The Perfect "No-Makeup" Makeup Routine

5 Steps To Natural Beauty (Wink).


The “no-makeup” makeup technique is all the hype, these days. Looking good while keeping up the notion that you rolled out of bed as perfect as you appear? Cheeks flushed pink to perfection and lashes to die for? Sign us up.

Here is a list of products for a simple and quick routine that’ll have you running out the door looking fresher and cuter than a bun out the oven.

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Undereye Concealer

Step one: concealer. Apply your best concealer for the job, preferably patted in with a sponge or even your fingers for a seamless, barely-there look. I typically use this Tarte concealer as I can get away with not setting it, but another one I love for slightly more coverage is Glossier’s Stretch Concealer. The key is to cover all that visibly dark tiredness while having people comment on the brightness of your eyes, not the cakiness of your face.

Shop it here for $26

Glossier Solar Paint


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Step two: bronzer. Cream bronzer is the best bet for a truly spectacular sun-kissed look. Dab a couple of drops of this onto your cheekbones and spread up to your temples. Cue questions about your nonexistent trip to Greece over the summer.

Shop it here for $20

Milani Baked Blush

Step three: blush. Powder blush will set your goddess bronze perfectly and last longer than cream blush. This Milani blush in particular also has a certain luminosity to it, so it kills two birds with one stone by giving the illusion of having applied a sheen highlighter atop. Apply liberally to the tops of the cheekbones and there you have it. Juicier apples have never been seen.

Shop it here for $6.89

Kosas Air Brow Tinted Clean Voluminizing Eyebrow Gel


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Step four: eyebrows. Promise us something, won’t you? Don’t leave the house without in the least combing your brows. The eyebrows are the framework to the art that is your face, and while you don’t need to spend your entire morning filling them to perfection, it’s always good to sleek them up a little with some clear or tinted brow gel.

Shop it here for $22

Glossier Lash Slick


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Step 5: lashes. Now, if you don’t want to bother with monthly lash extension refills for a truly effortless lash, then mascara is the go-to. And what best than a mascara that lengthens your lashes without looking clumpy and fake? Without looking like you’re wearing any mascara at all? Glossier, the gods of “no-makeup” makeup, have mastered this art with Lash Slick. Try it out, it’s worth it.

Shop it here for $16


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