“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. Are you stuck trying to decide which products make the cut for your daily makeup look (BTW, this adds an extra 10 minutes to your routine)? We’ve done the hard work for you & nailed down our no makeup, makeup look routine. The best part? We’re sharing the secret with you. In 6 easy steps, find out what holy grail products our Pro Artist’s recommend, along with their top tips for their everyday makeup. Follow our quick and easy how to below, allowing that extra 15 minutes in bed that you kept snoozing your alarm for! 

 

STEP 1: PRIMER

The first must have step for flawless, long-lasting, everyday makeup is to prime! Create a smooth finish for your base by first applying Primer, prepping the skin and adding endless value to your makeup. 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 and the ultimate no makeup makeup look, we recommend our Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer, a lightweight water-gel texture primer infused with vitamins B, C & E and antioxidants that instantly hydrates and nourishes 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

Now your skin is primed to perfection, next, we recommend using our Studio Skin 24 Hour Hydra Foundation. This foundation can be built up from medium-to-full coverage and will not settle into pores or lines & is oil-free. A must-have in nailing your everyday makeup look as it gives you a natural matte finish, perfecting your base. For a sheer coverage, warm the product between clean fingertips as this makes the product melt seamlessly into the skin or use our Blurring Foundation Brush and apply directly on areas you want the most coverage. Then, blend out across the face for a dewy finish.

STEP 3: BRONZER & BLUSH

To finish the face, you can create a natural everyday sculpted look with our Cali Contour Palette that features 6 pigment-packed shades. Perfect for a daily makeup routine, Cali Contour is versatile and easy-to-use to create the ultimate natural everyday makeup look. 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. Then complete by adding shade ‘Shimmer’ or ‘Shimmer Bronze’ to the top of your cheekbones. A top tip, try the shades as an eye shadow too! Our Cali Contour Palette is an all in one does-it-all palette, but if you prefer a creamier texture, you can get an extra subtle glow with our L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color. A lightweight, creamy, illuminating formula that feels and looks as your own skin, only more glowy. Begin by applying the shade Beverly Hills Blush to the apple of your cheek, for a beautiful touch of natural colour and blend with the included buffing sponge. Then, take shade Hollywood & Highlight 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? This buildable lift & length mascara has a 360 precision double-bristle brush, loading product from root-to tip. Helllllllllo lashes you never knew you had! Start at the lashline and sweep up – no clumping or flaking here. Layer until your heart’s content, to build length and volume to achieve your desired stand out lashes look. 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 Take 5 with The Mindful 5 Custom Glow Lip Balm for some extra self-care. A colour changing lip balm that adjusts to your unique shade of pink based on your skin’s PH, and has 5 good-for-you ingredients packed inside. The lip balm features cannabis sativa hemp seed oil that smooths and nourishes the lip and keeps hydrated for 8 hours. Apply on bare lips to complete your no makeup makeup look. 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 keep your lips hydrated, with a healthy look throughout the day, use Mindful 5 Lip Balm. Our Mindful 5 Custom Glow Lip Balm feels even more soothing when it’s chilled. Pop it in the fridge for an icy-refreshing effect. If you prefer gloss, use Gloss Angeles Extra Shine Clear Gloss for a glossy finish, hydrating looking finish.” Rosie Williams, Pro Artist