The Low-Maintenance Girl’s Guide To Makeup


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


Laura Mercier

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream



Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer


Stila Cosmetics

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


Charlotte Tilbury

Brow Gel


Sonia Kashuk


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


Neiman Marcus

Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara


Neiman Marcus

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


Elcie Cosmetics

Oribe Radiant Drops Golden Face Oil