Not everyone is a fan of a full face of makeup, whether you don’t like the feeling of products on your skin or you just don’t have time to try out the latest beauty trends. However, even girls who prefer to go au naturel can have moments when they want to step it up a bit. Here, six tricks for pulling off a polished and pretty no-makeup makeup look.
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Ditch The Foundation
Instead of a thick layer of liquid or powder, try a tinted moisturizer as a base. Lightweight formulas and color-correcting complexes get the job done and don't feel heavy.
Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer
Velvet Matte Skin Tint
Don't Skip Concealer
Toning down blemishes and under-eye circles can help you achieve an even canvas without a full face of makeup. Try a weightless, hydrating concealer formula for the best coverage (and to avoid a cakey look).
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector
Cover Fx Blemish Treatment Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer,
NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer
Use Clear Eyebrow Gel
If you don't want to fill in your brows, just make sure they're in place. No need for pencils, pomades or colored gels—simply apply a coat of clear gel to tame unruliness.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel in Clear
Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Tamer Grooming Gel
Legendary Brows in Clear
Opt For Brown Or Clear Mascara
We normally gravitate toward black mascara for the fullest lashes possible, but a brown or clear version will give a more natural look.
Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara in Brown
Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
Don't Forget Bronzer
Give your face a subtle glow with a few strokes of powdered bronzer. Rather than contouring and sculpting with darker shades, stick to one closer to your natural skin tone.
Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder
Illuminate With Oil
It seems like everyone's obsessed with highlighter these days. Try using an oil rather than powder or balm for a natural-looking dewiness.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Argan Oil
Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil
The Glow Enhancer Dry Face Oil
Oribe Radiant Drops Golden Face Oil