“No Makeup” makeup is a look so many celebrities have been wearing in recent months. But, the au-natural, I’m-just-genetically-blessed look takes more work than you think. Don`t we all want to appear like we are wearing no makeup, but still look really, really good – the type of good that will prevent your friends and colleagues from asking if you’re feeling okay when you’re just barefaced?
Especially, when you are mum of 2, like me, and have perhaps only 10 min to get ready in the morning. I would like to share some tips and products I use, to help me to achieve that natural glow look, which lasts all day, not heavy and makes my skin look healthy and fresh.
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So, lets get started
Takes 1-2 minutes
Wash your face using a gentle soap and flannel. Don’t use an exfoliate, as it will bring out the redness in your complexion. A gentle cleanser such as DECLÉOR Aroma Cleanse 3 in 1 Hydra-Radiance Smoothing and Cleansing Mousse . It has creamy consistency and is created to deeply cleanse the face, leaving you with a clear and smooth complexion.
Takes 1-2 minutes
When in comes to moisturising routine, I have my secret ingredient and it works wonders. I have to share it with you – Daily vitamin C for your face, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster uses a high powered vitamin C complex to smooth out lines and wrinkles and prevent further damage ,it is also packed with antioxidants. It absorbs instantly, so you do not have to waste your time waiting for it to dry. Apply it before your daily moisturiser.
Moisturiser. Prep your skin with Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturiser SPF15 Even if you’re on limited time, moisturising your complexion is one step you should never miss! This super indulgent moisturiser has hyaluronic acid to give your skin an instant boost, so massage this in to see beautiful results.
3. Foundation and Concealer
Takes 2 minutes
If you have clear skin, use a tinted moisturiser to warm-up the complexion. I love this Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF25 30ml by Estee Lauder. Instantly: Brightens and perfects. Re-ignites the look of radiance. Reduces the look of lines. Nourishes with oil-free hydration.
Achieve a luminous, younger-looking complexion. Delivering light to full coverage for a natural look, its buildable formula effortlessly melts onto skin and can be blended easily for a streak-free, satin finish. And do not forget to blend, blend ,blend.
No time for foundation? No problem. My new discovery –Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer . Apply as a face primer all over your face for an instant spotlight effect. It’s light diffusing particles mean that even without foundation, your skin will look fabulous and hydrated. I use underneath my foundation, on its own for a relaxed, effortlessly dewy look, or on top of makeup throughout the day to give your skin an instant pick-me-up
I use StriVectin Clinical Corrector Anti-Ageing Eye Illuminator .It is a lightweight cream that instantly brightens and hydrates the eye area. Formulated with NIA-114 technology to rebuild the natural skin barrier and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
4. Eye Brows
Takes 2 minutes
It’s essential not to have a strong line, if you have very light brows or patches, blend a colour sparingly to give a little shape. Heavy eyebrows are one of the biggest giveaways of this look if done wrong.
This Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows Gel is amazing. I use it in clear , because I have very defined thick eye brows. But, it comes in variety of shades. Eyebrows are key to facial identity, it’s what makes us recognisable .Enriched with volumising Magic Elasticizing Wax, nourishing Vitamin E, strengthening Castor Oil and natural pigments that lifts and tints your eyebrows . Shapes, sculpts and adds structure to your brow. Never makes your brows look ‘pencilled in’ or ‘stuck down’.
5. Eye Lashes
Takes 1-2 minutes
Always curl your lashes before applying mascara to elongate them and open up your eyes. Lash curlers lift and separate the lashes for a ‘push-up’ effect, making your eyes seem more awake. Open the curlers, clamp and hold on your top lashes for 5 seconds. Repeat on both eyes.
My favourite one is: Japonesque Power Curl Lash Curler followed by Estée Lauder Little Black Primer Tint. Amplify. Apply onto bare lashes for a natural day-time look, or use on top of your favourite mascara to enhance your peepers, creating a dramatic, budge-proof finish.
Takes 10 seconds 🙂
Moisten and soften your lips with the delicious KORRES Lip Butter Stick SPF15 in Rose. Its fantastic natural formula with mandarin oil offers deep nourishment and long-lasting care to leave your lips super smooth.
Love this! The hint of colour is beautiful, subtle, but visible. Lips feel really soft and hydrated
If you suffer from shine, use a large brush and powder that matches your skin tone to dust all over. Try bareMinerals Mineral Veil,which will absorb any excess oil. Do not use a bronzer, this look is all about making the most of your natural colouring.
So there you have a quick, off-duty “No Makeup” makeup look in minutes. Hopefully this will give you 5 more extra minute in bed….
All done in 10 min and 10 seconds 🙂
Love, Samira xxx