The great thing about the no-makeup makeup look how it lets you skip wearing a ton of product on the hottest summer day (ahem, sweat!). This look can be as minimal or as layered as you’d like – all you need are some key products, and you’ll be rocking a #wokeuplikethis look in no time.
Beauty expert Nathalie Smith has put together a collection of nine must-have summer products that will protect and enhance your skin, and make sure you’re positively glowing throughout the entire season. Check out the gallery below to get your hands on some of them, and watch the video above to hear more tips from Nathalie!
The products you need to achieve the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look
Neutrogena Hydro Boost SunscreenNeutorgena's Hydo Boost Face Sunscreen is a clear water-light formula that absorbs quickly, doesn't leave a residue and barely feels like you are wearing anything! It also has SPF 50 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without the product feeling heavy or greasy on your face.
Walmart | $14
Tatcha silk canvas primerPrimer is often seen as an unnecessary step, but it should be front and centre in your makeup bag. They smooth, conceal and hold things in place, and Silk Canvas Primer by Tatcha will be your saving grace. This silk powder makes makeup glide on more evenly and last all day, minimizing excess shine. Meghan Markle's makeup artist always keeps this primer in his kit.
Sephora | $68
Kosas tinted face oil foundationThis unique tinted face oil from clean beauty brand Kosas is part light-coverage foundation and part hydrating skin elixir. You won't find hardcore caked on coverage here! So if you hate makeup that feels like makeup, and want your skin to look like skin, only optimized, then this one's for you. It comes in 10 shades that can be worn across 30 skin tones, and ALL skin types – including oily.
The Detox Market | $55
NARS radiant creamy concealerNever underestimate the magical powers of a good concealer! This OG concealer from NARS is a godsend when it comes to covering last night’s rosé indulgence, all-night study sesh, or that red eye flight, while still letting your skin’s natural radiance peek through.
Nars | $37
RMS beauty luminzerThese cult-favourite, bestselling luminizers highlight the skin with a dewy, lit-from-within glow. They enhance the look of skin’s natural youthfulness without being sticky, greasy or glittery. The key ingredient is coconut oil – a natural antioxidant which helps protect against free radical damage, and contains high levels of vitamin E, and lauric and caprylic acid. Available in five different shades.
Sephora | $50
NYX NEW Bare With Me Hydrating Cheek TintThis is a new and limited-edition cheek tint from NYX, infused with aloe and cucumber extracts. Each portable stick gives you that post-workout glow – minus the sweat! The cooling gel texture as you glide the colour onto the apples of the cheeks, then just blend using fingertips for a diffused glow that leaves skin hydrated for up to eight hours. Available in three fresh-looking shades: Creative Cleanse (pink), Detox Me (coral) and Do Me Right (plum).
NYX | $14
MYNC Brow FairyFilled and shaped brows instantly make you look “ready” and this brush-on tinted brow gel from MYNC does the trick! It provides true-to-life colour that defines, as mini micro-fibers mimic real hair by adding natural looking fullness and dimension. The itty-bitty spoolie brush delivers the perfect amount of buildable volume and colour to brows, without becoming stiff or flakey.
MYNC | $24
Shu Uemura Eyelash CurlerThis curler from Shu Uemura is the perfect tool to go light on the lashes and rock your natural set. Simply curling your eyelashes this summer is a low-key genius trick to looking instantly more bright-eyed and wide awake. Consider this to be the be-all and end-all of lash curlers, allowing you to curl even the shortest of lashes with precision! It even comes in a version without side-bars to better fit any eye shape, pinch free.
Shu Uemura | $28
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip LuminizerThis Fenty gloss comes in three shades designed to be universally flattering on just about anyone, and it slays! The formula for this wonderful lippie is loaded with super-hydrating shea butter and is not too sticky. It’s subtle, sexy, dashed-on and above all, easy. Much like Rihanna, it just makes the whole look come together effortlessly.
Fenty Beauty | $18