Easy Ways to Achieve the No-Makeup Look in Under 5 Minutes

Celebrity makeup artist Vidya Tikari tells you how to nail the no-makeup look.

The no-makeup selfie trend has taken Internet by storm. Your favourite celebrities are posting photographs of “woke up like this” on social media. Their skin looks radiant, supple and moisturised and has just the right tint of pink. If you have been wondering why you can’t “wakeup like this” then the truth is you may not have the time and resources that movie stars have. Thankfully for people like you and me there’s the no-makeup makeup look. You can fake flawless convincingly. And getting that au natural look isn’t as difficult as you think. Celebrity makeup artist Vidya Tikari breaks down the no-makeup look step-by-step. Read on and get clicking those selfies!

Step 1: Prep and Prime your Face 

Before you do anything else, it’s essential to clean, tone and moisturise your skin. This will hydrate your skin and prepare it for the makeup that follows. Begin by applying the primer on your face. “Makeup always goes on flawlessly if you do this step properly,” says Vidya Tikari.  

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Kiko Milano Matte Face Base, 30ml, Rs 1190, available on Nykaa.com.

Step 2: Start with spot concealing

“If you have any dark spots/pigmentations or under eye circles - use a shade darker than your skin tone to conceal any imperfections,” suggests Vidya. She recommends the Nars Soft Matte Concealer. After applying the concealer you can either lightly dust translucent powder or go ahead and use a BB/CC cream or a light coverage foundation and then powder it lightly. 

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NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Rs 15,077, available on Amazon.in

Step 3: Add some bronzer to the eyes

For eyes, you can use your bronzer to add some colour to your lids and then use the same to bronze on your skin. 

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 Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, 8gm, Rs 4,000, available on Nykaa.com

Step 4: Use some blush 

To add a flush to your cheeks you can use a cream blush instead of a powder one to achieve a natural-looking glow. “Start at the apple of your cheeks and blend back and upward toward your hairline, keeping most of the color in the front of your face for a youthful look,” says Vidya. The Bene Tint or the Posie Tint by Benefit is what Vidya uses and she says you can use the same on your lips as well for a pop of colour

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Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain, 4ml, Rs 4,929, available on Amazon.in

Step 5:  Focus on the lashes

As for lashes, curl them and use your favourite mascara. This will open up the eyes and brighten up the overall look. The Bad Gal/ Roller Lash by Benefit

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Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara, Rs 4,475, available on Amazon.in

Step 6: Up your brow game

To finish up brush your brows up and away from your face with a spoolie and lightly fill them in with an eyeshadow or a brow pencil and finally use a clear brow gel to keep them in place all day!

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M.A.C Brow Set, 8gm, Rs 1,700, available on Nykaa.com


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