Every now and again, the ‘no makeup’ look is exactly what you need to make it through the day – especially when that’s all you have time for in the morning!
Here are 7 tips and tricks for nailing that ‘barely there’ look:
Scrub up well
Your skin is your canvas, so a mini pampering session is probably more important than anything you do after that. Cleanse, exfoliate, wash and then tone – do NOT forget to moisturise.
Stick to neutrals
Since the whole purpose of a ‘barely there’ look is to make it seem like you aren’t wearing any makeup, it’s always a good idea to stick to neutral eye colors that blend well with your skin.
Avoid the liner
This can be pretty hard to do for eyeliner addicts, but applying eyeliner is a dead giveaway that you have makeup on. If you must, stick to a light brown or gray instead of black. Be sure to blend it well.
Define the lash
It’s always important to play up the eyes when you are going for this look. Add one or two layers of mascara to draw out your eyes more – remember not to get too carried away.
Tinted moisturiser is a lifesaver when it comes to the natural look. It is very light so you never have to worry about having that ‘heavy’ look that some foundations can give you.
Bronze it up
A bit of bronzer is a good way to add some life into your face with very little effort. Contour around your temples and the hollows of your cheeks – not only will it liven you up but it will also slim you down!
A pop of color
Tinted balms are a great substitute for lipstick/ lip gloss when you’re aiming for the ‘barely there’ look. They are becoming increasingly popular so finding one that will give you the natural look isn’t really a problem nowadays. Boots have a lovely selection!