The no-makeup or nude makeup look is a way to enhance your natural features without looking like you’re made up. It brings out the best in your features, your skin tone, and the texture of your skin, while hiding or lightening blemishes and imperfections. The trick lies in choosing the right products, in the right shades, and using them sparingly. This versatile look is just as great for work as it is for a chic evening do. And the best part is, it’s one of the easiest makeup looks to attain.
Step 1: Cleanse your face with a gentle face wash and pat your skin dry, to gently exfoliate before applying any makeup. Follow this up with a tinted moisturiser, BB cream, or CC cream. For heavier coverage, opt for a tiny amount of light foundation in a shade that matches your skin tone. It’s also a good idea to use a product that doubles up as sunscreen.
Step 2: Now that you have your base coat in place, use a concealer to cover up blemishes or pigmentation. For blemishes, build coverage in thin layers by dabbing on and blending small amounts of concealer until you have the coverage you need. For under-eye circles or pigmentation around the mouth, apply a few streaks of concealer and pat gently with your fingertips to blend the product in. Make sure you pick a concealer that matches your skin tone, as a lighter or darker shade will do more harm than good. Finish with a light dusting of powder to absorb excess oil. If you have really oily skin, skip the moisturiser, BB or CC cream, and limit yourself to concealer and powder. Similarly, those of you who have dry skin, should avoid using powder, and opt instead for the luminous, dewy finish, a BB or CC cream will help you achieve.
Step 3: Use a small amount of blush in a warm tone – pick a shade that best matches the colour of your cheeks when you blush naturally. A cream blush will help you achieve a dewy look, while a powder blush will give you a more matte finish. Stay away from products with a lot of shimmer, as these are less likely to look natural, especially in bright light.
Step 4: Coming to the eyes, you could keep it really basic and simply curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and leave it at that; or, if you’d like to brighten them a tad bit more, you could try using a pencil eye-liner in a shade that looks the most natural on your skin tone and smudge it along the inner edges of your upper and lower lash line, just above the water line. This gives the impression of naturally thick eyelashes, without a line that looks too defined to be natural. For an added dash of perkiness, you could apply a tiny amount of eye-shadow in the crease of your eyelid. If you choose to do this, make sure you pick a shade that is similar to your skin tone, preferably a shade or two darker.
As you might already have realized, attaining this look requires minimal time and effort, and is therefore a makeup look that finds many takers around the world. To find the perfect products to help you achieve this look, visit the Fall Beauty Trends page on Junglee.