How to Do the No-Makeup Makeup Look the *Right* Way

The most versatile beauty look of them all.

Woman With Natural No Makeup Look
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The no-makeup makeup look that's become popularized on the runways is one lazy-girl beauty trend we are definitely here for. On one hand, it accentuates your natural features and takes little-to-no-time to accomplish. On the other, it's an understated look for mornings when you're just not feeling a full face of makeup or rifling through your entire makeup bag for the right products. 

Plus, it works for pretty much any situation that falls under "everyday life," whether you're heading to the office or keeping it low-key on a night out. Below, we've rounded up the best tips for accomplishing the natural beauty look from celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg plus a four-step guide on how to achieve more dramatic—but still subtle—eyes. 

Moisturize Skin

As a beauty primer for dry skin and lack of sleep, Greenberg recommends moisturizing skin first with a skin serum like is Clinical's Youth Serum (opens in new tab) or L'Oreal's Youth Code Serum (opens in new tab) that highlight and underplay dark pigments. On top, select a tinted moisturizer with SPF that you can apply with a buffing brush to avoid a splotchy or smeared finish. 

Match Your Lips to Your Cheeks

Select a neutral pink-y color like your staple NARS Orgasm blush (Greenberg recommends Colourpop (opens in new tab)'s affordable line) and apply with a stippling brush to achieve a post-brisk-walk flush. Last, she advises matching your cheeks to your lips by dabbing some of the blush on your lips. One less product to choose? Sign me up. 

Dramatize Your Eyes

Lengthen lashes and open up your eyes with an eyelash curler (opens in new tab) and dark mascara duo. 

And if you want to take your beauty look a step further and go for an enhanced eyeshadow look, follow along below. 

No Makeup Eye

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Step 1. 

Using your Estee Lauder Automatic Eye Pencil Duo (opens in new tab), apply a thin black line along your upper lash line. Then, use an ultra-fine angled brush to smooth out the line. This will make your lash line appear fuller without giving the appearance you have eyeliner on.

Step 2. 

Apply a medium brown shadow (we like this Bare Minerals (opens in new tab) shade) to your lid and blend it into the crease and wing at the outer corner with a small eye shadow blender brush.

Step 3. 

Add the same shadow underneath the lower lash line to create a natural shadow and make eyes appear bigger.

Step 4. 

Dabbing with your finger or an eyeshadow brush, apply a warm shimmery beige or bronze shadow (we like Bobbi Brown's shimmer wash eye shadow (opens in new tab)) over the lid, avoiding the crease, outer corner, and inner corner.

Step 5.

Finish the look with a matte bronzer, cream blush, and a nude lip for a soft but natural look. Pro tip: Don't forget to fill in your brows and add brown or black mascara.

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