Spoiler Alert: my no-makeup makeup is still quite a lot of makeup. Did you expect anything less.
On days when I'm running errands, hanging out with family, or getting some editing done for the blog, I don't always like to do a full face of makeup. Granted, sometimes these days are the perfect opportunities to test out new things I've been sent or am dying to try, but most of the time I keep things subtle to give my skin (and especially my eyes) a break. The look is usually glowy and glossy, and way, way more natural than my usual application.
Curious how I get this look? Let's do a breakdown of each product, and why I love them. Here are my top ten for an easy look, plus a setting spray:
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer - I use a lot of IT on my natural days because their makeup keeps skin looking like skin. I apply this as my very first step, to cover and treat some blemishes on my chin. (Check out my review for more reasons why I love this product!)
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation - I've been using this foundation on and off since I mentioned it way back in my April Favorites. The spatula applicator allows you to control how much product you apply, so it's easy to use just a bit to even out my complexion for days like this.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealing Pot - Even though this is supposed to be the potted version of this concealer, I find it offers a lot less coverage, so I reserve it solely for lighter makeup looks to brighten up my under eye area. During the week, I also love it to carve out my brows!
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder Illumination - The world's longest name for a powder–told you guys I use a lot of IT in my no-makeup makeup routine! I just like the natural finishes, as opposed to my normally full-coverage routine. I use this powder to set my under eye concealer and my T-zone; I'll use other products to add shine, but I rely on this first to tame any real oiliness.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronze in Nude Bronze Light - No time to contour? I love this bronzer for a really natural warmth that I'm not afraid to apply almost all over my face. I also take a fluffy blending brush and apply this in the crease of my eye, as well as right under my lower lash line. My favorite easy eye look!
NARS Illuminator in Orgasm - This is the perfect liquid all-in-one blush and highlighting combo. I squirt this on my fingers and dab it onto my cheekbones for a really easy radiance.
Ciaté Dewy Stix Luminous Highlighting Balm - Is it weird if I call this bottled sweat? I'm obsessed with it. A little on the tip of the nose, across the eyelids, and all over the brow bone. Incredible glow.
Benefit Gimme Brow - I'm normally a psycho about my brows, but on casual days I love coating them in this gel and hoping for the best. The fibers really help add volume to my sparse brows (less sparse by the day thanks to Browfood!) and I actually really like the minimalist look I end up with.
Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara - Not my favorite mascara, but on low-key days I'll use anything to darken and separate my lashes, while keeping them clump-free.
IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush - This is one of those lip products that adjusts to your PH, and I love to dab it on the lips to get a really natural pink! It also feels super moisturizing, so I love throw it in my bag and reapply all day. I even keep one at my desk at work!
Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist + Setting Spray - My final step! Just like mascara, I'm not very picky with my setting sprays, but this one feels so refreshing, so I love to spritz it on to finish off the look.
It might seem like a lot, but keep in mind that this is my no-makeup makeup look–I do have days where I actually wear no makeup at all. I just love how this looks and feels way more, so I thought I'd share! A few of these products were sent to me (the IT powder and concealers, the Farmacy spray) but all opinions are my own, and I love and use every item I mentioned!
The more involved I get with skincare, the more I like letting my real skin show through, which means I opt for this look more and more often. Expect a skincare routine coming very, very soon!