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Get The Natural Look: Tips For No-Makeup Makeup

By Staff Writer
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Wearing "no makeup" makeup is a great way to enhance your natural beauty and avoid adding too much time to your morning routine, while still looking polished and put-together. To successfully achieve this natural makeup look, the key is to use sheer, lightweight formulas that look natural and seamless.

Always start with a light hand and build up the coverage as needed. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to achieve a natural, effortless look in no time!


Start with a hydrated base

Before applying any makeup, make sure your skin is well-moisturized. Moisturizers with SPF are great since they have the added benefit of protection from the sun (and wrinkles)! This will help create a smooth, glowing base that will make your skin look fresh and healthy.

After moisturizing, add a primer to help your makeup glide on easily and stay on longer.

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Use tinted moisturizer

Faces are meant to have pores and texture. Instead of a full-coverage foundation, opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream that matches your skin tone. Unlike heavy foundation, tinted moisturizer gives a more natural look that buffs out any red spots or discoloration but still allows your natural skin to show through.

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Apply a spot concealer

Concealer is a key step in achieving a natural makeup look. If you have any redness, blemishes, or dark circles, use a concealer that matches your skin tone. Start slow and build up the coverage. The goal is a flawless skin tone without it being obvious makeup.

Blend the concealer well to keep it seamless and avoid any noticeable lines or patches.

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Use neutral eye shadow colors

Eye shadow is a great way to enhance your natural beauty, and it doesn't have to look like you're wearing a lot to make an impact. To keep your eyes looking natural, opt for neutral eye shadows in shades that are close to your skin tone. Apply the shadow to the corner of your lid with a light hand. Use a blending brush to smooth away any harsh lines. This subtle definition will help your eyes pop.

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Line your lids

For a touch of definition, line your upper lid with brown eyeliner. Keep the line thin and close to your lashes. This helps your eyes look larger but is more subtle, and a light application of mascara afterward will both help conceal the eyeliner and make your eyelashes look thicker.

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Apply mascara only to the top lashes

To make your lashes look fuller, lightly apply volumizing mascara. Only apply one or two coats to your upper lashes to avoid unnatural clumping. Make sure to avoid the bottom lashes for a more natural look. Combing them through afterward can give you some separate that helps with the natural effect.

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Nourish your lips

The best way to be successful with "no makeup makeup" is to start with self-care of your skin. Healthy, hydrated lips will naturally look plumper. Take care of your lips by exfoliating regularly and avoiding lip products that contain harsh ingredients like parabens, sulfates, and fragrances, which can dry out and irritate the lips. Instead, look for products that contain natural ingredients like beeswax.

For a natural lip look, skip the lipstick and opt for a nourishing lip balm. Choose a formula with a neutral or subtle tint to add some natural color, but even a clear treatment will be effective. For more definition, try finding a nourishing lip stain that matches the natural color of your lips.

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Define your eyebrows

Well-groomed eyebrows can make a big difference in enhancing your natural beauty. Use a brow pencil or powder that matches your natural hair color to fill in any sparse areas. Make sure to follow the natural direction of your eyebrows so it doesn't look drawn on.

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Add subtle blush color

Use a sheer, natural-looking blush to add a pop of color to your cheeks. Choose a shade that mimics the color you naturally flush when you’re blushing, like peach or soft pink. The best way to apply blush is to smile, find the apples of your cheeks, and sweep the brush upward. R

emember, you can always add more color, but it's difficult to take color away without having to redo your whole face. Keep a light hand when applying blush!

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Blend, blend, blend

One of the key elements of a natural makeup look is blending. Make sure to blend all your products well, so that they look seamless and natural on your skin. Use a blending brush or sponge to work the product into your skin with circular motions. Make sure to check difficult spots like your jawline and around your nose to ensure the product is blended well. This helps avoid noticeable lines and nail the "no makeup makeup" look.

The best thing about this look is its flexibility. Drop any of these steps based on your timeline or preferences, and you'll still look perfectly put together!

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