6 Easy Steps For a Foundation-Free Makeup Routine Minimalists Will Love

January 10, 2022
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Quick Foundation-Free Makeup Tutorial
It’s a common misconception that wearing foundation is the only way to achieve a flawless, airbrushed complexion. It’s totally possible to give your skin a chance to breathe and still blur the appearance of imperfections. Whether you’re in the mood for a minimalist makeup routine or you’re just embracing a more low-key look, we’re sharing a tutorial that will give you a glowy, smooth look sans foundation.
  • STEP 3:

    Swipe on Mascara

    Emphasizing your eyelashes is a must. For an instant doe-eyed effect, reach for the Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Colossal Curl Bounce Mascara. The innovative formula provides lift, volume and curl (no eyelash curler necessary) to even the straightest of lashes, without any flakes or smudges.

    Maybelline New York Volum' Express Colossal Curl Bounce Mascara
  • STEP 4:

    Touch Up With Concealer

    Grab a concealer to target skin imperfections and give the appearance of an even complexion. Apply it under your eyes and on any other areas where you need a little extra coverage — just make sure you blend it in well to achieve a flawless finish. We like the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer for lightweight full coverage.

    Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer
  • STEP 5:

    Add Highlighter

    Grab a glowing highlighter and apply it to the high points of your face, including your cheekbones, down your nose and on your temples. Blend it in well to ensure there are no harsh edges or lines. For a subtle gleam, reach for the Valentino Beauty V-Lighter Face Base Primer and Highlighter.

  • STEP 6:

    Finish Off With Blush

    While you don’t have to add blush, we think a subtle flush is the perfect way to add a touch of color to your foundation-free look. One of our current go-tos? The SimiHaze Beauty Sun Flush All Over Face Tint.

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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