Sat. Dec 7th, 2019

Most of us really do enjoy putting makeup on but there are days where you just want your makeup to help you fake a flawless skin and help you look put together. Barely-there makeup means using basically the lowest possible amount, which focuses more on application steps than the number of products. This classic look is all about achieving that natural, glowing skin. How to get that cheaper and quicker?

The most tricky part of doing this barely-there makeup is not using less products, but to focus more on covering blemishes and under-eye dark circles so that your complexion looks flawless.

Read on as we uncover the 7 steps to nail that barely-there makeup for a fresh, flawless makeup that looks, well, as though you’re not wearing any makeup! So get ready to wear the prettiest nude #MOTD ever!

STEP 1: Prepare your skin

Use a cotton pad to apply toner. Apply it gently on your face and neck. This step is often overlooked but its importance is very high as this process actually shrinks the pores and tightens the cell gaps reducing the penetration of contaminants. 

Step 2: Apply a Moisturizer with SPF

Gently apply ample amount of moisturizer on your face, which restores the blood-flow back to the skin layer which provides it a good natural glow. Let the cream sink in first before doing the next step.

Step 3: Apply Foundation

Applying the foundation first will make you use less corrector and concealer. Never put on corrector/concealer first as you would definitely be removing most of it with your foundation. Choose a foundation that’s best for your skin type, if you need more coverage, always pick a non-comodogenic foundation. If you really don’t need as much coverage, pick a BB Cream.

Step 4: Use a Corrector (Correct Before Concealing!)

For dark under-eye bags use peach if you have a fairer skintone and orange for darker skintone. Dab it gently using your weakest finger (ring finger) and build it up that means do not put too much product at once or it will appear cakey underneath your eyes. If you’ll skip corrector then utilize two concealers—a darker one to correct undertones and then a lighter one to cover it. Use the green one for red pimples or red blemishes.

Step 4: Use a Concealer

Gently draw a triangle with the base under your eye with your concealer. This not only conceals dark circles, but it also makes you look more perked up.

Step 5: Use a Cream Brown or Red Eyeshadow

If you have oily skin, it’s best to apply a translucent powder on your lids to make it transfer-proof. Dab a small amount of brown or red cream eyeshadow, don’t overdo it so it would still look natural.

Step 6: Spritz a Make-up Setting Spray or a Facial Mist

Close your eyes. Hold the bottle 8-9 inches away from your face and mist the setting spray or your favorite facial mist all over your face in X and T motions.

Step 7: Put On Your Mascara and Curl Your Lashes

We put this step after the facial mist to avoid gunky eyes! Let’s just be safe!

Step 8: Go Easy with Your Brows

Forget Instagram makeup method for super glammed up brows! The key is just to enhance the beauty of your natural brows using an eyebrow gel with fibers and brushing them up and into place. If you have gaps, gently fill it in with a brown eyebrown pencil.

Step 9: Apply Your Lip Balm and Your Lip + Cheek Tint Combo

Now that you’re facial mist has absorbed, apply lip balm and the trusty lip+cheek tint combo. The keyword again is “dab”. Lip tint is the ultimate go-to for achieving a perfect no-make-up make-up look as it gives off that low-maintenance hint of sexy stain to your lips and are long wearing!

Step 10: Apply a Dab of Stain onto Your Cheeks

However, this is totally optional! If you prefer adding that red flush onto your cheeks, why not!? Although, there are cheek stains that set super fast, so it’s best to put a bit of cream (foundation, moisturizer, bb cream, etc.) on top of your cheeks before the stain to make it  blendable.