How to Achieve the ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup Look

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 06/10/2015 | 09:46 AM EDT

Follow this 10-step tutorial for your perfect “natural” glow

It’s the summer makeup phenomena that swept the runways last season. But most women don’t even know where to begin. Here, we offer a few easy steps to achieve your best faux, “I woke up like this” look.


Step 1: Make sure you skin is hydrated and prepped for foundation. Using your best cleanser and toner, prep your skin for your concealer and foundation.


Step 2: Using your best matching concealer to cover up any flaws and blemishes on your skin. Make sure your concealer matches your skin tone. Every woman should have a concealer that is one shade lighter than her skin tone and one that matches their complexion.


Step 3: Use your best matte foundation and create an even complexion. For the best, streak-free results use a beauty blender to apply your liquid or cream foundation. For powder foundations, brush on your foundation in a circular motion.  


Step 4: Using your middle finger, sweep on a brown eye shadow that matches as close to your complexion as possible.


Step 5: Find your best warm toned blush, and lightly sweep against your cheeks. Be sure to not overdo it.


Step 6: Using a bronzer, lightly sweep bronzer on the top of your cheekbones, right beneath your eyes.


Step 7: Layer on a few coats of mascara, to make your eyes pop.


Step 8: Using a darker nude lip color, dab your best matching lipstick on your lips and be sure to use your fingers. This will create a more natural look. For an added matte look, apply a bit of concealer first, and then apply your lip color.


Step 9: Use a translucent powder to set your makeup.


Step 10: Go out and show off your ‘no-makeup’ makeup look!

(Photo: Br¸derchen & Schwesterchen GmbH/Corbis)

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