Wearing glam makeup is loads of fun. Experimenting with color, lashes, and even glitter is like creating a masterpiece. Sometimes, however, you don’t have the time or the energy. And sometimes you just want a minimalist look.
If you have a stash of full coverage concealers and glittery eyeshadows, it can be hard to tone those down for the most natural look. What you need are some simple yet effective makeup products to amp up your bare face in the most subtle, sneaky way. More and more brands are launching no-makeup makeup products that mimic your skin’s texture and work more like one of those Instagram filters than traditional makeup. These products won’t be for everyone, but if you want to take your wakeup-and-go look to a wakeup-and-glow look, these products are for you.
- Au Naturale Zero Gravity C2P Foundation (Click Here)
This stick foundation is in a sustainable metal tube that gives your skin a soft-focus and even tone while remaining incredibly invisible. Even if you have texture, like wrinkles or dryness, this foundation blends across the skin like a dream – no brush or blender sponge necessary.
Though it comes in only 15 shades, coverage is light to medium, so most people should be able to get away with one of their shades. The formula doesn’t feel thick or look cakey. It looks so natural, in fact, you might even forget you’re wearing it.
- Glossier Boy Brow (Click Here)
If your natural brows need a little help, but you don’t necessarily want them to look done, this is the ideal product for you. Glossier’s brow pomade comes with a tiny spool brush that adds volume to even the thinnest of brows. You can choose a clear, blonde, brown, or black gel to comb through your brows for a soft yet groomed look.
Boy Brow keeps your brow hairs in place all day long without ever looking or feeling crunchy. It adds a bit of fullness, thickness, and color, but always looks soft and natural.
- Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer (Click Here)
One of the newest products we’re covering is a liquid highlighter from Selena Gomez’s new makeup line, Rare Beauty. This highlighter comes in 8 shades of glow-getting radiance, so there is something for everyone.
This luminizer leans far more subtle than blinding and prismatic. It offers a non-glittery glow that enhances your natural high points. It doesn’t contain flecks of glitter or chunks of pigment. The colors all mimic true skin tones and blend into the skin like they are disappearing without a trace—they only leave behind a beautiful glisten.
- RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer (Click Here)
We all love a good deep contour, but on more natural days we want our bronzer to give us a sunkissed glow rather than a sharpened jawline. This cream bronzer offers the most subtle radiant finish while applying just a touch of color to the cheeks.
Depending on your skin tone, Buriti could be applied as a blush, bronzer, or even highlighter. It is best applied with the fingertips right to the apples of the cheeks. It can even be swiped on the eyelids for a really natural monochromatic look.
- Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip (Click Here)
As stunning and classic as a true red lip is, sometimes we all crave a my-lips-but-better vibe. The Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip is a soft and simple way to get a lip color without too much shock value or definition.
With little to no work, these gloss-like products glide on with an immediate I-woke-up-like-this-look. They aren’t shiny or too matte. They just sit on the lips as if they are your lip color. The formula is incredibly comfortable and, best of all, it’s affordable.