, fluffy brush, to buff the product over your eye lids, starting from the lash line and working up towards the socket.
  • Then finish with a coat or two of mascara.

Step 4: Cheek technique

  • Think about where you naturally flush after exercise and focus the product there - this is typically the apple of the cheeks.
  • Using a soft blusher brush, do a cheeky grin and pop blusher there, sweeping up and out towards the top of the ear.
  • Adding some highlighter to your cheek bones gives extra luminosity to the skin.
  • And a bit of bronzer in the areas where the sun naturally tans you is a nice extra too. Think around the hairline and across the nose.

Step 5: Last but not least, lips

  • Keep your lips hydrated and healthy with a tinted lip balm that adds a hint of colour but is lower maintenance than a lippy.
  • Remember to exfoliate a couple of times a week to rid of any flakiness for a polished pout.

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