By Simi A Mira
It takes balance to look naturally beautiful and effortlessly gorgeous— and sometimes this can take a lot of time to achieve. With our busy lives and hectic schedules, there needs to be a solution to looking good without all the effort. And there is! This Fool-proof routine is perfect for a naturally beautiful look for you to look totally put together in less than ten minutes. It focuses on perfecting the skin while accentuating our eyes, cheeks, and lips for a soft but cohesive look that will last throughout the day. Whether you’re a novice or looking to take a break with your normal tedious makeup application, this “no makeup” makeup routine will definitely save you tons of time and effort. The products are simple and easy to apply.
FACE: Foundation, Concealer, & Moisturize
In order to maintain a light and natural look, use a light tinted bbcream like Tarte’s BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer which works as a primer, moisturizer, light foundation, anti-aging treatment, and sunscreen to give you a youthful-looking glow. Or you may choose a matte foundation or a mattefying moisturizer for you face depending on the kind of coverage you need. To keep it natural, lightly blend and apply your foundation, bbcream or moisturizer with a brush or your beauty blender to delicately mask any blemishes or red spots. Finish it off with a mattifying powder like Tarte’s De-Slick Mattifying Powder, to eliminate shine and keep you fresh-faced all day.
Highlight: Blush and Bronzer/Highlighter
Highlight and brighten your face with a neutral blush and bronzer to accent and give your face definition. Start by applying Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush at the apple of your cheeks with a brush, and blend back and upwards towards your hairline, keeping most of the color in the front of your face for a youthful look. After, apply a subtle bronzer like Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Bronzer along the ridge of your nose, temples, and chin and to highlight your face. The key is light application to achieve the most natural“ makeup-less” look.
EYES: Natural Eyelashes
In order to maintain the “no makeup” look, simply apply mascara only to your top lashes. Any brand will work, but I personally love Maybelline’s Falsies mascara. You can apply it however you choose only to your top lashes— full coverage or very light to accent your lashes. Avoiding eyeliner keeps you looking natural and bright eyed without the heaviness.
LIPS: Nude and Natural Lipstick or Lip Tint
Apply nude lipstick or lip stain to add subtle color to the lips. I love to apply Tarte’s Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tint to my lips. It moisturizes and smooths the lips while delivering a natural-looking color for a soft, matte finish. Your lips will stay moisturized and bright all day long with just a hint of color.
If you’re a lazy-girl, use this routine several times a week, or as often as you like. Because, right now, the hottest beauty trend is makeup that makes it look like you’re not wearing makeup.