How to get the ‘barely-there’ make up look

Thanks to the team at Bobbi Brown, we’re giving you a step-by-step guide to looking flawlessly natural! 

The secret to a flattering no-makeup makeup look is choosing colours that work with the natural tones of your face—you can enhance those tones or go brighter or deeper.

Brighten the under eye area by layering a corrector and skin tone correct concealer. Apply up to the lashline and at the inner corner of the eye.

Even out your skin tone for naturally flawless look. Apply tinted moisturizer or a skin tone correct foundation, then set with an illuminating or retouching powder for a diffused, soft-focus finish.

Bronzer can be used to subtly enhance the natural contours of your face. For the most natural look, sweep bronzer along the perimeter of the face, just below the cheekbones and along the jawline.

Play up your cheekbones by applying a cream blush in a natural flushed shade high on the apple of the cheek, then adding a highlighter on the top of the cheekbone.

Amp up eyes naturally with a warm shadow in the crease; a deeper medium shadow smudged along the lashline and at the outer eye corner; and a light shimmer shadow dabbed on the middle of the lid.

Tight-line eyes with a waterproof liner for natural definition. Tilt your head back slightly to see the upper waterline, then tilt down to see the bottom waterline.

Your lip colour is all about you—pick a nude shade that looks like your lips for a truly natural look or go with a deep, bold or bright to make lips pop.

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38 Responses

  1. I love this look, but I always struggle with a lip colour. I feel like I don’t have a nude to match my skin tone

  2. I bookmarked this article after I read it. So excited to try this quick and simple look out for lectures. The tips are so well written and easy to understand too!

  3. Love a natural every day look and I currently use the stick foundation from Bobby Brown as well as the concealer. It is so simple to use when you’re a busy mom and on constantly on the go. Great tips to finish off this look!

  4. I love this article, and will definitely try it as I don’t like using too much make-up but never know what to do just to look professional for work.

  5. Still trying to figure out this whole makeup thing. So this was very helpful. Will try this for work

  6. I love this article, I am very much a natural make up type of girl yet still want to put it on. Thanks for the steps and advise :)

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