With summer on the door step, now is the time to embrace the no makeup, makeup look. If this sounds like a strange concept then let me explain. The no makeup, makeup look is barely there, minimal makeup. If you want to appear like you’re wearing no makeup but still want to look polished then this is for you.
I don’t like wearing a full face of makeup during the summer months for fear it’ll ‘melt off’ on my daily London tube commute. It’s also due to the fact that i’m not a morning person so any quick and easy makeup solutions are a winner for me!
Here are 6 products that I use to get the au-natural look so that I feel confident and ready for the day ahead.
Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector
After i’ve cleansed and moisturised I use this incredible skin perfector from Kiehl’s. On application it instantly reduces the appearance of large pores especially across my forehead, nose and chin. The consistency is balmy so it makes my skin smooth and silky when I massage it in with my fingertips. Depending on whether my skin is playing ball that day I sometimes only use this as a base layer as it really does help to even out my skin tone so there’s no need for any foundation. On day’s when I wake up and my skin is a little irritated it acts as a superb primer to my foundation or tinted moisturiser keeping it in place throughout the day.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++
I add this tinted moisturiser in Finland on top of the Kiehl’s skin perfector for a dewy glow. The texture is lightweight so it doesn’t feel like a foundation, but has the right amount of coverage to hide any redness and dark circles. For an extra skin boost i’ll sometimes mix it with the Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Moonstone so that my skin looks almost bare, but a little bit better. The bonus is that it has SPF 30 in the formulation too!
Eyeko Sport Mascara
I’ve talked about this waterproof mascara before and it really is superb. The shape of the wand means that every lash will be covered with a luscious coat of deep black so eyelashes will be dramatic throughout the entire day.
Blink Brow Bar Brow Build
This brow builder is one part gel, one part cream containing tiny particles that mimic the appearance of eyebrow hair. The formula creates the illusion of thicker brows without looking overly done. Perfect for covering my sparse areas, it’s also fast-drying so there’s no chance of any yucky smudges. This is definitely my go-to product for a daily natural brow.
Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow
Adding a rosy glow to the apples of my cheeks gives an extra bit of colour to my complexion during the day. Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favourite makeup brands and this 2-step blush does just that. The palette is creamy in texture with the outside rich pink pigment blending in well with my skin and the inner colour giving an extra glow to highlight my cheekbones.
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick
Finally, I recommend using the Frog Prince lipstick by Lipstick Queen. The dark green shade may be a little deceptive but rest assured it will magically change your lips into a rosy pink colour on application. It’s great because it’s a unique colour for each person, adapting according to your pH and natural colouring. I think that’s pretty amazing!
So there you have it, my no makeup, makeup look. I’d be interested to know what you use on a daily basis to achieve the same effect? I’m always on the look out for new products to try.