There are hundreds of tutorials on the internet explaining how to use makeup to create a no-makeup look. Of course, all of these tutorials makes a person wonder why the writers and experts don’t just skip the makeup altogether, instead of providing a long list of products that make your skin look dewy or sun-kissed.
So rather than wear makeup that creates the illusion of not having makeup on, maybe you should read about the benefits of staying away from the makeup aisle and keeping a naked face.
Who Has the Time?
Not all women have money to buy a truckload of makeup products, nor do they have the time. We can’t all dedicate 30 minutes in front of a mirror before work or school just to apply makeup because let’s face it: it takes us 30 minutes just to roll out of bed in the morning. And don’t forget that at the end of each day, you’ll need to spend even more time trying to get the products off of your face, which will cost more money as you’ll have to buy makeup remover to get the job done right.
Although the makeup models you see on boxes are beautiful with thick eyelashes, flush cheeks, and perfect eyebrows, there’s no way you’ll be able to look like their picture – even if you spend all day in front of the mirror. Oftentimes, product labels will claim to improve skin tone and texture, but unfortunately, they fail at delivering on those promises. So if you’re expecting perfect outcomes with mascara, you’re going to be disappointed because most of the brushes that are labeled “no clump” will leave you with clumps that have to be worked out with an eyelash brush.
Women who choose to go out with no makeup on tend to appear more youthful, compared to women who take the time to apply makeup. You could be adding years to your face by wearing makeup if you’re not using the right foundation formula or shade. After all, some foundations fall into the smallest of creases on your face, which draws attention to the wrong areas.
You’ll Get Noticed
The term associated with women who don’t wear makeup is low maintenance, and it’s a compliment. You’ll find that being able to feel confident with no makeup will get you noticed because men like women who are comfortable with the face they were born with. In fact, a lot of men prefer women who aren’t fussing with lipsticks and blushes every time they need to go to the grocery store.
Touching Your Face
When you don’t wear makeup, you’re able to rub your eye as often as you’d like (although it’s not recommended), and you don’t have to visit the restroom for touchups. Plus your face can become oily with makeup, and this requires oil blotting sheets. For some makeup looks to be complete, you’ll even need fake eyelashes, and when you have an eyelash in your eye, this can become extremely troublesome.
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How to Look Beautiful without Makeup
Whatever your reason for not wearing makeup is, it’s important to still look your best, and be confident with your natural beauty.
- Beauty Rest
Be sure that you are getting plenty of rest every night; the required amount is said to be 6-8 hours of sleep every night. Along with 8 hours of sleep, be sure to drink plenty of water and avoid sodas. These two things can greatly improve your skin’s complexion, and help heal the circles around your eyes.
- Wash Your Face
If your goal is to clear skin without using makeup, then washing your face twice a day should become part of your daily routine. You’ll spend a fraction of the time washing your face as you would applying and removing makeup each day. Choose facial cleansers and exfoliates according to your specific skin type for best results.
- Maintain Your Eyebrows
Your eyebrows are the easiest feature to manipulate on your face. You can change the shape and size easily by visiting a salon, or by learning to wax and pluck eyebrows yourself. When you keep your eyebrows maintained, your face looks clean and put-together without using makeup, while also framing your face and drawing attention to your eyes. But always be cautious as to not over-pluck, because this can create more problems for you in the future.
- Moisturize Your Face and Body
Apply a moisturizer every day to your face and body. For your face, you’ll want to apply a moisturizer that includes an SPF – even on days that aren’t sunny. After all, the sun’s harmful rays can get to you even on overcast days. At night, you can use a nighttime moisturizer after you cleanse your skin; this will improve your moisture, and make your skin soft and smooth.
The food you eat is very important for staying healthy and youthful. This being said, you’ll want to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to make your skin glow. A trick is to eat one cup of fresh fruit or vegetables before every meal in order to get your full servings of important nutrients. Read about beauty foods to improve the look of your skin, hair and nails.
Before you decide on a hairstyle, be sure it will suit your face shape and hair type. Not every haircut will look good on every girl, and it’s very important not to have the wrong hairstyle since this distracts from your face, and can cause you to look unappealing.
- Create Healthy Hair
Only shampoo your hair when it is needed; for the average woman, this is every other day, unless your hair frequently becomes oily. You’ll want to only apply conditioner to the ends, and pony-tail a section of your hair before rinsing well with cool water to boost your hair’s shine, softness and smoothness.
Assuming you can closely follow the aforementioned seven makeup tips, you’ll be on your way to looking good with no makeup required.