How to Achieve the Perfect No-Makeup Makeup Look

If 2020 beauty trends have taught us anything, it’s that the no-makeup makeup look is here to stay. Bushy brows, glowy skin and a touch of colour across the cheeks is the ultimate accessory and if our Instagram feeds are anything to go by, less is most definitely more. For a simple everyday look, opt for a few clever beauty tricks and step out of the house a natural, radiant beauty.

Follow our top tips on how to achieve the ultimate no-makeup makeup look and watch the compliments flow in. Just be prepared to share your secrets with friends who suspiciously ask “how does your skin looks so good?”…

Prep the skin

To achieve a radiant and youthful glow, prep your skin with the right skincare. A simple routine of “cleanse, tone and moisturise” will do the trick though if you’re looking for an extra dewy finish, look for products containing AHAs, BHAs and Vitamin C that gently exfoliate the skin, brighten your complexion and even out skin tone. Don’t forget all-important SPF suncare to protect your skin against harmful UV rays and prevent the signs of aging.

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Try these skincare heroes specially formulated to achieve a natural glow:

Symbiosis London Anti-Oxidising Rose Radiance Serum – £25
Murad Porcelain Brightening & Protecting Serum 30ml – £52
Rituals The Ritual of Namasté Skin Brightening Face Exfoliator 75ml – £10

Choose a light base

To conceal blemishes, hyperpigmentation and dark circles, opt for a light foundation or ditch the base altogether and use a small amount of concealer to hide any problem areas. Use products sparingly and be sure to blend well into the skin for a seamless finish.

Perricone MD’s No-Makeup Makeup Foundation and concealer provide the perfect dewy base for a natural look whilst targeting the visible signs of aging such as age spots and fine lines. 

Perricone MD No-Makeup Makeup Foundation – £29.50
Perricone MD No-Makeup Makeup Concealer – from £20
Perricone MD No Makeup Instant Blur – £18

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Fake the flush

Add some colour to your cheeks with a small amount of blusher. Look for blushers in cream formulas that you can apply with your fingers for a natural look and choose a shade in the same undertone as your skin. Warm skin tones will match a warm shade while cooler tones will suit brighter shades of pink.

If blusher isn’t your thing, create depth with a small amount of bronzer around the hairline, temples and cheekbones. Don’t be afraid to tie in the look by gently sweeping some of the leftover product onto your eyelids for some subtle colour.

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Add volume to brows

Lastly, finish a flawless no-makeup makeup look by adding some definition to your brows. Whether you’re loyal to a pencil or a brow powder, use your product with upward strokes to build volume.

Follow the natural arch of your brows and try not to overfill the shape to ensure a more natural-looking finish. If you want to open your eyes even further, add a lick of mascara to tie in the whole look.

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Words: Sherri Andrew