Spring is the perfect time to try the no-makeup look (if you haven’t already). It’s all about a fresh-faced glow and letting your natural beauty shine through. It also feels lighter on the skin, allowing you to breathe a little easier and worry less about touching up throughout the day. These simple steps are easy and quick to do before you head out the door on your next adventure.
STEP 1: Prep the face
Great makeup always starts with fresh skin. To fool them into thinking your luminous skin is nature’s gift, start by washing, toning, and moisturising your face. Don’t skimp on sunscreen just because you’re going for lighter makeup. The best choice is a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
STEP 2: Step Off Base
Skip the heavy foundation and even out your skin with a healthy dose of sheer colour from a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. Applying your makeup with your fingers or makeup sponges instead of brushes will also create a more natural look.
STEP 3: Fake a Natural Flush
Work with the tones in your skin. Find a creamy blush that matches your skin’s natural flush, like after you exercise. Blend a dot of the blush into areas where the sun would fall on your face — apples of your cheeks, chin, forehead, and bridge of the nose.
STEP 4: Open Your Eyes
Give lashes a subtle boost by curling them and then swiping them with one coat of brown or dark brown lengthening mascara. This is a good time to give your regular black mascara a break — you just want to add a little contrast, not drama, to your eyes.
STEP 5: Pucker Up
Polish off your no-makeup look with a swipe of lip gloss in a colour that’s just one shade brighter than your natural lip colour.