We woke up like this.

No makeup makeup is easier said than done, trust us. It looks effortless, and that’s where we struggle. Follow these tips for the ultimate natural glow and head out feeling like you did wake up like this.


Wash your face using a gentle cleanser, nothing too harsh or it might bring out any redness in your complexion. Balance Me’s Pure Skin Face Wash is the perfect hydrating cleanser is designed to purify, refresh and gently balance your skin instead of stripping away the skin’s natural barriers.


Use a lightweight day cream, and we mean lightweight. We don’t want to end up looking greasy, but we do want our skin to look as hydrated and nourished as it will feel. Dr. Haushcka’s Revitalising Day Cream is exactly what we’re talking about. Combining select botanical extracts, the light formulation supports the skin’s natural oil and moisture production.


For seemingly natural skin, swap your foundation for something less heavy like a tinted moisturiser or BB/CC Crѐme, if you can get one that has an SPF in – even better. This BB Crѐme from Erborian does everything you need it to. This break-through high-tech formulation unifies your skin tone to conceal all imperfections, moisturises and nourishes, and finally, offers a wonderful “baby skin effect” 


Using a small, flat brush, conceal any blemishes carefully. When it comes to under your eyes simply dab the concealer in using your fingers. Our Ellis Faas concealer uses a unique blend of ingredients such as Karité oil and rice wax and immediately blends into the skin for a flawless finish. Vitamins E and C in the formula hydrate and have anti-ageing and regenerating properties. A formulation that offers high coverage to reduce the appearance of blemishes, pigmentation spots and dark circles. Use this MYKITCO. Precision Concealer brush which has a sculpted synthetic fibre brush head designed to pinpoint areas that need extra coverage. The ultra fine domed tip helps to deposit the perfect amount of product and is especially suited to liquid and cream formulas.


For a more natural glow, you’re going to need less of the tanned shades and more of a peachy pigment. Even try a cream blusher for a smoother, more hydrated look. Try this Nudestix Nudies All Over Face stick for the ultimate colour. NUDIES colour-stix are dual ended with soft colour balm on one side and a blending brush on the other for application convenience. A custom, all-over face colour that softly kisses the skin with a matte or dewy, lightweight and luxurious formula for a fresh, natural, youthful ‘no-makeup makeup’ look.

Nudestix – Nudies All Over Face Blusher


To add a bright touch to your eyes, without adding too much colour, find a cream or liquid eyeshadow that is as close to your skin colour as possible. We love STILA’s Glitter & Glow liquid shadow, it adds a pop of shimmer to your eyes while still looking eau so natural.


We all have a natural highlight without makeup on, so as long as you don’t go overboard, don’t forget to add a little bit of glow to your cheekbones and browbones. Lord & Berry’s Luminiser Highlighter Stick is the perfect shade and shimmer to add a radiant, subtle glow. It’s creamy formula will add a more natural texture as opposed to a powder highlighter.


You want them there, but you don’t want them to look ‘done’. Fill in your brows using a gel, it will keep their true shape and simply enhance the colour so that they’re a tad more defined. Wunderbrow’s Fiber Filler does the trick. It gently fills the brows with long-lasting hair-like fibres, resulting in a natural appearance. When it comes to your lashes, go easy on them. We don’t want anything that could resemble clumps, so don’t put as much as usual on. We recommend Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous Infinite Mascara for longer, fuller, natural looking lashes.

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