Achieve the I-woke-up-like-this glow you’ve been dreaming of in minutes.
– KEYS SOULCARE
“No makeup” makeup might sound like a contradiction, but the appeal of a polished, au naturale appearance is holding strong in the beauty world. Nailing this makeup trend isn’t just about wearing less coverage and colors: It is a simple alternative to a more glammed up style. If you’re ready to add a little oomph to your daily routine, keep reading for your guide to this fresh-face look.
1. Skincare is non-negotiable.
The true foundation to no make up looks? A solid skincare routine. The minimal makeup means revealing your natural radiance. Practicing a cleansing and moisturizing ritual to keep your skin clean and supple is essential. (And yes, this includes sunscreen.) Not sure where to start? Try our Skin + Soul Starter Kit.
2. Time to prime.
Priming provides a smooth base for any no makeup look. Primer also boosts your glow, adding a bit of shine to the skin’s surface to mirror your inner light. To make the most out your priming step, try Let Me Glow illuminating serum. This skincare-color hybrid offering not only gives you a hydrating dose of skin-balancing niacinamide and rose water, but it also gives skin a warming golden glow that complements every complexion. If you’re feeling the need to, this is an optimal time to dab on your favorite concealer to minimize the appearance of blemishes or dark spots.
3. Shimmer and shine.
Just because you aren’t getting completely glammed up, doesn’t mean you can’t let yourself shine. Once you prime your skin, layer on some highlighter in all the right places. Focusing on the high points of your face or eyelids as well as the curves of your body will give a light-catching glow that will have heads turning. Using a cream-based highlighter like our Gleam On balm will allow for a glitter-free glow-up that melts right into your skin.
4. Smooth on color.
A fresh face doesn’t mean a dull look. Adding a pop of color to your skin breathes more life into your no makeup style. The key to keeping it vibrant but minimal? Creamy, sheer tints that enhance your look without taking center stage. To achieve a subtle boost of radiance, add a touch of our hydrating Sheer Flush to your cheeks and eyelids. Take it up a notch with a kiss of our Comforting Tinted Lip Balm, which has six buildable shades to fit any mood.
5. Set it and forget it.
The last step in your no makeup routine? Tidying up. Clean up your brow and loose hairs to give you that polished finish. The multipurpose Soft Stay Clear Brow Gel is your pocket-sized secret to keeping everything in place. This grooming tool has the strength to keep flyaways at bay without the crunchy look and feel of other holding gels. With its soft, gentle spoolie to guide your hairs into place, you have full control over this lightweight, nourishing formula. For an even crisper look, use your favorite lengthening mascara to make your eyes pop.
What’s your “no makeup” makeup must-have? Share your favorite step in the comments!