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Master The Bare Faced “No Makeup” Look With These Useful Tips And Tricks

The “no makeup” look is a growing trend among celebrities these days. Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, and America Ferrera are just a few stars who can be seen on Instagram and the red carpet alike with freshly finished faces that look makeup-free.

What if you’re not quite ready to give up your foundation and mascara completely? You might be ready to give this look a try.

What’s The Look?

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The end goal of this look, of course, is to look like you’re not wearing any makeup—way to state the obvious, I know, but bear with me.

It’s perfect for those of us who don’t want to look like we spent hours putting on our face, but still want to look a little less like that creature that peers back at us from the mirror every morning.

It Starts With Skincare

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The most important thing when you’re wanting to start going for the “less is more” approach is to take care of your skin. Make sure you use a good moisturizer and lip balm every day and exfoliate once a week to keep your skin in good shape. A cakey foundation is not the natural look we’re going for, so opt for a lighter, cream based foundation instead. Go light on the powder as well, to keep your skin from looking matte.

Make sure you use a good moisturizer and lip balm every day and exfoliate once a week to keep your skin in good shape. A cakey foundation is not the natural look we’re going for, so opt for a lighter, cream-based foundation instead. Go light on the powder to keep your skin from looking matte.

How To Choose Colors And Formulas

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Instead of a heavy mascara, try a lash tint that will darken and define lashes without the stiff look of mascara. As with the foundation, stick with cream based eyeshadows that are less likely to settle into creases than powdered one.

Use eyeliner sparingly, preferably a color that’s one shade darker than your eye color: navy for blue eyes, olive for green, and chocolate for brown.  For your lips, apply a tinted lip balm instead of a glossy or matte lipstick.

h/t: W Magazine