Mastering that perfect no-makeup makeup look is just about every gal’s dream accomplishment when it comes beauty. Achieving this barely-there look, however, can be challenging. it’s easy to go overboard when attempting a no-makeup makeup look, which basically defeats the entire purpose. This is why it all comes down to the type of makeup you’re wearing, says makeup artist and influencer Madison Murrell.“The key to a 'no makeup' makeup look is to wear a water based foundation,” Murrell says. “They are lightweight and give the skin a very natural but polished finish.”

Below, find the three golden rules for mastering a no-makeup makeup look.


Mix it Thoroughly

Murrell notes that the best way to make any foundation have a more natural appearance is thorough mixing.“You should use less product than usual and mix moisturizer into the product – the moisturizer will sheer out any foundation,” she says.


The Creamier, The Better

“My go-to products for a ‘no makeup’ makeup look is Face and Body Foundation by MAC and cream products: cream blush, eyeshadow and highlighter,” says Murrell. We also recommend the Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation or the IT Cosmetics CC Cream for extra lightweight coverage.


Loose Powder FTW

“To make 'no makeup' makeup last all day, I set the makeup with a light powder. I use a beauty blender to press the powder into my skin and it will last all day!” Murrell exclaims. The Maybelline FIT Me Mineral Loose Finishing Powder is perfect for this step, and applying it with a big fluffy brush will set it to the perfect natural finish.



About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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