Want to look fresh, flawless and natural? Master the ‘no makeup’ makeup look

Get The Look Beauty: No Makeup Look

He-llo British summertime!  Come summer when the temperature rises I find that we tend to want to wear less on our skin and so we minimise our makeup routines. However, after a long working week the complexion can sometimes become a little lacklustre and it is on these days that I call for a “cheats” makeup day. The following tips for a minimal look will have you spending your lazy summer weekends out in the sun instead of scrambling around in your makeup bag for that full coverage formula.


No makeup look



Nars Pure Radiant Tinted moisturiser is a beautiful go to product. You can wear it alone but I like to use a lightweight moisturiser before applying this.  Once your skin is prepped you can apply the tinted moisturiser with a damp sponge or using your fingers to massage it into skin. This will give you a lovely soft focus and luminous effect on the skin as it hydrates, evens out your complexion and adds a healthy glow. It also contains SPF 30 as an added bonus.


Pure radiant tinted moisturizer SPF30 PA, NARS

Pure radiant tinted moisturizer SPF30/PA+++, £30.00 NARS at spacenk.com




To open up the eyes, curl your lashes with your favourite curlers.  Once lashes are held in place slightly tilt the lash curlers up and towards you.  This will give some added curl.  To keep those lashes on their toes coat them with some clear mascara.  This will help widen your eyes and give your lashes a feminine touch. To finish use the clear mascara to brush and groom eyebrows into place.


Lash & brow perfector

Lash & brow perfector, £8.50 NO7 at boots.com




For a natural flush of colour Bobbi Brown’s lip and cheek tint will do the trick.  Look at the natural hues of your lips and use this as a guide to pick a naturally flattering tone. The shades Milk Chocolate & Blushed Rose have fabulous warm brown hues perfect for darker skin while Fresh Melon and Powder Pink will suit fairer skin. Using your finger dab into the product and pat onto apples of cheeks and blend outwards.


Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge


Pot rouge for lips & cheeks, £21.00 (each) Bobbi Brown bobbibrown.co.uk



To keep things light and breezy a slick of Clarins’ Instant Light Lip Perfector will complete your look.  It’s sheer gloss formula is enriched with shea butter to moisturise your lips while delivering a hint of colour. Wear alone or with your favourite nude lipstick!


Instant light natural lip perfector, Clarins

Instant light natural lip perfector, £18.00 Clarins clarins.co.uk


There you have it, the minimal routine which will give you an effortless put together look.  Perfect for lazy weekends spent shopping, meeting for coffee or frolicking in the sun.

Post Author: Natalie Ibrahim

Natalie Ibrahim
I am a make-up artist who loves to empower women through art. Make-up often evokes feelings of confidence and empowerment I say fall into that fantasy and use it to conquer your dreams one dreamy lipstick at a time. I am also a foodie girl, daydreamer, culture loving, natural hair enthusiast loving the city life.

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