Thandie Newton is a classic beauty. When in full-on glam makeup she is breathtakingly beautiful. But I’m equally as amazed at her natural beauty when wearing minimal makeup. Or, she can add bold lip to her otherwise bare face and dress up an already perfectly adorned package.
But for those of us who need a little help getting to the “I rolled out of the bed looking like this” look, here are a few tricks that can give you a beautiful barely there makeup look.
Start with great skin. Piling on makeup in lieu of developing good skin care habits is not the way to go. Short term—you skin gets clogged and a vicious cycle erupts with a dependency on makeup to cover up not-so-perfect skin. Long term—skin looks older than it’s chronological age.
Try using a great cleanser, a double duty moisturizer daily and an exfoliant weekly.
Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser $15
A rich, creamy, revitalizing antioxidant facial cleanser.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal 24Hr Hydrating Fortifying Lotion SPF 30 $28
Daily moisturizer with SPF 30 sunscreen in a lightweight, oil-free, fortifying lotion.
Alba Botanica Rainforest Açai Renewal Scrub $14.95
A fine blend of Açaí Nut Powder, emollient-rich Cupuaçu Butter and Andiroba Oil
With your skin in optimal shape you can then wear minimal makeup to for that barely there look.
Fusion BeautyPrimeResults Tinted Moisturizer +SPF 15 Sunscreen $40
A self-priming tinted moisturizer with sun protection.
Josie Maran Argan Cheek Color $22
An argan oil-infused, sheer color stick that grants a lasting, natural flush to cheeks and lips.
CoverGirl Nature Luxe Lip Gloss (Balm) $5.99
Physicians Formula Plump Potion Lash Plumping & Stimulating Mascara $8.99
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