12 beauty products for achieving "no makeup" makeup
How to rock the bare-faced look without actually going bare-faced
Thanks to the recent popularity of #barefacedselfies, women have toned down their makeup in favour of a natural look. Gone are the days when we would wear a smokey eye just for brunch or blast our cheeks with contouring powder, bronzer, and blush – now, having the confidence to go outside makeup-free is all the rage. You’re freshly-washed, you’re low-maintenance, and best of all, you’re effortlessly beautiful.
…at least that’s what we want you to think. Alas, our bare faces rarely look as good in real life as they do in pictures, as fluorescent lighting has a way of illuminating our imperfections the way Instagram can’t. And as much as we want to say “embrace your flaws”, showing up to the office with full-on dark circles may mislead your boss into thinking you’re sick or hungover.
The solution? “No makeup” makeup, where we use an array of beauty products to create the illusion of a poreless, dewy complexion devoid of spots, scars, and dry patches. In other words, you put on just enough makeup to cover your problem areas, but not so much that people can tell you’re wearing it.
Want to rock the bare-faced look without actually going bare-faced? Here are some products to help you get started.
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