You know those women who look like they’re barefaced, but are still glowing like they’ve just had a facial? They’re the ones who have mastered the art of “no makeup makeup”—which happens to be the biggest beauty myth of all time. Because while it might appear as though she just woke up like that, this look takes some very specific products that will even out your skin tone, brighten up your eyes, and add a dewy finish to everything–all while giving the impression that you just rolled out of bed like this. Want to try it out? Keep scrolling for the makeup essentials you need to achieve the look.
First, let’s start with the formula: One Over One’s Base Glow is 94 percent natural and 21 percent organic, so you know there aren’t any nasties inside. it’s one of the lightest, sheerest liquid illuminators on the market and will leave your skin looking naturally glowy. Either use a sheer layer all over your moisturized skin for a subtle all-over glow, or apply to cheekbones and eyelids for a soft, dewy look.
Citrusy, light, and super-moisturizing, this tinted balm will add some subtle pigment to your cheeks and your lips. We love a beauty product that works as hard as you do.
Throw away all of your other tinted moisturizers and BB creams: bareMinerals’ Complexion Rescue will give your skin an even tone and dewy finish, without leaving any hint that you might be wearing makeup. Plus, it’s SPF 30. We’re obsessed.
Drop the brow pencil: Glossier’s Boy Brow will deliver brushed up, thicker-looking brows without any of the tell-tale signs, like streaking of uneven pigment, that you’re wearing eye makeup.
This creamy, brown liner will give your eyes definition without being too dramatic–something a pencil or gel won’t achieve as easily. Also: it’s just $5.
Lipstick is the first thing that should go when you’re paring back to a no-makeup makeup look, but that a subtle, lip-tinting balm is perfect. The Burt’s Bees balm in pomegranate not only delivers the perfect, natural color, but it’s also ultra hydrating. Swipe it over your lips twice for buildable pigment. Bonus points for being cheap AF.
A lightweight mascara—like this one—will separate and define your lashes without adding too much volume or drama. Be sure to evenly coat your top lashes from root to tip.