How to perfect the “no make-up” make-up look
As we’re all aware, #nomake-up has been trending for quite some time now. As we scroll through Instagram, countless doe eyed celebs peer longing at the lens with the sun streaming in on their perfectly smooth faces claiming they #wokeuplikethis. In some cases, we’re sure that’s true and we most definitely respect and will promote going make-up free whenever possible. If however you’d like a little helping hand now and then or you just love to wear make-up but hate to plaster it on, read on for our top tips to help master that infamous “no make-up” look.
Instead of your usual foundation, try a BB or tinted face cream instead. It offers a light coverage allowing the natural texture of your skin to shine through whilst concealing any major blemishes. If you absolutely cannot imagine giving up your foundation, try using half the amount you’d usually apply with a pea sized amount of face moisturiser for a lighter, more natural looking base. This will also give your skin a dewier, healthy looking glow. Use a light concealer to gently cover any dark circles or blemishes and blend out.
Back away from the lipstick! We know it’s hard, really we do, but this look is all about keeping your look organic and minimal. A bright or heavy colour will wash out the rest of your make-up causing you to look pale and tired. Try instead a clear or very lightly tinted lip balm for a fresher, more natural finish.
Think of where the sun naturally catches your face, these are the areas to highlight for instantly younger, radiant looking skin. Preferably use a liquid highlighter for this look. Use a small amount to highlight the bridge of your nose, a little above the cupids bow of your lips and a small sweeping just above your cheekbones.
Here you’ll need three things. Mascara, eyelash curlers and a nude eyeshadow. Use a light sweeping of eyeshadow to brighten the eyelid. Then curl your lashes and apply a light, even sweep of mascara to separate and accentuate your lashes and open up the eye.
Just like a frame highlights a photograph, your brows should serve to frame and emphasize your face. Remember your brows are sisters, not twins. Comb them through to give them some oomph then use a little brow powder to define and add shape. A light sweeping will do, just enough to improve their fullness and frame the eyes.