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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.