How to create the 'no-makeup' makeup look
Master the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look with these 5 simple steps.Shop all beauty
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 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.