"No Makeup" Makeup

Most days, if I don't really have any plans I have no qualms about having a no makeup day. But every once in awhile I still do like to put some effort in to look a little more polished and put together.

I'll first dab a little bit of a multitasking concealer, like the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, under my eyes and on any blemishes and redness. I like to fill in my brows no matter what, and the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade gives the most natural result for me. I'll usually skip the eyeshadow and eyeliner and go straight to mascara (after curling my lashes, of course) - I love the Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara because it gives definition, length, and separation without being too dramatic. And it's easy to wash off at the end of the day, score. If you do want eyeshadow, though, my favorite for this look is a soft champagne shade, such as the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded or Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP. Most times my cheeks are looking rosy enough to not need blush, but if I were to wear one I would choose a natural option, such as the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed or the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Cherub. The latter looks exceptionally natural, pretty, and skin-like. I always have to have something on my lips, even just a lip balm, but a product that's been perfect for this look has been the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors. Since they're so sheer, any of the shades would look lovely, but I like the shade 01 Rose Shimmer. Don't be put off by the name, there's actually no visible shimmer. These look like a gloss but feel like a balm on the lips and smell so good. They're definitely going to become a well-worn favorite!

So there you go - an easy, quick look using only 5 or 6 products!

What products do you reach for for a minimal makeup look?

By the way my hair is wet in the above photo, not extremely greasy I swear!


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