Hopping on a last-minute Zoom call and need a five-minute makeup routine? Maybe you’re heading out of the house for the first time in forever and easing yourself back into glamming up? Whatever the reason, if you’re looking to hone your no-makeup makeup look, we’ve put together a few quick tips to help you do more with less and master simple makeup for every day.
Foundation: keep it light
Cakey foundation is one of the quickest ways to undermine your no-makeup look. In fact, even light layers of matte can be easy to spot under bright lighting. To avoid a heavy or powdery finish, consider trying a glow-finish foundation instead. This can help boost your skin’s natural glow and create a more natural look that looks healthy and hydrated. Our Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Foundation is infused with kombucha filtrate and marula oil to keep your skin feeling fresh. Buildable coverage allows your natural shade to shine through, making your everyday makeup look effortless.
Blush: perfect your placement
If you’re aiming for a natural look then excessive or all-over blush could leave you red-faced in more ways than one. When you’re applying your blush, make sure you use it to emphasise your natural cheekbones and complement your bone structure rather than simply sweeping it all over. Our Stay Naked Threesome Palette also provides you with a bronzer, blush, and highlighter, so you can pick-and-mix to achieve a more natural shade. Find the combination that best suits your skin or use a subtle variation of each to highlight various areas of your face.
Eyeshadow: embrace neutral palettes
Since no-one has naturally purple eyelids, a colourful eye palette is a quick giveaway that your no-makeup look might, in fact, involve makeup. If you want to keep your look more subtle, try a neutral palette instead. But don’t worry – that doesn’t mean boring! Our Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette features 12 universally flattering neutral tones that are anything but ordinary, with a range of nude shades that have just the right amount of shine. Designed to be extremely blendable, these shadows can be mixed and matched or worn individually depending on your mood.
Lashes: pick a primer
If you’re trying to thicken up your eyelashes, it can be tempting to over-apply your mascara or opt for falsies. However, a good lash primer can act as a great alternative that gives you thick, healthy-looking lashes with a more natural effect. Our Subversion Lash Primer conditions your eyelashes and adds extra weight so your mascara has got something to grip on to. It’s made with Vitamin E and panthenol, so for anyone seeking out an everyday, natural makeup look, Subversion Lash Primer is a perfect choice.
Lips: make it matte
While we all love a bold red lip, you don’t have to go crazy with colour to make an impact. Our Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick comes in a range of natural-looking shades that add just the right amount of tint and shine. Made with a rich blend of butters and oils, it smooths on easily and locks in long-lasting moisture, so your lips feel softer and you can avoid unsightly cracking. Pair it with our Glide-On Lip Pencil to complete the look, with matching shades that are easily blended together for a subtle colour hit.
Eyebrows: aim for precision
Finally, if you want to frame your face in a subtle and natural way, make sure you pay attention to your eyebrows. A pair of well-groomed brows can completely change your face without making your makeup obvious. Our Brow Blade Pencil and Ink Stain can be used to shape and shade your brows without leaving too heavy a look, and the waterproof pencil is perfect for filling out thinner areas. Apply the ink stain in brush-like strokes to imitate natural hairs and add extra dimension to your eyebrows. Then, lock everything down with All Nighter, our long lasting makeup setting spray.
When it comes to creating a no-makeup makeup look, less really is more. A few well-chosen products in just the right shades can be the key to creating an easy, everyday makeup look that enhances your natural features.