Isabel Kosar

Less is More: The Best Makeup Products for a Natural Look

Isabel Kosar
Proenza Schouler F/W 2017

Proenza Schouler F/W 2017

The no-makeup makeup look has been a huge trend on and off the runway this season. Natural makeup gives you a youthful, effortless glow without looking like you worked all morning to look that way. Below, I listed the products that I think are the best for achieving a radiant and laid-back finish. 

 

Laura Mercier Tinter Moisturizer ($44) 

Laura Mercier Tinter Moisturizer ($44) 

I always apply this tinted moisturizer before anything else. It protects your skin from the sun while hydrating your skin and giving it a slight glow before you put any more makeup on. It is very gentle on the skin. If you're anything like me and react to 90% of products in the market, this is perfect for you. You can color match the tinted moisturizer to your jawline in order for it to match your skin perfectly. 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer ($28)

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer ($28)

Next, apply a little concealer under the eyes and to any blemishes you might have. Your concealer should always be one shade lighter than your skin tone so its looks natural. Wait a few minutes to apply concealer after the tinted moisturizer to assure that it can set on your face and will not rub off. 

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer ($30)

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer ($30)

Apply a light amount of bronzer onto your cheekbones with an angled brush. Avoid putting your bronzer all over your face because it looks unnatural. Too Faced is the best bronzer, it smells amazing and is infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder. There are three shades to chose from to obtain a sun-kissed glow. 

Right to Left: Maybelline Lash Sensational ($6.79), L'Oreal Paris Brow Pencil ($6.59)

Right to Left: Maybelline Lash Sensational ($6.79), L'Oreal Paris Brow Pencil ($6.59)

Finish off your look with two affordable, drug-store finds. Gently curl you eyelashes and apply only a few strokes of mascara. Then, gently pencil in your eyebrows with any eyebrow pencil. When choosing an eyebrow pencil color, if you have dark eyebrows try to stay within one or two shades of the color of your eyebrows. For lighter eyebrows, try to match to your skin tone and eye color instead. 

 

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A simple makeup look like this generally takes me less than five minutes to complete. Although it is quick and minimal, it is still important to wash it all off at night to assure your pores can breathe throughout the night. I always make sure I have some sort of chapstick or balm with me as well. Smith's Rosebud Salve is the perfect balm to finish off any look!