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. Wow so easy and simple. Proves that you don’t need much to look stunning you just need to know what to do and which products to use.

  2. This is one of my favourite looks as it is convenient and quick. It doesn’t require a lot of products which makes it affordable and effortless for those who are just starting with make-up. Plus I love that this video is by Bobbi Brown, they have some of the best makeup products for that natural skin finish

  3. I’m an avid fan of Bobbi Brown. I have used their stick foundation – warm almond :-) I love the undertones, and not only does it give full coverage, it blends well for a flawless finish. I’ve always used another brand powder to set my foundation, but after seeing this video, I’m definitely keen to try Bobbi Brown’s Brown’s Nude Finish Illuminating Powder

  4. Bobbi Brown products look ultra luxurious in shops and even more so in videos…I love this natural look, it’s great for an everyday look, especially if you are the type of personal that loves products that just enhances your natural beauty…awesome and informative video :) thanks

  5. I love natural looks…and products that just enhances your natural beauty is awesome…this video is really easy to follow and the tips are great:)

  6. This was such a good read! Something new I learnt is the concealer whcih you dab on on your undereye area as well as the nude shade for the lips. Will definitely put this to the test. Thank you very much!

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. my barely there makeup look is
    light foundation
    adding my compact powder it prevents my face from looking oily
    black eye liner on my waterline
    doing my eye brows
    and a nude lip liner

  12. Great tutorial. Great for the natural everyday work look. Also easy and quick to so specially for a mom of three….to spice it up a little though, i would have a color pop on my lips if my mood permits.

  13. Can anyone recommend a good bb/cc cream? I have a pinkinsh undertone to my skin and I need something that will last and cover the pink tones. It has to be something light and natural that I can go to the gym with etc.

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