Mastering The No Makeup - Makeup Look
For many of us, the very thought of stepping out of the door without a full face of makeup fills us without absolute dread - particularly if you prefer a full makeup look!
However, this season, it’s all about embracing your natural beauty, and you’ll be surprised at how good you can look by toning everything down. And best of all, it doesn’t mean that you need to put down your concealer, powder or foundation – it’s just about adopting a less is more technique.
When it comes to achieving a fresh-faced glow, here at BASE Pro Artists we have plenty of tips that will leave your skin looking and feeling dewy, refreshed and effortlessly glowing throughout the winter.
We hope you find our ‘how to’ guide helpful!
It’s all in the preparation
We all know that if you fail to prepare, you will prepare to fail, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to achieving a glowing no makeup look this season.
Before even thinking about reaching for your makeup box, it’s important that you prepare your face to optimise the application processes.
Preparation work: Start by cleansing, toning, and moisturising your skin. This is one of the post important steps to achieving a flawless finish. Oh, and before you start, make sure that all of your makeup is removed completely!
Prepping your lips: The arrival of the cold, damp winter weather does no favours for our skin and the harsh temperatures can leave you lips feeling sore and cracked – this is not a good look when it comes to apply your favourite lipstick!
We’d recommend using a Lush lip scrub – great for tackling dry and cracked lips. Simply scrub this onto your lips daily for a soft, luscious finish! They come in a variety of flavours but Popcorn has to be our favourite – just make sure you don’t lick it off! Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm is also great for injecting a much-needed dose of moisture and love during the colder months.
Moisturise – During the colder months, your face is often exposed to harsh weather conditions, leaving it looking and feeling dry, sore and dull. So, it’s important that you moisturise daily to ensure that your skin remains hydrated, smooth and re-freshed. Keil’s Oil Free Moisturiser is a great product to use!
Now the fun part – applying your makeup!
We’ve complied a list of some of our favourite ways to achieve the ultimate no makeup look this season…
Concealing imperfections and redness: Autumn and winter tend to leave your skin prone to redness caused by the change in temperature. But using a small amount of concealer in your natural colour is a quick and easy way of concealing imperfections without it looking too heavy on your skin. Here at BASE Pro Artists, we love Nars creamy concealer – it’s fabulous for providing just the right amount of coverage with no creases!
Under you eyes: Lighter concealers are great for concealing dark circles and brightening your under-eye area. Our pigmentation Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer is our fail-safe secret weapon every season!
Foundation: When it comes to perfecting the no makeup look we would suggest steering clear of foundations. However, if this is not an option, Armani’s Maestro Fusion Makeup is perfect for creating light coverage for an effortless finish.
Finally, to achieve a natural winter flush, add a touch of cream based blusher, brush your eyebrows, and add a subtle coat of mascara. Adding a little stain to your lips will also allow you to brighten your face - we swear by Benefit’s Benetint!