Your Guide to the No-Makeup Makeup Look

If there’s one trend that stole the show this summer it was the no-makeup makeup look. But, this “trend” is actually more of a lifestyle. Rushed mornings are a real thing. And, because skin is always in, we’re fully okay with embracing a fresh face beyond the summer months. Culled from both the drugstore and luxury counters alike, these products are about to become a staple on your vanity.

Breathable foundation

$$: The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Skin Glowing Balm Makeup with Pink Peony, $36 at Sephora 

The Estee Edit Skin Glowing Balm

This tinted moisturizer enhances your natural skin without covering it up. Because of its powerhouse formula full of good-for-you ingredients, it gives the skin a gorgeous, illuminating glow, while the pink peony extract soothes the skin.

$: SheaMoisture Sheer Foundation, $14.99 at Ulta


SheaMoisture offers impressive results with its buildable formula. It’s ideal for everyday use and even a nighttime look—if you’re into adding extra oomph when the sun goes down. It offers light to full coverage without getting cakey. Plus, it’s formulated with shea butter, vitamin E, and aloe to pamper dry skin and cure some anti-aging concerns.

Barely-there eyeshadow

$$: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Eyeshadow Palette, $42 at

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TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Eyeshadow Palette is versatile enough to wear day and night. The formulas are smooth and buildable and the lighter shadows make gorgeous buildable bases. For a no-makeup makeup eye, you only need to use a teensy amount for color. Of course, when you’re feeling like adding a little something extra, there are deeper colors to choose from to add to the creases. Pictures may be deceiving, but there’s a whole lot of product in this palette for each shade to last you for a while!

$: Maybelline New York Expert Wear The Blushed Nudes Shadow Palette, $9.48 at

nude eyeshadow

If you’re itching to dip your brush into an affordable nude eyeshadow palette, The Blushed Nudes Palette allows you to create gorgeous, subtle looks.


$$: Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara, $32 at Sephora


Armani’s all-in-one mascara adds the perfect amount of volume, length, and definition with one swipe for a natural look. It’s formulated with a blend of hard and soft waxes to make the lash look and feel incredibly soft and flexible.

$: L’Oréal Telescopic Original Mascara, $8.79 at


Fun fact: This mascara actually ranks the number one drugstore mascara on Influenster! It’s no surprise, considering this wand is long and thin, making sure every single lash gets attention. It’s a clump-free look, while still adding a boost of volume.

White eyeliner

$$: Too Faced Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner, $22 at Sephora

white eyeliner for no-makeup look

White eyeliner is a must for the no-makeup approach. Too Faced’s Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner is awesome for making your eyes appear larger if you didn’t quite get your seven hours of shuteye in. Because of its powerful pigmentation, a little goes a long way–so you’re really getting your money’s worth!

$: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese, $4.49 at

Fun fact: this is NYX Cosmetic’s best-selling eye pencil! We aren’t surprised because its creamy formula glides on smoothly like silk. It even doubles as an eye shadow and eye liner all-in-one, creating a gorgeous bright-eyed look.

What products do you use for the no-makeup makeup look? Would you try any from this list? Tell us in the comments below!