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Posted On: 20 July 2016 01:38 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

ILQ Guide: Make-up No Make-Up

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It is the season for embracing a natural-looking glow, but don't shelve all your cosmetics just yet-because the trick to getting a glowing "no makeup" look is, well, makeup.
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What is the "no makeup" makeup look?
It is a trending look for the spring set forth by several beauty trendsetters that involves minimal usage of makeup in order to enhance your skin’s natural tone and texture. The goal is to look like you're not wearing any, and that you woke up with a natural dewy complexion, long lashes, blushy cheeks and rosy lips.
This look works for pretty much most occasions, whether you're heading to the office or keeping it low-key on a night out. And honestly, who would want to look overdone like Kylie when you can look natural and flawless like Kendall?
Here are the foolproof steps to master the "no makeup" look that'll leave everyone wondering where you got your glow.
Step 1: Moisturize
In order to pull off a #WokeUpLikeThis selfie, you’ll need well-hydrated skin. Moisturizing will help your makeup glide on smoothly. Your daily moisturizer will work just fine.
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Step 2: Base
Nothing's less natural than cakey foundation. Go for a do-it-all BB cream instead. This will smooth out uneven skin tone. Tip: Blend with clean fingertips.
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Step 3: Concealer
Conceal any blemishes or redness with a small concealer brush. For dark circles, apply the concealer under your eyes then pat with your ring finger to blend.
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Step 4: Eyes
For a natural look, curling the eyelashes can be enough. But if you like a little more definition, apply a maximum of two coats of mascara to each eye.
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Step 5: Eyebrows
Using short strokes, fill in all the obvious bare spots with a pencil or powder, depending on your preference. Resist filling them in too heavily, but at the same time make sure they are well defined.
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Step 6: Blush
Cream blushes are excellent for creating a natural appearance. Gently pat and blend on the apples of your cheeks. Too much blush and you risk looking like a clown, so make sure it is the right amount and blended perfectly.
Step 7: Lips
Last, but not the least, finish up with a lip color that complements your skin tone. A nude or a shade that matches the color of your lips should give you the boost you need.
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And voila! You’re done. Subtle and natural, like you’re definitely born with it.
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