A few weeks back, I was on CTV Morning Live again, with Lianne, talking about the ever popular, No Makeup, Makeup Look. Watch the video - CTV Morning Live - No Makeup, Makeup Look
This is a look we always see on the runway, gracing the pages of magazines. The ironic thing about it, is that it takes nearly as much makeup to create it as a regular day look! It's really all about perfecting the skin and having that natural glow - not a lot of colours, no harshness. Just simple beauty at it's finest.
Here's a look at the products I used on-air:
Mèreadesso Tinted All-in-One Moisturizer - Nordstrom or mereadesso.com, $48; this is an *incredible* product, so jam-packed of so many nourishing and filled with anti-oxidants. This all in one takes care of all the basics and more - moisturizer, serum, eye cream, & night cream. Multi-use as it can also be built up under the eyes as a concealer - WIN!
BeautyBlender - Sephora, $26; a revolutionary, streak-free application technique in the way of makeup. Regular sponges tend to absorb most of your product, rendering them wasteful. The beautyblender sponge features an open-cell structure that fills with small amounts of water when wet. This helps to minimize waste, and create a lightweight, beautiful finish to your skin.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment - Walmart, $10; an incredibly lightweight, yet medium full coverage concealer that won't settle in fine lines. Formulated to help reduce dark circles. This product has a basic colour selection (fair, light etc) but also has a Neutralizer shade for stubborn dark circles, and Brightener to add luminosity, which I love.
Saint Cosmetics Bronzer in Heaven Sent - saintcosmetics.ca, $31; An up and coming, all natural, made in Canada company, Saint Cosmetics provides 144 products free from perfumes and harsh chemicals. Heaven Sent is an extremely lightweight bronzer shade, that give the skin a subtle glow.
Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom - well.ca, $10; beautiful full lashes that stay soft, not flaky, all day. Gorgeous volume without clumps, as this plastic wand separates wonderfully.
Essence Cosmetics Clear Brow Mascara - Shoppers Drug Mart, $3; helps keep stray brows from straying too far - set them in place with a clear mascara to celebrate their natural shape and density.
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus - Walmart, $8; a super natural way to keep your pout looking plump and moisturized. These tinted lip balms give a lovely about of hydration and colour to the lips.
There you go - a super simple step-by-step on how to create a natural no makeup, makeup look :)