How to Do a Natural, No-Makeup Look
Tips and products to achieve this look
Sometimes the right look is fresh, flawless makeup that looks, well, like you’re not wearing makeup. But this is easier said than done for some women.
Our beauty experts share their best tips on how to achieve this look, and what products to use.
Boston makeup artist Liz Fuller said she’s recently discovered some great makeup that doesn't look like you're wearing anything at all.
The first product is from Perricone MD and it's called No Foundation Foundation. Fuller said, "The formula is packed with anti-aging ingredients and it feels like gel when appplied. It is weightless on the skin. It looks very natural and appears like you're not wearing foundation at all. The finish is a dewy one and the skin really gives off a nice glow." The second product is also from Perricone MD and it's the company's No Bronzer Bronzer. “You can also add a drop of Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer to the foundation (or any foundation) to warm the shade up. It gives the skin a natural bronzed color, unlike powder bronzers that can sit on top of the skin and look very obvious,” Fuller said.
One great product to try is Skinn's Plasma Fusion Serum Foundation. This is Skinn's first serum-strength foundation and it provides anti-aging peptides, barrier repair technology, and hydrating botanical actives. These components work together to make your complexion perfect. Covered - but not clogged - your skin looks naturally flawless.
To keep your eyes looking natural, yet gorgeous, try IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eye Shadow Palette. It contains 14 luxe anti-aging silk-infused eye shadows that are all matte, but can transform the matte shades to softly pearlized shades instantly with a simple swipe of a brush. The talc-free palette has all of theuniversally flattering shades you need to go from day to night, and every color can be used wet or dry as shadows or liners and are designed to make your lids look younger with lid-loving ingredients including peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, acai, green tea, silk and antioxidants.
Another great option is KORA Organics Tinted Day Cream. This hydrating daily tinted moisturizer includes sunscreen and a tint for a light and fresh coverage. Specifically formulated to allow the skin to breathe, leaving it soft, smooth and supple. This product is a healthy alternative to foundation and leaves the face radiant with an even skin tone.
And don't miss out on DECLÉOR's new BB Cream which combines the benefits of skincare, foundation and sunscreen for a natural flawless finish in one adaptable shade, suitable for all skin tones. With each use, the complexion is perfectly hydrated and fresh for 24 hours and the skin is beautifully enhanced to reveal a smooth, luminous complexion all day long. Perfectly protected, your skin's complexion remains beautiful and radiant.
There are three important products to use for that natural glow, according to Allison Tray, owner of Tres Belle Spa in Brooklyn, NY. Tray said her favorites are as follows:
- Tinted sunscreen - not only will you get the benefits of protecting your skin from the aging effects of the sun, a product with a slight tint will help your skin look more even toned and dewy but not made-up.
- Concealer - gently dab small amounts mixed with moisturizer on problem areas. Adding moisturizer will keep skin hydrated and will help the concealer to blend more easily into skin.
- Tinted lip balm - use your pinky to gently brush a tint of color across your lips and then a little dot onto the apples of your cheeks for a natural glow.