A classic "no-makeup" makeup look is always easier said than done. In fact, some pros would tell you that this kind of glam can take even more time than a smoky eye. It takes effort to look effortless, as they say. So if you want to master this look for yourself, practice is key! To make things a little easier, we asked professional makeup artists to reveal their foolproof tricks so you can try them out at home:
"My favorite trick for 'no-makeup' look is learning how to apply your products in the subtlest way. When you learn how to [do that], the more natural your makeup will look."
"My favorite trick for achieving the no-makeup look is to diagnose the condition of the skin first. Then prep it with the proper skincare products, addressing any texture or issues such as blemishes, oiliness, or flaking. If done properly, this will make the base will lay on smoothly, which is the 'foundation' of great makeup."
"Keep it light and use one product for the eyes, cheeks, and lips."
Jason Delos Reyes
"Put your skin first. Exfoliate once a week, moisturize every day, and use sunscreen. Use a sheer coverage foundation to even out your skin tone and use a translucent powder in areas that tend to be oily—using too much is a mortal sin."Continue reading below ↓
"Less is more. Start by prepping your skin and use products that are highly blendable like creams!"
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"Spot correction! This technique doesn't require using a full-on foundation. Just put concealer on the areas that have discoloration and set it with a translucent powder and then you're good to go."
"Use natural, peachy, and earthy tones. I prefer using peach and nudes especially when I'm creating that flushed 'I woke up like this' look."
"Work in thin layers. Take the time to blend each step properly."
"Put on a layer of just the right amount of cream-based products (blush, highlighter, and contour) before setting everything with powder for a more natural-looking finish."