Friday, 24 January 2014

No Makeup Makeup

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Week day mornings call for me to get my basics on. I work in an office full of guys, so any interesting eyeshadow colours or bright lips are met with looks of, "why didn't you just spend that extra time in bed?". Now, the no makeup makeup look doesn't mean that it's only going to take you 5 minutes to do, but it does mean you've got a great base for any look to build from. It's my go to on days where I want to let my skin speak for itself and those days at home where I can't tell if someone might pop round. Nothing worse than being makeup less when the in-laws drop in for a cup of tea! But this safeguards you against the inevitable stares if you've got the trowel out to put on your makeup when you're still in your pjs.

Moisturising is an important first step, but even with that we're going to go all out when it comes to giving our skin that plump, nourished look. I like to prime using the Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, as I find any makeup stays on longer and my pores are less defined, but you can skip this step if you prefer to go without. Taking a decent squeeze of The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream, buff it all over the face with a buffing brush or use your fingers and massage it in all the way down to the neck. I'm such a fan of this super light BB Cream, it's gives off an iridescent glow that I can't match with any other product. As this will be a really light base, we have to go in with a concealer to cover up any worrisome areas. Think under the eyes, around the nose and any hyper pigmentation or spider veins. I've been having a love affair with the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint, something I was really shocked at as it's such a full coverage concealer that I figured it would cling to all my dry patches and make everything look caked on. Not the case here, so I go in with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and dab it where it's needed, making sure to properly blend for a soft, diffused look. To add the colour back in, as naturally as possible, the Revlon Baby Stick in Tahitian can be applied directly from the bullet onto the tops of the cheekbones. This is so light, easy to blend and achieves a pinched colour. My go to product for simple and quick brows is the Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara, as with a few swipes I've filled in any major problem patches and tamed any strays back into place. A layer of Naked 2 from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette gives a little definition to the eyes, and with Faint in the crease and a whole lot of blending it's very subtle. This is the time to curl your lashes and then apply one coat of Revlon Lash Potion as it keeps the lashes understated, while a dab of Benefit Coralista Lipgloss gives a light sheen to the lips.

No makeup makeup at its finest. What products do you wear when you want to appear like you've just 'woken up' like this?

Adrienne | www.latenightnonsense.com
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30 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous, you really suit this no makeup makeup look !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World | Check out my MAC lipstick giveaway

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  2. Love how natural but stunning this makeup is, I wish I could pull off this look
    Casualllyawkward

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  3. Love it, looks so natural and effortless! I'm definitely curious about that Maybelline brow mascara... I think tinted brow gel is amazing for quick and easy brows!

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  4. I've just picked up brow drama and loving it so far. It's definitely the perfect speedy solution for brows.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  5. You look gorgeous I love natural light make up for this, perfect for spring summer, I've wanted to try the Body shop bb cream for ages reviews are so mixed for it though perhaps I shall just take the plunge some time :D x

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Don't you just look flawless. I do love that Body Shop BB Cream, I slap that on and some lucas paw paw and brush my wayward brows lol xo

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  7. Ooh, this look is gorgeous! I didn't think I'd fall in love with the seventeen concealer as I thought it'd cling to dry patches as well, but OH HEAVEN GRACIOUS IS IT AMAZING

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin | youtube

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  8. Absolutely <3 this post! it's all about enhancing your features rather than masking it :)

    zara xx

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  9. Gorgeous look, love all the products you used :)

    Tiny Alis

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  10. I have been going with a basic look like this recently as well just because I wake up late and have to go to work early. Sometimes, it's nice to go with a simple look.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  11. Such a lovely glowing look! I'll definitely be looking into the body shop bb cream!

    Sarah | Little Gold
    xx

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  12. OMG that BB cream is my favourite! The revlon mascara and naked basics are also total staples in my stash.

    I've literally already taken the photos for my own 'no makeup' vibe post with the bodyshop BB cream and also their highlighter/ysl touche eclat dupe.

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  13. You look fresh and glowing! :) You've convinced me to try that Body Shop BB cream!

    xo Kisty
    kisty.net

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  14. I can't get over how fantastic your skin looks here! I might just have to pick up that Body Shop BB Cream for myself...
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  15. Love this look.
    Makes me want to go out and buy all of these products!

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  16. Yaas, achieved it perfectly. I'm tempted by TBS bb cream x

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  17. You look so fresh and pretty ^.^ your skin looks amazing too, im going to have to check out that body shop BB cream xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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  18. You look stunning! Deffo got to give that BB cream a go xx

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  19. I'm definitely checking out the BB cream the next time I pass Body Shop! Your skin looks flawless x

    Danielle · danielletc.com

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  20. I really need to try the Body Shop BB Cream, it looks amazing.
    CatrinTeleri

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  21. Your skin looks fabulous!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  22. I have a really weird relationship with The Body Shop-make up. I feel like they're only good for body care even though I've never actually tried their make up products. Maybe the BB cream should be a first - you can't have too many BB creams after all.

    Also - jesus, your eyes! I thought I had green eyes, but noooooo.

    Kat B
    Katience DK

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  23. I'm a huge fan of the no makeup makeup look! It takes time, but looks effortless I love wearing it to college. I have yet to try a BB cream, but this body shop one looks very good! xo

    Ohhval.blogspot.com

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  24. I absolutely love my Naked Basics palette! You don't even need makeup, you're gorgeous as is this simplistic look! Seriously, your eyes are beautiful.
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  25. This looks lovely, I love the sound of the Revlon Baby Stick - it looks so pretty on you! :)

    Jess xo

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  26. Great look, I usually opt for a natural make up look too as I look a bit silly in a pharmacy with a face full of make up.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  27. Gah how do you manage to look so pretty? I once did the no-MU-MU and I got a question asking if I was feeling poorly. :( x

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

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  28. I really want to try the revlon photo ready primer, I have oily skin so I'm hoping I'll like it! Love your blog, now following you by bloglovin :)

    http://lookbranche.blogspot.co.uk

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