The Only Products You Need For A "No-Makeup" Makeup Look

Written by Kinnari AsharJul 19, 2024
The Only Products You Need For A "No-Makeup" Makeup Look

In a world where makeup trends come and go, the "no makeup" makeup look has established itself as a classic. It’s the art of looking effortlessly put together, where your natural beauty takes centre stage— only subtly enhanced by a few key products.  

The goal is to have luminous, healthy-looking skin and enhance your natural features, all while creating the illusion of wearing little to no makeup at all. Master this look, and it will become a go-to, whether you’re running errands or dressing for a big event. 

Ready to dive in? Below, we share how to do a no-makeup look and the essentials you need to help you achieve this fresh, minimal look. 

The Only Products You Need For A "No-Makeup" Makeup Look 

First, let's take a look at the no makeup makeup look products to have at hand. 

1. Primer 

Good skin prep is the cornerstone of any successful no makeup makeup look. So, find a primer that offers loads of luminosity and helps create a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup. Look for a lightweight formula that provides hydration, without feeling heavy.  

Apply a small amount of primer to your face after moisturising. Focus on areas with larger pores or fine lines, such as the T-zone, to ensure a smooth, even base. 

2. Tinted Moisturiser or BB Cream 


We want coverage that doesn’t look too obvious. So, instead of a foundation, opt for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream that will give you a sheer wash of colour and even out your skin tone, while allowing your natural skin to shine through. They often come with added skincare benefits, such as SPF, antioxidants, and hydration, making them multitasking heroes. 

We recommend the Lakmē CC Tinted Serum, the ultimate fusion of a CC cream and a serum, giving you an even skin tone and dewy finish, without feeling heavy on the skin. It’s supercharged with 2% hyaluronic acid complex, so it’s hydrating your skin from within, while also making you glow. Potent like a serum and sheer coverage like a foundation, this is the only product you need for the perfect “no-makeup” makeup look. 

Use your fingers to apply the product to your skin. Start with a small amount of product and add more to build coverage, only where you need it.  

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3. Concealer 

A lightweight concealer is your best friend for areas that need a bit more coverage, such as dark circles, blemishes, or any scars and imperfections that you prefer to cover. Choose a formula that matches your skin tone perfectly and has a natural finish. The goal is to conceal imperfections without creating obvious spots of heavy coverage. 


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Dab a small amount of concealer onto the areas you want to cover, and gently blend using the warmth of your finger or a small concealer brush. Be sure to blend the edges seamlessly into your skin. 

4. Cream Blush 



A dewy blush is essential for achieving that natural, healthy flush. Unlike powder blush, cream or liquid formulas melt into the skin, giving you a lit-from-within glow. Choose a shade that mimics your natural flush, such as soft pink, peach, or rose. 


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Apply it to the apples of your cheeks, blending with your fingers or a stippling brush. Blend it out towards your temples, ensuring there are no harsh edges visible.  

5. Highlighter 

A touch of highlighter can enhance your natural features and give your skin a radiant finish. Choose a liquid or cream formula for a more natural effect. Focus on areas where the light naturally hits your face, like the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and the cupid’s bow. Alternatively, use an illuminating cream that offers a subtler glow. You can apply it all over your face or mix it with your foundation.  


Bonus tip: 

If you’re all about that goddess glow, why not replicate it on your body too? For this, we love the Lakmē Lumi Lit Lotion. Infused with hydrating glycerin and hyaluronic acid, its feather-light formula feels weightless yet luxurious. But along with moisturising the skin, it also adds a veil of shimmer. The cream is packed with fine shimmer particles, and you can pick between the gold and bronze variants, depending on which flatters your skin tone the most.  

6. Brow Gel 

Well-groomed brows are vital to this look. A tinted brow gel can help shape and define your brows while keeping them looking natural. It adds just enough colour, without making the brows look overly “done”.  


7. Mascara 

For the eyes, stick with a lengthening mascara that enhances your lashes without looking too dramatic. Look for a formula that separates and defines each lash, giving you a wide-awake look. 

Apply one or two coats of mascara to your upper lashes, wiggling the wand at the base of your lashes and then sweeping upward. For an even more natural look, you can skip the lower lashes or just lightly coat them. 

8. Tinted Lip Balm 

Finish off your look with a hydrating lip balm. You want something that will provide moisture and a hint of colour, keeping your lips looking soft and natural. Choose a shade that enhances your natural lip colour, such as a nude, pink, or peach. 

How can I make my makeup look more natural? 

To achieve a natural look, use lightweight and sheer products. Focus on blending well and applying in thin layers. Choose shades that closely match your skin tone and natural flush and avoid heavy or cakey formulas. The key is to enhance your features without overloading the products. 

Is the “no-makeup” makeup look suitable for all skin types? 

Yes, the no-makeup makeup look can be adapted for all skin types. The key is to choose products that suit your specific skin needs, whether it's hydrating formulas for dry skin, mattifying products for oily skin, or gentle, non-irritating options for sensitive skin. 

Achieving the perfect no-makeup makeup look is all about enhancing your natural beauty with a few well-chosen products. It’s less about covering up and more about letting your skin breathe and glow. The key is to focus on lightweight, buildable formulas that provide just enough coverage and colour to enhance your features without masking them. 

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