“NO MAKEUP” MAKEUP: TIPS FOR EVERYDAY LOOKS

We totally get it. Some days, minimal effort, maximum results is the mantra for your no makeup, makeup look. A look that really says to those around you that you woke up like this.


In 6 easy steps, find out what holy grail products our Pro Artist’s recommend, along with their top tips for their everyday makeup.

STEP 1: PRIMER

The first must have step for flawless, long-lasting, everyday makeup is to prime!


Start by smoothing a layer of your chosen Primer over cleansed skin and leave to set for a few seconds. To enhance your natural glow, we recommend our PHOTO FINISH ILLUMINATE GLOW PRIMER, to instantly hydrate and nourish the skin.


We have a family of Primers that will suit your skin concern – if you’re unsure what Primer suits you, check our PRIMER GUIDE.

STEP 2: FOUNDATION

Next, we recommend using our Halo Glow Tinted Moisturizer. This vegan all-in-one, SPF tinted moisturizer gives you lightweight, natural-looking dewy coverage that hydrates skin for up to 24 hour. You can also use it as a tinted primer by layering under our Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation. Use the Blurring Foundation Brush and apply directly on areas you want the most coverage. 

STEP 3: BRONZER & BLUSH

Create a natural everyday sculpted look with our Cali Contour Palette. Begin by applying the matte bronze shade to your cheekbone and blend across up to the temples. And repeat, make sure to blend!


Next, add blush to your cheeks for healthy, youthful flush of colour. A top tip, try the shades as an eye shadow too! 


Then, take the highlight shade and place the product to the highpoints of the cheekbone to create a natural dew to the skin. You can build both products up from a subtle sheen to a full-on radiant finish. Easy come, easy glow.

STEP 4: BROWS

Create the ultimate full, feathery, fluffy brow by styling your brows with Brow Tech To Go. A double-ended waterproof brow pencil and soft hold gel that creates the perfect no makeup makeup brow. Where needed, use the angled pencil to fill in and define brows, start at the centre to define the arch, then fill in as you desire. Then, brush the soft hold gel through brows to complete and hold the look.

STEP 5: MASCARA

For stand out lashes, use Super Fan Mascara! Who doesn’t want 12-hour length, lift and volume? Start at the lashline and sweep up – no clumping or flaking here. Layer until your heart’s content. It’s essential to your no makeup makeup look. Eyelash extensions, what?

STEP 6: LIPS

To complete the no makeup makeup look, we’d recommend you use a pink or nude shade of The Gloss Angeles Lip Gloss for some extra self-care. This non-sticky, moisturising lip gloss contains Vitamin E which nourishes keeps lips soft and is your shortcut to fuller-looking lips. You can also use it on your cheeks for an added rosy radiance to promote your best skin. Wellness benefits across the board.

OUR PRO TIPS FOR CREATING A NO MAKEUP MAKEUP LOOK

1.

“When priming, to get the most out of the product, massage into the skin to get the blood vessels pumping. Start the massage from the inner to the outer part of the face, making the blood circulate better so your skin looks healthier.”


— Rosie Williams, Pro Artist

2.

“To nail your Foundation application, apply with Smashbox’s BLURRING FOUNDATION BRUSH for a more sheer coverage and buff into the skin. If you want more of a full coverage look, use SMASHBOX’S FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION and press into the skin.”


— Mel Trierweiler, Pro Artist

3.

“For a Sunkissed look, focus on the highest part of the face, and begin to apply bronzer starting from the cheekbones to your temples. Use Smashbox’s Buildable Cheek Brush for a soft application. Don’t forget to apply on your nose and forehead!”


— Mel Trierweiler, Pro Artist

4.

“For fluffy, natural brows use Photo Finish Lash Primer as Brow Gel! Brush upwards and press in with your fingers. An extra tip! Use it at night as the Soy bean extract, an ingredient in the product, conditions the hair.”


— Rosie Williams, Pro Artist

5.

"For Mascara, Smashbox’s Super Fan Mascara brush is designed to give you a natural, elongated finish due to the brush design. If you like extra volume, you can build it up by coating the top of lashes first, then sweep up from underneath!”


— Mel Trierweiler, Pro Artist

6.

"To complete your look, use Gloss Angeles Extra Shine Clear Gloss for a glossy finish, hydrating looking finish.”


— Rosie Williams, Pro Artist