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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

no makeup makeup

no makeup makeup
no makeup makeup
Nars Sheer Matte Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder, Bourjois Twist Up Mascara*

More and more recently I cant be bothered with actually applying a full face of makeup. It just seems like such a chore and everything gets a little bit too much effort. However the last few weeks my go-to makeup has been this three product face or what I like to call my no makeup makeup. Designed for lazy days, weekends and those I want a bit of makeup but nothing to fancy. A good even base, a natural contour on the cheeks and a good lengthening mascara are all in my no-makeup-makeup cheat sheet.

I always start off with a nice matte base and recently I've been opting towards using Nars Sheer Matte Foundation. The word sheer really put me off this foundation when it came out a few years ago, and I've tried samples of it but never committed. I was matched to one of their newest shades Vallauris which is a dream match for my awkward skin tone. The finish is matte but light and doesn't feel dry or cakey on my oily skin. It's not sheer in the slightest, and I find it to be light but buildable. I've been contouring my cheeks with the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder which much to my surprise is the perfect contour shade despite looking muddy and grey toned in the compact. It gives a natural shadow effect on the skin, which I find that because it's so neutral it looks really minimal but really sculpts the face. As for mascara I've been using the Bourjois Twist Up The Volume Mascara. I find it gives the lashes a good coating of colour while really defining them and adding length. As you want the makeup to look natural I didn't want huge spider lashes, so a picking a good lengthening and separating one like this works a treat! You can twist the brush to give two different mascara styles, so it has a compact brush which is great for volumizing if you are so inclined!

I do sometimes fill my brows in as well, but most of the time I really don't bother. As you can see my brows are quite full naturally! A slick of lipgloss or lip
Whats your no-makeup-makeup routine look like?

48 comments

  1. This is a lovely makeup look. I've been opting for a more natural face lately too :) I've heard a lot of good things about the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder, it looks really natural on you, might have to give it a go! :)

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  2. Your makeup looks so lovely! I would love to check out some of these products :)x

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  3. Really gorgeous look - you look so pretty! Always heard good things about that foundation... it may be time to invest!

    Eve & Faye x
    Sugar Spun Sisters - A blog about cosmetics, clothes & coeliac disease

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  4. I always go for a natural face, I am so lazy in the morning and I end up putting on powder, mascara and a lip balm and away we go!

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love this look, your skin is flawless so you can really pull it off! Love the brows
    Lauren.xx
    www.laurenmidd.blogspot.com

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  6. love this look, very pretty x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. you have amazing eyebrows, sounds weird but I love eyebrows and yours look amazing haha

    Jesslyn xo
    FashionSquash

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  8. Love this look, very easy and natural! Love the new look of the layout, nice that it now matches in with llymlrs x

    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Beautiful! All for a more natural look, following you on bloglovin :)

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  10. wow you look amazing ♥ so so pretty!!!

    xx Jo Betty
    JoBettyB

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  11. Lovely makeup look , I'm definitely getting hold of the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder sooner rather than later!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  12. You look so pretty here, I can't believe you only have three products on your face, since watching your last video I really want the Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder :) xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. This look really suits you. So natural.

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  14. I envy your eyebrows! Sheer Matte was a little too matte for my skin, but the sheer glow foundation is absolutely perrrrfect x

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. This looks so nice on you, you're really able to pull off the no makeup makeup look! I go through phases when I like a pared back look but then I miss my cat flicks!

    Louisa's Notebook

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  16. I love this look. I really want to try that sculpting powder!

    themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Looks stunning, I love the look of the sculpting powder!x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  18. This is lovely. Apparently the 'sheer' in the names of Nars foundations is in the sense of 'ultimate' rather than a light coverage... or so I've heard anyway!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  19. this is lovely, I often do that myself xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  20. I love this, super simple and pretty
    xx

    bethanymae.com

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  21. Your complexion looks entirely clear and even! I want to try Sheer Matte so badly but I haven't been able to find my shade. Hopefully a larger NARS counter might have something I can use. It seems to be the perfect foundation for oily skin.

    I've never used Bourjois mascara but I'd like to try this. After a clumped mess with Benefit's They're Real, it sounds better suited for day-time wear.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

    x

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  22. I got on ok with nars sheer glow but nars sheer matte looks dreamy! :) xx
    kooky capricious

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  23. This is so pretty! I don't think I'd be brave enough to wear that little make up though :) x

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  24. I always try to get this look but can never manage to keep it from being too make-upy. I'm definitely going to try and give it a strict go. Great post.

    Megan x

    www.littlerenault.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Lovely everyday simple look! I'd wear this to class! Great post xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  26. Sheer Matte looks kinds flat. I like Sheer Glow more!

    Love the lashes!
    ♥,
    Shari

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  27. This really suits you lilly, looks lovely.

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  28. You look so pretty!
    I know what you mean about it becoming chorish, especially early mornings, they're the worst!
    The Blushing Giraffe| The Blog Loving
    xxx

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  29. Ya beautiful Ya beautiful its trueeee

    Emma | masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  30. You look so lovely with a natural makeup look, I really love the look of that mascara :)

    Rosie
    x
    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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  32. Less is definitely more;you look gorgina lol
    xxxAfeeyahxxx

    New blog post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/lfw-streetstyle-aw-13.html

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  33. that foundation sounds perfect, I've been looking for the perfect light coverage matte base forever! xx

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  34. I misread the title and thought in the photo you weren't wearing any makeup and was like "wow she looks crazy good without makeup!" hahah looks so great you can't tell you're wearing makeup :) xxx
    Life of Verity

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  35. Your skin is flawless, will be ordering this foundation this weekend! x

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  36. Great post! You look gorgeous, I really want to try the Nars Sheer Glow foundation :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. You look lovely, I really want to try that contour!

    http://itcantbeanotherbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. You look beautiful! Sometimes a natural look is far prettier than too much make up! The foundation sounds and looks amazing, would love to try it :)

    Loren | www.hellominkys.blogspot.com

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  39. I did a post like this last month, I really do think natural makeup beats a over the top makeup look any day!!

    My no makeup makeup post: http://laurathinksabout.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-no-makeup-makeup.html

    laurathinksabout.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Natural make up looks are my favourite, I often can't be bothered with a full face. Especially when the mornings are getting darker.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  41. i have days too when i want to wear make up but don't want to look too overdone. however, i always end up putting a full face of make up on anyway because i wouldn't know where to start on creating something more natural. but this post has shown me the way! it's so crazy that this look can be created with 3 products in a few simple steps! all of these products sound fantastic as well so i'll definitely be giving them a try and hoping to recreate such a simple look! :) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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