There is no perfect makeup look, but there is one makeup look that will suit pretty much everyone on Earth and that is the no-makeup makeup look. It’s the look where you appear to not be wearing any makeup at all; it’s when your face simply looks like the best version of itself; it’s when someone notices how great your skin looks. Your skin is glowing, your eyes are rested and your lips hydrated and plump. In an older article we’ve shared with you some skincare and makeup tips for a flawless face and today get ready to read all about the perfect no-makeup makeup look.
It’s all about the eyes! But the balance is so fine, than the risk is great. Your eyes need to be contoured, but not too much; just a hint of a nude color to make them pop and make them look as if you’re awake and fresh. Make sure you also conceal underneath your eyes and apply some eye shadow primer so that the eye shadow doesn’t crease.
A bronzer should be applied very lightly and only to sculpt the cheeks, not to give you a bronzed look. You should apply it just below your cheek bone, a bit on your jaw bone and on the sides of your nose. But be very careful as to not apply too much of the stuff. If you do apply too much, take the excess off with a dry cotton pad.
Although we mentioned on our number two position that you shouldn’t use products with shimmer in them, highlighter powder is an exception because you only use it in a very few areas, such as the tops of your cheeks, your Cupid’s bow and a bit on your forehead. It should make your skin look as if it is glowing, not as if it has makeup on it.
A great no makeup makeup look relies on your own natural beauty. It’s about letting your skin shines through; enhancing the natural beauty of your eyes and making your lips look natural, but amazing. Your skin should appear dewy and powder does the exact opposite, it mattifies your skin to make it look flawless.
If you want to achieve any great makeup look, you will need great brushes to do it. If you’re on a budget, then we recommend the Ecotools Makeup Kabuki Brushes Set, if you have some money to spend on brushes, then the MAC ones are amazing and if you’ve just inherited millions of dollars, then get the Suqqu brushes (their cheek brush is $150, but it’s the best one out there).
It’s very easy to get carried away when applying makeup, isn’t it? The secret to creating the perfect o-makeup makeup look is to not allow yourself to get carried away. Take it easy, check your mirror and always remember the look you want to go for. It’s true what they say, that less is more.
If your skin is not hydrated well, then your makeup won’t stick to it and you’ll end up looking as if you have makeup on, which is to be avoided for the no makeup makeup look. If you have dry skin in particular, you should really use a hydrating cream and let it sink in your skin for up to 5 minutes before adding anything else.
You can achieve the no-makeup look and use lipstick. Choose a nude color and don’t use too much of it. Make sure your lips are hydrated before you put it on and don’t use any lip pencil (if you do blend it well so that there won’t be any rough lines). Skip the lipstick and simply choose a tinted lip balm.
If you use products with shimmer in them, then you will end up looking too made up and the whole no makeup make look be a huge fail. Get a bronzer with no shimmer in it, but we’re warning you that you’re going to do some serious searching. Both MAC, Chanel and Guerlain make great bronzers with no sheen in them.
The foundation can make or break this no-makeup makeup look. The foundation needs to be the correct shade for you and it needs to be very light and sheer. Apply it with a stippling brush or with your hands. If you don’t want to wear foundation, a good BB cream is also great for this makeup look. It’s light and it won’t make you look as if you have foundation on.
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