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You Only Need 4 Products To Achieve The Natural "No Makeup" Look

no makeup look

From left: Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Sacai, Stella McCartney

Being able to look beautiful completely barefaced isn’t a lie, but if you – like many – believe in the power of makeup, these four products are all you need. A closer look at some of the brands (see above) that contrasted statement outfits with what looks to be nothing more than concealer and moisturiser on the face. Here, we share with you the four products you need to create the natural “no-makeup” look.

#1: Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Stick Foundation, $130
Foundation Opt for one that feels and looks lightweight –the point is hide flaws and even out tone. The creamy stick has an extremely light and fresh texture, and gives a dewy, slightly translucent finish. It boasts a unique formula that is infused with microscopic water particles for an essence-like texture that melts into skin. Bonus: It even has skincare ingredients to energise skin, while boosting its luminosity and clarity.   #2: Laneige Water Glow Gel Foundation, $59
With a jelly-like texture, this is made up of 74 per cent stabilised moisture so that it’s not only long-lasting, but also comfortable to the touch. It also uses what the brand calls Micro Tailored Colour Technology to ensure that it blends in seamlessly with your natural skin tone.     #3: Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in Lightning Dust and Fire Crystal, $50, Sephora
Highlighter You want one with a natural finish for an effortless, fresh-faced glow. This duo palette features a supercharged shimmer that’s better suited for night (you can use it – just a swipe will do). What we love is the accompanying sheen that’s subtle and perfect for day. Its weightless, creamy texture is said to be long-lasting. #4: Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing Face Enhancer in No. 17, $140
This uses innovative light-directing technology to refine contours and illuminate your complexion in a single stroke. #5: Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara, $38
Mascara It instantly perks up tired peepers, no eyeliner needed. Infused with a combination of hollow silica and ultra-light fibres to boost volume without the extra weight, this not only lengthens your lashes, but also separates them. The tiny precision hooks on the brush combs each lash for a multiplying effect.   #6: Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, $44, Sephora
This smudge-proof formula has Flash Volume Complex technology that instantly adds volume to lashes. #7: Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, $36
Tinted lip balm To nourish, soften and moisturise puckers while adding a hint of colour (for some life). With a unique fusion formula rich in plant-based active ingredients, this lightweight lip treatment nourishes, soothes and plumps puckers, while giving it a wash of colour.   #8: Dior Lip Glow in #001 Pink, $48
Formulated with the brand’s famous Colour Reviver technology, this balm releases its active ingredients according to the pH levels of your lips. The result is a natural flush of customised pink. It also contains mango butter, which is said to hydrate your puckers for up to 24 hours. Main image: showbit.com This story first appeared in Female’s March 2018 issue. Like this? Check out the tinted sunscreens that will protect and perfect your complexion, the awesome lightweight concealers that give full coverage and the anti-pollution beauty products your skin will love.