5 Easy Steps to Do the No Makeup Look


Emma Stone, Jessica Biel, Blake Lively – we’ve seen the stars wear their “no makeup” makeup look and they look astonishing in them. We wonder if they’re just born with superior genes but we’re sure they did their makeup right. The “no makeup” makeup look relies on the right products such as Dermablend setting powder, L’Oreal concealer and more. This type of look focuses more on picking natural shades of your skin and lips, instead of putting on a vibrant color.

How do you do it? Here are 5 easy steps.



Prep your skin by cleansing and exfoliating. This goes to any type of makeup, not just the “no makeup” look. Start with a clean face so that impurities will be lifted before you apply any makeup base. After washing and prepping your face, apply moisturizer. A tinted moisturizer that’s close to your skin tone is much better so you can skip on heavy foundation. Such moisturizer works as a power duo that combines skincare and makeup to even out your skin (Christian Dior Capture Totale Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in 1 Natural Radiance).


Next, cover up blemishes and other skin imperfections using a concealer. Focus on covering up dark under eye circles as well as redness caused by acne. For easy application, choose a concealer that includes an applicator or a wand (L’Oreal Feel Naturale Concealer Correcteur in Light Clair). After blending the concealer, apply a loose setting powder (Dermablend Loose Setting Powder in Cool Beige). Moisturizers and concealers can become too shiny on your face so you need to absorb that extra oil and shine. This also helps prolong your makeup base.


Third step is to focus on your eyes. The key to a vibrant “no makeup look” is to let your eyes stand out without having to apply too much makeup. First, choose an eye shadow with a shade slightly darker than your skin tone (Prestige Eye Shadow Quads in EK-01 Naked). A naked-colored palette is favorable so you’ll have more options, especially when you’re still finding out which shade works for you. Next, line your upper and lower lash lines with brown eyeliner pencil (Prestige Professional Eyeliner in XNE-04 Brown). However instead of making the line obvious, smudge it a bit for a more natural effect. Finally, add a touch of elegance to your lashes with a clear mascara (Longcils Boncza Longcilextender White/Clear).


Give a slight color to your cheeks with a cream blush and choose shades such as peach and light pink (Prescriptives MyStick Swivel CheekColor in 08 Spin). Cream blush is easy to apply and blends in easily with your skin for a more natural or “flushed” look. Blend only at the apples of your cheeks.


Finally, give your lips the color it needs with a tinted balm. Wearing a lipstick will look like you’re actually wearing makeup. The same goes with a shiny gloss. Tinted balms are better because they blend in with your lips easily and these give you just the right amount of color. For your shade, you may choose a nude one that’s close to the color of your lips. For a slight hue, pick peaches or bare pinks (Clarins Color Quench Favorites – 3 Piece Tinted Lip Balm Set).

September 25th, 2014
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48 Comments to 5 Easy Steps to Do the No Makeup Look

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    As a person who doesn’t wear makeup at all, I found this to be really interesting. Good tips.

  2. This is essentially what I do because I don’t like the look of make-up. Every time I wear more than this I feel like I have a mask on!

  3. I personally like the no makeup look. It is horrible to see a pretty woman who makes herself look like a clown with so much makeup.

  4. This IS my make up look. I never wear make up at home and when I do put it on to go out, what you listed above minus the concealer is exactly what I do. I love eye make up. Only thing that doesn’t feel heavy on my face. :)

  5. Great tips! I struggle with makeup because I want it to look natural yet I know I don’t look great if I skip the make up in the morning.

  6. I feel like I am really good at the “no makeup” look! I’ve never been one to cake the stuff on! These are great tips you have here! I do quite a few of them already!

  7. This would really create a much simpler look. It would be easier to maintain than having a lot of make up.

  8. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, and I struggle when I do. I like the ‘natural’ look, and these are great tips.

  9. I don’t wear makeup any longer but these are really great tips for people who do.

  10. Since I work from home I don’t mess with make up often during the week. I am all for simplicity when I do have to wear it. Great tips for that.

  11. great tips especially for someone like me who doesn’t wear makeup.

  12. Emma Stone is FLAWLESS! I love her look.

  13. I am not so much into makeups but I love this post! I think that’s what I always do. The only thing I don’t do is the naked eyeshadow. I guess I am going to try that soon!!!

  14. I wear makeup 6 out of 7 days a week. The one day I don’t, I just do it so my skin can rest. It’s nice to see a more natural looking alternative for tasteful makeup application.

  15. I rarely do not wear make up, but i do love the no make up look. I’d rather a girl have a natural look with makeup versus a girl that globs on a ton of makeup.

  16. Ann Bacciaglia

    I don’t wear much makeup at all, but these are wonderful tips. I’ll have to give those a try. Seems simple and I can do simple :)

  17. I only do eye makeup these days and a concealer for the under eye area. I’ve been trying to find a concealer for myself that can even out old sun damage, but that has been depending on getting someone to go to the store with me. It took buying several concealers in various colors until I got the right one for just under my eyes. Once I’ve found the right one, I’ll try these tips out. Thanks! :)

  18. I love Emma Stone’s look. So natural and beautiful. I need to follow these great tips

  19. Chrissy

    I wear the no makeup look a lot! Thanks for the great tips!

  20. Waa there seems like a lot of steps to achieve the no make up look haha. But I get it because it’s easy to do and I do it all the time. :)

    • Haha! It may seem like a lot of steps but if you start doing it yourself – you’ll realized its pretty easy once you get the hang of it. :)

  21. I love looking natural while wearing a little bit of makeup. These are some great tips for getting that look.

  22. one of my favorite looks is no-makeup makeup! :)

  23. Guy here… isn’t the above makeup? So confused…

    • Haha! You are a guy – so you might be confused. “No Makeup Look” would mean that – it’s makeup but it looks so natural it would seem like there is no makeup – that kind of thing. :)

  24. I have never used a cream blush but that is something I would like to try. I have not found a blush that I have liked in years! I am going to have to check that out and see if it works for me.

  25. These are great tips. I love the no make up look which is way more sophisticated than my actual no make up look!

  26. Thanks for the article, I go with the natural/neutral tones myself when wearing makeup. True story, my husband tells me he also prefers the all natural NO MAKEUP LOOK…when were out and he sees someone with obvious color he’ll whisper – clown face! But the funny thing is, when I ‘put on my face’ and he has no idea! Then he tells me I’m beautiful (having no clue I’m wearing it). I snicker when I hear him talking to his guy friends and he boasts his wife is beautiful and never wears makeup. Guys have no clue lol

  27. No make up is what I do most days. IOops! But they look a bit better than I do without make up.

  28. These are wonderful tips. I don’t wear much makeup and will have to try this no make up look.

  29. Great tips! I wish I can still wear makeup; I would so use these tips. I’m going to pass this to my friends and family that wears makeup.

  30. I think it’s hilarious here I am 44 years old and I always learn things from such a young person! Now I can put makeup on something I have struggled with my whole life and I know what kinds of boots to buy! Keep it up I need all the help I can get, I grew up with 4 brothers and no sisters!

  31. Very interesting and helpful tips. I love makeup! I try not to wear it everyday.

  32. Great tips for the natural look.

  33. I don’t normally wear makeup but this is a good idea for when I do. I love the natural look. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Jacqueline

    Concealer is a must! I have bad scars from old acne and cover-up really helps!

  35. This is good to know. I wear makeup quite a bit, but some days want to do a more natural look.

  36. What some great tips – I love the more natural look when it comes to makeup. x

  37. Thank you so much for these tips on how to have a natural look. I need all the help that I can get. :)

  38. I honestly never been a heavy make-up wearer. I mostly use concealer, eyeshadow, and liquid eye liner for a cat eye look. However, I’ve been adopting more of a natural look lately.

  39. Rebecca Swenor

    Great tips for a nature look. I usually go nature at home anyway. Thanks for sharing.

  40. I so love these tips. Who would have thought that the secret to the no makeup look was makeup.

  41. Melissa Smith

    I swear I live by the “no makeup” makeup look. Mostly because I don’t have the time to really do my makeup. But my mascara, light blush & tinted lip balm are my BFF’s!

  42. You make it sound so easy. I don’t wear make up often but when I do I look to look more natural.

  43. What wonderful tips. I love learning new makeup tricks, I don’t get to wear it much but when I do I like it to look like I actually know what I am doing.

  44. Yes girl! I love the no makeup look and I always follow these steps. Concealer is your best-friend, and guess what? No on has to know you’re wearing it! lol

  45. I love these tips, I would never leave the house barefaced, but also don’t ever want to look “made up” at drop off!

  46. When you’re a Mom, you hardly have time to exfoliate and do other extra stuff to your skin but thanks for the tips.

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