Achieving the trendy no-makeup makeup look may seem like a challenge, especially if you love indulging in the hottest makeup products or have problem areas on which you prefer to use a more full-coverage application.
However, it's still possible to get that glow and let your natural features shine. Just follow these eight tips!
Drink More Water
Before we discuss makeup tips and techniques, it’s important to acknowledge that it IS true that real, natural beauty starts from within. That means taking optimal care of your body. Since your body uses water to eliminate harmful toxins that can potentially cause skin issues, there’s nothing more beneficial for your skin than when you're properly nourished and hydrated.
There’s nothing more beneficial for your skin than when you're properly nourished and hydrated.
To make sure you’re getting your daily recommended water intake, eat lot of water-rich fruits and vegetables, try out a smart water bottle to keep track of your progress, or get creative with your beverages – you could add fresh fruit, vegetables, or herbs to your water for an additional boost of vitamins and minerals.
Get That Workout In
Nothing beats that post-workout glow. A daily 30-minute cardio session helps your body sweat out toxins and get your endorphins pumping. Not only will you feel stronger, healthier, and a little less stressed out, but the increased blood flow will also leave you with a brighter and more radiant complexion. (P.S. Be sure to shower post-workout to prevent those toxins from causing breakouts or irritations!)
The Skincare Bases and Basics
Regular moisturization is critical for good skin, regardless of your skin type. A good moisturizer should leave your skin hydrated and glowing, without making it feel greasy, and will prevent your makeup from clinging to any dry patches on your face.
A good moisturizer should leave your skin hydrated and glowing, without making it feel greasy, and will prevent your makeup from clinging to any dry patches on your face.
Follow up with a thin layer of primer, which will help create a smooth base for your subsequent makeup application. Not only will the primer help smooth out any pores on your face, but it will also help your makeup last longer, keeping you looking fresh-faced throughout the day!
The no-makeup look requires a foundation that doesn’t give that heavy, caked-on look. Tinted moisturizers or a skin tint like Glossier's are great for keeping your skin moisturized while providing light coverage that allows your natural glow to shine through. Alternatively, adding a few drops of face oil to your everyday foundation will help sheer it out and ensure a smoother application, while nourishing and hydrating your skin at the same time.
Cream products are easier to blend and look more natural on your skin compared to powder products. Using a damp sponge or even your fingers, go light with your blush, and use a soft color that brings out your natural rosiness and complements your skin tone.
Mascara and Brow Product
Mascara application is optional for the no-makeup makeup look, but curling your eyelashes regardless will immediately make you look more awake and bright-eyed. Tidy, well-groomed eyebrows are also key – using a light hand, simply fill in any sparse areas with a brow pencil, brush them upwards with a spoolie to keep them natural-looking, and finish off with a clear brow gel to keep your brows in place all day.
Mascara application is optional for the no-makeup makeup look, but curling your eyelashes regardless will immediately make you look more awake and bright-eyed.
Natural Lip Color
Be sure to choose a light lip color that complements your own natural lip color. A lightly-tinted lip balm in a nude-ish shade is great for making you look like you just woke up with perfect lips and will keep your lips hydrated throughout the day.
A Little Subtle Shimmer
Strategically adding a little shimmer to your face will give you that pretty glow-from-within look as it catches the light. Add a little dab of highlighter on your cheekbones and on the inner corners of your eyes for some extra sparkle.
We believe that real, lasting beauty starts within. In everything you do, take care of your body, mind, and soul, and your beauty will shine from the inside out.
What are some of your favorite no-makeup makeup tips? Let us know in the comments!