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The no makeup look has been ruling the beauty game for quite a few years and it doesn’t look like it is going to die down anytime soon. This is because it gives that self confidence for us to look naturally gorgeous with a few indiscernable makeup elements here and there to complete the look. Well, we have come up with some nifty tricks to help you ace this particular makeup trend

Ace the No-Makeup Look Right Now! Here's How:  

The no makeup makeup look may look easy but it can quite easily go wrong. But don’t worry because you are in good hands. The idea behind this look is to embrace our natural features, you know the one which beauty influencers use to give that ‘woke up looking flawless’ illusion. Well, you can get that too now from getting your base right to finding the right shades to use. 

Tips to Ace the No-Makeup Look 


1. Perfect your base

Ace the No-Makeup Look Right Now! Here's How

Like all makeup trends, the no makeup makeup look starts with the base. With it being all about the skin’s natural texture and letting your skin breathe, a little goes a long way. So, to get the perfect base, all you need is something light like the Lakmé 9 to 5 CC Cream Mousse. Don’t believe us? The fashion world including the recent Lakmé Fashion Week with all the celebs and models were sporting a similar look. Well, thanks to this CC cream’s mousse formula, it is builadable, allowing you to go for a light or full coverage. Perfect for the Indian weather if you tend to sweat or don’t like how your makeup melts in the heat, it will become your go-to for a quick but flawless look. 

How to Incorporate the Tip   

To ace the nude makeup look, make sure that your base matches your actual skin tone. This CC cream has four shades suitable for fair as well as dusky skin while working for all undertones. Lighter than air, you don’t have to work too hard while applying it. Just scoop out a little and dot it all over your face and neck. Blend it with your finger or brush. Get a satisfying result as it covers up all dark patchy areas and brightens them to give an even complexion.


2. Only conceal imperfections

Ace the No-Makeup Look Right Now! Here's How

With the skinification of makeup, you can easily slather makeup products on pimples and blackheads. This Lakmé 9 to 5 CC Cream Mousse is loaded with vitamin E which is known to soften the skin and fade our blemishes and dark spots. It suits all skin types but if you have oily skin, it is the perfect choice as it moisturises without feeling icky to give a matte finish. Since it isn’t cakey, it seamlessly blends to give you an even finish while making it look like you are not wearing any makeup. So, if you don’t feel like wearing a full face, just cover up any imperfections as it blurs out your pores and any blemishes but still leaves you with a natural look. It is also non-comedogenic so you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores or any breakouts, so go ahead and conceal any nasty zits. 

How to Incorporate the Tip   

The creamy mousse is basically a light and moisturising foundation with the best of skincare thanks to the addition of vitamin E. Don’t be afraid to use it on any sensitive areas of your face. Go ahead and dot on the cream over your acne, blackheads, dark circles and any other discolouration. Blend it out and you are good to go.


3. You don’t have to skip eyeshadow

Ace the No-Makeup Look Right Now! Here's How

The are some clear dos and don’ts when it comes to a no makeup makeup look like no falsies or smokey eyeshadow. However, you don’t have to completely forego your eye makeup. This nude look is all about using colours that are close to your skin colour. More often that not, beige eyeshadows make up a lot of such no makeup looks. 

How to Incorporate the Tip   

If you have dark eyelids, this tip can actually work in your favour. Look for an eyeshadow shade that matches your skin tone but is a little lighter. Apply it all over your eyelids. You can leave it at that but if you like, you can add a hint of the smokey look. Next take a slightly darker beige or brown shade and apply it to the outer corner of your eye. Take a brush and blend out the harsh lines.


4. Go easy on the eyeliner

Ace the No-Makeup Look Right Now! Here's How

While you may love the long and dramatic winged eyeliners, switch to subtle and light eyeliners. The point is to basically highlight your eyes without being too obvious. A smudged brown eyeliner with a small wing can do the trick. You can also tightline your eyes with the liner to bring attention to your eyes. 

How to Incorporate the Tip   

Take a brown or black gel liner. Draw a thin line close to your upper lash line. Next, take a brush and smudge out the liner. At the corner, drag the liner out with the brush for a soft, small wing.


5. Find the perfect nude lipstick shade

Ace the No-Makeup Look Right Now! Here's How

The final step to your no makeup look should be a nude lipstick. But this has always been a point of frustration and tears as we end up getting something too dark or too light that makes us look washed out. Well, no more!  

How to Incorporate the Tip   

First identify your undertone. Fairer skin tones usually have cool undertones and darker skin tones have warm undertones. If you have neutral undertones, you can just focus on finding a shade that matches the intensity of your skin colour. For cool undertones, look for nude lipstick shades in the family of pink. For warm, go for beige or brown lipsticks. As for the intensity, see that the shade is a touch darker than your original skin colour. 

FAQs about Ace the No-Makeup Look Right Now

Q1. What is the no makeup look? 

As we said above, this makeup trend’s goal is to make it look like your skin looks flawlessly perfect without any makeup, such as an even complexion, one-toned lips with a dash of colour and bright eyes. So, it just enhances the best of your face.  

Q2. Do I wear foundation for nude makeup? 

While every makeup trend loves its guidelines, there is no hard and fast rule. If you have some harsh acne scarring, redness or dark spots, you can wear a lightweight foundation if you like, to even those out. 

Q3. Is minimalist makeup the same as no makeup? 

While both try to use minimal makeup, the minimalist look does not try to give the illusion of no makeup. You can contour and add highlighter, add a red lipstick or even some rosy blush to your nose and cheeks.