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How To Do Light Makeup to Achieve the ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup Look

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Trade in your 10-step makeup routines with just a few products to achieve a light makeup look that can do wonders for work and a party. Read ahead to know how you can create a light makeup look with under 10 products.
How To Do Light Makeup to Achieve the ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup Look

When ‘how to do light makeup’ starts topping your Google search history, know that it’s time to jump on the ‘no-makeup’ makeup bandwagon. But no matter how effortless simple makeup may look, it’s all about mastering the art of natural beauty! We’ll show you how to sport a fresh-faced glow in five easy steps, involving very light makeup products.

Steps To Achieve The ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup Look

Step 1: Correct And Even Out Your Skin Tone

To start with, clear skin is the first and most vital tip of our simple makeup tips. For this, you need to start with a great skin regimen to keep your complexion looking flawless. Use a light coverage BB cream or foundation for sheer coverage and a natural finish. The idea is to even out your skin and not mask it under a heavy-coverage product. Use a spot concealer in areas that need extra coverage such as the under eyes, sun spots and blemishes. Use a light powder to set the base, but remember to use a very light hand to avoid a thick powdery finish.

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Tip: You can select a moisturising concealer or even a primer to even your skin tone and skin texture out, this way you have a smooth base to continue your makeup look.

Step 2: Tightline Your Eyes Using A Black Or Brown Liner

Be it a basic makeup look or a high-on glam one, eyes have the power to make or break it. Tightlining simply means lining the top and bottom inner rims of the eyes with liner, staying as close to the lash line as possible. Black can look a little harsh, especially on girls with lighter/fairer skin and lighter eyes so we suggest using a brown liner for this step. You can also apply the liner or some lightweight mascara to your lashes to give them natural volume.

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Tip: If you want, you can either skip the kajal or the liner and use the same product on the upper and lower water lines. You can skip this entire step and directly go for the lashes and brows for an even lighter look.

Step 3: Lift And Define Your Lashes

Your daily makeup routine is never complete without grooming your lashes, right? Use an eyelash curler to give your lashes some body and then use a defining mascara to separate them. Avoid a dramatic mascara that lengthens your eyelashes because the look you’re aiming for is all about looking natural. I suggest the Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara for naturally full lashes or the Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara for full lashes.

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Tip: A subtle lash lift and defined brows can do wonders for you and it gives a very natural finish, so don’t skip this step.

Step 4: Add Some Natural Color To Cheeks And Lips

The answer to ‘how to do simple makeup’ is incomplete if the cheeks are skipped. Choose a rosy pink or an earthy peach tint for your cheeks; apply only a small amount of the product for a stained, rosy effect. Ideally, simple makeup at home should involve the use of a lip balm first for that plump, nourished effect. Apply it all over your lips first to soften your pout. Then use your finger to tap the bullet of the lipstick and gently press your fingertip on your lips to add a soft stain of color. This way you won’t look ‘painted on’ but you’ll still have enough colour on your face to look fresh and pretty. I love the Swiss Beauty HD Matte Lipstick in the shade Mauve Blush and some blush on my cheeks with the e.l.f. Cosmetics Monochromatic stick blush.

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Tip: You can skip the blush stick and just use the same lipstick on your cheeks and lids for a consistent and dewy look. Don’t skip lipstick because it really elevates your look with panache.

Step 5: Shape And Fill Your Brows

Brows too are an integral part of your simple makeup for everyday looks since they frame your face. Use a brow pencil or powder to fill in the sparse areas in your brows and then brush them over with clear mascara to set the strands into place. You can even use a cool-toned dark brown eye shadow as a brow filler. Make sure to fill in the arches; go darkest at the beginning of the brows up to the arches and taper the colour towards the end. Voila! Your no-makeup look is ready.

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Tip: Always choose a brow colour that is on shade lighter than your actual brow colour for a natural finish.

Things To Keep In Mind About A Light Look

There are a few things you need to bear in mind before you achieve the lightweight makeup:

  • Know Your Skin Type: If you have an oily skin type you can skip the multiple layers of creams, foundations, and primers and directly go for a setting powder that settles the greasiness of your face.
  • Know Your Skin Tone: Make sure you choose the pop of colour on your lips and eyes that sit elegantly with your skin type, without washing it out or making it too gaudy.
  • Less Is More: Try to use the same lip colour on your cheeks, eyelids, and nose for a consistent look that is not too overpowering.
  • Prep Is King: For a flawless no-makeup makeup look, a clear canvas is a top priority, so make sure your skin is fully prepped, we recommend using the CSMS routine to keep skin prep minimal too.

Things Required To Do Light Makeup

To achieve a simple light makeup look you need the following things.

  • Moisturising Primers
  • Concealer
  • Setting powder
  • Eyeliner / Kajal
  • Mascara
  • Lip Stick
  • Blush

With just these items you can create an entire makeup look without any hassle.

If you are looking for a different type of occasion that requires more than just the run-of-the-mill no-makeup makeup look, then check this out, this article has a look for every celebration, festival, and event that one could try.

FAQs About The ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup Look

  1. How to do light makeup look?

    To do a light makeup look, focus on setting and prepping your skin first. A smooth canvas means fewer products to even out your skin tone and texture. Focus on a pop of colour on your lips and define your eyes. You can even give your lashes a natural lift for that Bambi look.

  2. Can I wear makeup without foundation?

    Yes, you can have makeup looks without foundation. Foundations are heavy and can make your face look cakey. Instead, swap it out with a moisturising primer or simply a concealer that covers your pigmentation and evens out your skin tone.

  3. What is a neutral makeup look?

    Neutral makeup focuses on nude shades on the skin, lips, eyes, and cheeks. A minimal makeup look, on the other hand, can have a pop of colour with just a few products. A neutral makeup look is about nude colours, and a light makeup look is about several products.

  4. What do I need for a no-makeup makeup look?

    • Cleanser
    • Serum
    • Moisturiser + Sunscreen + Primer
    • Concealer
    • Lipstick or Lip Gloss
    • Kajal + Eye Liner
    • Blush
  5. Why is a no-makeup makeup look a trend?

    The no-makeup makeup look is a trend and will always be because it is a no-nonsense, zero-hassle, fully customisable look. It requires minimal products and less time than regular makeup, making it a go-to choice for an everyday style.

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