If you have ever wondered how some people look so great without any makeup, the secret is that they are probably wearing a full face of products and you just don’t know it. One of the trendiest makeup looks of 2022 that will continue to gain popularity in the upcoming year is the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look.
Essentially, this look is designed to highlight and enhance your natural features. It focuses on creating a beautiful, polished, and fresh look with a minimal amount of products. If you’re eager to give this look a go, here are seven steps you need to achieve the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look…
1. Prep Your Skin
The foundation of every ‘no-makeup’ look is glowy and hydrated skin, which is why preparation is the first step of this routine. It’s always best to start with a clean canvas, so give your face a quick rinse with cold water and apply your favourite hydrating cream. Once that’s fully soaked in, you can begin applying your makeup products. If you suffer from very dry skin, we recommend you apply an intensive mask before you get started.
2. Include A Primer
Not everyone knows what primer is and how it should be used, however, this is an essential product for the ‘no makeup’ look. Primer is used to create a solid base for your makeup to sit on. A great primer can result in your makeup staying on for 6 hours instead of 60 minutes, so be sure to include this important step in your routine.
3. Opt For Light Coverage
Full coverage is not the best option if you’re trying to go for a natural look, as these types of foundation can sometimes appear cakey. Instead, we recommend you opt for a light coverage product. Tinted moisturizers, like BB or CC creams, are excellent options for achieving that glowy and radiant look. They offer a slight level of coverage but also let unique features, like freckles, shine through.
4. Add A Natural Bronzer
Next on the list is a natural bronzer. You’ll want to apply this lightly to areas where the sun typically hits your face, for example, your temples, chin, nose, and cheeks. Make sure to blend the bronzer as best as you can for it to look as subtle as possible. Cream or liquid products can enhance that dewy look we’re going for and they’re much easier to blend than powder products.
5. Fluff Up Your Brows
The ‘no makeup’ look is all about enhancing your natural brows! Take a clear brow gel and fluff up your eyebrows to keep them in place all day. You can also achieve the same effect with a brow of soap and spoolie. For those who can’t live without a bit of brow makeup, we recommend you fill in your brows lightly with a makeup pen or pencil. Remember to apply gentle strokes without going overboard on the definition. You should also find a colour that matches as closely to your natural eyebrow colour as possible.
6. Use Natural Tone Blush
We all love a bit of blush, but just like the bronzer, it’s important that you keep this light and simple. Give yourself a natural flush by picking a colour that doesn’t contrast your skin tone too much. Add a bit on your cheeks and make sure to blend as much as you can. You can start off lightly and build more products as you see fit. It’s also a great idea to invest in a combo product that you can apply to both your lips and cheeks.
7. Skip The Mascara Altogether
You may scream in horror at the thought of skipping the mascara altogether but it is a ‘no makeup’ look after all, and mascara is one of the biggest giveaways. Instead, why not try curling your eyelashes. If you really want to commit, we recommend you opt for a lash lift that will keep your lashes looking long and makeup-free for weeks on end.
Bold makeup is a great look for important events and big nights out. However, the ‘no makeup’ look is the perfect alternative for the days when you simply want to look as fresh as possible.
It’s the best way to pretend like you rolled out of your bed looking flawless and it only takes a few minutes out of your morning routine. Remember, less is more when it comes to achieving this look, so keep it light and add product in small amounts wherever necessary.