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 or light foundation,” she says. “They are lightweight and give the skin a very natural but polished finish.”
Ahead, find three must-do steps to master the look.
Add Moisture and 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 Lancôme Skin Feels Good 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. 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.