Fresh-faced, barely-there, call it whatever you like, the no-makeup makeup look is really having a moment. Celebrities like Demi Lovato have already mastered the look, and you can, too, with these skin-enhancing beauty buys!
We’ve seen enough no-makeup makeup looks at fashion week to know it was only a matter of time before the natural-but-not look made its way to the red carpet. But embracing the pared down look actually requires quite a bit of product — creamy, neutral product to be exact. Which is why we put together some of our favorites so you can fake a naturally flawless face just like Demi Lovato.
Prep: The key to using less product is obviously starting with great skin — which is something Demi is very regimented about, crediting her line, Devonne By Demi for her blemish-free and glowing complexion. To help cover up any imperfections, reach for an all-in-one product like Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, which gives your skin a dewy glow while providing concealer-like coverage. Add extra coverage over dark circles and blemishes, or just add a slight contour with NYX Color Correcting Concealer.
Define: Make sure to give your cheeks a soft flush with a creamy, blendable blush like Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Formentera. The easy-to-apply blush stick will give you healthy, berry stained cheeks. If you feel you need a bit of makeup on the eyes, either apply a thin coat of lengthening mascara sans curling and reapplying, or use your fingers to dab a soft shadow like Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable on your lids.
No-Makeup Makeup Trend — Master The Look Like Demi Lovato
Finishing Touches: Give the natural color of your lips a boost with a moisturizing hint of soft pink color like New York Color City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in Nolita Neutral. If you want to copy Demi’s natural freckles, cheat your way there by using the Topshop Freckle Pencil in Forever Young wherever the sun would naturally hit your face (cheeks and bridge of the nose).
Are you as surprised as we were by the number of products that goes into this simple look?
— Marissa DeSantis