10 Beginner-Friendly Hacks To Getting The No-Makeup Look

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One thing is for sure, the no-makeup look will forever be beautiful on anyone. This technique enhances the features you were born with, and it aims to make your face appear fresh and blooming. You can wear this every day or even for special occasions like weddings! If you're new to the world of makeup, we created a guide that will help master the au naturel look in no time. Check our tips and recommended products (available at different price points!) below: 

10 Beginner-Friendly Hacks To Getting The "No Makeup" Look

  1. Focus on your skin first.

    The no-makeup look is all about glowing skin. The best way to create a dewy complexion is by carefully curating the skincare products you’re putting in your face. It’s important that you prep your skin with a nourishing moisturizer or serum that is made for your skin type. If you’ve got oily skin, go for oil-free formulas. Those with dry skin should stick to rich creams and face oils to prevent the makeup you’ll be applying from creasing.

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  2. Prime your complexion.

    To even out rough skin texture, apply a makeup primer that’s designed to diffuse the appearance of large pores, fine lines, and acne marks. This can also help your foundation, BB Cream, or tinted moisturizer last all day. We recommend choosing an illuminating primer for a lit-from-within glow—we guarantee that this particular formula will help you look fresh and radiant!

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  3. Go for a lightweight base.

    As previously mentioned, the no-makeup look focuses on natural skin, so a lightweight base like a water-based foundation, tinted moisturizer, BB Cream, and skin tints are your best bets. Apply your chosen base using clean fingers or a damp sponge for a second-skin finish. Don’t be bothered if some breakouts and dark circles are still visible. We’ll get to them on the next step.

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  4. Spot-conceal blemishes.

    Go over the areas that need more coverage like pimples, sides of the nose, and dark circles with a swipe of concealer. You may choose a pigmented formula so you’ll only need a tiny amount. Dab with your fingers and gently press in the product for a natural finish.

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  5. Dab a cream blush on your cheeks.

    Adding some color to your complexion is the fastest way to scoring a healthy, glowing complexion. We suggest using a cream blush because its formula is easily absorbed by the skin so it looks natural. Go for ones in berry or dusky rose shades as these are universally flattering on all skin tones. Dab on the apples of cheeks and blend well.

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  6. Don't forget a glowy highlighter.

    Of course, glowing skin isn’t complete without the help of highlighter. Opt for a liquid or cream formula for a super dewy effect. Using clean fingers, apply on top of the cheekbones, center of the eyelids, and bridge of the nose.

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  7. Opt for natural-looking brows.

    Big bold brows are beautiful, but for the no-makeup look, feathery arches are the most suitable. Grab a tinted brow gel and brush up the hairs to create a bushy effect. Using hair-like strokes, fill in the sparse areas with a skinny brow pencil. Here’s a complete guide on how to get fluffy brows.

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  8. Try a curling mascara.

    We have to make your eyes look wide-awake and bright by paying attention to your lashes. Curl them with a lash curler and apply two to three coats of black or brown mascara. We prefer one with a lifting formula because it guarantees that the once stick-straight lashes with stay curled all day.

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  9. Dust powder on the T-zone only.

    You can extend the wear of your base and prevent it from getting shiny by applying finely milled face powder on the T-zone. Lightly dust on your forehead, nose, and chin, and then finish off with a few spritzes of makeup setting spray. This step prevents the cakey finish most face powders produce, therefore creating a flawless no-makeup look.

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  10. Apply lip tint or MLBB lipstick on your pout.

    Now it’s time for everybody’s favorite—lip tint! A sheer stain on the pout can complete your no-makeup look. Alternatively, you can opt for a tinted balm or an MLBB lipstick.

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    Benefit California Kissin’ Colorbalm in Pink Rose, P1,390, Lazada

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