5 Steps to a No-Makeup Look


Even if you love your lippie and can’t live without mascara, it’s always refreshing to sport a natural no-makeup look from time to time. This obviously shouldn’t be taken literally. It’s all about mastering the art of ‘looking’ like you have no makeup on! As Calvin Klein once said, “The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.” Here’s how you can achieve a soft, no-makeup look in 5 easy steps –


5 Steps to a No-Makeup Look

5 Steps to a No-Makeup Look



Step 1 : Correct and even out your skin tone

Use a light coverage BB cream or foundation for sheer coverage and a natural finish. The idea is to even out your skin and not mask it under a heavy coverage product. Use a concealer to spot correct areas that need extra coverage such as the under eyes, sun spots and blemishes. Use a light powder to set the base, but remember to use a very light hand to avoid a thick powdery finish.


Step 2 : Tightline your eyes using a black or brown liner

Tightlining simply means lining the top and bottom inner rims of the eyes with liner, staying as close to the lash line as possible. Black can look a little harsh especially on gals with lighter/fairer skin and lighter eyes so I suggest using a brown liner for this step. Apply the liner into the roots of lashes to give them natural volume and instantly open up your eyes.


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]To see the full article, head over to Nykaa.com, an online beauty store that also features articles, a panel of experts, a makeover tool and tutorials from various contributors (including myself).

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  1. madhusinha
    July 5, 2015 / 10:00 am

    hi Ankita I guess u landed in India wolcome back….this is one of my favorite article which I go back to read again nd again..

  2. Shaf
    July 5, 2015 / 10:20 am

    Great article!!! Easy to achieve look

  3. July 5, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    A nice post !! I like these kind of looks that even a stay at home mom like me do without appearing OTT.

  4. sanchi.sharma
    July 5, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Hi ankita.
    Today only i started reading your blogs and I really liked it..!!
    I am not much of a makeup person but it sure drew my interest. Nice work!!

  5. July 6, 2015 / 1:12 am

    I mostly go for the no makeup look and save my makeup looks for occasions only. That was the nice post Ankita…loved reading it 🙂

  6. July 7, 2015 / 2:34 am

    u look beautiful here!

  7. Rosy
    July 7, 2015 / 10:09 am

    Hey Ankita! I love natural makeup. Every time you update natural makeup looks I love to watch/read. Thankyou for this wonderful post. And Yes… Warm Welcome!

  8. July 7, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    such a great post.. very descriptive and love the way you have given so many options for each step 🙂

  9. Joo
    July 14, 2015 / 11:19 am

    Thanks for sharing your no makeup.. i really like your nykaa blog post..

  10. Joo
    July 14, 2015 / 11:20 am

    for nomakeup (actually i wear this look daily) i apply just a loose powder or compact powder with kajal, lipbalm…

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