The no make-up look is one of the beauty industry’s biggest illusions. You are supposed to look radiant and natural, as if you haven’t even glanced towards your make-up bag, when in fact, it’s probably taken more time to look natural than it does to look fully made-up.
There’s a trick to the no make-up look, and it starts with a good foundation, but not those caked on types favoured by Kim Kardashian and the like. These are the barely-there ones that give you a natural, dewy and barefaced look.
Some of these products are moisturizers with a sheer tint, others are foundations that have extra moisturizing ingredients and SPF factors added.
Here are the ones that we think give you the best no make-up look:
A moisturizer with a tint that works really well to give skin an extra boost of hydration and creates a great base that looks natural. Great coverage and a good price.
A multi-tasking foundation from BareMinerals that works to erase imperfections, correct skin tone and provide a good base for make-up.
If rosacea is a problem then this complexion perfector has just enough tint without being too caked on to reduce redness and let your natural complexion shine through.
A sunscreen here from Avène who do a range of skincare products. This one is light as a feather but with an added tint, has an SPF of 50 and comes in a a handy compact.
This foundation is waterproof and has staying power so is ideal for long work days where you need your make-up to last. Offers great coverage and hydrating benefits.
Another multi-tasking foundation here that offers anti-ageing properties, corrects colour and uneven skin tone and protects from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
A sheer and soft foundation that masks skin imperfections and leaves you with a bare-faced look that is radiant without being too made-up.
For those who suffer from shiny skin, especially the t-zone area, this foundation will give you a lightweight matte finish that sits perfectly on the skin without sinking into lines and wrinkles. Lovely light texture.
A tinted moisturizer that is packed with moisturizers and enough of a tint to cover blemishes and uneven skin tone. Comes in three shades.