It might sound counter-productive, but many of us are aiming for the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look. Applying makeup to create the effect of not wearing makeup is something that could appear odd, but it’s something that many of us are striving for.
The best ‘no-makeup’ makeup looks place more emphasis on how the products are applied rather than the sheer number of them used, and we’ve got some great tips here to help you master the ‘no-makeup’ makeup vibe. Just keep reading to find out how to get the best look possible.
Maybe eyeliner is a firm must-have for you, but it’s worth considering the various types. Compared to liquid liners, a gel liner can offer a softer, more subtle look – you could try our Smokey Gel Pencil Eyeliner, our first blendable gel pencil liner which offers a lasting matte tattoo finish.
It’s available in two shades, but the Smokey Brown is probably more suitable than the Smokey Black if you’re striving for that dream ‘no-makeup’ look.
With mascara, you’ve got plenty of possibilities, with anything from a striking statement to a more subtle look within your grasp. For the latter, you can consider clear mascara, or a simple black mascara that opens up the eyes without being too overpowering.
To make your mascara look more natural, simply wipe excess mascara off the brush before you apply, while looking down while you apply the first handful of coats can help too. Not only that, but you might want to curl your lashes first too!
It’s easy to make your brows look natural. You can try an eyebrow tint, as this should last you for several days, and you won’t have to reapply makeup each morning instead.
Our Peel Off Semi Permanent Eyebrow Tint, which comes in six different shades of brown, guarantee thick yet natural-looking eyebrows which last for up to three days. It makes life a whole lot easier for you, giving you the brows you want in just three simple steps. Apply the gel in the shape you want, let it set for a little while, and then use your fingers to peel it off – it’s as simple as that!
For a natural look use a glow foundation, like our Dream Radiant Liquid Foundation. Coming in a number of natural shades, the lightweight formula contains both hyaluronic acid and collagen to moisturise your skin and make it look radiant. Just apply it to your face and blend outwards towards your ears, or for a lighter finish simply mix a little into your moisturiser.
When it comes to your lips, less is more. Rather than a full colour lipstick or gloss, a lip balm or a sheer lip colour can work wonders instead.
Our lip balms not only come in a range of colours, giving you the opportunity to choose one that looks natural for you, but they also keep your lips hydrated for hours and make them feel incredibly soft too – it’s a win-win! Alternatively, you could try a sheer lipstick, which are sort of a cross between regular lipstick and lip balm, so they’re a more natural-looking option.
While these are our favourite tips to create the perfect ‘no-makeup’ makeup look, this isn’t an exhaustive list. If you’re after more makeup inspiration to truly get the look of your dreams, you can check out our makeup tutorials and tips here. For the best ‘no-makeup’ makeup look, there’s no need to look any further!