Your guide to the “no makeup” look

Yoga skin, glass skin, dewy tints… Instagram is proof positive: variations on the “no makeup” theme are everywhere. But the goal is the same for all of them: accentuate your skin’s natural glow with luminous finishes and minimize imperfections with translucid colours. You’re probably wondering how… read on, it’s not that hard!  

MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN

No secret here: well-nourished skin is the foundation for perfect makeup and it’s even more true for the no-makeup look! Smoothed and plumped, your skin regains the glow that’s essential to this trendy look.

That means your daily beauty routine has to be followed closely: moisturize your skin morning and night, without fail.  Give it a scrub or gentle peeling  a couple of times a week and remember to use a thirst-quenching base before applying your makeup to increase your skin’s suppleness, which helps products penetrate and stick.  

MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, 125 ml
Clinique

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, 125 ml

Oil-free moisturizer with skin-strengthening ingredients. Softens, smooths, improves.

Hydractive 24H Day & Night Moisturizing Gel Cream, 50 ml
Marcelle

Hydractive 24H Day & Night Moisturizing Gel Cream, 50 ml

Dive into deep 24-hour moisture! For all skin types

GET A HEALTHY GLOW

The key here is balance! You want to minimize imperfections without totally covering them up. You want to sculpt your face without falling into the trap of radical contouring. How? Choose products that remove dark spots, use a light foundation rich in nourishing active ingredients and a non-drying self-tanner: using a wide brush, dab on a few light touches to the top of your forehead and the hollows of your cheeks before spreading it out towards the centre of your face.

GET A HEALTHY GLOW
Perfect Bronze Bronzing Pressed Powder, 10 g
Annabelle

Perfect Bronze Bronzing Pressed Powder, 10 g
Havana Bronzing Powder, 10 g
Lise Watier

Havana Bronzing Powder, 10 g

COLOUR YOUR CHEEKS

Awaken your natural beauty by choosing a shade of makeup that matches your own skin tone. You can’t really go wrong with pink or peach. In terms of texture, remember that you’re going for that well-moisturized effect. Choose cream formulas or blend powder blush and a moisturizing balm. Whichever method you choose, you want a product that’s easy to dose and blur with your finger or a sponge.

Joli Blush Blush, 6 g
Clarins

Joli Blush Blush, 6 g

This ultra pigmented blush has a powder texture mixed with tint pigments that provide an instant and beautiful colour on the skin.

Blush, 3 g
Personnelle Cosmetics

Blush, 3 g

THE LAST WORD ON LASHES

Forget eye pencils! For more subtle makeup, mascara alone is plenty. Choose a lengthening formula that defines the lashes without exaggerating their thickness. Apply it in zigzags from root to tip. In a pinch, add a little golden light or champagne colour to brighten your eyes.  But don’t overdo it!

Are your lashes particularly flat? No worries! Use a lash curler. Just heat it up with a hair dryer for a few seconds before applying your mascara.

Lengthening Treatment Mascara, 8 ml, Black
Zorah

Lengthening Treatment Mascara, 8 ml, Black

Strengthens and lengthens your lashes. Enriched with organic argan oil. Ellongates and defines each lash with a full 360° coverage.

Unlimited Mascara, 7 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Unlimited Mascara, 7 ml

Instant lash lift effect and intense lengthening mascara with two-position wand.

A LITTLE LIP SERVICE

Choose a neutral shade of lipstick that matches your natural colour, preferably one with ingredients that fill in cracks and soften your lips. Dab the product on using your finger or a brush. Start in the centre and blend outwards. The result: that oh-so natural and super-trendy “just bitten” look.

The delicate skin of your lips often needs a little re-plumping. Try a balm or serum enriched with collagen. Use it nightly before bed and again as needed before applying your makeup. Just remove the excess first.

A LITTLE LIP SERVICE
Pepti-Collagène 3D Lip & Contour, 15 ml
Karine Joncas

Pepti-Collagène 3D Lip & Contour, 15 ml
Plump Lips Collagen Lip Treatment, 4 g
Modèle

Plump Lips Collagen Lip Treatment, 4 g
PlumpFX Lip Plumping Serum, 4,7 ml
Jouviance

PlumpFX Lip Plumping Serum, 4,7 ml

Plump up the volume with this lip plumping serum that delivers an instant volumizing effect similar to a hyaluronic acid injection for lips that look smoother, hydrated and fully plumped.

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Your guide to the “no makeup” look

After nude comes “no makeup.” That’s right! This look uses colour transparency and it’s all the rage with stars like Adele, Alicia Keys and Lily Collins. Should you try it? The answer is yes if you want to show your true beauty while still enjoying a radiant complexion. The golden rule: less is more!
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