The Natural Look: How to Get the “No Makeup” Look while Wearing Makeup

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The Natural LookLooking to accentuate your natural beauty instead of your makeup skills? For many occasions, lunch dates, business meetings or simple trips to the grocery store, a full-face of makeup may look inappropriate or overdone. However, most of us can't skip makeup entirely as we need a little help to look our best.

To get that "no makeup" look, use these seven essential products for a low-maintenance, naturally beautiful style.

Moisturizer with SPF - No matter your makeup routine, always start by applying a moisturizer with SPF protection to your face and body. The hydration will help makeup apply smoothly and keep skin looking fresh all day, while the SPF will protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Oily-skinned ladies and gents will benefit from our Ain't Misbehavin' skin clarifying & mattifying sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++, while those with dry or aging skin can reach for Photodynamic Therapy 3-in-1 facial lotion with broad spectrum spf 30.

Foundation - After moisturizing, reach for a lightweight foundation that blends evenly into your skin. The goal of a "no makeup" look is to enhance your skin and create a natural radiance, and a good foundation can ensure that your skin texture and tone looks smooth and even.

Concealer - For best results, use a concealer after applying foundation. This will mask any flaws (under eye circles, red spots and/or pimples) that the foundation could not fully hide. The trick to using concealer is to avoid overdoing it. Lightly dab concealer and blend well, adding a second layer if needed, to get perfect coverage and to prevent accentuating your problem areas. To reduce fine lines and wrinkles, try DERMAdoctor Photodynamic Therapy for eyes!

Powder - Powder will set the foundation and keep it from turning shiny. Use a fluffy brush, lightly tapping it into the powder, and sweeping it across your face in a circular motion to leave a light veil of coverage. Don’t pile on too much, as this will give your skin a powdery or cakey look. For those with dry or combination skin, apply powder only on the areas of your face that typically shine, such as your forehead and nose.

Blush - Use a sheer blush just a shade or two brighter than your skin tone. Apply lightly to the apples of your cheeks, concentrating in the middle and blending outwards and upwards along the cheekbones. For a naturally radiant glow, use a cream blush in warm peach or pink.

Mascara  - When striving for that "no makeup" look, you can skip the eye shadows and liners. To add a bit of definition to the eyes, a quick sweep of brown or soft black mascara is all you need. The mascara will subtlety frame and open up the eyes.

Lip Product - The final step is to add a touch of color or shine to the lips. Pick your favorite lip product from a lip balm or lip gloss. To ensure your lip product is light and flattering, pick a shade that matches your lips. For an extra soft look, do not apply the product directly from the tube. Instead, pat it on gently on the lips with your fingertip or a brush, working from the center out. This will give your lips a delicate pop without overwhelming your face.

That’s it! You're ready to face the day with a pretty, polished, "no makeup" look. Remember, makeup should enhance your features, not cover them up. Follow this guide for the moments you feel like showcasing your natural beauty.

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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