While it is fun to get dolled up with a full face of foundation and bright red lips, there are days you want to look and feel your best without putting in too much effort. And that is when a no-makeup makeup look comes to your rescue! From tips on how to create this look to the right no-makeup makeup look products for your beauty bag, read on to learn how you can pull off this beauty trend in just 5 minutes.
1. Prep your skin
To nail a no-makeup makeup look, you need to have a strong skincare routine. After you are done cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin, go in with a blurring primer to visibly reduce large pores and get a smooth and even base. Depending on your skin type, pick between a dewy or mattifying primer and give your skin a soft and smooth look.
2. Ditch the foundation
For a quick and simple no-makeup makeup look, we recommend skipping the foundation. If you still want to add a light layer of face makeup, look for a no-makeup makeup foundation that has a sheer to light coverage. Keep your complexion looking natural and let the texture of your skin shine through.
3. Conceal correctly
The trick to a flawless no-makeup makeup is using a concealer to strategically cover up blemishes and brighten up your complexion. First, use the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool to find your exact concealer shade match. Using a small, flat brush, apply it on your blemishes and dark spots to spot conceal. Then apply a tiny amount of the concealer under your eyes and blend it with your fingers for a natural effect. Lightly dust some setting powder on your T-zone and under the eyes to set everything in place.
4. Add some colour to your cheeks
Give your skin a natural flush by adding the tiniest amount of blush to the apples of your cheeks. If you want your no-makeup makeup to give you a sun-kissed complexion, apply a light layer of a warm-toned blush across your nose as well.
5. Illuminate your face
Sparkly highlighters are a no-no when it comes to an au naturel look. A key no-makeup makeup product you need in your vanity is a liquid highlighter or strobing cream. Adding a touch of highlighter to the high points of your face is the quickest way to add a glow to your complexion. You can also mix the highlighter with your primer to give your skin a natural-looking glow from within and enjoy a dewy complexion.
6. Go easy on the eyes
For no-makeup makeup eyes, you need to keep them simple and almost bare. Use a pink or cream eyeshadow shade on your eyelids and blend it with your fingers. Next, use a brown eyeliner on your waterline to define your eyes without making them look over the top. Coat your lashes with a curling mascara to add some oomph without replicating the look of falsies. Finish your eye makeup by using an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows and making them appear fuller.
7. Aim for the My Lips But Better look
The last step of your no-makeup makeup look is colouring your lips. Keep your lip makeup soft by applying a cream lipstick in a shade as close as possible to the natural colour of your lips. Use the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool to test out the different Maybelline lipstick shades to find your closest match. Top if off with lip balm to add a sheen and hydrate your lips.
8. Mist away
Even though they aren’t too many products you are trying to set in place, adding a few spritzes of your favourite setting spray will give your complexion a refreshing boost. Makeup setting sprays are also perfect for little pick-me-ups throughout the day when your tired skin needs a helping hand
Here are some tips on how to apply no-makeup makeup correctly –
1. Wherever possible, use your fingers to blend the product into your skin to give it a soft, blurred effect. Use a makeup sponge when applying foundation to keep the coverage to a minimum.
2. Do not use any bold colours on your eyes and lips.
3. While a light touch of shimmer is okay on the eyelids, a no-makeup makeup look is not the time to bring out your glittery eyeshadows.
4. If lipsticks are not your thing, you can use a tinted lip-balm for adding some glossy colour to your lips without the tackiness of a lip gloss.