As weird as it may sound but no makeup look still requires a few products to achieve that perfect natural finish. You’ll probably ask yourself, why need makeup when it’s actually a no-makeup look. Well, you’ll find out soon why.
In all honesty, for most makeup artists including I, myself, no-makeup look is the hardest to achieve. My training for beauty makeup in Antwerp led me to discover the simplicity behind the natural look that invaded so many celebrities as what we see in magazines and TV.
” no-makeup look is the hardest to achieve “
What is a No Makeup Look?
Many of us have heard of natural makeup before, right? In a family tree, natural and no makeup looks are sisters. The difference is the number of products being applied to the face. In Hollywood, when celebrities say it’s a no make the look, we know for sure that they’re wearing makeup. So, don’t be fooled or let’s say, don’t take it so literally.
” The difference is the number of products being applied to the face. “
One time, I was in a local event for a makeup job when there was a lady who said, “I’m ready to come out on stage with my no-makeup look.”. She really meant what she said; wearing no makeup at all in front of the audience. This is just a total misconception about this topic.
No makeup look is a beauty trend that has been buzzing around for quite some time now. And, it’s definitely here to stay for a handful of reasons. The whole idea is to use the least amount of makeup products on the face in order to accentuate the beauty of smooth skin. Can you imagine that barely-there kind of makeup? That’s exactly it!
” The whole idea is to use the least amount of makeup products on the face in order to accentuate the beauty of smooth skin. “
When do I use No Makeup look for?
As a matter of fact, if you master the art of no make, then you’re pretty much good to go. What’s more awesome about this makeup trend is that it fits most functions if not all. Because you’re applying only natural shades of products, it’s very easy to match it to any of your wardrobes on practically any occasion.
No Makeup in Summer-Days
During the summer season, you expect to get most barbecue party invitations than any seasons in the year depending on which continent you live in. No makeup look is always the makeup to go to when the weather is piping hot yet you still want to look great. With your curled hair, slightly pulled back and a good match of summer outfit, your no makeup fresh look will always be on style.
No Makeup in a Formal Event
Is it even possible to wear the no make up look such as in a formal event? It’s a big yes! Come to look at what’s in and what’s not in the fashion and beauty industry. In Hollywood, natural or nude makeup is always on demand. Celebrities like Alicia Keys and Kim Kardashian once walked on a red carpet during Grammy and Oscars with almost no sign of foundation. A beautiful classy dress can always go along with a simple but perfectly done makeup.
How to do a perfect no-makeup look using only a very few products?
1. Start with a clean face.
The basis of achieving the perfect no make starts with a clean and bright face. Get your face some scrub like apricot or kaolin clay and I guarantee, your skin turns soft and bright.
2. Apply a moisturizer or a primer.
Because no makeup is all about skin, make sure you don’t skip this step. A good moisturizer and or primer will fast track your face to smooth & glowing skin. Focus on your T-zone when using a primer.
3. Use a small amount of foundation or concealer.
Use foundation and concealer very sparingly. Remember, it’s only supposed to cover those little imperfections like pimples and dark circles. For this look, foundations are not there to make you look almost unrecognizable.
4. Set it with a powder.
Any loose or compact powder that’s translucent(colorless) will do the job. You want to make sure that all the products you put on your face from primer to foundation are nicely locked up on your skin. That’s why it’s called setting powder.
5. Brush your eyebrows.
Some people have almost no visible eyebrows. At this point, it’s your call if you wish to use a product. Just make sure, it’s light as possible. The secret to having natural eyebrows is to brush them all the way upwards to get that bushy and fluffy brows.
6. Curl those lashes big-time.
Since there’s no need for you to apply mascara on this look, why not curl your eyelashes as long and as best as you can? Just a suggestion, curl your lashes twice. First, do the tip of the lashes for ten seconds. Then, do the second curl as close to your upper eye line for another 10 seconds.
7. A little blush and a dew.
A cream blusher is perfect to pop up those rosy, pinkish cheeks naturally. If you don’t have one, feel free to use a powder blush. To achieve that dewy finish, use a highlighter in the form of a cream or gel rather than a powder. In that way, it’s easier to apply and it gives you that reflective glossy look.
8. Use a lip liner instead of a lipstick.
Nude(as close as your skin tone) lip liners are always a staple to any beauty makeup. Before applying the lip liner, make sure you already moisturized your lips with a good lip balm to prevent the skin from chapping. Let it dry. Then, use the lip liner first on the upper bow of your lip going downwards. After shaping up, fill in your lips with the rest of the liner.
9. Finish with a lip gloss.
Finally, finish off the look with a very light colorless lip gloss focusing on the upper bow and middle bottom of your lips. A tint of lip gloss helps you look instantly fresh and moist which we all want.
Will you give a No Makeup Look a try this summer, or why not in the winter too? Let me know, how you do yours in the comment section below.