5.20.2014

{beauty board} no-makeup makeup

no-makeup
The no-makeup makeup look takes time to master; but it's fairly simple once you get the hang of it - and absolutely perfect for the summer months. Here, a few key tips, techniques, and tools to help you nail the I woke up like this look.

lips and face
ONE: KORRES in GUAVA {$12.00} TWO: PALLADIO in NEARLY NUDE {$3.99} THREE: CLARINS in OMBRE MINERALE {$35.00}

LIPS: This is the no-makeup makeup look, so give your lipstick the boot. As a matter of fact, toss your gloss, as well. You want your pout to be as natural as it can be; thus, a waxy balm that is entirely clear is a must - I like KORRES Lip Butter in Guava. You may be going au naturel; but a little definition goes a long way.

Grab a lip liner that matches your lips {I use PALLADIO's Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in Nearly Nude}, and swipe it lightly around the inside edge of your lips using the side of the pencil {not the tip}; then use your ring finger or pinky to dab a little more balm over the pencil to blend.

CHEEKS / FACE: The simplest way to fake the coveted just returned from a run flush? A face palette that combines multiple products {i.e. a blush and bronzer duo} - I'm currently loving the CLARINS 'Ombré Minérale' Face Palette. Just swirl a brush through the entire palette and apply to cheeks, chin, and across your forehead for a look that is straight from the elements natural. If you, like me are a fan of highlights, grab that clear balm - a dab on the tops of cheekbones gives you a gorgeous glow!

eyes
FOUR: SEPHORA COLLECTION in ROSE QUARTZ {$17.00} FIVE: MAYBELLINE in VERY BLACK {$6.89} SIX: IT COSMETICS in SKINNY {$24.00} SEVEN: SEPHORA COLLECTION in 02 SUNRAY {$19.00}

LASHES: My normal makeup routine involves a lot of black liquid liner - something that is definitely not a part of the no-makeup makeup equation. You're relying on lashes and lashes alone for this look, so you want curl, length, and no clumps. I use SEPHORA COLLECTION's Eyelash Curler in Rose Quartz because it's the quickest curler I've ever used {also the jewel-tone makes it seem less sterile and scary than a standard black or silver}; then follow up with three coats of MAYBELLINE Define-A-Lash Lengthening Mascara in Very Black. This is the absolute best mascara for lengthening - not to mention that the price is swoon-worthy.

BROWS: You're not wearing a ton of eye makeup; so you want to make sure that your brows are on point. I highly recommend the IT COSMETICS Your Brows But Better Brow Power Skinny Pencil for everyone, as the skinny pencil works for all brow colors - just use more swipes to accommodate darker hair. Once you've filled in your brows, flip the pencil and use the spooly brush end to tame any wayward hairs.

LIDS: Obviously you're not aiming for a smoky eye; but that doesn't mean that eyeshadow is a no-go - quite the opposite. A bronze, gold, or champagne shade {I love the SEPHORA COLLECTION MicroSmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio in 02 Sunray because it contains all 3} run along lower and upper lash lines adds definition and subtle shimmer to your eyes - emphasizing them without abandoning the no-makeup makeup look.


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21 comments

ellie said...

So pretty! Love the look!

ivy said...

Amazing! Love the list!

ellie's desk said...

I'm really lov'n the eyes. Such a great list of makeup for the No-makeup affect.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous palettes!

xoxox,
CC

Elle Sees said...

pretty look and great products

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

I'll do a tutorial :)

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Rachel @ The Redhead Fashionista said...

Great post, Erika! That Clarins blush/bronzer duo is almost too pretty to use! Might have to buy that one for myself. :)

Tiffany Kadani said...

Yes! I love come to appreciate the power of a strong brow. I never knew what a huge difference it could make.

Melissa Blake said...

Umm, i totally want to go shopping now! Great picks!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I do really like the simple look!

Krysten Gautreaux said...

Love her eyes!

Janet Taylor said...

I love natural make up...

Janet Taylor said...

I love natural make up...

Sherin said...

That eyeshadow palette looks amazng. Love the brown colours.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I wish my no-makeup makeup look turned out like that :)

Blond Duck said...

I'm terrified of eyelash curler!

Blond Duck said...

I'm terrified of eyelash curlers!


Sending out your book this week!

Mariah Ruthel said...

The "no makeup" makeup look is definitely my favorite makeup trend at the moment. It's so classic and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your tips and products :)

http://mariahruthel.blogspot.ca/

Liz said...

Most of the time I do the real no makeup, especially for work because I don't want to take the time every morning to do it and then run late one day and people see what i really look like. i'd rather pleasantly surprise people at special occasions.

http://www.lookfortheoccasion.com

wattwewear.com said...

fabulous makeup tips, thanks for sharing!
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Rei said...

people should definitely start wearing the no makeup makeup look more ! it's one of my favorite looks and it requires such minimal products ! anyway great post!

xoxo
Rei
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