5 Secrets to Get the Perfect No-makeup Makeup
Putting on makeup is an art. Quite like the way each brush stroke matters in a painting, simply changing your lipstick’s shade can transform your whole look from “adorable teen idol” to “gothic chic”! The case with the “no-makeup” makeup trend is no different. There is definitely a balance to be struck when aiming to achieve a natural look that not only hides your blemishes but also highlights your best facial features, all while seeming “barely there” and out of the way. This balance can be quite tricky to achieve, however, but fear not! We’ve compiled a list of a few of our secret no-makeup makeup products that can help you breeze through your routine and look like you #WokeUpLikeThis.
Cream Blush: Say Hello to Rosy Cheeks
Candles are a great way to make any space more relaxing and welcoming. Whether you opt for more manly smells, like bergamot or sage, or prefer something lighter, such as lavender or lemon, take the time to make sure your home smells amazing. This will help you relax and truly enjoy your Galentine’s Day. If candles aren’t your thing, then opt for an essential oil diffuser! You can get the same effect, without the open flame. Make it a group event pretending you’re all at the same spa, or even have candles delivered to each other beforehand and save them for your virtual hangout!
Dermaplaning: Let Your Skin Glow From Within
Putting on powder or foundation may be part of your no-makeup makeup routine, but we want to take it a step further and say: you can definitely pull off that glow with just your bare face- and make your skin healthier in the process! So, how do you achieve this glow? Skincare is key.
You may have tried exfoliating before- it may even be part of your routine at the moment. However, there is a certain method of exfoliating that gives the best results without irritation: dermaplaning. This process effectively removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz, bringing out a healthier layer of skin. Unfortunately, dermaplaning can be costly if you have it done by a professional on the regular. Thankfully, the revolutionary Hollywood Browzer is a dermplaning tool that allows you to experience it in your own home. Designed to be safe, painless, and easy to use, this innovative scalpel was intended to give professional salon style results-- all in the comfort of your own home. Simply glide it across your skin and feel the difference. Goodbye cakey and oil-inducing foundations, hello to naturally glowing skin!
Concealer: Conceal, Don’t Feel, Don’t Let Them Know
Well now they know-- or they will know you’re using a concealer if you don’t let go of the one that doesn’t match your skin tone. The purpose of a concealer, after all, is to hide all the blemishes, lines, and pores on your face, and concealers won’t be able to do that if they highlight or darken areas that need the least attention. Before purchasing your next tube of concealer, make sure you test the product on your face, and see if it does its job. Lightweight concealers aren’t cakey but make sure to look for ones that are highly pigmented. It is also best to apply your concealer by patting the targeted area with your finger rather than using a brush, as this will provide your product with better coverage.
Brow Perfector: No Hair Out of Place
The no-makeup makeup look embraces well-groomed brows. A tiny dash of clear brow gel (or one with a similar color to your brows) would help tame these tiny hairs, but the best way to groom wild brows is to start with shaping them and brushing them, both of which can be done by the Hollywood Brow Perfector. This state-of-the-art tool was specifically designed to shape brows with just a few swipes, all without pain and redness. Once you’re done shaping, you simply have to pop out its built-in spoolie to brush your brows into place. Now add some of your favourite brow gel and voila! Inconspicuously beautiful brows, all without a visit to the brow studio.
Mascara: Widen Your View With Clarity
Now for the finishing touch: a clear mascara. Sure, inky back mascaras are great, but clear mascaras give you that defined look, all while keeping its presence super secret. The result? Wider looking eyes with beautifully kept lashes.