How To Achieve The ‘No Makeup’ Makeup Look in 3 Steps

Have you ever wanted to look like you’re wearing makeup even when you can’t be bothered to apply any? Thankfully, the ‘off-duty model’ look is taking social media and the natural world by storm, prompting many to leave the typical ‘Instagram-worthy’ looks aside and instead focus on using the bare minimum to accentuate their natural features.

So, if you’re ready to start embracing your natural beauty, look no further! This article outlines several steps for achieving the ‘no makeup’ makeup look, from prepping your canvas and facilitating easy application with a good skincare regime to protecting dry lips with a lightweight balm and opting for a dewy base instead of a matte – keep reading for our top tips for minimalistic makeup.

Opt For A Hydrating Lip Balm/Gloss

If you’re a makeup fan, you’ve undoubtedly seen the matte liquid lipstick craze sweeping across platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. And while they do offer the user all-day wear, high-payoff colour, and many other benefits, they aren’t the best choice if you want your lips to look soft and hydrated.

Since liquid lipstick lacks the added oils that traditional lipsticks contain, it sets into the cracks and crevices of your lips quicker because of its drier texture, leading to dry lips. Nothing is more off-putting than dry lips, so instead of reaching for a matte liquid lipstick, why not settle for a hydrating lip balm that can lock in moisture and ensure they don’t become dry or flaky?

Thankfully, there are several ways how to fix dry lips. If you’d like to learn more, consider visiting the websites of natural, sustainable skincare providers like MotherSage, who produce various products to target different skincare ailments, from dry lips to anti-cellulite/slimming.

Visit their website to browse their entire product catalogue, take advantage of their helpful resources, read customer reviews etc. and see how their products could help you achieve the ‘no makeup’ makeup look today.

Prep Your Canvas

Ideally, you want it to look like you’re wearing as little makeup as possible, which massive oily patches and lines of foundation separation can destroy the illusion of. To prevent this, you must prep your canvas with a smoothing primer so that your makeup stays in place all day instead of sliding around your face and creating unsightly creases.

Depending on your skin type and makeup goals, you can find a variety of high-quality primers. For instance, if you have large pores, try opting for a pore-reducing primer that minimises their appearance before your base is applied so that your foundation doesn’t settle into them and make them look worse.

Opt For A Lighter Coverage

While a full-coverage foundation can be an excellent tool for hiding blemishes, hyperpigmentation, etc., it’s not the best choice to replicate the ‘off-duty’ model look. Instead, opting for a BB/CC cream or skin tint would be best, giving your skin slight coverage while allowing some of your natural features/imperfections to shine through, like freckles, blemishes, etc.

Plus, even after applying one coat of BB/CC cream or skin tint, you can always go in with another if you feel your skin would benefit from that extra bit of coverage since lighter bases are easier to build than full-coverage ones. Using a makeup sponge or brush, you can control how much or how little coverage you want, which can help you build or blend as needed.


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