My "No Makeup" Makeup Tutorial

My "No Makeup" Makeup Tutorial

Feb 28, 2017, 2:07:55 AM Life and Styles

Hello my lovelies!




Let me premise this whole post by saying that I know this isn't super exciting or fun, but it's VERY out of my comfort zone. If any of you have been following me for a while, you know that I adore my pancake face. I have no shame in the massive amount of makeup I pile onto my face, because it fuels my artistic side, and it makes me happy. On the flip side, I have zero issues going out in public, bare faced, with my cystic acne taking a front row seat. I can happily say that I like myself exactly the way I am. However, I do understand that not everyone who reads my blog wears the amount of makeup that I do, and as a blogger and influencer, I want to include everyone. For me, this look is very minimal and something that is new and different. As always, if you need to do something differently or tweak a step, then go for it!


Let's get started:

This look involves a lot of cream based products, as they give off a more "natural" appearance to the skin. Feel free to switch anything out, add in products, or take away any items you don't want to use. I will also be using a sponge for my cream products unless otherwise noted.


  1. prime the entire face with your preferred primer. I tend to lean towards anything mattifying, even if I am going for a more luminous look, because I'm super oily.
  2. Color correct any areas that you are concerned with. For me, this was the under eye area, and I used a salmon colored corrector.
  3. Apply your preferred light to medium coverage foundation. Don't forget to drag this down to your neck and on your ears.
  4. Apply a radiant highlighting concealer to the under eyes, the chin, the middle of the forehead, and the bridge of the nose. Blend out with a beauty sponge.
  5. Using a cream contour shade, I like to stick to only contouring my cheekbones. When I'm going for something more natural, I generally don't want to have as harsh a contour as I would when I'm more glam. If you're used to contouring your nose, go for it. I prefer to "reverse contour" by blending out my concealer onto the sides of my nose.
  6. With a cream bronzer, apply this to the cheekbones, the sides and top of the forehead, the chin, and the jawline.
  7. Blend out both the contour and bronzer creams with a stippling brush. I prefer a brush for these particular products because I feel that the color payoff is better.
  8. With a liquid highlighter, apply this to the high points of the cheekbones, the bridge and tip of the nose, and above the brow.
  9. Set the under eyes with a translucent powder on your beauty sponge. Very lightly set the rest of the face with that same translucent powder on a large powder brush.
  10. Set the contoured and bronzed areas with a powder bronzer to ensure that nothing slides around on your face.
  11. Apply a blush that would be appropriately nude for your skin tone.
  12. Set the liquid highlight with a powder highlight. While I love my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors, these are a bit too chunky for a "no makeup" look. I would suggest something with a minimal amount of glitter.
  13. At this point, brows are completely optional. I was blessed with good eyebrows (thanks mom), so I filled them in very minimally, only coloring in any sparse areas, and creating a slightly more defined shape.
  14. The eyeshadow is just the powder bronzer I used earlier, distributed throughout the crease.
  15. Apply one REALLY good coat of mascara. Normally I apply two coats, but there's no reason to go overboard with a natural look.
  16. Apply a truly nude lipstick. This should be a "your lips but better" shade. I chose something with a warm pink undertone, since my lips are naturally pretty pigmented.
  17. Throw a little gloss on, set the face with a setting spray, and rock the no makeup look!

That's all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don't forget to have an amazing start to your week!

Stay beautiful!


Products Used:

Foundation - Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation On-The-Go "10 Porcelain"

Concealer - Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer "Very Fair"

Cream Contour/Bronzer - Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Sticks "Contour" and "Bronze"

Cream Highlighter - Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops "Morning Light"

Under Eye Setting Powder/ All Over Setting Powder - Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

Powder Bronzer/ Eyeshadow - Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder "1 Golden Light"

Blush - Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush "Dollface" 

Powder Highlighter - Lancome Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter "05 Buff Lights" 

Brows - NYX Micro Brow Pencil "Ash Brown" 

Mascara - Benefit Roller Lash 

Lips - NARS Satin Lip Pencil "Rikugien", NYX Butter Gloss "Tiramisu" 


Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own 


Published by Zoey Franzen


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