“No makeup” makeup has a strong presence in the beauty world, and the opinion on this is split into two factions: the people who appreciate and love it and the people who don’t see the point. Over the last few months, I’ve gotten several anonymous comments about how my makeup is being “wasted” and is useless because you can’t detect it on my face. (That’s a whole other story.)
I’m personally a fan of the no makeup makeup look. There’s nothing wrong with enhancing your features and going for subtlety. Understated is good. Plus, there are actually people who can’t wear wild makeup looks to work. I am not one of those people, but I still dig these looks. Also, I don’t really feel comfortable with the thought of someone actually being able to see foundation, etc. on my face. Why on earth would you want that? I would not wish that upon the most annoying of the people I am annoyed at. I don’t really have evil foes.
For this look, I mainly used a neutral skin tone shade and pinky-red shades for my eyes. Then a neutral blush and neutral lips! It doesn’t look like much, but that’s kind of the point, I think.
I put on the cream shadows first (paint pot + shadow stick) then layered on a pretty NARS duo called Grand Palais. I left my bags in there and skipped on concealer… I think that’s truly a no makeup makeup look, lol. Hi, bags!
— NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Punjab)
— bareMinerals Original Foundation (Medium Beige)
— Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette
— Illamasqua Cream Foundation (CF 320)
— Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Face Kit (Cheeky Chic)
— Graymelin Seven Eyebrow Tattoo (Dark Brown)
— MAC Paint Pot (Bare Study)
— y.e.t. cosmetics Stick Shadow (04 Nude Pink)
— NARS Eyeshadow Duo (Grand Palais)
— The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02)
– Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Crave)
— Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
— Muji twist-y lipstick/balm with SPF13 PA+++ (dark pink/fuschia)
What are your thoughts on no makeup makeup looks? Love them? Hate them? Do tell!