We love fuss-free beauty that literally invites you to do nothing. Absolutely nothing. Just wake up and walk out the door.
For Spring 2015, we started to see a lot of the bare-faced, unwashed-hair looks parade down runways at Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone and BCBG. We thought, “YES. If only this were a real, legit thing.” Because, you know, everything is around for a hot second, and then it just disappears. It’s like, “Pssh. Not even gonna get our hopes up.”
Well, guys, the trend has lasted the seasons. For fall 2015, no-fuss beauty is totally in and here to stay – and it’s time to jump on board.
So far at New York Fashion Week, it’s been all about that bare face. Models at Jason Wu sported Lancome make-up, which was nearly invisible, save a little curled eyelash, a dab of Grandiose mascara (on top lashes only) and the slightest natural glossy lip.
At Tanya Taylor, we saw super-luminous skin, achieved with a double dose of glow in the form of NARSskin Luminous Moisture and NARSskin Aqua Gel Oil-Free Moisturizer, which were applied before topping with Copacabana Illuminator to get a little colour and shine on those cheeks. Artists tamed the models brows with clear eyebrow gel, patted on a pop of natural lip color and had them out on the runway in no time.
The Creatures of the Wind presentation had a similar vibe, channeling bare-faced beauties like Sissy Spacek and Anjelica Huston for its look – which included a little weightless foundation and a woke-up-like-this bedhead look.
Even manis are simple neutrals this season, like the short, triple-layer nude nails at Katie Ermilio, which included a coat of Smith & Cult polish in “Ghost Edit,” piped-on “Honey Hush” around the nail bed, and an “Above It All” top coat.
Love. It. Now, let’s condense and simplify this natural look, shall we? Here’s how to get it:
- Use a moisturizer or a tinted moisturizer for a little coverage. Skip powders completely. Skin should look dewy, fresh and youthful.
- If you’re a mani kind of person, then stick to short nails with neutral colours or simple, glossy top coats.
- For your face, pick one feature to highlight: a bit of mascara on top lashes; a touch of creamy blush or illuminator on cheeks; or a dab of natural lip colour on your pout are all great options.
- Opt for a middle part or side part, and just let hair fall where it may. Use texturizer for a little body and a lot of mess. (Feel free to tuck hair behind ears at will, also.)
- If all this takes you more than, like, give-or-take two minutes, you’re doing somethin’ wrong.