How To Nail The No-Makeup Makeup Look

Photo Credit: IMAXTREE

Photo Credit: IMAXTREE

By: Crista Lacqua

Let's be honest, who doesn't wish they could always leave the house looking like they just got 6+ hours of sleep and drank an 8 ounce cup of lemon water? Life gets hectic and unfortunately we sometimes forget to give ourselves some TLC. So what's the solution to bad skin after a late night? Cake. Your. Face. Am I right, or am I right?

But, caking our face isn't the right solution. In fact, by doing so, you're damaging your skin more by clogging up those pores. We don't want to opt out on makeup completely, but we want to apply just enough to brighten our faces. (AKA, we want to achieve that "no-makeup makeup look"). 

Read on to see the products that create the ultimate no-makeup makeup look. We promise you, the next time you walk into work after a late night at the office, your coworkers will be wondering what in the world is your secret to that effortless beauty. 

Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin Foundation Wand


There's no question this Surratt foundation is surreal. It produces a dewey, natural complexion and blends so smoothly with any natural skin tone. You can say buh-bye to your favorite Snapchat filter.

How to use: Just apply in areas where you feel your skin tone is most uneven. A little goes a long way!

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder


We are obsessed with this powder/bronzer. Not only does it give your face a subtle glow, but it also benefits it due to the hyaluronic acid it's formulated with! Win-win if you ask us.  

How to use: Lightly apply all over face before blush, or use as a blush if you're striving for some bronzy cheeks. 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Blush in DIM INFUSION


This blush is a perfect mix between a rose-pink and peach. It doesn't come out blotchy and is long lasting! 

How to use: Smile and dab just a little right on the apple of your cheeks. It's easier to apply using a small, fat, circular-shaped brush. 

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Yves Saint Laurent Anti-Cernes Multi-Action Concealer


Creamy, luxurious, and beautiful. This concealer makes us feel like a million bucks. Doesn't the sophisticated packaging say it all? 

How to use: Aside from using it under the eyes, you can dab a little on the eyelids to complete your "awake" look. 

Le Volume De Chanel Mascara


No matter how many mascaras we try, we keep coming back to this one. There's never a clump, and it makes even someone with the lightest and shortest lashes look like they have a pair of fake ones on. 

How to use: Start from the root of your lashes, and slowly swipe upwards and outward away from the bridge of your nose. 

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil / Anti Aging Lip Treatment Oil

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil / Anti Aging Lip Treatment Oil


We saved the best for last. Although this lip oil is technically a treatment, we love to use it without any color on top. The ingredients will make your lips noticeably softer. Plus, it smells amazing! 


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