The ‘no makeup’ look
It has been on the trends for quite some time now and looks like it is here to stay. This only makes sense because it accentuates your appearance without having to use a lot of products. This is a minimalistic and effortless look for your everyday use. The heavy foundation, winged eyes, fake lashes, made up broad eyebrows and bold lips is not something you would want to wear at a college class, a casual outing with friends or even at work. That is where the 'no makeup' look comes into action.
However, it is not as easy as it seems to pull the look off properly. Certain hacks must be followed to get the desired result.
The most important step is to prep your skin before applying anything. The secret behind that perfect glow is a thoroughly cleansed face. Make sure to properly exfoliate your skin that will allow better absorption of products later on. You can also use a hydrating face mask beforehand to get the extra radiance.
The next step is using a primer. It will give you a smooth texture and hide any pores, without clogging them. Once you are done priming, you can use a tinted moisturiser, BB or CC cream, instead of foundation. These products further smoothen out the texture of your skin while keeping some imperfections like spots or redness visible. This gives you a more 'natural' look in contrast to foundations which make your skin look flawless.
If you think your blemishes and dark circles are still quite visible, you can use a lightweight concealer. It is wise to use a cream bronzer instead of its powder counterpart as the former gives you a more natural dewy look.
As for highlighting, it is good to use ones with less shimmer. Cream blushes blend in with your skin very well and thus give you that perfect natural flush.
As you want to keep things simple, it is wise not to draw your brows. Instead, just use a brow gel with fibres and brush them up into place.
You can leave your lashes just as they are. But if you must do something to them, either curl them a bit or use a very small amount of mascara to give some extra volume.
The last step in completing your natural look is your lips. To achieve popsicle lips, you can use tinted lip balms, or use a tissue to dab off excess lipstick after application.
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha