The No-Makeup Look: Tips for Creating Perfection in Every Detail

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The natural no-makeup makeup look is still at the top of popularity charts, so it’s a technique you definitely should master if you want to stay trendy. Not everyone loves this look, and yet millions of women embrace and try to perfect it. This is where problems begin because for all that it’s marketed as “effortless beauty”, the no-makeup look requires a lot of effort, skill, and the right products to achieve.

How to Achieve the Perfect No-Makeup Look: Tips, Tricks, and Considerations

Hydrating skin prep is the most important step

Making your skin appear flawless yet natural is all in the prep. Simply put, you should aim to minimize the use of the product when you get to the actual makeup. In the best case scenario, you should be able to skip foundation altogether. And to achieve this you need to make your skin look as healthy and beautiful as possible.

There are two important components to this. The first is your day-to-day skin care routine, which must be able to enhance your natural beauty. If it doesn’t work this way for you, consult a professional dermatologist and beautician. They should be able to help you determine what exactly the problem is and develop a skin care routine that will work for you.

The second part of creating a perfect no-makeup look is prepping your skin right before you start applying makeup. You will need to hydrate it thoroughly with cream and serum that will not only moisturize and enhance skin’s glow now but will also help maintain it for hours.

If you have dry skin, don’t hesitate using two different types of moisturizers with one of them oil-based. It’ll help create the “dewy” look that often goes hand in hand with the no-makeup makeup.

Contour, conceal, highlight

As mentioned before, you should try to skip foundation because it never looks completely natural. However, you can still use several tools to enhance your features. When applied correctly, highlighter, concealer and contouring products can be completely unnoticed.

What people will notice is a better-defined shape of your face and a touch of a healthy glow to your skin. Even a few minor imperfections, which concealer couldn’t handle, will only enhance the no-makeup look.

If your skin requires any additional cover after this, use a BB or CC cream that adapts to the skin tone.

Don’t forget the hair

There’s one very important thing you need to keep in mind. The no-makeup look doesn’t stop at your face. It’s more of a fashion trend than a mere makeup technique. This means that to complete this look your whole body must shine with natural beauty.

And the next step after the actual makeup is your hair. As you can see from Fanola colour charts, there’s an abundance of natural-coloured dyes available today. And with professional-grade quality of those colouring treatments your hair will look naturally healthy and with a brilliant shine even if you dye it. In fact, it might even look healthier than any natural locks can and the subtle change in hue can make you absolutely stunning with no one the wiser that you’ve dyed your tresses at all.

Choose cream-based cosmetics

The secret of the best makeup products for the no-makeup look is to choose the ones with a cream-like structure. They blend much better and look more natural on your skin. Moreover, they also come in a variety of natural shades, which means everyone will be able to find a perfect match for their skin tone and goals.

Apply a touch of powdered bronzer on top of your makeup to fix it because the downside of the “creamy” look is that it might run. You need to be even more careful during the summer when heat and sweat will wash any makeup off your face. You’ll need to carry your arsenal of beauty products with you so you can touch up and fix the makeup whenever you get a break in a cool building.

Flush not blush

Forget about the traditional methods of applying blush on your cheeks. To create a truly stunning no-makeup look you’ll need to create an illusion that your face is naturally flushed, like if you are 15 again and talking to your crush.

To achieve this effect, you’ll need cream blush in a tone very close to your skin’s natural flush. Apply it carefully on the cheeks, nose, and forehead. Use only the tiniest beet of product and blend it well.


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    July 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    These tips are looking very useful, I will surely try to follow them.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Love from Satta King

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