10 Tips for Mastering the No-Makeup Look
Written by VTN Editorial
Going out during the summer with heavy makeup is not a situation you want to be in. It would be such a waste to just let your makeup efforts run because of sweat.
During hot days, the perfect solution to stay glowing and glamorous all day is going for the popular summer makeup trend called the no-makeup makeup look.
Achieve that Perfect No-Makeup Makeup Look
It's vital to prep your face before applying makeup, and that's why you need a great skincare regimen behind the makeup to achieve the no-makeup look perfectly. Go for masks that hydrate and clear skin like Vida Glow's Collagen Collection, or Minenssey's Clay Mask Skin Revival Set,
After that, you can get started to look your best this summer without wearing too much makeup. Here are makeup tips from our VTN staff as well as product picks for that natural glowing makeup look to try this season.
1. Hydrate Using a Lightweight Moisturiser
Before starting with your makeup routine, apply a lightweight moisturiser on your skin. Applying a moisturiser before makeup helps smoothen the skin and hydrate it underneath the makeup you'll put on later. We're recommending for you to use a lightweight variant because it's not heavy and is easier for your skin to absorb, especially during summer.
Start your daily makeup routine with a hydration light day moisturiser to boost your skin’s hydration, control shine, restore balance and places a protective layer against the abuse of the elements.
2. Use a Tinted Moisturiser with SPF
Tinted moisturisers are a gift as it works wonders for those who want to achieve the no-makeup makeup look. It's perfect whenever you're in a rush during mornings or don't have enough time to do all of your makeup before going out but still have enough coverage applied. Another great benefit is that tinted moisturisers usually have SPF to protect your skin from UVB Rays.
Try Invisible Zinc's Sheer Defence Tinted Moisturiser SPF 50 Light and give your skin that radiant glow and needed SPF protection.
3. Spot Conceal with a Concealer or Colour Corrector
The no-makeup makeup look's goal is to look natural as much as possible and going over the top in concealing imperfections is not the way to go. Here’s a tip: professionals say you should only conceal imperfections or spots that the eyes can easily notice, which is usually around the eye area.
4. Brush the Brows
Eyebrows help in defining your face's frame and eye shape. To achieve natural and full-blown eyebrows, you can try the soap brows trend wherein you use a spoolie (or the brush found in eyebrow products) and clear soap (instead of clear brow gel) to brush your brows, making it fuller and defined.
If the soap makeup trend isn't your fancy, you can also try using Napoleon Perdis' Wand-er Brow to shape your brows with its built-in precision wand and natural-looking long-lasting hold and colour.
In case you're not defined well enough, you can use a brow pencil to add more definition to your brows. We suggest you try Napoleon Perdis' Eyebrow Pencil in either brownie, chocoholic or mocha colours for that extra pop.
5. Contour Below the Cheekbone for Definition
Highlight your good parts even if you're in a hurry. Apply your favourite contour below the cheekbones, with it running from almost the top of the ear to the corner of the lips, to make your features more defined and visible.
One great tool to have in your makeup kit is Napoleon Perdis' The Ultimate Contour Palette. It already has a contour, blush and highlighter that will help you define your finest features.
6. Use a Blush Properly
Applying blush gives your face that naturally flushed cheeks as well as a healthy glow. A blush is perfect for the natural look if it's properly applied. So, don't go overboard in putting some on your face. Here's a tip you should remember don’t forget to use blush high on the cheekbone and not on apples of cheeks to achieve that lifted look and to not look like a clown.
Applying blush on your cheeks can be tricky at times. Try using Napoleon Perdis' Pro Makeup Sponge to evenly and flawlessly apply makeup.
7. Apply Highlight on Select Areas
Putting highlight on your cheekbones, cupids bow and nose area is one of the fastest and easiest ways to add glimmer to your face. But make sure to apply it in areas where the light hits to get that lively complexion. We recommend using a gel or liquid highlight so you can also use it in different ways.
8. Get a Mascara for Eye Definition
Add that finishing touch to your eyelashes with a mascara that adds instant definition and length. There are many types of mascara you can choose from. Still, we suggest choosing either volumising or lengthening mascara to make eyes pop. For a softer look, you can go for a clear mascara instead.
9. Dab Tinted Lip Gloss on Your Lips
Going for the natural look often chooses colours that don't stand out too much, and that's why using a tinted gloss is perfect to use. Just dab it on your lips to get that instant light-coloured shine.
Bonus Tip: Don't Forget the Setting Spray
Last but not least, don't forget to use a setting spray to seal your fabulous no-makeup makeup look before heading out. The spray, also known as finishing spray or setting mist, keeps your makeup in place, preventing it from flaking and looking cakey, as well as hydrates the skin.